In the second round of the WTA tournament in Taipei Elina clinched another straight-sets win defeating Czech Lucie Hradecka 6-4 7-5. In 1 hour and 45 minutes Elina scored 3 aces, 17 winners and 3 breaks.
- It was a tricky match, Hradecka played very well, - Elina said during her on-court interview. - Thanks to all of you for the support, it is very important for us to see the fans. I'm glad I played my tennis today.
In the quarterfinals Elina will face Ons Jaber, her rival from the 2010 Roland Garros final in juniors.
- We will play together not for first time, - Elina said on her next opponent. - We are the same age and met in the final of the Junior Roland Garros. It will be a hard, but an interesting match. Right now Jaber plays really well.
Elina also won their last meeting at the ITF 25K tournament in Tunisia in 2012, where she let her opponent to win only three games. Ons is currently ranked No. 181 in the WTA rankings.