Germany’s Tatjana Maria, seed number 7, defeated China’s Lin Zhu, seed number 4, 6-1, 6-1 to advance to the Seoul Open semifinals at Seoul Olympic Park on Friday night.
Maria, ranked 80th, will face Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, the second seed, then.
In the previous rounds of the Hana Bank Korea Open, the 35-year-old German beat Canadian Eugenie Bouchard (7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)) and Australian Kimberly Birrell (6-0, 6-3).
Zhu, ranked 70th, beat Su Jeong Jang (6-3, 6-4) and Indian qualifier Ankita Raina (6-1, 6-3) early in the tournament.
Seoul WTA 250, other last eight results (Seoul Olympic Park, hard, USD 251,750, most recent results first):
- Jelena Ostapenko vs Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva
- Magda Linette x Emma Raducanu
- Ekaterina Alexandrova defeated Lulu Sun (Q): 7-5, 7-6 (6)