Elise Mertens (WTA 17) start at the WTA tournament of Eastbourne (grass/852.564 dollar) with an exemption. In the second round, she takes it on against the Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova (WTA 58). Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 44) met in the first round of the Australian Samantha Stosur (WTA 98).
Van Uytvanck and Stosur played earlier this year for the first time against each other. The Grimbergen won in Rome (on clay) after a three sets. The winner of this duel will find in the second round to Russian Daria Kasatkina (WTA 14), the seventh seed.
Elise Mertens can just wait quietly. She plays in the second round against the Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova (WTA 58), that Sunday in the first round in three sets (6-3, 3-6 and 6-4) the measure took from the Greek Maria Sakkari (WTA 35). It is the first mutual duel between Mertens and Kuznetsova.
Mertens jonathan in Eastbourne, again, on the side of the Dutch Demi Schuurs. In the first round affects the tandem of the Low Countries is already the first seed, the Czech women Sestina Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova. Mertens and Schuurs lost on Sunday-the dubbelfinale in Birmingham.