28.10.2018
Elina defeated the American Sloane Stephens in the decisive match: 3-6 6-2 6-2. 

Stephens won a break-point in the very beginning of the opening set whereas Elina did not manage to convert her break-point opportunities. The American kept her advantage till the end of the set and took the lead in the match. 

Elina played much better in the second set and was constantly increasing her advantage. She then won a break-point in the sixth game and took the 4-2 lead. Starting from this point Elina won 5 games in a row and took the lead in the decisive set. Stephens managed to fight two games back but Elina won three consecutive games and sealed her victory on the very first match-point! 

Elina has also defeated Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki and Kiki Bertens on her way to the title. This is Elina’s fourth title this season and the thirteenth in the entire career. Thanks to this victory Elina will end the season being No. 4 of the WTA ranking.