No.4 seeds Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens earned a whisker-thin victory to beat defending champions Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the doubles championship at the WTA Finals on Monday night.
8 November 2022
Elise Mertens charged past Alizé Cornet to claim her first title of the season at the inaugural Jasmin Open on Sunday. Mertens won 11 games in a row to close out the victory.
9 October 2022
Elise Mertens edged out Panna Udvardy 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 to set up a third round clash against 15th seed Angelique Kerber
30 June 2022
No.3 seeds Elise Mertens and Hsieh Su-wei saved two match points to defeat Russians Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina in a thrilling doubles final on Centre Court.
11 July 2021
The WTA announced today that Elise Mertens has become the new WTA Doubles World No.1 as of May 10, 2021 for the first time in her career. The Belgian becomes the 45th woman in the history of the WTA to achieve the elite ranking spot, and the second from her home country after Kim Clijsters.
10 May 2021
Top seed Elise Mertens ended Charleston champion and doubles partner Veronika Kudermetova's winning streak at nine matches to reach the TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship Istanbul final, where she was defeated by Sorana Cirstea. Elise and Kudermetova did win the tournament's doubles trophy.
24 April 2022
In an absorbing semifinal at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, No.9 seed Garbiñe Muguruza needed all her focus to hold off No.10 seed Elise Mertens, eventually closing out a 6-4, 7-6(5) win on her seventh match point.
13 March 2021
Elise Mertens partners with Beabond to launch a Mountain Gorilla Tag in support of Virunga National Park and their efforts around the critically endangered gorilla population. The tag is an exclusive necklace with a unique design featuring the footprint of a gorilla and Botswana diamond.
3 March 2021
Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka added another Grand Slam title to their collections with a straight-sets win against third-seeded Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.
20 February 2021
Elise Mertens hoists a championship trophy in Australia once again, as the Belgian defeats Kaia Kanepi for her sixth career WTA singles title.
7 February 2021
Elise Mertens punctuated her 2020 season with a return to the Top 20 and a runner-up finish at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz, but has no plans to rest on her laurels with a busy off-season spent at the Kim Clijsters Academy starting next week.
15 November 2020
Elise and Aryna Sabalanka, the top seeds, met the unseeded duo of Gabriela Dabrowski and Luisa Stefani in the doubles final at the Ostrava Open, which ended with a victory for the Belgian and Belarusian 6-1, 6-3.
25 October 2020
Elise got off to a flying start in the 2020 post-lockdown season. She moved into her first final of 2020 as she overcame home favorite Pliskova at the Prague Open semifinals. At the Western & Southern Open, Elise needed just over an hour to seal a spot in her maiden Premier 5 semifinal.
28 August 2020
No.4 seeds Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka followed up their "Sunshine Double" from earlier in the season with a maiden major title at the US Open, after edging No.8 seeds Victoria Azarenka and Ashleigh Barty in two tight sets.
8 September 2019
No.25 seed Elise Mertens dropped just two games against American wildcard Kristie Ahn to reach the US Open quarterfinals for the first time.
4 September 2019
Elise Mertens (WTA D-6) reached her first Grand Slam doubles semifinal together with doubles partner Aryna Sabalenka (WTA D-23) at Roland Garros.
8 June 2019
It's a perfect 10 for Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka, who go undefeated in March by beating Australian Open champions Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai to win the Miami Open title and complete the Sunshine Double.
31 March 2019
Unseeded Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka cruised to their first title as a duo at the BNP Paribas Open, defeating top seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in straight sets.
16 March 2019
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.
16 February 2019
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
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.
3 September 2018
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 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
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
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.
4 June 2018
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.
8 May 2018
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.
6 May 2018
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
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
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10 April 2018