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Tennis: Kenin upsets Cornet to reach Hobart final

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Fed Cup – World Group Final – Czech Republic v United States – O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic – November 11, 2018 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. celebrates during her match against Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova REUTERS/David W Cerny (Reuters) – Big-hitting American youngster Sofia Kenin reached her first WTA final when she stunned sixth seed Alize Cornet 6-2 6-4 at the Hobart International on Friday. In windy conditions, unseeded Kenin kept her composure to land 77 percent of her first-serves in play and broke her…

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US Open 2018: Serena Williams catsuit row ‘10,000 times worse’, says Alize Cornet

The 23-time Grand Slam champion said the outfit made her feel like a “superhero” at Roland Garros this year. French player Alize Cornet said the decision to ban Serena Williams from wearing a catsuit at future French Opens was “10,000 times worse” than her on-court reprimand at the US Open. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles winner, said in May she wore the outfit to help her cope with blood clots. Cornet, who received a code violation for removing her shirt on court, scolded her federation president. “Bernard Giudicelli lives…

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US Open 2018: World number 31 Alize Cornet given code violation for on-court shirt switch

Alize Cornet took her top off briefly after putting it on back-to-front 2018 US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website French world number 31 Alize Cornet was given a code violation for taking her shirt off on court during her US Open first-round defeat by Johanna Larsson. Cornet changed her shirt during the break between the second and third sets, but realised it was back-to-front and quickly…

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Tennis: Cornet pulls out of Strasbourg, hopeful for French Open

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Alize Cornet has pulled out of the Strasbourg International tournament because of a groin injury but hopes to be ready for the French Open. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2018. France’s Alize Cornet reacts during her match against Germany’s Julia Goerges. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo Cornet, who was cleared of an anti-doping violation on Tuesday after a charge against her for missing three out-of-competition drug tests was dismissed, picked up the injury last week in Madrid, where she…

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Independent tribunal clears Cornet over missed test

(Reuters) – France’s Alize Cornet was cleared of an anti-doping violation on Tuesday after a charge against her for missing three out-of-competition drug tests was dismissed, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said in a statement. Tennis – Australian Open – Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 19, 2018. Alize Cornet of France reacts during her match against Elise Mertens of Belgium. REUTERS/Issei Kato The 28-year-old, currently ranked number 32 in the world, was charged with missing three tests within a 12-month period on Jan. 11, before the start of the Australian…

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