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Elise Mertens harvest thanks to great Australian Open: leap on the WTA rankings and bomb prize money

Elise Mertens (WTA 37) will be on the WTA-ranking reap the benefits of her clever performance at the Australian Open. The 22-year-old Limburg rises for the start of her semi-final against the Danish Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 2) to a virtual twentieth place in the state. Mertens is also already sure of 820.000 Australian dollars in prize money.

For Mertens is 2018 so far been a hit. Our compatriot wrote the tournament of Hobart on its name and remained twelve games unbeaten. In the quarter-finals in Melbourne surprised they are still with a 6-4, 6-0 victory against the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (WTA 4).

Mertens is the first Belgian since Kirsten Flipkens in the 2013 Wimbledon the semi-finals of a grand slam tournament. The year before, reached Kim Clijsters that stage in Melbourne. In the semi-finals fri night, take Mertens against Carolina Wozniacki (WTA 2).

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