The 51st racket of the world, Alise Cornet from France, beat Hungarian Timea Babos, who is in the 100th line of the WTA rating, with a 6/4, 6/3 score at the start of the tournament in Dubai.
The meeting lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes. During this time, the 29-year-old Cornet completed three aces, made a mistake three times in filing and sold three break points, and the 25-year-old Babos never gave a proper match, made three double mistakes and made one break.
Now the score in personal meetings was 2-0 in favor of the French. In the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Cornet will play either with German Julia Goerges or with American Alison Riske.