At 32 and on the occasion of her 63rd Grand Slam tournament, Alizé Cornet had managed to reach the quarters by dominating in particular the world n°3 Garbine Muguruza and the ex-n°1 Simona Halep.
She was stopped by American Danielle Collins (30th) 7-5, 6-1.
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For his part, Collins (28) will try to reach the final of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time by facing the Polish Iga Swiatek (9th) or the Estonian Kaia Kanepi (115th) on Thursday.
It's an amazing feeling, especially after the health issues I've
been through," Collins said of the endometriosis she suffered from last year and underwent surgery for. “
To be able to come back to this level and fight like I do and be as strong physically, is a great reward. Especially when you play against players as strong as those I have faced in the last two games, real competitors, real great athletes
, ”she said again about Cornet and the Belgian Elise Mertens ( 26th) dismissed in the round of 16 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Wednesday, after a tight first set where the Frenchwoman, quickly broken, managed to come back to 5-5 before losing her face-off a second time and the set in stride, the second part of the match was one-sided.
The American quickly led 5-0 and if Cornet saved the honor by winning her face-off once, Collins did not fail to complete the game on her next face-off after 1:28 of the match.