Elise Mertens (WTA 16) has Monday could not place for the quarter-finals of Roland Garros. They lost in the eighth finals of the Romanian number one in the world Simona Halep in two sets: 6-2 and 6-1. The match lasted barely an hour.
Relive here the competition.
It was only the second match between Halep and Mertens. At the beginning of may was the 26-year-old Halep is still the strongest in the second round of the WTA-tournament in Madrid. The Romanian then won with 6-0 and 6-3. So it promised to be a difficult job to be for Mertens. And that was it. Already in the third game went Halep by the storage of our compatriot. Mertens couldn’t be a fist, and at 4-2, she lost again her service. The Romanian received a first setbal at 5-2 and that was the good, giving them the set picked up with 6-2.
In the second set, there was absolutely no measure on the number one of the world. The 22-year-old Mertens could have a time by the storage of Halep, but after exactly an hour, gave Halep a first matchbal on the storage of Mertens. Our compatriot made a double fault, giving Halep the set won with 6-1 and is perfectly placed for the quarter-finals.
Last year had to Mertens at her first participation at Roland Garros in the third round packing after a defeat against the American Venus Williams. This year she did better. In those quarter-finals will take Halep against Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia (WTA 7) or the German Angelique Kerber (WTA 12). Last year, Halep still in the final of Roland Garros, but then she was beaten by the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko.