Elise Mertens (WTA 21) has on Tuesday could not place for the second round of the WTA tournament in Dubai (hard/2.623.485 dollar). After her handsome semi-finals at the Australian Open seems to be our compatriot as a dip. Last week she had been out in the 16th finals of WTA tournament in Doha.
In the opening round of the prestigious voorjaarstoernooi in Dubai, the 22-year-old compatriot in the first round immediately in two sets against the American Catherine Bellis (WTA 41): twice 6-3 after 1 hour and 14 minutes. It was the first duel between Mertens and the four years younger Bellis, who received a wildcard. In the second round awaits a duel with the Spanish Garbine Muguruza (WTA 3), who was free in the first round.
Elise Mertens was our only compatriot on the main table in Dubai.