Elise Mertens (WTA 14) is Monday eliminated in the first round of the WTA tournament in the Chinese capital Beijing (hard/8.285.274 dollar). As a result they no longer qualify for the WTA Finals at the end of October in Singapore, for which she has her ticket already conquered in the doubles.
The fifteenth seed lost in three sets to the Chinese shoot fighting Zhang (WTA 45): 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3 after 1 hour and 48 minutes. Mertens knew in the second set with a 3-1 deficit yet to put in setwinst. Her Chinese opponent came into the same situation in the third set, and also clears its backlog to bend: 6-3.
By which defeat lies Mertens out of the Race to Singapore, where at the end of October the tournament with the best eight players of the season takes place. They can, however, still a role as a replacement get in Singapore.
A week ago, was killed Mertens also in the opening round of the WTA tournament in Wuhan, where it has the double title picked up. When was the belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich too strong. Earlier in the day ran aground also Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 52) in the first round in Beijing. They went 7-5 and 6-4 down against Czech qualifier Katerina Siniakova (WTA 40).
Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 57) did Sunday, or placing for the second round. The Campine won in three sets on the British kwalificatiespeelster Katie Boulter (WTA 109): 4-6, 6-2 and 7-5. In the next round takes Flipkens against eleventh seed Kiki Bertens (WTA 11). In the mutual confrontations with the Dutch leads Flipkens with 4-1.
Flipkens jonathan on Monday on the side of the Romanian Raluca Olaru against the Czech Lucie Hradecka and the Russian Ekaterina Makarova.