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Elise Mertens punch through to the quarter-finals doubles match in Beijing

Elise Mertens has Wednesday on the side of the Dutch Demi Schuurs placed for the quarter-finals of the doubles at the WTA tournament in the Chinese capital Beijing (hard/8.285.274 dollar).

The Dutch-Belgian tandem, the fourth seed, defeated in the eighth-finals (second round) to the Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, and the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in two sets, 7-5 and 6-2. The party lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes. In the quarter-finals awaiting the American Nicole Melichar and the Czech Kveta Peschke.

Last week wrote Mertens and Schuurs still the dubbeltoernooi in the Chinese Wuhan (hard/2.746.000 dollar) on their name. That victory earned the duo a ticket for the WTA Finals at the end of October in Singapore, where eight of the best tandems of the season will be represented.

In singles in Beijing was killed in Mertens (WTA 14) Monday in the first round. The 22-year-old Limburg collided in the Chinese shoot fighting Zhang (WTA 45): 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3 after 1 hour and 48 minutes.

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