Oprandi, Torro-Flor set up final in Marrakesh

by: AP April 26, 2014

AP

MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP)—Romina Oprandi of Switzerland beat top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to set up a Grand Prix SAR final against Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain on Saturday.

Torro-Flor defeated fifth-seeded compatriot Garbine Muguruza 6-0, 6-3.

It's the first WTA final for both unseeded players.

Oprandi, playing the full main tour since 2005, is just four tournaments into her comeback following nine months out with a right shoulder injury, which she sustained last year during a breakthrough season.

Torro-Flor missed the Australian Open because of a left leg injury and won only three matches this year entering this week. But she's knocked off two seeds and hasn't dropped a set to make the final on Sunday.

She beat Oprandi in their only previous meeting, two years ago in Bucharest.

More Stories

In a one-sided battle, Petra Kvitova dismantles Dominika Cibulkova to win Wuhan

This is the Czech's maiden title of 2016.

Angelique Kerber's coach reveals hairy superstition

Though Torben Beltz's beard is short for now, there's no doubt he'll be putting the razor down again in the near future. 

WTA CEO Steve Simon wants shorter matches, more Premier Mandatory events

The solution, Simon said, might be to implement no-ad scoring and super tiebreaks.