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Charleston Open 2024: Amanda Anisimova vs Alize Cornet; Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

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The Credit One Stadium in Charleston is all set to host the clash between experienced French tennis star, Alize Cornet and the American, Amanda Anisimova. The 22-year-old American tennis player, Anisimova, is making a comeback for the first time since the Australian Open. She has been battling with a muscle injury over the last few months. Is she 100% fit?

Well, we need to wait a bit for this answer. But she couldn’t have asked for a better draw than facing a 34-year-old tennis player who is on the verge of retirement and hasn’t won in almost two months. Can Alize Cornet prove her doubters wrong and come out victorious, relying on her enormous experience on the bigger stages of the game?

Amanda Anisimova vs Alize Cornet: Preview

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Amanda Anisimova started her season by reaching the R16 at the ASB Classic. After that, she faced a fourth-round defeat to the eventual champion of the 2024 AO, Aryna Sabalenka. Sabalenka defeated Anisimova by 6-3,6-2 but after that, there has been a long absence from competitive tennis for the current world no.264. Can she make a stellar comeback against the Alize Cornet in her next match?

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Cornet, on the other hand, started his season with an early exit from the AO. She made a R16 run at the Winners Open, but in the next two tournaments, she looked pretty ordinary. Alize Cornet was defeated by the American tennis player, Clervie Ngounoue in the qualifiers of the Indian Wells. Even at the Miami Open, she faced defeat in her first match. Will there be a repetition of it in the Charleston Open as well? Well, let’s have a look at their H2H.

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Anisimova vs Cornet: Head-to-Head

Both of them have faced each other twice in their careers so far. Amanda Anisimova had defeated Alize Cornet in their first meeting in 2019 at Mallorca. However, the French came back at their next meeting in 2021 in Berlin. Although they are currently levelled at 1-1 in their H2H. But both the players haven’t played each other on clay yet. It will be interesting to see who will be the first one to put their step ahead in this epic encounter.

Alize Cornet has an overall win-loss record of 3-7 this season with 0-1 on clay courts. While Amanda Anisimova has a win-loss record of 4-2 so far this season, she hasn’t yet played on clay courts in 2024. Cornet’s overall win-loss record is 549-451 with 223-145 on clay. On the other hand, Anisimova’s record has been 144-87 so far in her career with a win-loss record of 46-22 on clay.

Cornet reached the semifinals of the Charleston Open, way back in the 2008 season. Even the American also made it to the SF when she played here last time in 2022. Who will go further into the tournament this year?

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Prediction: Anisimova winning it comprehensively

If Amanda Anisimova is fully fit, it will be a very tough ask for Alize Cornet to outclass the American on a quicker clay court. Alize Cornet has lost her last matches and she has been defeated 6 times in her last 10 outings on clay. While Anisimova has won 4 out of the last 6 matches she has contested this year.

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Although looking at all these stats, the American looks to be slightly ahead against the French. But one cannot underestimate the power of having experience on the court.

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