Elise Mertens (WTA 14) has Wednesday placed for the eighth-finals of the WTA-tournament in the American Cincinnati (hard/2.874.299 dollar).
The 22-year-old Belgian, the fifteenth seed, knocked out in the second round of the Swedish Rebecca Peterson (WTA 72) in three sets: 3-6, 6-2 and 7-6 (7/1). The party lasted two hours and 38 minutes.
Mertens takes it in the eighth finals against the American third seed Sloane Stephens (WTA 3). She defeated German Tatjana Maria (WTA 85) in 6-3 and 6-2.