Seoul, Korea (Sports Network) - Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki rolled into the
semifinals of the Korea Open with a straight-set win over Klara Zakopalova on
Wozniacki notched a 6-2, 6-3 victory, beating the seventh-seeded Czech for the
third time in as many meetings. Zakopalova was the 2010 runner-up in Seoul and
fell to 10-4 lifetime at the tournament.
Next up for Wozniacki will be Ekaterina Makarova. The eighth-seeded Russian
had an even easier quarterfinal win with a 6-1, 6-1 rout of Spain's Maria Jose
Wozniacki, the former world No. 1, is unbeaten in four lifetime meetings
against Makarova. The two have already played twice this year with the Dane
capturing a 6-2, 6-0 win in Indian Wells and a 6-3, 6-3 triumph in New Haven.
Third-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia earned a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Dutchwoman
Kiki Bertens on Friday and will take on sixth-seeded American Varvara
Lepchenko in the semifinals.
Lepchenko rallied for a 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 win over Austria's Tamira Paszek
to reach her first WTA semifinal. Four times previously, including three times
this year, Lepchenko had come up a loser in the quarterfinals.
Kanepi, meanwhile, is the only player among the final four with a title this
year. She has, in fact, won twice, capturing the season-opening event in
Brisbane and the French Open tune-up in Estoril back in May.
Wozniacki has 18 career titles, but her best result this year was a runner-up
finish in April in Copenhagen.
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