Elise Mertens is on the side of the White-Russian Aryna Sabalenka off in the eighth finals of the doubles at the Australian Open. After the shutdown of Kirsten Flipkens earlier in the day, there is no single Belgian more about the tournament Down Under.
Mertens and Sabalenka lost the first qualifiers Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in three sets (2-6, 6-2, 6-3) after a party of 1.54 hours. The Tsjechischen are respectively number 2 and 1 on the world ranking. Last year they had Roland-Garros and Wimbledon won. (belga)