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Wim Fissette: “Mertens is not in advance no chance against Svitolina”

Wim Fissette knew Monday in Rod Laver Arena with a warm time. Are player, the German Angelique Kerber (WTA 16), had three sets needed to qualify for the quarter-finals against Taiwan’s Su-Wei Hsieh (WTA 88). Fissette looked for Belga also already looking forward to the opportunities of Elise Mertens (WTA 37) Tuesday against the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (WTA 4).

“Svitolina will be a tough opponent for Elise”, put Fissette of shore. “She is both physically and mentally very strong. But well, Elise also plays for the past few weeks excellent. They should try to enter the premises with as little as possible stress. She has nothing to lose. For me, she is certainly not a priori hopeless.”

The party of her player, Angelique Kerber, had Fissette clear the necessary energy cost. “At a certain moment I thought it was lost”, explained the Observer. “Hsieh played very strong, with her hard strokes with two hands. She was long the better, but Angelique has not specified. They continued to fight for every ball and eventually they can take advantage of some errors from her opponent.”

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