The draw of the second WTA Premier-level tournament of the year was made in Miami.
Elina was seeded no. 9 and recieved a bye in the first round. In the second round she will take on a winner between American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Kateřina Siniaková of the Chezh Republic.
Elina will start her 5th campaign in Miami, making into the fouth round last year where she lost to Ekaterina Makarova.