Former French Open semifinalist Timea Bacsinszky collected her first title of 2016 and first of clay crushing qualifier Marina Erakovic 6-2, 6-1 in the Rabat, Morocco final Saturday.
“Well, it’s a great feeling, and my first win on clay,” she said after the match. “It was an awesome week for me; it was tough at the beginning but I leveled up my game and I’m really happy about this win. I hope it’ll give me confidence for the rest of the season.”
It was the Swiss’s fourth career title with all previous wins on the hardcourt, most recently last year at Acapulco and Monterrey.
The 28-year-old Erakovic, who had been dealing with injuries in the last year, will see her ranking of No. 186 jump about 60 spots after the big week.
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