Grand Slam champions Jelena Ostapenko and Emma Raducanu face a thrilling semifinal showdown at the Korea Open 2022 in Seoul on Saturday.
Raducanu has been in excellent form all week, making it into the last four without dropping a set. She defeated Moyuka Uchijima, Yanina Wickmayer and Magda Linette to reach this stage. For the Briton it is the first semi-final since her triumph at the US Open last year.
She has also won three straight games for the first time this season. She has recovered reasonably well after a disappointing loss to world No. 213 Anna-Lena Friedsam at the Slovenia Open last week.
Ostapenko let the spectators get their money’s worth in the first few games. She faced domestic favorite Boyoung Jeong in the first round and needed three sets to finish them off. Then she played another rollercoaster match against Anastasia Gasanova.
The Latvian saved a match point en route to defeating Gasanova in straight sets. She looked trouble early in her quarterfinal match against Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva but managed a quick turnaround to record a dominant win.
The 25-year-old has won a singles title with another runner-up this season, as well as a number of doubles titles and finals. Raducanu is yet to get her hands on another winner’s trophy since winning the US Open last year. The teenager will be quite confident of reaching the final based on her performances this week.
After the draw was announced, the fans hoped that this encounter would actually take place and now their wish is about to be fulfilled. With a place in the finals, expect nothing less than the best from them.
Schedule Yelena Ostapenko vs. Emma Raducanu
The semi-final game between Jelena Ostapenko and Emma Raducanu on Saturday will be the last game of the day on Center Court.
playing time: Approximately 3:30 p.m. local time, 6:30 a.m. GMT, 2:30 a.m. EST and 12:00 p.m. IST.
Date: September 24, 2022.
Yelena Ostapenko vs. Emma Raducanu streaming details
Viewers from the following countries can watch the action live on their respective channels and websites:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: For viewers in the US tennis channel the game will be broadcast.
UNITED KINGDOM: UK viewers can follow the action on Amazon Prime Video.
Australia: Fans from Down Under can follow the game on be in sports.
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