The 23-year-old Mertens takes the third round against American Madison Keys (WTA 17) or the Russian Anastasia Potapova (WTA 89). The Belgian number one, last year semi-finalist in Melbourne, is the only one that still remains in the ladies room at the Australian Open.also Read "Double against ex-partner Schuurs? That is double"
Elise Mertens is playing today in the doubles, together with the White-Russian Aryna Sabalenka. The duo takes on American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Dutch Demi Schuurs.
With that last played Mertens last year, the doubles, they qualified when, for the Masters in Singapore.