Elina defeated the Japanese Nao Hibino in the second round: 6-0 6-3. 

The Ukrainian spent less than an hour to seal her victory. Elina served seven aces, made two double faults and won five break-points. She also lost one service game. 

Elina's opponent in the quarterfinal is the World No. 24 from China - Qiang Wang. Elina has defeated the Chinese in all their three matches. Moreover, two of these victories happened this year in Dubai and at the US Open.