In pain, Alizé Cornet qualifies for the third round of the US Open – L’Équipe

Visibly in pain in the sweltering New York Thursday, Alizé Cornet managed to get out of it (6-1, 1-6, 6-3) in a quirky match against Katerina Siniakova (83rd in the world ) to reach the third round of the US Open where she will face the winner of the match between American Collins and Spanish qualifier Bucsa. The first set, won in one direction against a Czech who multiplied the unforced errors, did not even make the task of the Frenchwoman easier. Led 2-1 in the second set, Cornet committed three consecutive double faults to lose her serve and complicate the task in a set where she ended up losing fourteen points in a row, and sixteen of the last seventeen. The rediscovered audacity of his adversary did not explain everything. She found the drive to win At 2-1 in the last set, victim of a heat stroke, the Frenchwoman took a medical time-out to have her blood pressure taken and put ice on to cool this body which seemed unable to give anything anymore. But we know her to be tough on evil and never quick to give up in battles, however hot they may be. Despite defeating body language, hobbling between points while trying to catch his breath, Cornet struggled point by point, kneeling on a point after passing a winner at the end of a long rally. By taking advantage as much of his relentlessness as of Siniakova’s annoyance to sneak towards victory, mistress despite everything of the exchanges with more than nine moves. Cornet broke away 4-2 after a game of more than ten minutes. And to conclude on her serve at 5-3, she seemed to have found the necessary momentum, in any case to place a long line attack with a forehand that gave her a match point after 2:05 of play. It would have been a shame to not validate his first round victory against defending champion Emma Raducanu.