Elise Mertens has Friday on the side of the Dutch Demi Schuurs could not place for the second round of the doubles at the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the season.
In the Australian Melbourne went Mertens and Schuurs in the first round in two sets against the Australian duo of Ashleigh Barty and Casey DellAcqua in the third reekshoofden: 6-3 and 7-5 after 1 hour and 18 minutes.
In the singles, knows the 22-year-old Mertens, a lot more success. Earlier on Friday, did the number 37 in the world for the first time in her career to qualify for the eighth finals of a grand slam tournament, after a win in two sets against the 27-year-old Frenchwoman Alize Cornet (WTA 42). In the quarter-final awaits the 26-year-old Croatian Petra Martic (WTA 81), on Friday debunked the Thai Luksika Kumkhum (WTA 124) in three sets (6-3, 3-6 and 7-5) and in the first round our compatriot Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 77) off. Both players competed in singles never-before-against each other in an official match.
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