In the first round-robin match of the Red Group Elina Svitolina met Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. In 58 minutes of the encounter Elina managed to win only two games, losing 2-6 0-6. This is the first defeat for Elina in four meetings with Wozniacki.
"The court in Singapore is very slow, after a couple of games I completely lost my rhythm, I felt very, very bad, I actually didn't feel anything. I tried to fight and find my way back, but nothing worked. It's sad that it happened at this tournament, where I want to show my best tennis, of course, it was a terrible day for me", - Elina admitted during her post-match press conference. "I will try to forget this day and play the next match as if nothing happened, I'll try to take something positive from this match, although there were not so many positive things today (laughs), but I will definitely try to find a way to come back. I'm sure, that the next match will be better, because I will feel the court better and will be able to adapt faster".
In the second round on Wednesday Elina will face Caroline Garcia. The Frenchwoman won their last meeting in the quarterfinals in Beijing to level the head-to-head 1-1.