The French Alizé Cornet, 68th player in the world, was eliminated as soon as she entered the WTA tournament in Indian Wells in the United States, by the Russian Evgeniya Rodina, 427th player in the world, in two sets (6-2, 7-5 ) and 1h42 of play.
Alizé Cornet will not go any further. The French, 68th player in the world, was eliminated as soon as she entered the WTA tournament in Indian Wells in the United States, by the Russian Evgeniya Rodina, 427th player in the world, in two sets (6-2, 7-5) and 1h42 of play. In the first round, the Frenchwoman was broken from the start. At the worst of times, and more precisely at 4-2, the Habs then lost a second and final service.
In the aftermath, the Russian did not need to be asked to conclude and pocket this first round, even if she took it twice for that (6-2). Finally, in the second and final round, again, Alizé Cornet lost her very first serve. But this time, the best ranked of the two managed to unbreak in stride, on her third attempt. At 2-2, the 68th player in the world lost a second serve.
And six defeats in a row for Cornet
After a first break point in stride, the French then came back again, just after, after a total of three break points, to equalize at 4-4. But there again, at the worst of times, the Habs again cracked, then yielding a third and final service, despite two first balls saved. In the process, Evgeniya Rodina managed to conclude and put an end to this meeting, on a final shutout (7-5).
In the next round, the Russian, who was only playing her second match of the season after her first round at the Australian Open, will face Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, 2nd player in the world and exempted from the first round as seeded n°2. For her part, Alizé Cornet is definitely not doing well. The French continues with a sixth consecutive defeat.