Elina defeated the Japanese Naomi Osaka in the second round of the WTA Premier Mandatory tournament in Miami: 6-4 6-2. The match had lasted for 82 minutes and Elina managed to serve five aces, made one double fault, scored twenty-six winners and won four break-points out of nine on her opponent’s serve. This is Elina’s third victory over Osaka in five matches they have already had. Moreover, Elina has already defeated the Japanese earlier this year. Elina also managed to discontinue the winning streak of Osaka (8 matches) who won the WTA Premier Mandatory tournament in Indian Wells last week.
Elina has reached the third round of Miami Open for the fourth time in the career. Her next opponent will be the winner of the match between Daria Gavrilova and Andrea Petkovic.