MARRAKECH, Morocco - Two of Spain's brightest young stars will square off in the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem on Saturday after winning in straight sets on Friday.
Torró-Flor followed her countrywoman into the semifinals with a much tougher 76(3) 76(5) win over Polona Hercog in a battle between unseeded players. Hercog had her chances in both sets - she was up 5-3 in the first set and was two points away from winning the second set several times - but each and every time Torró-Flor would come through, eventually prevailing in two hours and four minutes.
The other semifinal will pit No.1 seed Daniela Hantuchova against Romina Oprandi. Oprandi was the first of the two to advance, upsetting No.3 seed Yvonne Meusburger, 64 64 - the Swiss won nine of 11 games from 0-3 in the first set to lead 64 31, and she never really looked back en route to the victory.
Hantuchova advanced via walkover when No.6 seed Peng Shuai had to pull out due to a thigh injury.
I'm sorry for my opponent today,hope she gets better soon!!playing the semifinals tommorow at 2pm..bike workout view pic.twitter.com/0wzXXCvhl3
— Daniela Hantuchová (@dhantuchova) April 25, 2014