Jelena Ostapenko and Boyoung Jeong will face each other in the round of 32 of the 2022 WTA Korea Open on September 20.
In the 2022 Korea Open, where she is the top seed, world No. 15 Jelena Ostapenko will try to improve upon her lacklustre US Open performance. The Latvian will be confident that she can repeat her tournament victory from 2017. She still competes against up-and-coming athletes like Linda Fruhvirtova, Emma Raducanu, and Rebecca Marino in a hazardous category. Ostapenko is headed to Seoul with a record of 25–15, which is bolstered by a singles championship from the WTA Dubai and runner-up honours from Eastbourne. She will compete in twice as many finals in doubles. She and Lyudmyla Kichenok most recently shared the Cincinnati Open victory. In spite of this, her impressive background and experience have been accompanied by unexpected losses; at Flushing Meadows, she was shocked by Qinwen Zheng in the first round. Similar events occurred in Rome and Madrid, when she was defeated by Lauren Davis and Ekaterina Alexandrova in the opening round.
Boyoung Jeong, a 19-year-old Korean, will play in her maiden WTA 250 match right here at home. She is currently ranked in the low 600s, so it goes without saying that beating the seasoned, powerful Ostapenko will be a herculean task. Stranger things have, however, happened, and Jeong can undoubtedly fight back with a little confidence. Boyoung has struggled throughout the entire season while competing on the ITF circuit. She has a record of 15-11 there, with majority of her victories coming in the preliminary or early stages. She competed at Yeongwol for the final time, where she was defeated by then-number 558 Punnin Kovapitukted in round two.
Jelena Ostapenko and Boyoung Jeong are scheduled to face each other in the round of 32 of the 2022 WTA Korea Open on Friday, September 20. 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|