Fès Gallery: Surprises Aplenty
There were upsets aplenty at the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, including a qualifier taking the title.
Published April 28, 2012 03:04
No.1 seed Anabel Medina Garrigues entered Fès with the most clay court titles amongst active players - 10.
Fatigued from Fed Cup action the weekend before Fès, No.2 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova still managed to get through her first round match in straight sets.
Both of Simona Halep's WTA finals appearances have occurred in Fès - in 2010 and 2011.
Spaniard Laura Pous-Tio edged Mathilde Johansson in three sets on Friday to make her first career WTA final.
Kiki Bertens had never been beyond the first round of a WTA event before this week, but her win over Simona Halep put her into Saturday's final.
Kiki Bertens, playing just her second career main draw after advancing through qualifying, beat Laura Pous-Tio for her maiden WTA title.
Kiki Berkens and Laura Pous-Tio proudly displayed their hardware after the Dutchwoman was victorious in the Fès final.
Petra Cetkovska and Alexandra Panova survived five match points in the final to secure the doubles title in their first event together.