Elise Mertens and the White-Russian Aryna Sabalenka have Friday placed for the final of the doubles at the WTA tournament of Miami (hard/9.035.428 dollar).
Mertens, 10th on the dubbelranking, and Sabalenka won in the semi-finals with a 7-6 (8/6) and 7-5 of the belarusian Victoria Azarenka and the Australian Ashleigh Barty. The match lasted 1 hour and 41 minutes. In the final play Mertens and Sabalenka against either the Taiwanese duo of Chan Hao-Ching/Chan Latisha, the eighth reekshoofden, either the Australian-Chinese tandem Samantha Stosur/Zhang shoot fighting, the sixth reekshoofden.
Mertens can her seventh double title conquer, she stands for the eleventh time in a dubbelfinale. Together with Sabalenka won Mertens two weeks ago was the top tournament of Indian Wells.
In singles battle Mertens (WTA 14) last Sunday in the third round against the Czech Marketa Vondrousova (WTA 59): 6-4, 7-6 (7/1).