A flawless performance for Elise Mertens in doubles


Elise Mertens and Taiwanese player Su-Wei Hsieh won the women's doubles final of the WTA 1000 tournament in Indian Wells.

The two players, the number two doubles seeds, defeated the duo of Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in two sets, 7-6, 6-3.

Elise Mertens has 14 WTA doubles titles to her name and has now won her fourth for 2021, after the Australian Open, the WTA 250 in Istanbul and Wimbledon.

The Belgian number 1 from Limburg can also pride herself on six singles victories, as the 18th player in the world and the number 14 seed.

This doubles win in Indian Wells, California means that the pair have qualified for the WTA Finals, which brings together the top eight players of the year in singles and doubles.

This second doubles victory for the Belgian-Taiwanese players reflects a real complicity, as Elise Mertens explained during the press conference, "We spend a lot of time getting to know each other. We get on well on the court and we coach each other. We take the time to talk on the bench so we can focus on what we do well. We really make a good pair.”

Elise Mertens can be very proud of her record in women's doubles, and can still hope for a victory at the WTA Finals.