Yanina and Taylor Townsend defended their title at the WTA Indian Wells 125K tournament (hardcourt/$125.000), but were unfortunately defeated by Czech Kristyna Pliskova and Russian Evgeniya Rodina.
“Hey guys, a little update for you. Together with my team, I decided to end my 2018 season early. I have pushed my body through a few injuries this year and I feel like taking time to come back stronger is the right thing to do at this point. Working with Steve these last few months motivated me even more and his belief made me trust myself again. My 2019 season starts now and I am super excited to see what this journey will bring. How about you guys let me know what you want me to post about the next few months so we keep in touch:).. Love Wicky”
At the ITF tournament in Quanzhou (China, $ 60 000), Yanina lost the quarter finals to Naomi Brady (WTA-134) in three sets (6-3 4-6 2-6, 2 hours and 2 minutes). At the WTA tournament in Anning (China, gravel, $125 000), Yanina again was stopped in the quarter finals, this time by Russian Irina Khromacheva (WTA-210), again in a three-setter (2-6 6-3 6-3, 1 hour and 48 minutes).