Vamos or Allez? Errani and Cornet involved in spat

Friday, August 09, 2013 /by
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Sara Errani complains about Alize Cornet's so-called antics after her 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory over the Frenchwoman in the third round of Toronto.

"I just say to her why she was saying 'Vamos' and not 'Allez.' Normally she say 'Allez,' so I thought, why you say 'Vamos?'," Errani said.

Errani added that she didn't necessarily take to Cornet's intensity level, shouting, and chattering.

"I don't think is good thing for our sport. I think is better to just compete, try your best and let's see," Errani said. "Sometimes she do this, and I just want to try to stay focus and not thinking about her. But sometimes it's tough because is really near match, a lot of tension. So sometimes you say, 'Why you are saying that you have cramps and after you don't have?' I mean, why are you doing this? I don't understand what you are doing. But everybody is free to do what they want."

Marion Bartoli, who is friends with Cornet, defended her Fed Cup teammate, although she also had pleasant things to say about Errani, too.

"Alize is always, in a lot of her matches, maybe because she likes so much clay she feel like she's Spanish a little bit," she said. "But no, I mean, I saw her play so many matches over the years, and she's always said 'Vamos' in her matches, always, always. So that should show you when she's so focused in her mind that she say more 'Vamos' than 'Allez.' There is nothing against Sara, nothing at all. She's way too sweet and way too nice to kind of doing that in purpose, no way."

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