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King takes first-round rout in Morocco

May 14, 2007 at 4:49 PM

FES, Morocco, May 14 (UPI) -- Vania King routed Bahia Mouhtassine in first-round action of the $145,000 Moroccan Grand Prix tennis tournament.

King, seeded sixth in the tournament, dropped just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 win over Mouhtassine in the clay-court tournament.

The only other seeded player to draw a Monday match was No. 9 Jarmila Gajdosova, who was a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 winner other Melinda Czink. Also Monday, Alize Cornet defeated Nuria Llagostera Vives 7-5, 6-1.

Sania Mirza is the top seed for the Moroccan Grand Prix, where the champion will earn $21,140.

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