ALIZE CORNET fell to her knees and cried tears of relief mixed with joy after reaching her first Grand Slam quarter-final at the age of 32.
But the emotion in the Rod Laver Arena did not finish after her third match point.
During her post-match interview, the world No.61 spoke about the mental and physical effort required to finally see off Simona Halep 6-43-66-4 in the stifling heat.
She said: “We were both dying on the court. We both kept going with all our heart”
And then, after her best result in her 63rd Slam, the first player to tweet about Peng Shuai last November turned the spotlight on her interviewer Jelena Dokic. The Yugoslavia-born star, who has previously opened up on the physical and mental abuse allegedly endured from her dad Damir, switched allegiances to Australia in 2005 and now works for Channel 9.
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