Elise Mertens and Ekaterina Alexandrova will fight against each other in the 1st round of the Libema Open for the 1st time in their career. They are scheduled to compete on Tuesday at 4.30 pm (est) on Centre Court.

Elise Mertens

Ranked no. 21, Elise will start her run in Hertogenbosch trying to win her 6th career title after conquering her last title in Doha in February 2019.

Mertens has a 15-12 win-loss record in 2019, 0-0 on grass (See FULL STATS).

This will be the first match of the season on grass

Her best result of the current season was succeeding in winning the title in Doha where she defeated Simona Halep in the final 3-6 6-4 6-3.

Last year in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Mertens lost in the 2nd round 7-5 6-3 to Antonia Lottner.

Ekaterina Alexandrova

Ranked no. 52 (career high), Alexandrova will start her run in Hertogenbosch hoping to win her 1st single title after managing to win her last competition in Limoges back in 2018.

Alexandrova has a 16-14 win-loss record in 2019, 0-0 on grass (See FULL STATS).

This will be the first match of the season on grass

Ekaterina’s best result of the season was reaching the semi-finals in Budapest.

Last year ‘s-Hertogenbosch

The Russian lost in the 1st round 6-75 6-4 7-67 to Arantxa Rus.

Prediction and head to head Elise Mertens vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova

There is no head to head record between Elise Mertens and Ekaterina Alexandrova since this will be the first time that they will square off at pro level.

Prediction

The favorite for Tennis Tonic is Elise Mertens that should win in 2 sets.

Betting odds

The initial quotes of bet365, Elise Mertens is the favorite to win the match.
Elise Mertens -> 1.36
Ekaterina Alexandrova -> 3.00

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Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Mertens
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Alexandrova
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2019 2018 2017
24 - 19
26 - 21
13-9
Hard
10-8
0-0
I Hard
8-2
4-6
Clay
3-7
7-4
Grass
5-4

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