Mertens toils

Sunday News - - SPORT -

Ten­nis: Elise Mertens beat the rain and Czech teenager Mar­keta Von­drousova to reach the quar­ter­fi­nals of the WTA event in Switzerland. The pair toiled for more than 21⁄ hours through rain drops be­fore the sec­ond-seeded Bel­gian won 6-2 5-7 7-5. With play af­fected by the weather for a fifth straight day, plans to com­plete both the sec­ond round and quar­ter­fi­nals yes­ter­day were put on hold. But Kirsten Flip­kens and Camila Giorgi did man­age to com­plete re­spec­tive up­set sec­ond-round vic­to­ries over Ali­ak­san­dra Sas­novich and Alison van Uyt­vanck.

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