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Morocco Open: Grabher reaches final
Julia Grabher edged out Julia Riera 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday afternoon and will play the winner of the match between Italian Lucia Bronzetti and American Sloane Stephens, the second seed, for the title
Austrian Julia Grabher edged out Argentinian Julia Riera 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (6) to move into the final of the Morocco Open at Union Sportive des Cheminots du Maroc in Rabat on Friday afternoon.
Grabher, ranked No 74, will face the winner of the match between Italian Lucia Bronzetti and American Sloane Stephens, the second seed, next.
Match Point Moment 👏@juliagrabher | #WTARabat pic.twitter.com/mHC6It2Y65
— wta (@WTA) May 26, 2023
In the previous rounds of the Rabat Grand Prix, the Austrian won against Belgian Ysaline Bonaventure (6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2), Cagla Buyukakcay (6-1, 7-6 (4)) and Italian Martina Trevisan, the top seed (6-3 ret.).
Riera, ranked No 195, beat Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic (6-3, 6-0), Egyptian Mayar Sherif, the No 3 seed (7-5, 7-5) and Kazakh Yulia Putintseva, the No 6 seed (5-7, 6-4, 6-2) earlier in the tournament.
Rabat WTA 250, other semi-final result (Union Sportive des Cheminots du Maroc, clay, USD 259.303):
- Lucia Bronzetti vs. Sloane Stephens