Elise Mertens Brother: Meet Sister Lauren Mertens And Family

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Many fans are curious whether Elise Merten has a brother or not. However, the player has an older sister named Lauren.

Elise’s sister, Lauren, introduced her to tennis when she was four years old. Today, the player is a professional tennis player.

Furthermore, Elise became world no. 1 in doubles in May 2021 and the third Belgian to hold the top ranking.

Elise Mertens
Elise Mertens (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, Mertens is a three Grand Slam doubles champion, having won the 2019 US Open and 2021 Australian Open with Aryna Sabalenka and the 2021 Wimbledon Championships with Hsieh Su-Wei.

Likewise, Mertens is also an excellent player in the singles format, reaching her first major semifinal at the 2018 Australian Open.

After that, she reached two quarterfinals at the US Open in 2019 and 2020.

Elise has seven WTA Tour titles and a career-high singles ranking of No. 12 in the world.

Does Elise Mertens Have A Brother?

Fans are curious to know whether the player has a brother or not. However, Elise grew up in a small family of four members, including her sister, mother, and father.

Elise was born to Liliane Barbe and Guido Mertens on November 17, 1995, in Leuven, Belgium, and grew up alongside her older sister, Lauren Mertens.

Her sister, Lauren, is an airline pilot with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. She is married, which is evident from Elise sharing a photo via Instagram with her on her wedding day.

According to Elise’s recent Instagram post, Lauren is the mother of two children.

She posted a picture with her nieces, captioning with “1st tennis lesson from auntie”.

Childhood Picture Of Elise With Her Sister Lauren
Childhood Picture Of Elise With Her Sister Lauren (Source: Instagram)

Talking about her parents, her mother, Liliane, is a teacher and teaches language and history.

The player’s mother’s language expertise made her fluent in English, Dutch, and French.

On the other hand, Elise’s father was an expert in making church furniture.

Besides this, most people are confused about the relationship between Elise and Dries Mertens, a professional soccer player.

The players have the same surname, Mertens, and both are from Leuven, Belgium, so the fans get confused.

However, Elise and Dries are not related to each other despite being of the same caste.


Elise Mertens had to pull out of the WTA 500 event in 2021 in Abu Dhabi due to an injury.

Before the opening match of the 2021 tennis season, Elise suffered a shoulder injury.

The tennis player had the opportunity to face Frenchwoman Alize Cornet for the first-round match at the season-opening event in the United Arab Emirates.

Elise Sustaining Shoulder Injury
Elise Sustaining Shoulder Injury (Source: Twitter)

Later, she was replaced by Greek Lucky. Not only that, but the player also had to withdraw from doubles, where she would be alongside Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.

Unfortunately, after a year in 2022, the player had to pull out of the opening match at the clay-court Istanbul Championship due to a leg injury.

The Belgian player was losing to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson when she sustained an injury to her right leg.

Neeki Kakshyapati
Neeki Kakshyapati

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