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Seoul Open: Ostapenko through to semi-finals

Jelena Ostapenko won against Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva 6-2, 6-1 on Friday and will face No 6 seed Emma Raducanu in the next round

Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, the top seed, advanced to the last four of the Seoul Open by beating Andorran lucky loser Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva 6-2, 6-1 at the Seoul Olympic Park on Friday.

Ostapenko, ranked No 19, will play No 6 seed Emma Raducanu next.

Ahead of her victory, the Latvian edged out wildcard Boyoung Jeong (6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2)) and Russian Anastasia Gasanova (6-3, 5-7, 7-5).

Kasintseva, ranked No 186, won against Frenchwoman Chloe Paquet (6-2, 6-2) and Canadian Rebecca Marino, the No 8 seed (6-4, 6-2) earlier in the tournament.

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

  • Emma Raducanu beat Magda Linette (3): 6-2, 6-2
  • Tatjana Maria (7) beat Lin Zhu (4): 6-1, 6-1
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova (2) beat Lulu Sun (Q): 7-5, 7-6 (6)
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