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The Curious Case of Elise Mertensís R1 Opponent

Elise Mertens, the 1st seed in Luxembourg, was drawn against Kozlova in the first round of Luxembourg.

1) Kozlova injured herself in Linz and therefore withdrew after the draw was made
2) Bonaventure stepped in the draw as a LL, but had to withdraw yesterday due to left shoulder injury
3) Voegele stepped in to replace her, despite giving a w/o in the final qualifying round, only to withdraw officially 30 minutes before the match due to abdominal pain
4) Schoofs stepped in, despite losing in 2nd round of qualifying (out of 3), as Ruse was no longer on site and Voracova has her doubles match coming in about an hour.

Which basically means Mertens changed 4 opponents before even stepping onto the court, surely some sort of record.
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Old Oct 15th, 2019, 05:24 PM
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This is funny. Nobody wants to play against Mertens 😄
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Now she is on her way to a luxurious bakery product.
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Old Oct 15th, 2019, 05:35 PM
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No one wants to play her. She is too good. They are scared.
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It looks quite interesting on google


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No one wants to play her. She is too good. They are scared. <img src="https://i.imgur.com/MdveASt.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
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Re: The Curious Case of Elise Mertensís R1 Opponent

At least we don't end up with a freak show like Peng getting a first round walkover (no lucky losers ) and then going all the way to win her first title.

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Re: The Curious Case of Elise Mertensís R1 Opponent

Why could they not move Voracova's doubles match? Seems unfair to basically skip her as a LL and force her to choose to not play singles which she was entitled to simply because of scheduling.

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Re: The Curious Case of Elise Mertensís R1 Opponent

That is really funny
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Re: The Curious Case of Elise Mertensís R1 Opponent

Legend says she is still waiting to know who is her 1st round opponent.
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Re: The Curious Case of Elise Mertensís R1 Opponent

Clearly Mertens is a witch.
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Why could they not move Voracova's doubles match? Seems unfair to basically skip her as a LL and force her to choose to not play singles which she was entitled to simply because of scheduling.
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They've all put money on her to reach round 2 is the only logical conclusion

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