FES, Morocco, May 15 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Sania Mirza was ousted in Tuesday's first-round play of the $145,000 Moroccan Grand Prix clay-court tennis tournament.
She was one of three of the top four seeded players to fail to advance through Tuesday's matches but her loss was perhaps the most surprising. Qualifier Maria Emilia Salerni rolled to the 6-2, 7-5 upset of Mirza.
Seeded players who managed to get to the second round were fifth-seeded Jill Craybas, who stopped Yulia Beygelzimer 6-4, 6-1; No. 7 Camille Pin, who topped Stephanie Dubois 6-1, 6-4; and eighth-seeded Anne Kremer, who romped past Fatima Zahrae El Allami 6-0, 6-2.