September 17, 2021 5:43 AM
Adam Evans

2021 Luxembourg Open Quarter-Final – Marketa Vondrousova vs Elise Mertens Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Marketa Vondrousova vs Elise Mertens taking place? Marketa Vondrousova vs Elise Mertens will take place at the Wake Forest University in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg

When is Marketa Vondrousova vs Elise Mertens on and what time does it start? Marketa Vondrousova vs Elise Mertens will take place on Friday 17th September, 2021 – not before 18:15 (UK)

What surface is Marketa Vondrousova vs Elise Mertens being played on? Marketa Vondrousova vs Elise Mertens will take place on an indoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Marketa Vondrousova vs Elise Mertens? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Marketa Vondrousova vs Elise Mertens

What channel is Marketa Vondrousova vs Elise Mertens on? Marketa Vondrousova vs Elise Mertens will be televised on the Amazon Prime Video app on smart TVs

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THE PREDICTION

Second seed Elise Mertens has been in fine form recently but her round of 16 defeat to Aryna Sabalenka at the US Open seems to be about her ceiling right now in the Singles at least. The Belgian came back from a set down to beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich here on Thursday to reach her seventh quarter-final on tour this season. In her way of the last four is world number 35 Marketa Vondrousova, who would be further up the rankings if the Olympic Games counted after a stunning run to a Silver Medal in Tokyo. The 22-year-old is yet to drop a set this week but Mertens will be her first significant challenge. 25-year-old Mertens leads their head-to-head record 2-1 after taking the most recent meeting in three sets at the 2019 Eastbourne International. Vondrousova has won their only hardcourt contest, though, at the Miami Open earlier that year and all three encounters have been close affairs. Take Mertens to win at least a set here but this is a tricky result to call with any confidence and looks like needing three sets.

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