Exclusive – Cornet: “I’m ready for the intensity of UTS”

In an exclusive interview with Tennis Majors, Alizé Cornet talks about her upcoming debut at UTS2 and her potential opponents.

July 31, 2020

Tennis Majors: Are you ready for the intensity of UTS?

Alizé Cornet: It’s intense, but I’m The Volcano so I’m very intense by myself. This doesn’t scare me. I’m ready for this intensity.

TM: How was your first training with the UTS format?

AC: It was quite an experience to be honest. I didn’t know how to use the cards; I really had to get used to it and to really learn the rules. But now I think I got and I think it was very important for me to get this first practice. I think my game could adapt to this format, but I really have to do some adjustments. If you play on the real tour, it’s really not the same. You to have a different tactic – a different strategy with the cards and with the way we count the points. It’s very different. So I’ll have to adapt my game definitely – maybe being a bit more courageous and more aggressive. That’s what I will be looking for.

TM: Do you feel physical ready for UTS?

AC: Today it’s a bit rough; I’m feeling my neck and I don’t feel very flexible. But overall, I think I did a good July month. I’ve been practicing a lot; playing some matches on the French tour. I’m ready for this intensity – this 10-minute strike. I’m looking forward to it; I’m looking forward to the physical fight and I think I’ll be good at it.

TM: What do you know about your three potential opponents at UTS (Brenda Fruhvirtova, Ons Jabeur and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova)?

AC: I don’t know Brenda very well. Obviously she’s 13 and she just comes up from nowhere, let’s say. So I’m really curious to see how she’s playing. I’ve heard a lot of good things about her, so we’ll see. And about Ons and Nastia – two amazing players, super talented with different tools in their game. Nastia is very powerful; Ons is very creative. So it’s gonna be awesome to have this opposition of styles.

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