Francesca Schiavone, seeded No.1 in Seoul, hit the practice courts ahead of the Hansol Korea Open.
Kimiko Date-Krumm, the champion in Seoul two years ago, also worked on her game over the weekend.
Akgul Amanmuradova was stopped in her first round match by No.7 seed Irina-Camelia Begu, 61 63.
Nuria Llagostera Vives fought hard but just couldn't crack the armor of No.2 seed Marion Bartoli.
No.2 seed Marion Bartoli made a good start to her week with a 62 62 win over Nuria Llagostera Vives.
No.3 seed Julia Goerges also came out strong, rolling past Japanese qualifier Yurika Sema, 61 61.
Vera Dushevina pulled off the first big surprise, beating No.1 seed Francesca Schiavone, 76(4) 62.
Eleni Daniilidou, the champion here in 2006, battled past Korean wildcard Kim So-Jung in her opener.
Vania King sent No.2 seed Marion Bartoli out in the second round, 63 75, her first Top 10 victory.
Klara Zakopalova kept the upsets coming with a 61 61 rout of the No.7 seed, Irina-Camelia Begu.
Kazakh No.1 Galina Voskoboeva posed with a fan after reaching the quarters of the Hansol Korea Open.
Dominika Cibulkova, who was the WTA blogger all week, warmed up ahead of her quarterfinal match.
No.4 seed Dominika Cibulkova led 3-1 early on but lost her way against No.5 seed Polona Hercog.
Polona Hercog met the press after scoring a 63 61 quarterfinal upset win over Dominika Cibulkova.
No.6 seed Maria Jose Martinez beat fellow 29-year-old Klara Zakopalova in the first semifinal, 63 62.
Klara Zakopalova was a runner-up to Alisa Kleybanova the year before, and now a semifinalist again.
Polona Hercog took a moment to refocus as she took on Galina Voskoboeva in the second semifinal.
Galina Voskoboeva rolled through the first set and rallied from 1-4 in the second set to win, 61 64.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez met the press after reaching her first career WTA hardcourt final.
Galina Voskoboeva signed autographs for some young fans after reaching her first career WTA final.