Elina defeated the Belgian Elise Mertens in the quarterfinal: 7-5 6-3.
The Ukrainian was 0-4 down in the opening set but managed to pull herself together and level the score. She then lost her service game but, nonetheless, won three following games in a row and took the first set. The winner of the second set was decided by a single break-point which Elina won in the eighth game. She successfully served for the match in the following game and sealed her place in the semi-final. Elina has a 2-1 lead in her head-to-head record against the Belgian.
Elina’s next opponent on the way to the final is the reigning US Open champion and the runner-up of Rolland Garros Sloane Stephens from the USA. It will be the third match between the players. Two previous clashes took place in 2014 and the head-to-head record is equal.