“Back on the court”, Elise Mertens confirms her presence at the WTA in Strasbourg

The Belgian number 1, 33rd in the world, 26, thus confirms her return to competition announced Thursday by her manager Bob Laes, her manager during the WTA 250 meeting in Strasbourg, disputed on clay, endowed with 251,750 dollars, and which begins Monday .

Elise Mertens has not appeared on the circuit since her retirement in the first round of the WTA 250 tournament in Istanbul on April 20 against Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson. She had to give up the WTA 1000 in Madrid and then in Rome.

Two other Belgians will compete in the qualifications for the Alsatian meeting with Magali Kempen (N.8 / WTA 352), 24, and Lara Salden (WTA 371), 23.