When bad news drives out another. Eleven days ago, Alizé Cornet lost in the round of 16 at Wimbledon to Australian Ajla Tomljanović. 11 days is also the time since the Frenchwoman has not seen her tennis bag, according to her words on Twitter.
“So Air France has just told me that my tennis bag has been missing for 11 days now and will probably never be found… So what am I supposed to do to go back to the tournament next week? That one, it had never been done to me, ”she was annoyed on her personal account.
If the French did not hide her frustration after the loss of her luggage, her results on the ground are, for their part, more positive this season. At the start of the year, the 32-year-old Niçoise reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final in Australia, 17 years after her first Roland-Garros in 2005, at only 15 years old.
Since then, the French number 1 and 38th in the world in the WTA rankings had to settle for a defeat in the third round in front of his home crowd at Roland-Garros, then an elimination in three sets in the knockout stages of Wimbledon. At the same time, the player equaled a historic record in women’s tennis. Since 2006, she has not been missed, in fact, the slightest Grand Slam tournament, or 62 consecutive participations.
See you at the US Open at the end of August, to break the record she shares today with the Japanese Ai Sugiyama.