Alize Cornet upsets Wimbledon champ Angelique Kerber at Rogers Cup

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MONTREAL — Alize Cornet of France beat listless-looking Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup.

The unseeded Cornet advanced to a third-round meeting with 15th-seeded Ashleigh Barty of Australia, a 7-6 (7), 6-2 winner over Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck.

Kerber, from Germany wilted in the sticky heat at IGA Stadium in her first match since Wimbledon.

“It is one match, I know I have to learn from it,” the fourth-seeded Kerber said. “I took a few weeks off after Wimbledon so I knew I had to come here, play a lot of matches, and also to get used to the hard courts again.

“Of course, it was not the plan to play just one match, but at the end, this is tennis. Every tournament starts from zero. Now I’ll try to get ready for the next tournament.”



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