Francesca Schiavone doesn't stop. After triumphing in Bogota' a couple of weeks ago, the Italian player gets her sixth win in Rabat beating the fourth seeded player Timea Babos 6-4 6-2 after an hour and 28 minutes.
Schiavone, who took a wild card to play here, will face Dabrowski or Qostal next. Good day for Italy, as also Sara Errani won. The Bologna native defeated the 18-year-old Russian Anna Blinkova 6-3 6-3 getting her eighth win this year.
In the second round she will face Alison Riske, who defeated the French player Alizè Cornet 6-2 6-4. Andrea Petkovic's bad moment continues. The World No. 79 lost to the fifth seeded player Yulia Putintseva 6-3 6-4.
Putintseva will face Varvara Lepchenko, who defeated the Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-3 1-6 6-3. Ekaterina Makarova easily beat Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-2 and will play against Anastasia Pavluchenkova or Conny Perrin next.
As for the last round of the qualifying draw, Perrin, Krunic, Podoroska and Dabrowski won. Here below today's singles first round matches results: