Maria Kirilenko rallied for a 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-0 victory.
Seoul, Korea (SportsNetwork.com) -
Maria Kirilenko knocked off third-seeded Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic to reach the quarterfinals of the Korea Open.
Kirilenko rallied for a 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-0 victory to advance past the second round of a tournament for the first time in eight events this year. She missed the first three months of the season recovering from a knee injury.
The 27-year-old Russian won the Seoul title in 2008 and was the runner-up in 2007. She last reached a quarterfinal at the WTA level in June 2013 at Eastbourne.