Elina defeated Daria Gavrilova from Australia in the third round of the WTA Premier Mandatory tournament in Miami: 4-6 6-0 6-1.
Elina won two break-points in the opening set whereas Gavrilova took three thus securing the overall victory in the set. However, Elina grasped the lead from the very beginning of the second set and won nine games in a row. Gavrilova finally secured her victory in the fourth game of the decisive set but Elina won the following three games. After this victory Elina has a 5-3 lead in the head-to-head record with Gavrilova.
This is Elina’s third appearance in the fourth round of Miami and her next opponent is another Australian – Ashleigh Barty, the World No. 20. The players met three times last year and Elina won all of those matches.