The French tennis player, Alizé Cornet announced her separation with her coach, Pierre Bouteyre. World Number 52, Cornet trained under Bouteyre from 2000 to 2010, later she revived her coaching tenure with him last December.
“Pierre and I decided to put an end to our collaboration. Difficult decision with someone so special to my heart, but necessary for our evolution. Thank you for everything,” the French player tweeted.
At the beginning of this year’s season, Alizé Cornet reached the semi-finals in Hobart and over there she lost to the American, Sofia Kenin. Post that, she could just win a maximum of three consecutive matches in all the tournaments she played on the singles track.
In the on-going WTA Premier five-event in Cincinnati, Alizé Cornet was seeded seventh and she lost in the opening round to the German tennis player, Andrea Petkovic. In the doubles sector, she was in tandem with the doubles specialist, Kristina Mladenovic and the French pair lost to the Americans, CoCo Vandeweghe and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the quarterfinals of Western & Southern Open 2019.
Alizé Cornet lifted up her first WTA title in Budapest in the year 2008 and in 2009 she attained her career-high ranking of World Number 11. She earned recognition on the WTA circuit for defeating the World Number one, Serena Williams on three occasions in 2014. At Wimbledon 2014, she bounced back from a set down trail and defeated Serena in the third round, that was Serena’s earliest exit from SW19 since 2005.
Next week, Alizé Cornet is scheduled to play the New York Open before she steps into the Flushing Meadows arena for the US Open 2019. Over there, she has been drawn to open against Ajla Tomljanovic from Australia. This year, she is yet to open her title account in singles and as well as in doubles tennis.