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The Korea Open semifinals promise a fiercely competitive match between Yue Yuan and Emina Bektas, with both players displaying remarkable determination and resilience.
Our favourite Yue Yuan vs Emina Bektas – match predictions
Kimberly Birrel worked Bektas hard in their quarter-final meeting while Yuan’s concentration paid dividends as she overcame Marie Bouzkova.
Yue Yuan to win @ 11/20 (1.55)
When Yue and Emina came across each other in Montreal, the latter ran away with a victory. We believe the Chinese ace will avenge her defeat this time around, as Bouzkova and others learnt the hard way. She has yet to drop a set and has not let despite being down against higher ranked rivals. With the scalps of higher pedigree opponents under her belt, we are expecting Yuan to triumph in this semi-final clash.
Over 21.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)
Yuan has not dropped a set in Seoul but it has not meant that her matches have not been stretched to the limit. Against Bouzkova, the first set was decided in 12 games in her favour while the second was decided on a tie-breaker. Her last meeting with Bektas was a three-set affair and we believe this match will go the distance with over 21.5 games being played to find a victor.
Yue Yuan and Emina Bektas set for thrilling semifinal clash in Seoul
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Yue Yuan preview
While facing difficulties in previous tournaments, Yue Yuan’s Seoul campaign has been a welcome turnaround, reaching the semifinals without dropping a set. Her journey to the semifinals has been nothing short of impressive, as she overcame challenges to secure victories over top-30 players and remain unbeaten in Seoul. The Chinese player’s form is highlighted by her significant win over Elise Mertens and a quarterfinal victory against Marie Bouzkova in a closely contested match.
Emina Bektas preview
Emina Bektas is having a breakthrough week in Seoul, securing her first WTA semifinal appearance with gritty wins over-determined opponents, such as Kimberly Birrel, Su Jeong Jang and Laura Pigossi. The late bloomer has shown resilience on her journey to the semifinals, as she oversees a remarkable 2023 season that has seen her enter the top 100 after starting the year outside the top 300, demonstrating her determination and progress.
Yue Yuan vs Emina Bektas head to head
Yue Yuan and Emina Bektas have a history that dates back to their qualifying clash in Montreal, adding intrigue to their Seoul semifinal showdown. The past result favours Bektas, but the Seoul courts may provide an advantage to the Chinese player.
Key match details
- What is the prize money for Korea Open 2023? The total prize money for Korea Open 2023 is $259,303.
- Where is the match being played? Olympic Park Tennis Center in Seoul will host the Korea Open 2023.
- Who is the reigning Korea Open champion? Ekaterina Alexandrova is the reigning Korea Open champion.
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