Jasmin Open 2022: Elise Mertens vs Moyuka Uchijima – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

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Three-time Grand Slam champion in doubles – Elise Mertens takes on the 21-year-old Moyuka Uchijima in the quarter-finals of the Jasmin Open on Friday.

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Belgian Elise Mertens celebrates after winning a third round game in the women’s doubles tournament between Belgian Mertens – Chinese Zhang and Ukrainian Kichenok – Romanian Olaru at the 2022 Wimbledon grand slam tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, Britain, Monday 04 July 2022. BELGA PHOTO BENOIT DOPPAGNE (Photo by BENOIT DOPPAGNE / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP) (Photo by BENOIT DOPPAGNE/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Elise Mertens

The 26-year-old has not had a great season in the singles circuit. She managed to reach the quarter-finals in the St. Petersburg Open and the fourth rounds at the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon but other than these sporadic performances, there isn’t anything to write home about.

Mertens has won two of her matches so far at the Jasmin Open in contrasting styles. In the round of 32, she completely outplayed Jacqueline Cristian en route to winning the encounter in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. Mertens came up against Despina Papamichail in the round of 16. The Greek tennis pro managed to win a closely-contested first set but Mertens pulled up her socks and bagged the next two sets with a dominant display.

Moyuka Uchijima

The Japanese qualifier has come off age at the Jasmin Open so far. She is yet to drop a set from the qualifiers and will look to continue her dream run at the tournament.

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Moyuka Uchijima (Twitter)

Uchijima defeated Nigina Abduraimova in a one-sided qualifying match. In the round of 32, Uchijima managed to get past Kamilla Rakhimova in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. The promising youngster stunned the world No. 41 Petra Martic in the round of 16 in straight sets 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) to punch her ticket to the quarter-finals.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

The head-to-head scoreline currently stands at 0-0 as the two players have not crossed paths as yet.

Prediction: Elise Mertens to win in three sets.

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