Elise Mertens beats Andrea Petkovic and reaches the 8th of the US Open for the 2nd time

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Elise Mertens (WTA 26) beat Andrea Petkovic, 88th in the world 6-3, 6-3 in 1h10 of play. Very determined, the Belgian did not tremble with a very good level of play, a concentration almost continuous and a mind of steel. In the round of 16, she will meet the winner of the match between Ostapenko (WTA 77) and Ahn (WTA 141). She tied her best result at the US Open. Last year, she lost in eighth against Sloane Stephens.

Mertens Breake enters the match in which she enters perfectly. She then confirms on his service and even by a new break to lead 3-0. Petkovic then stops the bleeding and in turn takes the service of the Belgian. Each player then wins her throw in. The match is gradually balanced. But Mertens takes the lead to win the set on the score of 6-3.

Elise is not deconcentrated the least in the second set. Applied, she continues to dominate the trade to lead 4-1, 5-2 and finally won the set 6-3. A nice game from our countryman, pretty good in his tournament. In the next round she could face Ostapenko, a tough opponent!

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