Alize Cornet ended Iga Swiatek winning streak of 37 in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday.
The 21-year-old from Poland was beaten 6-4, 6-2 following an inspired performance by 37th-ranked Cornet.
In 2014, Cornet upset then No 1-ranked Serena Williams in the third round, before losing to Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in the round of 16.
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“It reminds me of the time I beat Serena on the same court, eight years ago exactly,” Cornet said after winning on Court 1.
“This court is a lucky charm for me.”
“I think these kind of matches are what I’m living for, what I’m practicing for every day. I knew I could win it. I had the belief.”
The victory puts the 32-year-old Frenchwoman into the Round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time since 2014.
In January, Cornet reached a career milestone by defeating former No.1 Simona Halep to advance to her first major quarterfinal at the Australian Open.
By playing this edition of Wimbledon, Cornet tied the women’s record for most consecutive Grand Slams played, matching Ai Sugiyama’s mark of 62.
Anisimova topples Gauff
Amanda Anisimova got the better of her compatriot Coco Gauff to progress into the round of 16.
"It was my first time playing on Centre Court, it's the most special day of my career. It's just a huge privilege."
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The two Americans met in a high-quality affair on Centre Court but it was Anisimova who performed best, winning 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1.
“This is the most special day of my career,” Anisimova said after her win. “It’s just a huge privilege to play on this court playing Coco.
“Winning is so special, especially in front of a full crowd — you guys were amazing.”