Elise Mertens came from a break down in both second and third sets to deny Simona Halep a place in the Mutua Madrid Open quarterfinals

On the Manolo Santana Stadium, No.13 seed Mertens upset No.3 seed Halep 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in two hours and 34 minutes.


She played really well, and she definitely deserved to win because she was stronger in the end,

said Halep.

I cannot say I played bad, but I did some mistakes, important mistakes. Sometimes it’s just a little bit and the match is going away.

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