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Coach Wim Fissette is very impressed: “Elise Mertens will soon be in the top 20 of the world”

Wim Fissette, the Flemish coach of the German Angelique Kerber (WTA 16), hits at the Australian Open more and more under the impression of Elise Mertens. “The world teaches her every week know better”, was the Reply again.

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“I’ve got Elise last year that the work is seen, and this year I was able to follow her in Perth in the beginning of the season”, put the coach of the former number one of the world and winner of the Australian Open in the year 2016 from the shore. “Her game this year offensiever become. It stores better and returns better. It is a girl who, with her two feet firmly on the ground. She works hard and wants to continue to improve. It is also a good duo with her coach. I see Elise in this way quickly in the top 20 of the world end up.”

Saturday is for Fissette and Kerber D-day. The German takes it in the first cracker of the women’s tournament against the Russian Maria Sharapova (WTA 48). “We look hard at,” said Fissette. “These are the matches for which you train hard. Sharapova is a very tough opponent, but Angelique also. They will have to rely on its own qualities and fight for every point. I want them to offensiever plays and Sharapova dominates. That starts with a good serve. If they play the game goes down – even with her physical qualities – it will be hard.”

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