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Elise Mertens wins with difficulty and would be against titelverdedigster at US Open

Elise Mertens (WTA 15) Friday in New York placed for the eighth-finals of the US Open. The 22-year-old Limburg knocked in the sixteenth-finals the Czech Barbora Strycova (WTA 23) in two sets: 6-3 and 7-6 (7/4). The party lasted two hours and six minutes. It was the first duel between the two players.

Mertens takes it in the eighth finals of the US Open against the American titelverdedigster Sloane Stephens (WTA-3). Who defeated Friday in the belarusian Victoria Azarenka (WTA-79) in 1 hour and 48 minutes, with 6-3 and 6-4.

Mertens reached never seen the eighth-finals of the US Open. The last two editions went in New York, in each case in the opening round. Earlier in the day was Mertens on the hard court in New York with 6-3 and 7-6 (7/4) to be too strong for the Czech Barbora Strycova (WTA-23).

Mertens has played once before against Stephens. Two weeks back took the 22-year-old Limburg in Cincinnati in the eighth-finals with a 7-6 (10/8) 6-2 the size of the 25-year-old American. Also that party was on hard courts played.

Mertens reached never seen the eighth-finals of the US Open. The last two editions went in New York, in each case in the opening round.

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