Elina Svitolina wins her third WTA title of the season


The biggest star of the Top Five team and the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup top seed defeated World No. 65 Elise Mertens in the final of the WTA International-level event in Turkey, 6-2 6-4.

Elina beat Viktoria Kamenskaya, Alexadra Candatu, Sorana Cirstea and Jana Cepelova en route to the final.

The Ukrainian No. 1 wins her 7th WTA title in singles and her 3d trophy in 2017. In February Elina took back-to-back titles in Taiwan and Dubai to break into the WTA top-10 rankings for the first time in her career. It’s already her third WTA title in Istanbul, but the first one in singles (Elina is the two-time TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup doubles champion).