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Elina Svitolina to face Timea Babos in Grand Prix SAR final

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine will face unseeded Timea Babos of Hungary in the Grand Prix SAR final after both players won their semifinals in straight sets on Friday.

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Babos upsets 3rd seed Pennetta to reach Grand Prix SAR semis

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Timea Babos of Hungary secured an upset 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win against third-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy to reach the Grand Prix SAR semifinals on Thursday.

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Mladenovic beats top-seeded Muguruza to reach SAR quarters

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic upset top-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain 7-6- (4), 7-6 (6) to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR on Wednesday, while second-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland reached the last eight with a hard-fought 7-6 (3), 6-3 win against Tatjana Maria.

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Muguruza wins as top 4 seeds advance to 2nd round in Morocco

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain and No. 2 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland won in straight sets to reach the second round of the Grand Prix SAR clay-court tournament on Tuesday.

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Schmiedlova and Arruabarrena advance in Marrakech

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia and 97th-ranked Lara Arruabarrena of Spain won their opening matches at the Grand Prix SAR clay-court tournament Monday.

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