Elise Mertens (WTA 20), Belgium on Saturday in the first round of the Fed Cup on a 1-0 lead turned against France. The 22-year-old Hilly knocked on the hard court in La Roche-sur-Yon Pauline Parmentier (WTA 91) in two sets: 6-2 and 6-1. The match lasted one hour and fourteen minutes.
Mertens ran in the first set to 5-0, but Parmentier stronger back in the party. Eventually, the Belgian crisis, and she won the set with 6-2. Afterwards sailed Mertens. In the second set came the French to pass and Mertens won with 6-1.
Later in the day, watching Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 70) the French number 1 Kristina Mladenovic (WTA 13) in the eyes. The three other parties, including the doubles, Sunday on the program. The day will start with Mladenovic against Mertens, followed by Parmentier against Flipkens. For the doubles were Ysaline Bonaventure and Alison Van Uytvanck chosen to play against Mladenovic and Parmentier.
The winner of the duel between France and Belgium, on 21 and 22 april against the winner of the encounter between the United States and the Netherlands. The Belgian women act for the first time since 2012, again at the highest level after they in april Russia knocked with 2-3.