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Milestone for Elise Mertens: Belgian achieved for the first quarter-finals at Roland Garros in the doubles

c024a14561592665094844fdc0a8f6ad - Milestone for Elise Mertens: Belgian achieved for the first quarter-finals at Roland Garros in the doubles

Elise Mertens has Monday qualified for the quarter-finals of the women doubles at Roland Garros.

On the side of the White-Russian Aryna Sabalenka, with whom they have the sixth seed is defeated by the Limburg in the third round, the American duo Desirae Krawczyk and Jessica Pegula. It was 7-5 and 6-2 after 1 hour and 20 minutes of tennis on court 1.

In the quarter-finals play Mertens and Sabalenka against the Ukrainian Lyudmyla Kichenok and Latvian Jelena Ostapenko.

It is only the second time that the 23-year-old Mertens as far doorstoot in the double-a Grand Slam. At the US Open of 2018 took them with the Netherlands ‘ Demi Schuurs of the last eight.

In the enkeltoernooi was Elise Mertens (WTA 20) in the third round eliminated by the Latvian Anastasija Sevastova (WTA 12).

Dubbelspecialist Joran Fly, grasps in addition to semi-finals

The grandslamdebuut of Joran Fly on the clay courts of Roland Garros ends in the quarter-finals of the doubles. He lost Monday with his Kazakh partner Mikhail Kukushkin in the fourth round of the Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, the third seed.

After 1 hour and 1 minute was the 6-2, 6-2 final score on the scoreboard from court Simonne-Mathieu.

The 25-year-old Fly, number 86 of the world in doubles, made his debut in Paris at a grand slam tournament.