SEOUL, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- All eight first-round matches, including one involving top-seeded Nadia Petrova, at the Hansol Korea Open in Seoul were postponed Tuesday because of rain.
Thunderstorms through the day led organizers to cancel Tuesday's matches at the outdoor tournament. The first round is scheduled to be completed Wednesday but there is a good chance of rain continuing in Seoul.
Petrova was to have played Jarmila Groth, who is coming off a WTA tournament win Sunday in China. Seven of the eight seeded players were to have had their first-round matches Tuesday.
No. 5-seeded Alisa Kleybanova got her opening match in Monday, beating Chang Kai-Chen 6-2, 6-3.
The $200,000 Korea Open is to run through Sunday, with the champion taking home $37,000