Fès Finals Gallery
Morocco's first WTA quarterfinalist, an in-form Dinara Safina and Alberta Brianti all turned heads.
Published April 24, 2011 12:00
Former No.1 Dinara Safina signed autographs for her Moroccan fans at the Sony Ericsson booth.
Morocco's own Nadia Lalami stunned top seed Aravane Rezai in the second round, 26 76(5) 64.
Nadia Lalami was the star of the nation, Morocco's first ever quarterfinalist on the WTA.
Alberta Brianti lost a set to Melanie Oudin but cruised to a 75 57 60 win in their quarterfinal.
Dinara Safina and Galina Voskoboeva, winners in Kuala Lumpur, made the doubles semifinals.
Dinara Safina powered into the semifinals of both events but had to withdraw due to illness.
Czech players Renata Voracova and Andrea Hlavackova won their first doubles title together.
Simona Halep reached her second WTA final in Fes. Her first one also came here, one year ago.
Alberta Brianti had never won back-to-back clay court matches but went all the way to the title.
Alberta Brianti, who turned 31 this month, won her very first WTA title on the clay of Fes.