Elina comes back to the WTA tour after a successful performance with the Ukrainian national team at the Fed Cup. She won two of her matches to clinch a tie victory over Australia in the first round of World Group II. 

Elina is seeded No. 7 in Dubai and gets a first round bye. In the second round she will face a winner of the match between Lara Arrubarrena of Spain and a qualifier. 

- I'm glad to be back at this tournament. Last year I reached the semifinals here and I hope that I will be able to do better this time, - Elina said during today's draw ceremony.