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WTA nominates Elise Mertens for Heart Award

The WTA has Monday Elise Mertens was nominated for the Heart Award, a trophy that the performance of players awarded in the landencompetitie of the vrouwentennis. Mertens deserves the nomination on the basis of her performance in the barragewedstrijden for retention in the Fed Cup in april in Italy (0-4 victory).

Mertens won in Genoa, her three encounters. The Limburg defeated, successively, Jasmine Paolini and Sara Errani in her enkelpartijen and won, on the side of Kirsten Flipkens, also the superfluous doubles.

The 22-year-old Mertens has won six of its last seven enkelpartijen in Fed Cup employment. Her only defeat in that series was the loss against the French Kristina Mladenovic in February this year, during the first round. In total, Mertens eight victories and two defeats on her Fed Cup achievements.

The other nominated spelesters the coming days will be announced. The winner will be on 6 July.

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