Elina became the first winner of the American edition of “Tie Break Tens”. 

In accordance with the format of the tournament, each match consists of a championship tie-break which is played up to ten points. On her way to the trophy Elina defeated Venus Williams in the quarter-final 10-3, destroyed another American Coco Vandeweghe in the semi-final 10-0 and overcame the Chinese Zhang Shuai in the decisive match 10-3. The list of participants also included Serena Williams, Daniella Hantuchova, Marion Bartoli and Sorana Cirstea. 

The previous “Tie Break Tens” tournament took place in Madrid last year and Simona Halep won it. Moreover, men have already played the tournament this year. Tomasz Berdych celebrated the victory in Melbourne. 

Elina is now heading to Indian-Wells to play at the WTA Premier Mandatory tournament as the seed No. 4.