03.07.2018
Elina lost her opening match to the German Tatiana Maria: 6-7(3) 6-3 1-6.

The Ukrainian managed to fight back after being 2-5 down in the opening set but the German played a bit better during the tie-break. Elina showed much better tennis in the end of the second set when she managed to win two games in a row after having a 4-3 lead. However, Maria won five consecutive games in the decisive whereas Elina didn’t have a single break-point opportunity. This is Elina’s first defeat in the opening round of a Grand Slam tournament since 2014. Last year she managed to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.