Muchova stops Hon in Seoul quarterfinals
Priscilla Hon's four-match unbeaten run ends at the Korea Open in Seoul with defeat to third seed Karolina Muchova.
Priscilla Hon’s run at the WTA Korea Open in Seoul ended on Friday at the hands of Karolina Muchova.
The No.3 seed was too strong for the Queenslander, winning 6-3 6-3 to advance to the semifinals; there she will meet the winner of the match between eighth seed Wang Yafan or Spain’s Paul Badosa Gibert.
Hon, who qualified for the main draw, had won four straight matches in Seoul for the second time in thre years, after also reaching the quarterfinals as a qualifier in 2017.
That year she beat Muchova in the first round, but this time around the Czech all-court talent was too solid.
Both players finished the match with 17 unforced errors but Muchova’s talley of 24 winners far outweighed Hon’s 11.
Hon was unable to convert any of the eight break points she earned, including from 0-40 up in the eighth game of the second set which would have seen her level scores at 4-4.
Instead, from there Muchova reeled off the last nine points of the match, which ended when Hon drove a forehand into the net.