According to the draw, Elina was sent to the White group together with Petra Kvitova and Kristina Pliskova from the Czech Republic as well as Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark.  

Elina will play her opening match tomorrow. Her first opponent is Petra Kvitova. It will be the ninth match between the players and the Czech has a 7-1 lead in their head-to-head record.  

“I am so glad to be back in Singapore. It is a very important tournament as only the best play here and it is so great to be among them. I will try to show my best tennis”, said Elina after the draw ceremony.  

Elina has also received 2018 Jerry Diamond Aces Award for her significant effort connected with the promotion of the WTA tour throughout the entire season.