09.10.2018
Elina defeated the Australian Priscilla Hon in the opening match: 6-2 6-3. 

The match had lasted for 70 minutes whereas Elina served three aces, made a double fault and won five out of six break-points on her opponent’s serve. Elina’s opponent in the second round is the Japanese Nao Hibino. The match between the players was scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur last year, but Elina had withdrawn prior to its beginning.