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This is how to prepare Elise Mertens for match against ‘unknown’ opponents

Elise Mertens (WTA 37) met Sunday Petra Martic (WTA 81) for a place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. It is the first confrontation between the Belgian number one and the Croatian. To the playing style of her opponent to get the hang of, and especially her weak points, she makes use of video.

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Mertens, who for the first time in the last sixteen the crowd at a grand slam tournament, said previously that she Martic don’t know well. At the Australian Open coaches and players the wedstrijdbeelden of the opponents request it. “And then there is YouTube,” explains Robbe Ceyssens, coach and partner of Mertens. “That is very easy to become the information for the set-up of the tactical plan.”

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Ceyssens is very pleased with the progress that Mertens has recently booked. “In addition to the recovery, it is important that Elise remain focused on what we have achieved. So can her best tennis to continue to play. They may not think of the result. Elise has been a beautiful development behind it. She plays offensiever and she stands firmly on her feet when they go to the corners need to go. She has confidence and she has some weapons which they must use to Martic in trouble,” concludes Ceyssens.

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