Elina defeated the Serbian Ivanna Jorovic in the first round of the Australian Open: 6-3 6-2. The match lasted an hour and twelve minutes. Elina won five games on her opponent’s serve and lost only a single service game in the second set when the score was 5-0. She also served two aces, scored twenty-three winners and made eighteen unforced errors.

Her second-round opponent is World No. 59 Katerina Siniakova from the Czech Republic. Their only match took place last year in the second round of the US Open and Elina celebrated the victory in three sets (6-0, 6-7, 6-3).