Elina defeated the British Johanna Konta in the third round of the Premier 5 tournament in Montreal: 6-3 6-4. 

There was only a single break-point opportunity in the opening set and Elina managed to win it in the fourth game. It was enough for her to seal the overall victory in the set. 

Konta managed to win two break-points in the second set, but Elina took three games on her opponent’s serve. The long-lasting ninth game appeared to be the most crucial one. Fortunately, Elina converted her fourth break-point opportunity into a scored game and then easily secured her serve without losing a single point. It is Elina’s fourth victory over Johanna Konta who hasn’t won any of the four matches between the players. 

Elina’s next opponent on the way to the semi-final will be the winner of the match between the Belarussian Aryna Sabalenka and the Belgian Elise Mertens.