After making it through the qualifications at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Yanina was one of 4 Belgian female players in the main draw. She made it to the second round, when Daria Gavrilova (WTA 26) beat Yanina in 2 sets: 7-6 (7/3) 6-2.
The Orange County Breakers have announced that the former world No. 12 and US Open semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer will return to the Breakers for the 2018 season of World TeamTennis presented by GEICO. Wickmayer, who was named the 2017 WTT Female Rookie of the Year, expressed her excitement about returning to Orange County this season.