THRASHED! Alize Cornet Once Again Ousts World No. 7 Bianca Andreescu at Wimbledon Championships 2021 R1

Published 06/30/2021, 7:35 AM EDT
SHENZHEN, CHINA – OCTOBER 30: Bianca Andreescu of Canada speaks to her coach Sylvain Bruneau after sustaining an injury to her left leg during a break in her Women’s Singles match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Day Four of the 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on October 30, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


We’re still in the early stages at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 and there have been quite a few upsets already. Today, Canadian player Bianca Andreescu took on French player Alize Cornet in the opening round match.

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In a surprise result, the Canadian player lost the match 2-6 1-6.

Set 1: Alize Cornet too heavy for Bianca Andreescu 

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Andreescu began serving as the match began. Both players held their service games initially. As the fifth game began, Alize Cornet felt she had a chance and capitalized on her opponent’s serve. She got the first break of the match and consolidated by holding serve the next game.

To make matters worse, the Frenchwoman handed her opponent a second break and was sitting comfortably on a 5-2 lead. After 49 minutes into the match, Cornet sealed the set 6-2, with Bianca committing 22 unforced errors whereas Cornet hit just four.

Apr 3, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Bianca Andreescu of Canada hits a forehand against Ashleigh Barty of Australia (not pictured) in the women’s singles final in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Set 2: Alize Cornet too strong for the Canadian

As the second set started, the momentum was clearly with Alize. She broke Andreescu in the first game of the set. After consolidating the break, she held serve and stepped up the ante by breaking Bianca for the second game in a row. 

The Canadian player slipped during that game and was clearly feeling lost at that moment. Within a matter of minutes, Alize raced to a 4-0 lead. 

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Things were getting away from the Canadian athlete, and she was close to facing an unfortunate result. She managed to win a game, but it was looking gloomy for Andreescu. 

Tennis – WTA 500 – bett1 Open – Rot-Weiss Tennis Club, Berlin, Germany – June 16, 2021 France’s Alize Cornet shakes hands with Canada’s Bianca Andreescu after the match REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

The unforced errors kept mounting, and on the other side, Cornet was smashing winners by her opponent. Bianca did get a glimpse in the following game to break Alize, but the Frenchwoman was too strong to hand anything over. In the end, Cornet won the set 6-1.

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It’s unfortunate for the Canadian as she has lost in the opening rounds of the last two Grand Slam events now. It will be nice to see her bounce back and achieve success as she has done in the past.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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