27.03.2018
Elina defeated the Australian Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round of the WTA Premier Mandatory tournament in Miami: 7-5 6-4. 

Elina was 2-5 down in the opening set but managed to win five games in a row. Elina also lost one service game in the second set but won two break-points on Barty’s serve and sealed her victory in the tenth game. The match had lasted for eighty minutes and Elina served five aces, made four double-faults and won four out of five break-points on her opponent’s serve. 

Elina’s next opponent on the way to the semi-final will be the winner of the match between Petra Kvitova and Jelena Ostapenko. Elina has reached the third quarterfinal of Premier Mandatory tournaments in her entire career and it has been her best performance so far.