Seoul Open: Maria through to quarter-finals

German Tatjana Maria, the No 7 seed, moved into the last 8 of the Seoul Open by winning against Australian Kimberly Birrell 6-0, 6-3 at the Seoul Olympic Park on Wednesday night. Maria, ranked No 80, will play Chinese Lin Zhu, the No 4 seed, next. In the previous round of the Hana Bank Korea Open, the 35-year-old German beat Canadian Eugenie Bouchard (7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)). Bir