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Mertens punch on the WTA Birmingham through to the semi-finals in doubles

Elise Mertens has Friday, together with the Dutch Demi Schuurs placed for the semi-finals in the doubles at the WTA-tournament in the Uk Birmingham (grass/936.128 dollar). Mertens and Schuurs beat in the quarter-finals of the Taiwanese Chan Hao-Ching and the Chinese Yang Zhaoxuan in two sets with a 6-3 and 7-6 (7/3). The contest lasted an hour and 22 minutes.

In the semi-finals take Mertens and Schuurs against the American Nicole Melichar and the Czech Kveta Peschke. They defeated in their semi-final the Russian Daria Kasatkina, and the Spanish Garbine Muguruza after a supertiebreak: 1-6, 7-6 (7/5) and 14-12.

Last week won Mertens and Schuurs still the doubles at the WTA-tournament in the Netherlands, Rosmalen. In the final against Kirsten Flipkens, and the Dutch Kiki Bertens had to Flipkens quickly give up because she suffered from her left leg, which Mertens and Schuurs of the race, took them.

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