Alizé Cornet dismisses Yulia Putintseva to join the 2nd round at Wimbledon

It was not a hair-raising match, but here is, mathematically in any case, the best way to honor a nice record of 62 consecutive Grand Slams for Alizé Cornet. A series started at the 2007 Australian Open. And here is the Frenchwoman, 37th in the world, at the same level as the Japanese Ai Sugiyama in the number of Majors stacked without stopping, after having offered the scalp of the head series No. 27, Yulia Putintseva (6-3, 7-6 [5]).

Tuesday, Alizé Cornet did not destroy everything on court 10. In windy conditions and on much softer grass than in Germany, in Bad Homburg, where she came from, the Niçoise had trouble adjusting , to find his marks on the service and to punch in attack.

A 2nd round playable

“I can’t defend, I can’t attack, I can’t serve, I can’t do anything! » she was annoyed on the court, in the middle of a first set played until 3-3 without either player winning her face-off! But Cornet finally made the gap on his fourth “chance” at 4-3, before releasing a game of service with two aces to conclude the set.

Putintseva was a little more aggressive in her baseline game at the start of the second set, but the Kazakh lacked edge on the decisive points. Cornet, despite a visibly a little hissing left adductor, remained in the fight as always and ended up locking his qualification for the second round in the tie-break in the exchange. She will find the American Claire Liu there, before, perhaps, an appointment with the world No. 1 Iga Swiatek.