Elise Mertens (WTA 18) has on Tuesday without any problems placed for the second round at the WTA-tournament of Rabat (gravel/ $ 250,000). The titelverdedigster and first seed – counted after one hour and five minutes of tennis in two sets (6-3 and 6-1) with compatriot Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 59).
The 23-Limburg found in the second round, the Serbian Ivana Jorovic (WTA 99), on Monday in her first round in two sets (6-3 and 6-2) short shrift made with the Polish Magda Linette (WTA 86).
Also Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 52), the eighth seed, and Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 122), who by the qualifications in the main table came and placed himself for the second round in Morocco. Van Uytvanck defeated Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier (WTA 69) in two sets (6-4 and 6-3). Bonaventure won in three sets (2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (9/7)) of the Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova (WTA 72). Van Uytvanck will find in the next round of the American kwalificatiespeelster Varvara Lepchenko (WTA 149), Bonaventure met with the Kazakh Yulia Putintseva (WTA 41), the third seed.
Greet Minnen (WTA 192) went there on Monday, and in the third and final qualifying round.