Strasbourg Gallery: Cornet Comes Through
The player party, early upsets and the tournament's second French champion highlighted the Internationaux de Strasbourg.
Published May 25, 2013 12:00
Alizé Cornet in front of a Living Wall at the Internationaux de Strasbourg player party.
Eugenie Bouchard and her coach, Nathalie Tauziat, in front of the eco-friendly Living Wall.
France's Virginie Razzano and Caroline Garcia relaxed during the player party.
American Christina McHale took some time out for an autograph session.
Megan Moulton-Levy participated in a kids clinic during down time in Strasbourg.
Camila Giorgi surrendered just five games in upending No.1 seed Marion Bartoli in the first round.
Razzano's upset of Tamira Paszek made this the first time in event history the Top 2 seeds lost their openers.
Bouchard was Strasbourg's first Canadian semifinalist since Carling Bassett-Seguso's triumph in 1987.
Cornet beat Bouchard in the semifinals to make her sixth WTA final, all of them coming on clay courts.
Cornet's defeat of Lucie Hradecka made her Strasbourg's second French champ after Aravane Rezai in 2009.
Cornet's 76(4) 60 victory in Saturday's final gave her three WTA titles in her career.
Doubles runners-up Cara Black and Marina Erakovic and champs Chanelle Scheepers and Kimiko Date-Krumm.