The 2019 WTA Korea Open 2019 semi-final action will be on show on Saturday, September 21 and here are the Ekaterina Alexandrova v Magda Linette & Karolina Muchova v Wang Yafan tips and predictions with their previews.Get the best odds for WTA Korea Open 2019 with 888Sport here.
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Ekaterina Alexandrova v Magda Linette Preview & Predictions
This would be the very first meeting between the two players. It is expected to be an interesting tie as both the players bring different kind of energy to the game. Although, based on her consistency the world number 39, Alexandrova seems to have an edge over Linette, it is expected to be a close match.
The second seed Ekaterina Alexandrova continued her top form as she came back from a set down against the American Kristie Ahn. She has been gaining confidence by making steady progress through the tournaments, beating Greet Minnen and Kristyna Pliskova.
Alexandrova has had an impressive year too, although she has not quite hit the heights that one might have expected of her. However, she has looked the more consistent and another deep run here should help her no end.
Magda Linette is coming off of a straight sets win against Kirsten Flipkens. The Polish player is having a good season of late. She won the title at the New York Open recently and even made the second round at US Open, quarter-final at Nanchang a week ago and now is in another semi-final in Korea.
Tip: Alexandrova to win in three sets: 19/5 (Unibet)
Karolina Muchova v Wang Yafan Preview & Predictions
This is again the first meeting between these two players. Both the players have a lot to prove as Wang is trying to bring out the best in her after winning in Acapulco earlier this year and Muchova would love to retain her consistency by reaching the finals, the kind of consistency that has seen her win 21 of the 28 matches she has played on hard court surfaces.
Wang will strive to reach the finals and try and become the first Chinese to make it to the final of the Korean Open. The No.8 seed will play her first elimination round since Acapulco, where she at last won the title. Her solitary other appearance in the last four of a competition in 2019 came directly toward the beginning of the year in Shenzhen.
This is only the second semifinals for Muchova but it goes without saying that she’s played better than ever. She is high on confidence after cruising past Priscilla Hon in straight sets.
Expect this to be a great tie as there is no separating these two.
Tip: Muchova to win in straight sets: 11/10 (888Sport)