Mertens outlasts Halep to win biggest title in Doha
Unseeded Elise Mertens rallied from a set and a break down to defeat Simona Halep to claim her first title of the season, and biggest of her career, at the Qatar Total Open.
Elise races to sixth doubles title in Wuhan
Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs captured their biggest title as a team with a straight-sets defeat of Andrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova in the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open final - and clinched their spot in the WTA Finals to boot.
29 September 2018
Elise reaches 4th round at US Open
Fourth round meant final stop for Elise at the US Open, who never went past the 1st round in New York before. Title defender Sloane Stephens (WTA 3) was too strong in two sets. "This is frustrating, because I did want to do better here", acknowledged Elise after the game.
03 September 2018
Doubles runner up in Cincinnati
After three great tournaments, Elise is ready for the US Open. She played a lot of games in the last few weeks, snagging up a semifinal spot in San José and reaching quarterfinals twice, in Montréal and Cincinnati. In Cincinnati she also reached the finals in doubles with partner Demi Schuurs.
19 August 2018
Elise nominated for Fed Cup Heart Award
Elise Mertens has been nominated for a Fed Cup Heart Award following a sublime performance in April’s Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off against Italy.
25 June 2018
Elise takes 5th WTA doubles title at Libéma Open
The title of the ladies doubles tournament of the Libéma Open is for Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs. The title was more or less a gift to the Dutch/Belgian combination. At 3-3 the other Dutch/Belgian pair Kiki Bertens/Kirsten Flipkens gave up.
16 June 2018
Roland Garros: final 16
Elise Mertens' run at Roland Garros ended in the fourth round - one round up from 2017 - with a defeat by the tournament's ultimate winner, world No.1 Simona Halep. The match was a reprise of their second-round encounter in Madrid three weeks before - their only previous match - which the Romanian took 6-0 6-3.
04 June 2018
Mutua Madrid Open: Halep ends 13-match win streak
Simona Halep (WTA 1) put an end to a glorious run for Elise, who had had a few hectic days, having to take a plane to Madrid right after her title victory in Rabat to play Alison Van Uytvanck in the first round.
08 May 2018
Elise takes 4th career singles title in Rabat
Elise Mertens continues her impeccable form with a third title of the year at the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, defeating a resurgent Ajla Tomljanovic in straight sets on Saturday.
06 May 2018
Fed Cup: Mertens & co crush Italy to retain World Group status
Belgium have retained their place in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group after Elise Mertens defeated Sara Errani 63 61 to clinch victory over Italy.
22 April 2018
Mertens captures Lugano for second singles and doubles title of year
No.2 seed Elise Mertens added another WTA singles title to her growing collection, defeating Aryna Sabalenka to claim the Samsung Open for the third singles trophy of her career. With fellow Belgian Kirsten Flipkens she won her fourth doubles title of her career.
15 April 2018
Launch new website
Elise's new website has officially launched! From now on this is your go to source for the latest updates on Elise's career. We hope you enjoy it! And leave us a message if you have any remarks or suggestions.
10 April 2018