After three days since her outstanding win in Dubai Elina stepped on the court to defend her title in Kuala Lumpur.

In the first round she clinched a comfortable 6-2 6-3 win against World No. 148 Su Jeong Jang, a qualifier from South Korea. Elina finished the match in 1 hour and 26 minutes with 3 aces, 18 winners and 4 breaks.

Elina continues her winning streak (13 matches) and celebrates her 250th win on the tour level. In the second round she will face World No. 106 Nao Hibino of Japan.