Wimbledon: Fifth seed Andreescu dumped out by Cornet

Bianca Andreescu saw her Wimbledon bid ended in the first round with a straight sets defeat to Alize Cornet.

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Updated - 30 June 2021 7:11 pm

Fifth seed Bianca Andreescu made an early exit from Wimbledon as she suffered a first-round defeat to Alize Cornet. Two weeks on from losing to the same opponent on grass in Berlin, Andreescu suffered another straight-sets disappointment, going down 6-2, 6-1.

The Canadian boasted a better first serve percentage (73 to 63) and hit more winners (17 to 11) but paid for a high unforced errors count (34 to seven) as she crashed out. Andreescu's defeat extends a frustrating period since winning the US Open two years ago.

The 21-year-old, who recently split with long-time coach Sylvain Bruneau, has seen her career limited by a combination of injuries and the break enforced by the coronavirus pandemic.

As for Cornet, her Wimbledon campaign will continue with a second-round clash against either Greet Minnen or Ajla Tomljanovic. The Frenchwoman is aiming to improve on the career-best run that saw her reach the fourth round at SW19 in 2014.

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