Her best result in her next seven tournaments were third round showings in Dubai and Miami. She defeated Anna Chakvetadze to reach her first Tier-I final where, however, she lost to Janković in two sets. Seeded fifth, she defeated Latvian qualifier Anastasija Sevastova in the first round and went on to again defeat Hantuchová in three tight sets in the second round. At the Dubai Tennis Championships, she recorded a straight-set win over Williams in the semifinals, which resulted in Cornet's reaching her biggest singles final in almost six years. All Royalty-Free licenses include global use rights, comprehensive protection, simple pricing with volume discounts available, Newspapers and magazines (except for covers), editorial broadcasts, documentaries, non-commercial websites, blogs and social media posts illustrating matters of public interest, Book or magazine covers, commercial, promotional, advertorial, endorsement, advertising, or merchandising purposes in any media (e.g. Cornet made her US Open singles debut in 2007. At Wimbledon, Cornet lost in the second round to eventual quarterfinalist Tamira Paszek. 1 Dinara Safina in the second round. Cornet fell in the early rounds in both the French Open and Wimbledon, continuing a dismal 2009 tennis season. After this, she played the Family Circle Cup but again suffered an early elimination in the first round to Arvidsson for the second time that year. Cornet started the year ranked 26th. Cornet then entered the Kremlin Cup, defeating Anastasia Rodionova in the first round, only to be beaten by Samantha Stosur in the second round. At Wimbledon, Cornet advanced to the third round, a personal best for the tournament, but suffered a disappointing defeat by Flavia Pennetta there after winning the first set 6–0 and having match point in the second. Cornet reached the second round of the Australian Open where she lost to ninth seed Daniela Hantuchová. Then, she recorded two consecutive third round appearances at Toronto and Western & Southern Open where she lost to Sara Errani and Magdaléna Rybáriková respectively. At the French Open, she upset No. And in Cincinnati, she was beaten in the first round of qualifying by Sofia Arvidsson. At the US Open, she was seeded 17th in the singles event, where she reached the third round with wins over Camille Pin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first and second rounds respectively before losing to 4–6, 5–7 to Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the third. Alize Cornet of France celebrates towards her coach after defeating Alisa Kleybanova of Russia during the Sydney International tennis tournament on January 13, 2009. In 2014, Cornet became known for defeating world No. 1 Serena Williams on three occasions. 29 seed Samantha Stosur and unseeded Caroline Wozniacki in the first and second rounds respectively before losing to No.