In the second set, Ekaterina Alexandrova became disoriented and dropped a few service games. She dominated world no. 142 and was otherwise faultless in the other sets. 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 Asia Muhammad. Her win-loss record in the Korea Open’s opening round now stands at 4-0 following the 94-minute match. She competed in the quarterfinals in 2018 and the semifinals in 2019 in Seoul. Given that she has lost consecutive matches in 13 of 17 tournaments this season and hasn’t since winning’s-Hertogenbosch in June, it would be nothing short of remarkable if she can repeat her prior performances.
At the same tournament where her first two tour-level victories occurred, Han Na-Lae recorded her third main draw triumph. Back Dayeon, a 20-year-old wildcard and fellow countrywoman, was the former junior world no. 31 that she defeated in less than an hour, 6-1, 6-1, with an 83% success rate on first serves. The 30-year-old has competed in this tournament since 2009, reaching the second round in both 2014 and 2017, where she defeated third seed Kristyna Pliskova. For a player with a career-high ranking of 149, she was never able to get past the WTA quarterfinals on either occasion.
Han Na-Lae vs Ekaterina Alexandrova Date
Han Na-Lae and Ekaterina Alexandrova are scheduled to face each other in the first round of the 2022 WTA Korea Open on Wednesday, September 21. The tournament is scheduled to begin on September 19 and end on September 25.
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WTA Korea Open 2022 Schedule
The 2022 WTA Korea Open is scheduled to commence on September 19 and go on until September 25 this year. The tournament will have five rounds of play excluding the qualifiers. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
|Stage of competition||Date|
|Round of 32||September 19-20|
|Round of 16||September 21|
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Where to watch 2022 WTA Korea Open
|Country||Where to watch|
|UK||Amazon Prime Video|