Elise Mertens (WTA 15) has placed itself for the semi-finals of the WTA tournament in San Jose (hardcourt/799.000 dollar). The 22-year-old Belgian, the fourth seed, defeated after 1 hour and 35 minutes in two sets (7-6 (7/4) 6-3) the British Johanna Konta (WTA 48).
Mertens should be in the semi-final battle against Mihaela Buzarnescu (WTA 24), who, as fifth placed in San José. The Romanian counted earlier in the day in two sets (6-1 and 7-5) with the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic (WTA 65).
Limburg is in San José coached by German Dieter Kindlmann, her third coach of the season.