Elina Svitolina, the seed No. 3 at the Premier 5 tournament in Doha, played her opening match in the second round and defeated World No. 58 Marketa Vondrousova from the Czech Republic: 6-2 6-4. 

The match had lasted for an hour and eight minutes. Elina served one ace, made three double faults and won four break-points on her opponent’s serve. This is Elina’s tenth victory out of eleven matches she played in 2018. 

Elina makes a debut in the third round of Doha and her next opponent will be the winner of the clash between Agnieszka Radwanska and Petra Kvitova.