Elise Mertens (WTA-12) is her season started with a victory in the Hawaii Open. In the final of the American exhibitietoernooi she won Sunday, the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, former number five of the world, but now to the 87th place on the WTA ranking has dropped. After 1 hour and 35 minutes, pulled the 23-year-old Limburg in a super tiebreak at the longest end. It was 2-6, 7-5 and 12-10.
For Mertens the season 2019 really started with the WTA-tournament in the Australian Brisbane (december 31-January 6/ $ 1 million). The week after she plays in Sydney (823.000 dollar). The WTA tournament in Hobart ($250,000), of which the last two editions won, let them this time. On January 14 launch in Melbourne the Australian Open. Last year, Mertens the semi-finals of the first Grand Slam of the season.