Elise Mertens (WTA 14) is Tuesday at the Australian Open in action against slovakia’s Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (WTA 59). Since October 2018 is Mertens coached by David Taylor. “Elise has the potential to one day be in the top ten,” explains the 46-year-old Australian.
“I followed Elise equally. Just after came an end to my collaboration with Madison Keys, I was contacted by her manager,” says Taylor. “During the tournaments in China there was a period of testing and we came to the conclusion that it clicked. Elise has a lot of qualities. She is very dedicated and has a slagenarsenaal that they are on all the substrates can shine. In addition, she tries constantly to improve.”
Last year, Mertens the semi-finals at the Australian Open, the final eindwinnares Caroline Wozniacki proved to be strong. What can the Belgian number one this year in Melbourne? “Elise is a topspeelster. We may here, therefore, a good result expected. In Brisbane, she played not good against Kiki Bertens (she was immediately disabled, ed.), but in Sydney, she was a well repacked. They will be monitored, but that’s part of it. We have been meaning to perform,” concludes Taylor.