After Kirsten Flipkens has also Elise Mertens is Friday placed for the final of the doubles at the WTA-tournament in the Netherlands Rosmalen (grass/ $ 250,000).
Together with the Dutch Demi Schuurs took out Mertens in two sets of the Dutch Lesley Kerkhove and Lidziya Marozava from belarus. The first reekshoofden went with 6-4 and 6-3 at the longest end.
Mertens’ semi-final was immediately after her quarter-final against the Russian Veronika Kudermetova and Aryna Sabalenka from White-Russia, 6-2, 3-6 and 10/5 won by the Belgian-Dutch tandem.
In the final meet Mertens and Schuurs Kirsten Flipkens and the Dutch Kiki Bertens, the second reekshoofden. They won Friday in the semi-finals with twice 6-3 to the Swiss Xenia Knoll and the British Anna Smith, the fourth reekshoofden.
Flipkens came earlier in the day for the semi-finals of the singles. They defeated Aryna Sabalenka (WTA 46), the eighth seed, with twice 6-4. In the last four meets Flipkens in the Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova (WTA 81), that the German Antonia Lottner (WTA 148) with 6-3 and 6-2 defeated. Flipkens and Kuzmova are for the first time opposite each other. The Campine worked Friday, three matches, two in singles and one in doubles. Lottner kegelde second seed Mertens (WTA 15) in the eighth finals of the tournament.