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Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Singles - Quarterfinal: (5) Simona Halep def. (1/WC)
Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2 6-1
There go Anabel Medina Garrigues's championship points. She will fall from #26 to probably #32. Simona Halep is now firmly in the Top Fifty -- and she is the only seed left here.
Singles - Quarterfinal: (LL) Mathilde Johansson def. (3) Petra Cetkovska 6-3 6-4
Curiouser and curiouser. What in the world did Mathilde Johansson change between losing in qualifying and making the main draw? She rises to around #90. Petra Cetkovska is certain to stay Top Thirty and will likely rise slightly.
Singles - Quarterfinal: (Q) Kiki Bertens def. (Q) Garbine Muguruza Blanco 6-1 6-4
This is perhaps even goofier than the Johansson result. Kiki Bertens will rise more than two dozen places above her current #149.
Singles - Quarterfinal: Laura Pous-Tio def. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4 6-1
Is there some rule that says that all the players with prospects want out of here? The two top remaining seeds both lost, and so did the two promising youngsters, Muguruza Blanco and Begu. Begu will remain below #55; Pous-Tio defends her points, but that still leaves her around #110.
Doubles - Quarterfinal: Begu/Cadantu def. (3) Bratchikova/Jurak 6-2 4-6 16-14 (Match TB)
Doubles - Quarterfinal: Babos/Minella def. (4) Govortsova/Savchuk 6-2 6-2
Doubles - Quarterfinal: Pliskova/Pliskova def. U.Radwanska/Tatishvili 6-4 6-3
Doubles - Quarterfinal: Cetkovska/Panova def. Bertens/Rus 6-4 6-0