Elise Mertens (WTA 15) has Wednesday could not place for the quarter-finals of the WTA tournament in British Eastbourne (grass/852.564 dollar). The Limburg, the ninth seed, lost in the third round of the White-Russian lady Aryna Sabalenka (WTA 45).
After a fight of 2 hours and 41 minutes drew Mertens 7-5, 2-6 and 7-6 (7/4) slightly to the shortest end.
Sabalenka meet for a place in the semi-finals the winner of the Czech tête-à-tête between Barbora Strycova (WTA 23) and Karolina Pliskova (WTA 7).
Mertens is in Eastbourne is still in the doubles active. Therein she takes it to the side of the Dutch Demi Schuurs in the quarterfinals against the Ukrainian Nadia Kichenok, and the Russian Ekaterina Makarova.