Marrakech, Morocco (Sports Network) - Former French Open champion Francesca
Schiavone and Lourdes Dominguez Lino were semifinal winners Saturday at the
$235,000 Moroccan Grand Prix.
The sixth-seeded Italian veteran Schiavone advanced to her 17th career final
with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 victory over South African Chanelle Scheepers on the red
Schiavone is bidding to capture her sixth title and first since her triumph at
Strasbourg last year.
Dominguez Lino, meanwhile, overcame a sluggish start to beat Luxembourg's
Mandy Minella 2-6, 6-0, 6-1.
The Spaniard won titles at Bogota in 2006 and 2011.
This week's champion will claim $40,000.
The Sports Network