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Mertens goes easily through to second round in Montreal

Elise Mertens (WTA 15) has on Tuesday placed for the second round at the WTA-tournament in the Canadian Montreal (hardcourt/2,82 million dollars). The 22-year-old Belgian, the fourteenth seed, won after 1 hour and 35 minutes of tennis in two sets (6-2 and 6-4) of the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard (WTA 129), who, thanks to a wildcard in the main table.

Mertens in the second round against the winner of the duel between the Chinese shoot fighting Zhang (WTA 32) and Czech Barbora Krejcikova (WTA 232), who by the qualifications in the main table worked.

Earlier in the day also set Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 41) for the second round in Montreal. The 24-year-old Grimberg knocked the Russian kwalificatiespeelster Sofya Zhuk (WTA 149) after no hours of tennis in two short sets (6-1 and 6-2). In the second round, waiting for Van Uytvanck a confrontation with the British Ashleigh Barty (WTA 16), the fifteenth seed.

Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 47) later in the evening, still in action in Montreal. They find in its first round, the Canadian Francoise Abanda (WTA 191), which is also thanks to an invitation on the main table.

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