02.06.2018
Elina lost to the Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu in the third round of the Grand Slam tournament in Paris: 3-6 5-7. 

Buzarnescu won two break-points in the opening set whereas Elina did not manage to convert her only break-point opportunity into a gained game. Elina was also serving for the set in the second set but failed to win a set-point and lost the game. Buzarnescu also won two following games and ended Elina’s performance in Paris. 

“My mind was somewhere off the court and I could not find my rhythm and play. I really had some difficulties. However, Buzarnescu played really well and she definitely deserved this victory. I did not manage to show enough for victory and my performance was not a performance of the winner”, said Elina after the match. 

After a short recovery period Elina will begin her preparations for the grass season. She plans to play in Birmingham and at Wimbledon.