Elise Mertens after a smooth qualification: “Everything went a little better”

Elise Mertens (WTA-16) walked away on Wednesday night after easily qualifying for the third round of singles at Wimbledon.

The 25-year-old Limberger needed just 58 minutes on track 17 to defeat 27-year-old Zhou Lin (WTA-99) of China 6-2, 6-0. In February last year, she actually eliminated Chu at the Australian Open.

“I felt more comfortable than in my first match,” said the Belgian, the top seed, who scored 22 wins and only 12 fouls. “I played more freely and I think it was necessary for me to prepare for the next match. I was really great in the second set. I didn’t give it a chance to come back, unlike in the first round. I am very happy with the result. My first serve was more efficient (5 aces, 66). % of first balls), which of course performs a lot. Everything went a little better, actually.

Mertens’ only concern in this match was falling on the grass, which could be a bit slippery this year due to rain that has also fallen in the UK in recent days. “I really lost my grip on the grass and there was no way to stay straight,” Limberger explained. “The grass can be a bit slippery, especially when you have to run forward, but from the back of the track you can see more and more sand coming in. So it’s less slippery there. There’s even a hole or two already. I don’t know who played with me, but I I think this guy took something off the ground every time he served. I didn’t fall much. This is only the first time.

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Elise Mertens now faces the winner of Friday’s US duel between 26-year-old Madison Keys (WTA-27), who reached the quarter-finals in 2015, and 27-year-old Lauren Davis (WTA-91).

The 25-year-old Limberger needed just 58 minutes on track 17 to defeat 27-year-old Zhou Lin (WTA-99) of China 6-2, 6-0. She had already knocked Zhou out of the Australian Open in February last year, and the top-ranked Belgian, who had just 22 wins and 12 fouls, said: “I felt more comfortable than in my first match.” “I played more freely and I think it was necessary for me to prepare for the next match. I was really great in the second set. I didn’t give it a chance to come back, unlike in the first round. I am very happy with the result. My first serve was more efficient (5 aces, 66). % of first balls), which of course performs a lot. Everything went a little better, in fact. Mertens’ only concern in this match was falling on the grass, which could be a bit slippery this year due to the rain that has also fallen in the UK in “I really lost my grip on the grass and there was no way to stay straight,” Limberger explained. “The grass can be a bit slippery, especially when you have to run forward, but from the back of the track you can see more and more sand appearing. So it’s less slippery there. There’s even a hole or two already. I don’t know who played with me, but I think this guy took something off the ground every time he served. I didn’t fall much. This is only the first time. Elise Mertens now faces the winner of Friday’s US duel between 26-year-old Madison Keys (WTA-27), who reached the quarter-finals in 2015, and 27-year-old Lauren Davis (WTA-91).

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