The performance of Elise Mertens is doing the tennis world a surprise: with the new state tennis slapped them to the semi-finals of the Australian Open. It is 2012 and Kim Clijsters ago that a Belgian Down Under could advance to the semi-finals. An overview of the reactions on Twitter.
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The responses on Twitter were: everyone was impressed by her tennis but also of the sincere joy when she had won.
Kirsten Flipkens was not surprised: “Great fighter, agile, all-rounder. Aggressive as they can be, defensive when it should. Right decisions about the right balls. And especially, with her feet on the ground. That is Elise Mertens.”
But in addition to her tenniskwaliteiten also worked her genuine joy is contagious: “Her happiness is contagious.”