Elise Mertens (WTA 37) could Thursday not for a new stunt in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. “I’ve given everything, but Caroline was a little bit stronger”, responded Mertens.
The 22-year-old Limburg went 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) in the boat against the Danish Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 2).
‘I have to leave Melbourne with mixed feelings”, said Mertens. ‘On the one hand I’m disappointed because I disabled the am, but on the other hand, agree to me very satisfied that I was here for the first time in the semi-finals have passed. I have given me to the last gasp. Caroline played tennis just that little bit better.”
Mertens came out this year already in action at the Hopman Cup and at the tournament of Hobart, that she won. The Limburg has already a lot of matches in the legs. Played fatigue is a role in the loss against Wozniacki? “I felt indeed a bit less energy than usual,” says our compatriot. “I failed to have the balls to explain what I wanted, and could not have sufficient power. Also mentally, I had to sometimes do a little bijsteken. Caroline was strong for the day and played some more aggressive. But I look with a satisfied feeling back. I have two fantastic weeks and have every moment in the Rod Laver Arena enjoyed.’