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Alexandrova beats Ostapenko at Korea Open

2018-09-21 10:16
Jelena Ostapenko (Getty)

Seoul - Ekaterina Alexandrova broke Jelena Ostapenko's serve five times on Friday and defeated the defending champion and No 1-seeded player 6-3, 6-2 in a rain-delayed match at the Korea Open

Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, had reached the quarter-finals or better at six tournaments this year, including the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Alexandrova came into the match with a 1-7 career record in round-of-16 matches at WTA-level events. 

The postponement from Thursday meant Alexandrova had to play her quarter-final match later Friday against sixth-seeded Hsieh Su-wei. 

Hsieh is on a seven-match winning streak after capturing last week's Japan Women's Open at Hiroshima.

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