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Potapovushina Mar 4th, 2013 10:24 AM

Elise Mertens
I think Elise really deserves her own thread!

She's 17 (born Nov 17, 1995) and one of the best juniors! :cheer: Currently she's at #11, but she got a CHR of 10 earlier this year. :D

She's played 2 junior tournaments at the beginning of the year in Australia, made QF in AO - she was Seed 8 and lost only to Kulichkova.

This week, she's trying 10K Netanya in Istrael, playing the qualies successfully for the moment.
She double-bagelled Shir Azran in Q1, beat (3)Olga Parres Azcoitia 0 & 1 in Q2, and plays Shiran Arol Wiegand in final Q round. She shouldn't have much troubel against her. :)

Best luck Elise! :cheer::cheer:

Potapovushina Mar 8th, 2013 09:46 AM

Re: Elise Mertens
She double-bagelled Arol Wiegand in final Q round :lol:

Then destroyed (4)Keren Shlomo 1 & 0 in R1 :eek: :bowdown:

Then beat Oleksandra Korashvili 5-7 6-1 6-0 in R2 :)

QF vs. (5)Amandine Hesse now - another good test! :cheer:

Wimanna Mar 8th, 2013 09:57 AM

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Elise lost against Amandine yesterday. 7-5 6-3 (or 6-3 7-5).

But good tournament anyway ;)

Potapovushina Mar 8th, 2013 10:24 AM

Re: Elise Mertens
Oh :sad: It wasn't updated on CoreTennis ;) :hug:

Great week indeed :)

Potapovushina Apr 15th, 2013 03:55 PM

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She spent the last 2 weeks in Sharm-El-Sheikh. :)

2 weeks ago, she reached R2 (beat Martina Pradova 1 & 0 in R1, lost 2 & 0 to (7)Doroteja Eric in R2 - Eric eventually won the tournament).

Last week, much better: she made SF! :yeah: (Beat (Q)Gaelle Rey 7-5 7-5; Agata Baranska 2 & 3 in R2; (1)Yuliya Kalabina 2 & 0 in QF :bowdown: - and lost again to the eventual winner Arabela Fernandez Rabener in SF 1-6 7-6(12) 3-6 :hug:).

Samji Apr 16th, 2013 10:17 PM

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And she's now 8 in juniors without playing :angel:

Potapovushina Apr 16th, 2013 11:38 PM

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:oh: :aparty:

Dorien. Apr 18th, 2013 06:09 PM

Re: Elise Mertens
That's the way to do it ;)

Tully Apr 21st, 2013 01:52 AM

Re: Elise Mertens
Elise is in $10k sharm el sheikh final. Good Luck!

Add a singles trophy to the doubles one from couple weeks ago ;)

Samji Apr 21st, 2013 10:09 AM

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She did it :worship: Didn't lost a set this week and got revenge from last week against Fernandez-Rabener 6-4 6-3 :yeah: What a nice end of her trip in Egypte :bounce: She should be in TOP700 now :D

Dorien. Apr 21st, 2013 05:51 PM

Re: Elise Mertens
Great :cheer:

Emiel Goelen Apr 22nd, 2013 06:37 AM

Re: Elise Mertens
Nice going Elise :)

Tully Apr 24th, 2013 11:24 AM

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What is next for elise?

Maybe back to juniors to play French Open and Wimbledon? I don't think there is any benefit to playing junior tournaments except junior slams ... Focus on $10ks now but junior slams are a good experience especially as she'll be seeded well.

Then maybe $10ks in Belgium after that??

Emiel Goelen Apr 24th, 2013 11:28 AM

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I hope she plays the Belgian $10k's in summer. I hope to be able to see her play somewhere :)

Potapovushina Apr 24th, 2013 04:56 PM

Re: Elise Mertens
Congrats on the title Elise :hearts:

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