In a tight battle Elina lost to Caroline Garcia of France, 7-6(5), 5-7, 6-7(6), for a spot in semifinals at the Beijing event. During the 3 hours and 21 minutes of their encounter Elina served two aces, made four double faults and converted 9 out of 21 breakpoints on her opponent's serve. In the final set Elina had a matchpoint on Garcia's serve but failed to finish it. 

Elina continues her preparation for the maiden WTA Finals and will take a wild card to play at the tournament in Hong Kong next week.