Cornet on her potential: ‘I need to unlock the door’
France’s Alize Cornet, who won Strasbourg last week and took Victoria Azarenka to three sets in the third round at Roland Garros, praises her foe for being relentless.
“She's a machine, a juggernaut, Azarenka,” she said. “She plays the same from the first to the last point. And even she raised her game. And mine dipped. Even though I started well in the third, it was a bit too late in the day to turn things around.
The former Top 20 playert, who has struggled badly after failing to convert match pints against Dinara Safina at the 2009 Australian Open, added that she’s on the verge of becoming a significant player again.
“I need to find the key, quote/unquote, to open that door and unlock that potential,” she said. “And I felt close in my level of game, close to beating those players in the Top 10. But I like things to keep moving fast. So I get impatient. I want to feel those fabulous feelings.
"I'm delighted with my performance here at Roland Garros, and, quite frankly, I do hope I cross this threshold so I can put the problems behind me, even though I don't know how to improve upon my vigilance. Maybe by keeping on playing matches against the Top 10. Maybe that way I'll unlock the door.”