For the first time since February 2021, Kimberly Birrell has returned to WTA main draw level thanks to her Protected Ranking. Due to the return of her right elbow injury, which prevented her from playing until this January, the 24-year-old was unable to participate in even one tournament the previous season following Australia. She is about to make her debut appearance in a tour-level main draw outside of her own country. The Australian, on the other hand, has six wins at this level on her home court, including victories over qualifier Paula Badosa and the 29th seed Donna Vekic to advance to the third round of the 2019 Australian Open.
In comparison to other WTA events, the Hana Bank Korea Open has produced the most success for Priscilla Hon. She advanced to the quarterfinals there twice in her career, in 2017 and 2019, both times after beginning in the qualifying rounds. She has a perfect 3-0 record overall in the first-round contests. She is an Australian national who is 24 years old and achieved her best ranking to date in the 2019 campaign. The Brisbane-born player’s tournament experience has primarily been restricted to ITF competitions, which this season have produced two W25 titles at Netanya, Israel, and Nottingham, UK, as well as another final at W25 Canberra.
Priscilla Hon and Kimberly Birrell are scheduled to face each other in the round of 32 of the 2022 WTA Korea Open on Friday, September 19. The tournament is scheduled to begin on September 19 and end on September 25.
The 2022 WTA Korea Open is scheduled to commence on September 19 and go on until September 25 this year. The tournament will have five rounds of play excluding the qualifiers. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
|Stage of competition||Date|
|Round of 32||September 19-20|
|Round of 16||September 21|
|Country||Where to watch|
|UK||Amazon Prime Video|