|Date of Birth
|November 17, 1995
|1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
|Right-handed aggressive baseliner (two-handed backhand)
|Guido (father), Liliane (mother), Lauren (sister)
Elise Mertens is a professional tennis player from Belgium who has achieved success in both singles and doubles. She is currently ranked No. 1 in doubles and No. 29 in singles by the WTA. Mertens has won 18 WTA doubles titles and seven singles titles till date.
Mertens has won three major doubles titles, including the 2021 Australian Open along with partner Aryna Sabalenka. She registered her best singles major result at the 2018 Australian Open, where she reached the semifinals. She is a strong baseline player who is famous for her stamina, footwork, speed and court coverage.
|November 17, 1995
|179 cm or 5 feet 10 inches
Elise Mertens Early Life
Mertens was born in Leuven, Belgium on November 17, 1995. She was introduced to the game of tennis by her elder sister Lauren at the age of four. During her childhood, her parents home-schooled her to improve her academic skills.
She loves studying different languages and can speak French, English and Dutch/Flemish. During her teens, she trained at the Belgian Federation as well as the Mouratoglou Academy. Later, she enrolled at the Kim Clijsters Tennis Academy from 2015 to 2022.
Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters were her tennis idols growing up. Mertens started her professional tennis journey in 2013 and played her first WTA match at the 2015 Copa Colsanitas Open in a doubles event. She won her first WTA singles title at the 2017 Hobart International Open, defeating Monica Niculescu in the final.
Elise Mertens Personal Life
Mertens was born to Guido Mertens and Liliane Barbe. She also has an elder sister named Lauren, who is her biggest source of inspiration. Mertens is currently dating former professional tennis player Robbe Ceyssens.
Mertens is an animal lover and has lots of pets at home. As per online sources, she has four dogs and many birds. She shared in an interview that she loves to play with her dogs when she is off-court and staying at home. She also said playing with dogs relaxes her mentally and makes her happy.
Elise Mertens Family Background
Guido Mertens and Liliane Barbe are parents of Elise Mertens. She also has an older sister Lauren Mertens.
Who is Elise Mertens' father?
Guido Mertens is Elise Mertens’ father. Her father, Guido Mertens, is a carpenter by profession. He used to make furniture for churches.
Who is Elise Mertens's mother?
Liliane Barbe is the mother of Elise Mertens' mother. She is a school teacher who teaches history and languages to her students. Mertens often shares pictures of her mother on her social media handle.
Who is Elise Mertens's sister?
Lauren Mertens is the elder sister of Elise Mertens. She is a pilot by profession who was trained at KLM.
Elise Mertens Boyfriend
Mertens is currently in a relationship with former tennis player and coach Robbe Ceyssens. The couple met at the Kim Clijsters Academy in 2015. Ceyssens is two years older than Mertens and played tennis on the ITF circuit. The couple often post pictures of their travel adventures.
Elise Mertens Kids
Elise Mertens does not have any kids till now.
Elise Mertens Social Media
Mertens's Instagram account is called @mertenselise, where over 90k people follow her. She is also active on X (Twitter), where her account @elise_mertens has over 33.2k followers.
Elise Mertens Net Worth
According to online sources, Mertens' net worth is estimated at around $10 million. Her primary income sources include the prize money from tennis and brand endorsements.
Elise Mertens Prize Money
According to WTA's official website, Mertens has won over $12.6 million in prize money to date, including over $1.6 million in prize money so far in 2023.
Elise Mertens Brand Ambassadors
Mertens is Belgium's top tennis player who has signed many brand endorsement deals. Her apparel and shoes are sponsored by Lotto and she wears the Lotto Stratosphere shoes. For tennis equipment, her sponsor is Tecnifibre. She also has a deal with sports nutrition company Etixx and promoted the brand product on her social media handle.
Mertens signed a multi-year deal with a wealth manager named Van Lanschot and a travel company named Connections. She is also associated with Ledsreact, which helps improve her training. Mertens also has deals with Lusilon, ISDIN, Opti Life and Pine Agency.
Elise Mertens Investments
No information about Mertens's investments are available in the public domain.
Elise Mertens Career Stats
Mertens holds a career singles record of 408-235 and a doubles record of 342-141. According to the WTA website, she has served 151 aces in 2023 and has a first serve percentage of 54.3% as of October 2023. She has won 62.1% of 420 service games in 2023. In terms of her returning record, she wins 37.6% on first serve returns and 57.1% on second serve returns.
Elise Mertens Achievements
Some of Mertens's career achievements are as follows:
World No. 1 doubles player
Mertens reached a career-high doubles ranking of No. 1 in the world in May 2021. She reached the No. 1 spot after her victory at the 2021 Indian Wells doubles tournament along with Hsieh Su-wei.
Mertens completed the Sunshine Double after her win at the 2019 Miami Open alongside Sabalenka. She and Sabalenka became the first doubles pair since Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis to complete the Sunshine Double.
Mertens won her maiden WTA Finals in 2022, where she and Veronika Kudermetova defeated Siniakova and Krejcikova in the final to win their third title together. With the win, Mertens became the first player from Belgium to win a WTA Finals in doubles.
WTA 1000 Tournaments
Mertens won two consecutive WTA 1000 doubles titles along with her new partner Storm Hunter at the 2023 Italian Open and the 2023 Guadalajara Open. At the 2023 Guadalajara Open, the pair defeated Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe in the final.
Elise Mertens Titles Won
Mertens is a famous tennis player who has won many titles in both singles and doubles. She has won 18 WTA doubles titles, including three majors. She has also won seven WTA singles titles, including the 2022 Monastir Open, the 2021 Gippsland Trophy and the 2019 Doha Open.
Elise Mertens Grand Slam Record
The below table lists Mertens' best finish at each grand slam in singles and doubles tournaments.
|Rounds ( Singles)
|SF in 2018
|W in 2021
|4R in 2023, 2022, 2018
|SF in 2019
|4R in 2022 and 2019
|W in 2021
|QF in 2020 and 2019
|W in 2019
Elise Mertens Coaching Staff
Mertens' coaching staff currently includes Alexander Kneepkens and Christopher Heyman. Both are former professional tennis players from Belgium. Kneepkens also works as a coach at the Wilson Luxilon Tenkie Academy.
Mertens has also worked with Simon Goffin before, who is the brother of David Goffin. Goffin was part of the Mertens' coaching team for a few months. Mertens shared the news of her split with Goffin on social media, where she thanked Goffin for his support and advice.
Her boyfriend, Robbe Ceyssens, also coached her briefly. However, Mertens decided to end her coaching collaboration with Ceyssens at the end of 2021 and choose Simon Goffin over Ceyssens.
Elise Mertens Diet
Mertens tends to follow a completely vegetarian diet as she provides support to protect animal campaigns. She loves to eat vegetables with pasta and rice or couscous. She consumes Etixx shakes for carbs and protein. Mertens prefers to eat gummies or gels if practicing for more than one hour. She drinks shakes of fruits, spinach, almonds, cereals and milk in the morning.
Elise Mertens House
Mertens currently owns a beautiful and spacious place near her hometown in Hamont Achel, Belgium, where she lives peacefully with her family. The price of the house is kept private from the public domain.
Elise Mertens Cars
No information about Mertens' car collection is available in the public domain. However, as per online sources, she is the proud owner of Porsche 911 Carrera S.
A. Mertens can speak English, French and Dutch fluently.
A. Mertens won three doubles Grand Slam titles, including the 2021 Australian Open, the 2021 Wimbledon and the 2019 US Open.
A. Mertens is 27 years old. She was born in Leuven, Belgium, on November 17, 1995.
A. Mertens' nationality is Belgian. She currently resides in Hamont Achel, Belgium.
A. Guido Mertens and Liliane Barbe are Elise Mertens’ parents.
A. Lotto, Tecnifibre, Van Lanschot, Etixx and connections sponsors Mertens.