Seeded No. 6 Emma Raducanu reached the semi-finals of the Seoul tournament, beating Poland’s Magda Linette, seeded No. 3 (6-2, 6-2), at the Olympic Park in Seoul. Seoul, Friday night session.
Raducanu, ranked 77th in the WTA, will face the winner of the upcoming match between Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, seeded No. 1, and Andorran lucky loser Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva in the semi-finals of the Open de Korea.
Emma Raducanu had dominated the Japanese Moyuka Uchijima without being worried about the score (6-2, 6-4), and had won against the Belgian Yanina Wickmayer (6-3, 7-5), before this duel on Friday against Linette, 51st in the world at the WTA.
The Polish had won against the Dutch Arianne Hartono (6-2, 7-5), and against the French Kristina Mladenovic (4-6, 7-6 6-2).
The other meetings 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
- Tatjana Maria (N.7) – Lin Zhu (N.4): 6-1, 6-1
- Ekaterina Alexandrova (N.2) – Lulu Sun (Q): 7-5, 7-6