Elise Mertens motors past Christina Mchale 6-1 6-1 in the 1st round in Hobart on Tuesday after playing a superlative match to come up against Viktoria Kuzmova in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Mertens had a running start at the beginning of the set after breaking Mchale in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Elise extended her lead after breaking Mchale in the 6th (5-1) game before conquering the set (6-1).

2nd set.

Elise won the set after she broke the American 3 times in the 3rd (2-1), in the 5th (4-1) and in the 7th (6-1) game. That break defined the set and it was sufficient for the Belgian to conquer the set because she didn’t concede her serve in the rest of the set.

Christina was eclipsed in the last 6 games of the set (from 0-1 to 6-1).

1st
Mertens
Mchale
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Mertens
Mchale
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, Elise scored 59 points vs. Christina’s 28 points.

Elise served exceptionally well to win 88% of the points (22/25) behind her first serve, and she won 57% points (8/14) on her second serve. Elise was pretty effective in converting 63% of the break points that she conquered (5/8). On the other side, Mchale wasn’t able to conquer any break point. That was one of the key issues for her defeat.

After this contest, the head to head between Mertens and Mchale is 1-1.

Highlights Elise Mertens vs. Christina Mchale Hobart International – Hobart

Next Match H2H: Elise Mertens vs. Viktoria Kuzmova – stats

Mertens will compete against Kuzmova in the 2nd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Elise Mertens and Viktoria Kuzmova square off. The head to head is 1-0 for Mertens (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they squared off, Mertens won 6-2 6-1 in the 1st round in Melbourne back in 2018.

Tennis Scores in Hobart

Upcoming matches

  • Elise MertensMertensViktoria KuzmovaKuzmova (1-0) – See H2H details
  • Heather WatsonWatsonFiona FerroFerro (1-0) – See H2H details
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  • Kristyna PliskovaPliskovaLizette CabreraCabrera (0-0) – See H2H details
  • Magda LinetteLinetteLauren DavisDavis (1-2) – See H2H details
  • Kateryna KozlovaKozlovaShuai ZhangZhang (2-2) – See H2H details
  • Veronika KudermetovaKudermetovaCatherine Cartan BellisCartan Bellis (0-0) – See H2H details
  • Ons JabeurJabeurGarbine MuguruzaMuguruza (0-0) – See H2H details

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