29.08.2018
Elina defeated the German Tatjana Maria in the second round: 6-2 6-3. 

Elina won three out of six break-point opportunities and lost one service game in the opening set. She also won two more break-points without losing her own serve in the second set. Thus, Elina got her own for the defeat in the first round of Wimbledon. The match had lasted for an hour and eight minutes. 

“I am really pleased with the level of tennis I showed today. I definitely knew what and how I had to do in order to win. I am fully satisfied with my tennis today”, said Elina after the match. 

“What were the key moments? There were several important points which I won at the net. It is also important for me to move well around the court. I think that I managed to do it”. 

Elina’s opponent in the third round is the Chinese Qiang Wang. Elina won both their matches one of which took place this season in Dubai.