Elise Mertens

A Jump For Joy: Hsieh And Mertens Know What It Takes To Win

INDIAN WELLS/WASHINGTON, October 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Elise Mertens of Belgium have teamed together for just eight tournaments. Their partnership grew out of two others – Hsieh and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic, […]

Down But Never Out, Mertens Upsets Halep In Madrid

MADRID/WASHINGTON, May 4, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Never count Elise Mertens out of a tennis match. She never does. Now Simona Halep knows that the Belgian doesn’t either. On Tuesday at the Mutua Madrid Open, with the roof open to […]

Istanbul Showcasing Mertens And Kudermetova

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON, April 24, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) No. 1 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium and No. 3 seed Veronika Kudermetova of Russia, who coincidentally are partnered this week in doubles, will meet in Saturday’s singles semifinals of the TEB BNP […]

With Victory Comes Opportunity For Krejcikova

DUBAI/WASHINGTON, March 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Widely regarded as one of the best doubles players in the world, Barbora Krejcikova is starting to gain recognition as a solo artist. That’s because the 63rd-ranked, soft-spoken Czech with steady and measured […]

Mertens, Sabalenka Win Second Major Together

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 19, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The second-seeded team of Elise Mertens of Belgium and Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus won the Australian Open women’s doubles title, their second Grand Slam crown as a team, Friday afternoon on Rod Laver […]

WTA Linz: A Cool Singles Final Between Two Great Players

WASHINGTON/LINZ, November 15, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) As the final singles match in the final tournament of the 2020 WTA season arrives Sunday afternoon at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz, it seems fitting that it matches the two top seeds, No. […]

Mertens Masters Kalinina To Start Linz Campaign

STARNBERG/LINZ, November 11, 2020 The first round at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz concluded on Wednesday headlined by No. 2 seed Elise Mertens, who opened her title bid with a hard-fought 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Ukrainian qualifier Anhelina Kalinina. […]

Elise Mertens: ‘I’m Motivated To Do Well This Week’

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) No. 7 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium showed the importance that playing from ahead can have on the outcome of a match. It made a difference in her 6-2, 6-3 first-round victory over […]

Mertens Starts Shenzhen Open Title Bid With Win

SHENZHEN, January 5, 2019 (Press Release) In the first match of the 2020 Shenzhen Open played on Centre Court, singles third seed Elise Mertens started her year on a winning note with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko […]