Having spent an hour and a half on court, Elina Svitolina sealed the victory over the Spanish Carla Suarez Navarro in the first-round match of WTA Premier tournament in Brisbane: 6-2 6-4. Elina won two break-points in the first set and managed to neutralize the 2-0 lead of the Spanish World No. 40 in the second set. Altogether, Elina served 11 aces, had 36 winners and won 4 break-points on her opponent’s serve. It was the fifth match between the players and the third victory for Elina.
Her next opponent on the way to the quarterfinal is the Croatian Anna Konjuh (World No. 44). The head-to-head score between the players is equal: 1-1. Elina still has another match scheduled for today. She also participates in doubles pairing with the British Johanna Konta.