Elise Mertens

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 […]

Pliskova And Mertens Experience China’s Silk Culture

SHENZHEN, January 2, 2019 (Press Release) WTA stars Elise Mertens and Kristyna Pliskova enjoyed a unique excursion this evening to the Silk Art Creative Park of China (SAC Park) in Shenzhen to try their hands at traditional Chinese embroidery and […]

Mertens Headlines Stellar Hobart International 2020 Field

HOBART, December 4, 2019 (Press Release) Two-time champion Elise Mertens (BEL) will headline a strong field alongside 2016 title winner Alize Cornet (FRA) and former world No.4 Caroline Garcia (FRA) for the 27th edition of the Hobart International in 2020. Mertens, who has an unbeaten record in Hobart, made […]

Mertens And Sabalenka Win First Grand Slam Title At US Open

NEW YORK, September 8, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) An exceptional season of women’s doubles on American hardcourts culminated with the United States Open final, won by fourth seeds Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka over No. 8 seeds Victoria Azarenka and […]