Cornet said "it was definitely a huge fight."
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"She's an unpredictable player. She can play some amazing shots. I think that ... she was a bit scared to finish the match," said Cornet, 24, whose best Grand Slam result was getting to the fourth round at the 2009 Australian Open.
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