Elina defeated the German Mona Barthel in the second round of the Premier Mandatory tournament in Indian Wells: 6-4 6-3. Elina spent 82 minutes to seal her third-round spot. She managed to serve three aces, made three double faults and won four break-points on her opponent’s serve. This is Elina’s fourth victory over Barthel out of the five matches the players have played.  

Her next opponent is the World No. 27 Carla Suarez Navarro from Spain. Elina has already defeated the Spaniard this season. The Ukrainian outplayed Suarez Navarro in the first round of Brisbane (6-2 6-4). Elina also has a 3-2 lead in their overall head-to-head score.