Elise Mertens

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Full Name Elise Mertens
Age 24 Years Old
Nick Name Elise
Gender Female
Famous As Tennis Player
Birth Date November 17th, 1995
Birth Place Leuven

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A Belgian professional tennis player is named for Elise Mertens who has won five singles and nine doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including one Grand Slam doubles title at the 2019 US Open, as well as eleven singles and thirteen doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 12, achieved on 26 November 2018, and a best doubles ranking of No. 2, achieved on 9 September 2019. Her coach is Rick Vleeshouwers. Overall, she is a very talented tennis player. Simona Halep beats Elise Mertens to reach quarter-finals in Australian Open 2020. Fourth seed Simona Halep overcame a gutsy display from Elise Mertens to secure her place in the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-4 6-4 win. The 2018 finalist was a break up in the first set and two breaks up in the second but saw her advantage eroded by the Belgian 16th seed in both sets. However, Halep responded by moving up gears, and eventually won in one hour 37 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. Mertens adopted a higher-risk strategy against Halep, where she produced more winners but also more errors - 38 to her opponent's eight. But she still pushed Halep to the limit, which reminded the Romanian of their encounter in 2019. "I played Elise in the Doha final last year - I led by a set and was up 4-2 but lost the match," said Halep, who has yet to drop a set in Melbourne this year. 

Elise Mertens In The Tournament

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Famous For

  • Being reaching career-high juniors ranking of No. 7 in 2013.
  • For winning five singles and nine doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including one Grand Slam doubles title at the 2019 US Open, as well as eleven singles and thirteen doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

What is the Nationality of Elise Mertens?

On 17th November 1995, Elise Mertens was born in Leuven, Belgium. Her nationality is Belgian and she belongs to White ethnicity. As of 2019, she celebrated her 24th birthday. She was born as the second daughter of Liliane Barbe, a teacher, and Guido Mertens, who makes furniture for churches. She was home-schooled and enjoyed studying languages, having learned to speak French, English and Dutch/Flemish. Her older sister, Lauren, is currently an airline pilot and introduced the then 4-year-old Elise to tennis. While growing up, Mertens looked up to Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, and is currently a member of the Kim Clijsters Academy where she has been training since 2015. 

How was Elise Mertens's Career?

  • Elise Mertens won the Hobart International, beating No. 3 seed Monica Niculescu in the final in January. 
  • She then broke into the WTA top 100 for the first time, on 16th January 2017.
  • After missing the Australian Open qualifying due to her Hobart campaign, she reached the first round of the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy through qualifying and lost to Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets.

Elise Mertens With Trophy

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  • She then competed at the Dubai Tennis Championships, where, as a qualifier, she beat Tsvetana Pironkova en route to the second round, where she lost to Agnieszka Radwanska.
  • She reached a new career-ranking of world No. 69. She then lost in the first round of the Malaysian Open to qualifier and eventual quarterfinalist Lesley Kerkhove. 
  • After that, she failed to qualify to both Indian Wells and Miami Open, losing in the first round of qualifying to Sachia Vickery and Alison Van Uytvanck, respectively.
  • At the Ladies Open Biel Bienne, she upset No. 8 seed Monica Niculescu and beat Mona Barthel en route to the quarterfinals, losing there to eventual finalist Anett Kontaveit.
  • She began the 2018 season by becoming the first woman to win back-to-back titles in Hobart.
  • She defeated Mihaela Buzarnescu in the final, defending her title from 2017. 
  • She also won the doubles title with Demi Schuurs. 
  • Her season continued with her main-draw debut at the Australian Open. 
  • She defeated qualifier Viktoria Kuzmova, 23rd seed Daria Gavrilova, Alize Cornet and Petra Martic, all in straight sets, to advance to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.
  • She achieved her first victory over a top-five ranked player, defeating Elina Svitolina, again in straight sets in the quarterfinal. 
  • She became the third Belgian woman to reach the last four at the tournament, joining former ranking leaders Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters but lost to Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets in the semifinals.
  • She lost respectively in the first round of Doha, Dubai and Indian Wells and in the second round in Miami. 
  • In April, she reached her fourth singles final and second of the year at the Ladies Open Lugano in Switzerland.
  • She won the title by beating Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets. 
  • She also won the doubles title with Kirsten Flipkens. 
  • She also won the singles title at the Morocco Open by defeating Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in straight sets.
  • Later, she lost in the second round at Madrid to top seed Simona Halep.
  • She reached the fourth round at the French Open, defeating Varvara Lepchenko, Heather Watson, and Daria Gavrilova before falling again to Halep, who went on to win the title. Seeded second at 's Hertogenbosch, she lost in the second round to Antonia Lottner.
  • She started off the grass-court season with a first-round loss to qualifier Dalila Jakupovic in Birmingham. 
  • At Wimbledon, Mertens lost in the third round to Dominika Cibulkova.
  • In the American swing, she reached the semifinals in San Jose as well as quarterfinals in Montreal and Cincinnati. 
  • In doubles, she lost the final in Cincinnati and won in Wuhan, partnering Demi Schuurs.
  • She started in Brisbane with a first-round exit against the top-10 player and sixth seed Kiki Bertens, she lost the match in three sets.
  • In Sydney, she got her first two wins of the season by defeating Katerina Siniakova and Anett Kontaveit before losing in the quarterfinals to Ashleigh Barty.
  • She entered at the Australian Open as 12th seed, she won her first and second match in straight sets before falling to 17th seed Madison Keys in the third round as semifinalist. 
  • After the Australian tour and a fall in the WTA rankings to No. 21, she played Fed Cup in her home country for the first time. 
  • She began unseeded at this tournament, but she surprisingly won her first Premier title. 
  • After her biggest career win to date, she came back in the top 20 at No. 16.
  • She played in Dubai, where she was placed as 16th seed but lost against Zhu Lin. 
  • She then started her American tour at Indian Wells where she was 16th seeded but lost in the third round in another battle near three hours against Chinese 18th seed Wang Qiang. 
  • She and Sabalenka became just the fifth doubles pairing in history, and first since Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza in 2015, to complete the Sunshine Double in doubles.
  • At the US Open, in September, she reached the quarterfinals in singles and together with Sabalenka won the ladies' doubles event, thus becoming the first Belgian to reach a US Open final, as well as winning one, in doubles.

Elise Mertens Targeting To Hit The Ball

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What is the Net Worth of Elise Mertens?

The net worth of this famous tennis player will be surely in millions but as of now, her exact net worth is under review. Her exact salary is also still to get unfold yet but there is no doubt in the mind of her followers that she is earning a considerable amount of salary from her present work. Her prize money is $5,728,146 till now. She is satisfied with her earnings at present. Her major source of earning is from her tennis career. 

Who is Elise Mertens dating?

Elise Mertens's marital status is unmarried. But she is not single as well. At present, she is dating her boyfriend and coach at the Kim Clijsters Academy, Robbe Ceyssens. The exact date of their love story is still not known but the tennis star’s Twitter profile has photos of them together dating back to April 2016. As of now, the duo is living a happy life without any disturbances. They are planning to get married soon. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

How tall is Elise Mertens?

Elise is a very beautiful woman with a charming smile and a glowing face. Her body build is athletic. She has got an average height of 1.79 m with a balanced bodyweight of 67 Kg. Her other body measurements will be added soon once we get information about it. Overall, she has got a healthy body with an attractive personality.