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Pain in the arm and forces Elise Mertens to task: “Quitting was the best thing I could do”

For Elise Mertens (WTA 15) ended the tournament of Tianjin ($750,000) Friday in the quarterfinals. The Limburg was with a 6-2, 4-0 deficit, injured, to specify against the Taiwanese Su-Wei Hsieh (WTA 30). “This is obviously not how I make my tournament wanted to shut down”, responded Belgium’s best tennis player.

Mertens had early may have easily won by Hsieh at the tournament of Rabat, Friday but were the roles reversed. “They played very well and I had the impression that its all managed. For me it was less fun. I had problems with my arm and the situation deteriorated as the match lasted longer, especially with the save and on the forehand. With an eye on my health it was best that I stopped. It is a pity, because I had the feeling that I’m once again a good level up.”

For Mertens are this year, still two important appointments on the calendar. From 21 to 28 October, with the Dutch Demi Schuurs part in the doubles at the Masters in Singapore. The week after that, wait for the WTA Elite Trophy, the B-Masters (in the room) in the Chinese Zhuhai.

“I am still motivated to be my season in a beautiful way to end it. I am so very glad that I go to Singapore and Zhuhai should be going”, he continued Mertens, who is still looking for a successor for its German coach Dieter Kindlmann. In Asia, she was accompanied by her mom.

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