Lourdes Domínguez cae en Marrakech

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Lourdes Domínguez se quedó a las puertas de obtener su tercer título WTA tras caer ante Francesca Schiavone en la final del torneo de Marrakech por 6-1, 6-3 en la tierra batida marroquí del torneo de categoría WTA International. Mientras, en el torneo de Stuttgart, Maria Sharapova superó a Na Li (6-4, 6-3) y conquistó su 29º título individual.

Nada pudo hacer Domínguez en la final de Marrakech ante Schiavone. De principio a final estuvo por detrás de lo que ofrecía la transalpina, número 48 de la clasificación WTA. Con el 6-1, 6-3, Lourdes pierde su tercera final (tras las de Bogotá en 2005 y Budapest en 2006), y no puede añadir un nuevo título a su palmarés, que lo compone la doble conquista en Bogotá, en 2006 y 2011.

Mientras, en Stuttgart, Sharapova ganaba su segundo torneo en 2013 al derrota en el WTA Premier de Stuttgart a la china Na Li por 6-4, 6-3. Tras vencer sus tres partidos de esta semana en tres mangas (a Safarova, Ivanovic y Kerber), la rusa no dio lugar a la sorpresa y venció en dos sets para conquistar su entorchado 29.

La número dos del mundo, y el resto del mundo WTA está a cinco días del inicio del Mutua Madrid Open, una cita que la rusa no tiene en su sala de trofeos. Llegará con más ganas que nunca.Lourdes Domínguez fell at the final hurdle in her attempt to win her third WTA title as she lost to Francesca Schiavone in the final of the Marrakech tournament 6-1, 6-3 on the Moroccan clay of the WTA International event. Meanwhile, at the Stuttgart tournament, Maria Sharapova overcame Na Li (6-4, 6-3) and won her 29th individual title.

Domínguez was powerless in the Marrakech final against Schiavone. Throughout the match she was unable to match the offerings of the transalpine player, the number 48 in the WTA rankings. The 6-1, 6-3, defeat is Lourdes’ third final loss (after those in Bogota in 2005 and Budapest in 2006), and she was unable to add a new trophy to her cabinet, which currently houses those from Bogota, in 2006 and 2011.

Meanwhile, in Stuttgart, Sharapova was winning her second tournament of 2013 as she defeated the Chinese Na Li 6-4, 6-3 in the WTA Premier in Stuttgart. Having won her three matches this week in three sets (against Safarova, Ivanovic and Kerber), the Russian left no room for any hopes Na Li may have had of an upset as she took title number 29.

The number two in the world, and the rest of the WTA now awaits the Mutua Madrid Open in five days, a tournament which the Russian has yet to claim. She will now arrive more motivated than ever.