Elise Mertens is a former World No.1 in women’s tennis doubles. She reached this ranking on May 10, 2021. She also has a singles career-high ranking of No.12, which she reached in November 2018. She has won 6 singles titles and 15 doubles titles. Mertens has three Grand Slam doubles titles.

Player Profile

Elise Mertens was born on November 17, 1995, in Leuven, Belgium. She currently resides in Hamont-Achel, Belgium. Mertens stands 179 cm tall and she is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand. She started playing tennis when she was four and she was a fan of Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin growing up.

Height / weight 1.79 m / 67 kg
Born 17 Nov 1995
Nationality Belgium Belgium
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Elise

She turned pro in 2013 and throughout her career, she has earned $10,600,536 in prize money.


Early in her career, Mertens played in the ITF Circuit. She made her Grand Slam main draw debut as a singles and doubles player in 2016. As a singles player, her best finishes include the semifinals of the Australian Open. She also had back-to-back quarter-final finishes at the US Open in 2019 and 2020. In 2022, she made it to the fourth round of the four majors of the year.

As a doubles player in 2019, she made it to the semifinals of the French Open and she ended up winning the US Open, defeating Ashleigh Barty and Victoria Azarenka. Mertens was paired with Aryna Sabalenka at the time. In 2021, she won two Grand Slam doubles titles, first at the Australian Open and then at Wimbledon. She was paired with Sabalenka in the Aussie Open and Hsieh Su-Wei in London.

In 2022, she reached the semifinals of the Aussie Open and the finals of Wimbledon.

Career Record


  • Highest Singles Ranking: 12(November 26, 2018)
  • Current Singles Ranking: 32 (August22, 2022)

Best Grand Slam Singles Performances

  • Australian Open - SF (2018)
  • French Open - 4R (2018, 2022)
  • Wimbledon - 4R (2019, 2022)
  • US Open - QF (2019, 2020)

Other Singles Tournaments

  • Olympic Games - 1R (2020)


  • Highest Doubles Ranking: 1 (May 10,2021)
  • Current Doubles Ranking: 2 (August22, 2022)

Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances

  • Australian Open - W (2021)
  • French Open - SF (2019)
  • Wimbledon - W (2021)
  • US Open - W (2019)

Other Doubles Tournaments

  • Tour Finals - F (2021)
  • Olympic Games - 1R (2020)

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