Torro-Flor beats Oprandi for first WTA crown|
Marrakech, Morocco (SportsNetwork.com) - Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain
outlasted Switzerland's Romina Oprandi in three sets for the title at the
Marrakech Grand Prix.
Torro-Flor earned a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory in Sunday's final for her first WTA
Both players were appearing in their first final.
Torro-Flor broke serve for a 5-3 lead in the first set and held to win it,
then had her serve broken at 2-1 in the second set and Oprandi held the rest
of the way to force a third. Torro-Flor then built a 5-1 cushion in the third
before stumbling a bit over the next two games and finally closing out the
The 21-year-old Torro-Flor had just two main-draw match wins in four events
this year prior to this week's title run. Her best previous finish in a WTA
event was a semifinal appearance in Tashkent last year.
Oprandi had knocked off top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova in the semifinals to
reach her first final. She previously lost in semifinals at Brussels and
Portugal last year, in addition to semifinal losses in 2010 at Palermo and
2011 at Den Bosch.
04/27 14:05:47 ET