Elina defeated the Croatian Petra Martic in her opening match at WTA Premier 5 tournament in Rome: 6-1 6-2. The match had lasted for 61 minutes whereas Elina served three aces, made a single double fault and won four out of eight break-points on her opponent’s serve. Elina has a 3-1 lead in the head-to-head record with the Croatian. 

Her third-round opponent will be the winner of the match between the Russian Daria Kasatkina and the American Danielle Collins.