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Seoul Open: Alexandrova makes semi-finals

Ekaterina Alexandrova won against Lulu Sun 7-5, 7-6 (6) on Friday. She’ll play the winner of the match between German Tatjana Maria, the No 7 seed, and Chinese Lin Zhu, the No 4 seed, in the next round

Ekaterina Alexandrova, 2021 Ekaterina Alexandrova, 2021 | © Panoramic

Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, the second seed, won against Swiss qualifier Lulu Sun 7-5, 7-6 (6) to move into the last four of the Seoul Open at the Seoul Olympic Park on Friday.

Alexandrova, ranked No 24, will face the winner of the match between German Tatjana Maria, the No 7 seed, and Chinese Lin Zhu, the No 4 seed, next.

The Russian defeated American Asia Muhammad (6-1, 3-6, 6-1) and wildcard Na-Lae Han (6-1, 6-3) in the previous rounds of the Hana Bank Korea Open.

Earlier in the tournament, Sun, ranked No 340, won against Australian qualifier Lizette Cabrera (7-6 (6), 6-2) and Russian Anna Blinkova (6-4, 7-6 (6)).

Seoul WTA 250, other quarter-final matches (Seoul Olympic Park, hard, USD 251.750, most recent results first):

  • Jelena Ostapenko vs. Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva
  • Magda Linette vs. Emma Raducanu
  • Tatjana Maria vs. Lin Zhu
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