Linette - Alexandrova
Both Ekaterina Alexandrova and Magda Linette will surely have real belief that they can go all the way at the Korea Open after discovering a rich vein of form in recent weeks. Alexandrova had a solid run during the North American summer hard-court swing, with her finest moment coming in Toronto where she reached the last 16 as a qualifier. And she has played some good tennis in Seoul, though she has had to battle hard in her last two matches, coming back from a set down to beat both Kristyna Pliskova and Kristie Ahn.
Linette, meanwhile, is in the midst of the best spell of her career. At the New York Open in the Bronx, she won the first tour-level title of her career as a qualifier.
Neither woman possesses massive power, but both cover the court well and typically make few cheap unforced errors but at the end Linnete should be the one happier when leaving the court.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 21.09. 09:00h