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).