20.05.2018
Elina defeated the World No. 1 Simona Halep in the final of Internazionali BNL d’Italia: 6-0 6-4. 

The first set had lasted for only 19 minutes whereas Elina won three games on Halep’s serve and lost only eight points in total. Elina won another break-point in the third game of the second set and that was enough for her to secure the victory and the title. Moreover, Simona Halep did not even have a single break-point opportunity. 

This is Elina’s second consecutive victory over Halep in Rome final and the third title this season. Altogether, she already has 12 WTA titles and it is the new national record. Furthermore, Elina also has a 6-match winning streak against a top player of the ranking. 

Elina’s next tournament is the French Open which begins in a week. The Ukrainian will be the seed No. 4.