The KDB Korea Open qualifying took place on the weekend, with Japan's Misaki Doi among those in action.
France's Claire Feuerstein was also in action - but neither Doi nor Feuerstein would make it through.
However Jamie Hampton, an American with Korean roots, won all her qualifying matches in straight sets.
Another American, Varvara Lepchenko, was tearing up the main draw, reaching her first WTA semifinal.
Maria Kirilenko was the No.2 seed this week but had to retire in the first round due to a back injury.
The No.4 seed, Nadia Petrova, won her first match but pulled out afterwards, also with a back injury.
Former KDB Korea Open finalist Klara Zakopalova had no such injury woes, reaching the quarterfinals.
Ekaterina Makarova made it one step further, to the semifinals - but both fell to Caroline Wozniacki.
Young Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens reached the quarters before falling to No.3 seed Kaia Kanepi, 64 64.
The singles wasn't the only draw that heated up late in the week - the doubles was action-packed too.
Eleni Daniilidou and Megan Moulton-Levy fell to Akgul Amanmuradova and Vania King in a match tie-break.
A multiple exposure of Klara Zakopalova. Zakopalova made the singles quarterfinals and doubles semis.
A multiple exposure of Vera Dushevina. Dushevina got to the doubles quarterfinals with Alicja Rosolska.
Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones would eventually lift the doubles title, their fourth together.
And Caroline Wozniacki was the last woman standing in singles, beating Kaia Kanepi in the final, 61 60.