Han Na-rae and Jang Su-jeong advance to the quarterfinals in doubles
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Dongchan Kim = Jelena Ostapenko (19th, Latvia) and Emma Radukanu (77th, UK) singles out Hana Bank Korea Open (total prize money of $251,750) on the Women’s Professional Tennis (WTA) tour advanced to the quarterfinals.
Ostapenko of the top seed defeated Anastasia Gasanova (141st, Russia) 2-1 (6-4 5-7 7-5) in the second round of the fourth day of the tournament held at the Olympic Park tennis court in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 22nd. defeated
In the previous match, Radukanu defeated Yanina Wickmeier (460th, Belgium) 2-0 (6-3 7-5).
With this, if Ostapenko and Radukanu win the quarterfinals side by side, they will face each other in the semifinals.
Of the 32 players who competed in the singles final of this tournament, only two players, Ostapenko and Radukanu, have won major singles titles.
Ostapenko won the 2017 French Open, and Radukanu was last year’s US Open champion.
Therefore, if the semifinal clash between Ostapenko and Radukanu is completed, the best ‘big match’ of this tournament will be held.
Ostapenko will face 17-year-old rookie Victoria Jimenez Kasincheva (186th, Andorra), and Radukanu will face Magda Linete (51st, Poland) in the quarterfinals, respectively.
Ostapenko won 2-1 in both the first and second rounds, and Radukanu finished both games 2-0.
In particular, Ostapenko won 2-1 (6-4 3-6 7-6 <7-2>) for 2 hours and 13 minutes against Bo Jeong-young (688th, NH Nonghyup Bank) in the first round, and also played against Gasanova for 2 hours on the same day. We fought for 35 minutes.
On the other hand, Radukanu took 1 hour and 18 minutes to beat Uchijima Yuuka (126th, Japan) 2-0 (6-2 6-4), and finished the match in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
In the singles quarterfinals of this tournament, in addition to the Ostapenko-Jimenes Kasincheva and Radukanu-Linete matches, Ekaterina Alexandrova (24th, Russia)-Lulu Sun (340th, Switzerland), Zulin (70th, China)-Tatiana Maria (80th, Germany) will be played.
Han Na-rae (121st, doubles ranking, Bucheon City Hall)-Jang Su-jeong (201th, Daegu City Hall), the only Korean player remaining in the draw, is Han Shin-win (80th, China) – Liang Eon-shuo (241th) in the first round. ·Taiwan) defeated Joe 2-0 (6-3 6-3).
In the quarterfinals, Han Na-rae and Jang Su-jeong will face Oksana Kalashnikova (68th, Georgia) and Nadia Kichenok (105th, Ukraine).
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