May 2, 2009
Medina Garrigues wins Moroccan Grand Prix
Top-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues blasted Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-1 Saturday to capture the Moroccan Grand Prix at Fes for her ninth career title.
Medina Garrigues, a native of Valencia, Spain, was the runner-up to Argentina's Gisela Dulko in last year's final. She needed just 60 minutes Saturday to dismantle her inexperienced Russian foe.
Medina Garrigues won titles at Palermo, Italy, four times (2001, 2004-2006), Strasbourg, Germany, three times (2005, 2007, 2008) and Canberra, Australia, once (2006).
Before this week, Makarova's best results were quarterfinals at Eastbourne, England, Forest Hills, N.Y., and Seoul, all last season.