Alize Cornet, the number one ranked women's tennis player for France shocked the tennis world at the recent Dubai Duty Free Tennis tournament when she defeated Serena Williams, the number one women's tennis player in the world in straight sets. Tennis insiders have never doubted the talent of Alize Cornet but no one expected her to defeat Serena Williams in this manner. Her unwillingness to show her nervousness at playing Serena Williams and matching the number one player shot for shot resulted in her winning the match and placed her in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis tournament.
Alize Cornet lost in the final of this tournament to Venus Williams but the overall performance of Alize Cornet in this tournament was very impressive and will provide her confidence that she can beat anyone in the world. Over the course of Dubai tournament Alize Cornet defeated Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and Serena Williams. Each of these players was higher ranked and more accomplished than Alize Cornet and yet she defeated each player and in the process showed fulfilment of the tennis potential that has many tennis insiders eagerly wanting to watch her next tournament.
Alize Cornet's play at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis tournament has started to attract sponsors who are likely eager to try and make her an endorser of their products. Her performance will also move her up in the world tennis rankings to number 23.
Alize Cornet's performance at the Dubai Duty Free tennis tournament, in particular her defeat of Serena Williams may have shocked some within the tennis world but considering the talent and improvement that Alize Cornet has shown in her game it is likely that she is going to continue to win against higher ranked opponents in the near future.