The leading player of the “Top Five” team Elina Svitolina is the winner of the WTA-event “Taiwan Open”.
In the final Elina clinched a solid win against Peng Shuai of China to take her fifth WTA trophy. In the last five years Elina invariably wins at least one WTA tournament per season.
In the quarterfinals Elina had to save four matchpoints against another player of our team – Ons Jaber, and it was the most difficult match for Elina en route to the title. In other four matches Elina defeated Evgeniya Rodina, Lucie Hradecka and Mandy Minella in straight sets.
– It’s amazing, I wasn’t even sure that I would be in the final. I had a very tough match in the quarterfinals. I am happy how I played today. I really enjoyed all the support, people cheered for me, pushed me to play better and better. Thanks to my team, we worked hard every day and, I guess, it was worth it (laughs). Many thanks to all the fans and everybody who has supported me.
Congratulations Elina on your first title this year! We wish you good luck and all the success in the future!