Elise Mertens and Claire Liu are scheduled to face each other in the second round of the 2022 Tokyo Open on Wednesday, September 21.
While Elise Mertens has been out of form for quite some time, she had no trouble getting past China’s Wang Qiang in her first round match here. The 44th-ranked player defeated Qiang 6-0, 6-3 in an hour and 21 minutes to earn a spot in the second round alongside Liu. Mertens was looking to avoid a third consecutive defeat after being knocked out in the first round of the US Open following her third round exit in Cincinnati. And she did it in style, saving the only break-point she faced while breaking her opponent four times out of five chances in the match.
While Alison Riske had an early exit in Chennai, she was still considered a heavy favorite going into her first round match against Claire Liu. Liu, on the other hand, wasted no time in getting past Riske and into the second round. In fact, Liu was on court at the same time as Mertens, and she won 6-2, 6-3 to advance. The 84th-ranked player got off to a fast start, breaking serve in the first game and again in the eighth to take the first set. The two then traded breaks in the first two games of the second set before Claire went on a five-game winning streak.
Elise Mertens and Claire Liu are scheduled to face each other in the second round of the 2022 Tokyo Open on Wednesday, September 21. The tournament is scheduled to begin on September 19 and end on September 25.
The 2022 Tokyo Open is scheduled to commence on September 19 and go on until September 25 this year. The tournament will have five rounds of play excluding the qualifiers. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
|Stage of competition||Date|
|Round of 32||September 19-20|
|Round of 16||September 21-22|
|Beatriz Haddad Maia||5|
|Country||Where to watch|
|UK||Amazon Prime Video|