Alize Cornet, a female tennis player from France, started her professional career in 2006 when she was just 16 years old.
She was born on February 22, 1990, in Nice, France, to her parents, Francis and Patricia Cornet. Her interest in tennis started at age four, influenced by watching her brother and agent, Sebastian.
In her early career, she played in the Junior Category and achieved a commendable ranking of 8 in both the Singles and Doubles categories. During this time, she also claimed victory at the 2007 French Open.
Cornet turned pro in 2006; by 2014, she had become a well-known name in the tennis world. That year, she achieved an impressive feat by defeating Serena Williams three times.
She first beat Williams in straight sets at the Dubai Championships, then again at the Wimbledon Championships after a spectacular comeback. Lastly, she clinched a victory over Williams at the Wuhan Open, where Williams had to retire due to illness.
The 33-year-old Cornet is ranked 74th in the world in the Singles category and 302nd in the Doubles. Her career-high ranking was 11, a milestone she achieved in February 2009.
Who Is Alize Cornet’s Coach in 2023?
The current coach of Alize Cornet is Nicolas Beuque. She started working with the Frenchman just before the US Open 2022, although this is not yet known to many news sources.
Nicolas was an ex-professional tennis player though he never reached the top 1000 in both Singles and Doubles ranking categories. He was known to have been the coach of Ons Jabeur at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in 2015, where Alize currently trains.
He also worked with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in 2020 and Yarina Wickmayer between 2016 and 2017.
Previous Coaches Of Alize Cornet
Alize has worked with several coaches; some are well-known, while others have little or no recorded details. Most of her coaches have come from Mouratoglou Tennis Academy.
Here are some of the previous coaches of Alize Cornet;
When you search the internet, many sources still identify Sandra Zaniewska as the current coach of Alize Cornet. However, this has changed according to the information we got from the profile of Alize on the WTA’s official website. Alize and Sandra started working together towards the end of 2019 before Nicolas took over late last month (August 2022).
Sandra was an ex-professional Polish tennis player and participated in more ITF circuits, with only one Grand Slam appearance in 2018. She won 10 ITF Singles titles and attained a career-highest ranking of 142 in this category. The tennis player won 7 ITF titles for the Doubles category and achieved a career-highest ranking of 203.
She did not record any title with Alize but was able to guide her to the final of the 2021 Chicago 250 and 2022 Berlin Open (Doubles).
Pierre Bouteyre was a former professional French tennis player and now a coach. He once worked with Alize between 2000 and 2010 before they decided to revive the partnership again in 2018. The relationship lasted for just a year as they parted ways in 2019.
Pierre is Alize’s most successful coach, with most of her successes coming during the first part of their relationship. He led her to a career-highest ranking of 11 in 2009 and her first professional title. During their partnership, she also won an international title, the 2019 Fed Cup.
After their second split up due to loss of form, Alize took to her Twitter handle and tweeted, “Pierre and I decided to put an end to our collaboration. Difficult decision with someone so special to my heart, but necessary for our evolution. Thank you for everything.”
During his coaching career, Pierre has also worked with Fiona Ferro, who recently pressed charges against him for rape and sexual assault.
Alize has also worked with George Goven during her career. We could not figure out exactly when the relationship started, although it seems George took charge of her around 2016, when he was the captain of the French Cup or when she split up with Benjamin Ebrahimzadah.
George also coaches Kristina Mladenovic, the France Fed Cup Team captain since 2005.
Benjamin Ebrahimzadah was assigned to coach Alize by the owner of her training base in Nice, Mouratoglou Tennis Academy. The owner of the academy, Patrick Mouratoglou, suggested she works with Benjamin after her split up with Biljana Veselinovic.
Their relationship was smooth as she won a title in the first tournament she participated in at the 2016 Hobart Open.
She also worked with Biljana Veselinovic, probably after she split up with Pierre Bouteyre in 2010. The relationship ended after the 2015 Wimbledon Open when Alize lost her form. She decided to move on and contacted Patrick Mouratoglou for restructuring.
Their partnership was amazing in the early stages since she won several titles with him and recorded three consecutive wins over Serena Williams under him.
Alize Cornet’s achievements with different coaches
In the table, we have collected data about the trophies won by Alize Cornet under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coaches||Years of Completion||Titles|
|Pierre Bouteyre||2000-2010; 2018-2019||2008 – Budapest Open 2019 Fed Cup (French Team)|
|Biljana Veselinovic||2010-2015||2012 – Bad Gastein Open 2013 – Strasbourg Open 2014 – Katowice Open 2014 Hopman Cup (French Team)|
|Benjamin Ebrahimzadah||2015-2016||2016 Hobart Open|
|George Goven||2016-2017||2018 Gtsaad Open|
|Nicolas Beuque||2022- till date||–|