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Mertens moves into second round at Toronto WTA 1000

Elise Mertens is through to round two of the WTA 1000 event in Toronto following Tuesday’s victory over Anna Bondar. Mertens awaits either Emma Raducanu or Camila Giorgi.

Caption: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Women's Singles - Round 1 - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 25, 2021. Elise Mertens of Belgium in action Caption: Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Round 1 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 25, 2021. Elise Mertens of Belgium in action Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Belgium’s Elise Mertens beat Hungary’s Anna Bondar 7-6(2), 6-1 to advance to the second round of the National Bank Open at the Aviva Centre in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon.

Mertens, ranked No 37, will play the winner of a match between No 9 seed Emma Raducanu or Camila Giorgi in the round of 32.

WTA Toronto, other first-round matches and results:

  • Daria Kasatkina vs. Bianca Andreescu
  • Belinda Bencic vs. Tereza Martincova
  • Amanda Anisimova vs. Carol Zhao
  • Kaia Kanepi vs. Naomi Osaka
  • Shuai Zhang vs. Cristina Bucsa
  • Camila Giorgi vs. Emma Raducanu
  • Veronika Kudermetova vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Coco Gauff (10) beat Madison Brengle (Q): 6-1, 6-3
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo vs. Claire Liu
  • Rebecca Marino vs. Qinwen Zheng
  • Jil Teichmann beat Venus Williams (WC): 6-2, 6-3
  • Alison Riske-Amritraj beat Petra Kvitova: 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
  • Yulia Putintseva beat Katherine Sebov (WC): 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
  • Leylah Fernandez (13) beat Storm Sanders (Q): 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-3
  • Alize Cornet beat Caroline Garcia: 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Asia Muhammad (Q) beat Madison Keys: 7-6(5), 6-4
  • Sloane Stephens beat Sofia Kenin: 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5
  • Karolina Pliskova (14) beat Barbora Krejcikova: 6-3, 6-4
  • Jelena Ostapenko (16) beat Anhelina Kalinina: 6-4, 6-2
  • Serena Williams beat Nuria Parrizas Diaz (LL): 6-3, 6-4
  • Simona Halep (15) beat Donna Vekic (LL): 6-0, 6-2
  • Elena Rybakina beat Marie Bouzkova (Q): 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-1
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia beat Martina Trevisan: 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
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