American Melanie Oudin scored a rare win on Wednesday with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over the No. 3 seed Lourdes Domínguez Lino. Oudin had lost her last four matches coming into this week and will next meet Pelona Hercog, who saved a match point in her67(6) 76(1) 62 triumph over Chanelle Scheepers.
Meanwhile, Aravane Rezai's first career event as top seed ended earlier than she would have liked as she went down in 3 sets to local wild card Nadia Lalami in the second round. The Moroccan native won 2-6, 7-6, 6-4. Lalami had never won a WTA main draw match before this week.
GRAND PRIX DE SAR LA PRINCESSE LALLA MERYEM - Fès, Morocco - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Singles - Second Round
(WC) Nadia Lalami (MAR) d. (1/WC) Aravane Rezai (FRA) 26 76(5) 64
(4) Greta Arn (HUN) d. (Q) Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 64 64
(7) Simona Halep (ROU) d.
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 62 64
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. (LL) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 64 75 Singles - First Round
Melanie Oudin (USA) d. (3) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 46 61 62
(8) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 63 63
Polona Hercog (SLO) d. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 67(6) 76(1) 62 By Haresh Ramchandani