Germany’s Tatjana Maria, seeded n°7, made it to the semi-finals of the Seoul tournament, dominating China’s Lin Zhu, seeded n°4, without being worried about the score (6-1, 6-1) Friday in night session, at the Olympic Park in Seoul.
Maria, ranked No. 80 in the WTA, will face No. 2 seeded Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova in the semi-finals of the Korean tournament.
Before her victory on Friday against Zhu, 70th in the world at the WTA, the 35-year-old German tenniswoman had eliminated the Canadian Eugénie Bouchard (7-6 7-6 ), and brutally beat Australian Kimberly Birrell (6-0, 6-3).
The Chinese player had won against Su Jeong Jang (6-3, 6-4), and had beaten the Indian qualifier Ankita Raina without being worried about the score (6-1, 6-3).
The other posters of the quarter-finals in Seoul (WTA 250, Seoul Olympic Park, hard, 251,750 USD, results are displayed from newest to oldest):
- Jelena Ostapenko – Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva: Friday program
- Magda Linette – Emma Raducanu: Friday program
- Ekaterina Alexandrova – Lulu Sun (Q): 7-5, 7-6