13.10.2018
Elina did not manage to defeat the Chinese Qiang Wang in their match for the place in the semi-final: 2-6 4-6.  

The match was suspended yesterday due to heavy rain which began upon 2-6 2-5 score. After the resumption Elina won a break-point and secured a service game, but Qiang Wang managed to seal her victory in the tenth game.  

“Qiang Wang played really great yesterday. As for me, I made a lot of mistakes and did not show my best. I tried to return into the match and hit my shots, but, unfortunately, it was definitely a poor performance. I was disappointed by the fact that I could not demonstrate even 20% of my playing skills”, said Elina after the match.  

Elina still has chances to qualify to the WTA Finals as she is currently No. 6 in the WTA Race. The final list of eight participants will be known after the tournaments in Moscow and Luxembourg which will take place next week.