Alize Cornet "cannot believe" shock victory over Serena Williams

France's Alize Cornet returns to US player Serena Williams during their women's singles third round match on day six of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships  on June 28, 2014
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Alize Cornet admits that she "cannot believe" she dumped Serena Williams out of Wimbledon at the third-round stage following a dramatic victory earlier today.

Alize Cornet has admitted that she "cannot believe" her shock victory over world number one Serena Williams at Wimbledon.

The 24-year-old, who had never previously beaten any top-20 player, recorded a 1-6 6-3 6-4 triumph earlier today to inflict Williams's earliest defeat in the competition since 2005.

"I just cannot believe it," Cornet told BBC Sport. "Three years ago I couldn't play on grass, I was so bad, but now I have beaten Serena, the world number one on her own court.

"I have to get used to it and focus on the next match because the tournament is not over for me. I am not sure how I did it but just with the heart and the help from the crowd."

Cornet will face Canada's Eugenie Bouchard in the next round for a place in the quarter-finals.

France's Alize Cornet celebrates after winning her women's singles third round match against US player Serena Williams on day six of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 28, 2014
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