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Bahia Mouhtassine
Bahia Mouhtassine
Country (sports) Morocco
ResidenceMohammedia, Morocco
Born (1979-08-23) 23 August 1979 (age 40)
Mohammedia, Morocco
Turned pro1999
Retired2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$200,051
Singles
Career record291-197
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 139 (24 June 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2002)
French Open1R (2003)
WimbledonQ1 (2003)
US OpenQ2 (2002)
Doubles
Career record115-127
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 143 (4 November 2002)
Bahia Mouhtassine
Medal record
Women's Tennis
Representing  Morocco
Pan Arab Games
Gold medal - first place Singles
Gold medal - first place Doubles
Gold medal - first place Team
Gold medal - first place Singles
Gold medal - first place Doubles
Gold medal - first place Team
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal - first place Singles

Bahia Mouhtassine (born 23 August 1979) is a former Moroccan professional tennis player. Her career-high singles ranking is No.139, achieved on 24 June 2002. She is the highest ever ranked player from Morocco.

Biography

Mouhtassine is the first female Moroccan player to feature at the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.[1] She lost in the first rounds of the 2002 Australian Open and 2003 French Open to Spanish Anabel Medina Garrigues and Czech Zuzana Ondrá?ková, respectively.

In her career, Mouhtassine won eleven ITF Women's Circuit singles titles and nine doubles titles. She also played on many WTA Tour events, won six gold medals at the Pan Arab Games and one gold at the Mediterranean Games, representing Morocco. Mouthassine's biggest career win was at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Casablanca in 2004. She upset third-seeded Katarina Srebotnik, who was ranked 183 spots above her, in straight sets. She has also beaten Sania Mirza at an ITF final in Rabat in 2004.

Bahia retired after losing in the first round of the 2007 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem to Vania King.

ITF finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (11-8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 3 August 1997 Rabat, Morocco Clay Spain Julia Carballal-Fernandez 6-2, 6-0
Winner 2. 26 October 1997 Ceuta, Spain Hard Spain Ana Salas Lozano 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
Winner 3. 17 May 1998 Tortosa, Spain Clay Spain Patricia Aznar 7-6, 6-2
Runner-up 4. 1 June 1998 Ceuta, Spain Clay Spain Gisela Riera 5-7, 6-2, 2-6
Winner 5. 26 July 1998 Rabat, Morocco Clay Austria Nina Schwarz 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
Runner-up 6. 21 September 1998 Bucharest, Romania Clay Hungary Anna Földényi 4-6, 4-6
Winner 7. 30 November 1998 Cairo, Egypt Clay Georgia (country) Nino Louarsabishvili 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Winner 8. 1 November 1999 Ain Sukhna, Egypt Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Sandra Martinovi? 1-6, 6-4, 6-0
Winner 9. 30 April 2000 Talence, France Hard France Anne-Laure Heitz 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-2)
Runner-up 10. 28 May 2000 Guimarães, Portugal Hard Hungary Kira Nagy 0-6, 7-5, 6-7(4-7)
Runner-up 11. 1 July 2001 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay Croatia Jelena Kostani? To?i? 4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 12. 30 October 2001 Bolton, England Hard (i) Belgium Els Callens 6-4, 4-6, 1-6
Winner 13. 5 November 2001 Cairo, Egypt Clay Slovakia Gabriela Voleková 1-6, 6-3, 7-5
Runner-up 14. 16 June 2002 Grado, Italy Clay Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall 3-6, 3-6
Winner 15. 3 April 2004 Rabat, Morocco Clay India Sania Mirza 6-2, 7-5
Winner 16. 18 April 2004 Biarritz, France Clay France Laura Pous Tió 6-4, 7-6(7-4)
Runner-up 17. 30 May 2004 Tongliao, China Hard China Li Na 4-6, 6-2, 6-7(5-7)
Runner-up 18. 15 August 2004 Martina Franca, Italy Hard Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 4-6
Winner 19. 5 September 2004 Mestre, Italy Clay Netherlands Michelle Gerards 6-1, 6-0

Doubles (9-7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 4 August 1996 Caserta, Italy Clay Netherlands Marielle Bruens Germany Inga Bertschmann
Portugal Joana Pedroso
6-4, 6-4
Winner 2. 5 August 1996 Carthage, Tunisia Clay Netherlands Marielle Bruens France Sandrine Bouilleau
Tunisia Selima Sfar
w/o
Winner 3. 3 August 1997 Rabat, Morocco Clay Netherlands Nadine van de Walle Germany Brigitte Loogen
United Kingdom Lucy McDonald
6-3, 6-3
Winner 4. 30 November 1998 Cairo, Egypt Clay Georgia (country) Nino Louarsabishvili Italy Sabina Da Ponte
Italy Nathalie Viérin
7-5, 6-3
Winner 5. 7 December 1998 Ismailia, Egypt Clay Georgia (country) Nino Louarsabishvili Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ljiljana Nanu?evi?
Slovakia Gabriela Voleková
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 6. 1 November 1999 Ain Sukhna, Egypt Clay Austria Susanne Filipp Italy Sabina Da Ponte
Slovakia Silvia Uricková
3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 7. 4 June 2001 Galatina, Italy Clay Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc Brazil Vanessa Menga
Madagascar Dally Randriantefy
6-3, 0-6, 5-7
Winner 8. 30 October 2001 Bolton, England Hard (i) Russia Maria Goloviznina Serbia and Montenegro Sandra Na?uk
Serbia and Montenegro Dragana Zari?
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 9. 1 April 2002 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Indonesia Angelique Widjaja Netherlands Seda Noorlander
Germany Kirstin Freye
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 10. 9 June 2002 Galatina, Italy Clay Austria Sylvia Plischke Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 11. 8 June 2003 Galatina, Italy Clay Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
0-6, 6-7(6-8)
Runner-up 12. 5 October 2003 Caserta, Italy Clay Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez Estonia Maret Ani
Italy Giulia Casoni
5-7, 5-7
Runner-up 13. 5 December 2004 Ra'anana, Israel Hard Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu Israel Tzipora Obziler
Israel Shahar Pe'er
3-6, 0-6
Winner 14. 28 May 2005 Campobasso, Italy Clay Italy Giulia Casoni Slovakia Katarína Kachlíková
Slovakia Lenka Tvaro?ková
6-0, 7-5
Winner 15. 12 May 2006 Rabat, Morocco Clay France Émilie Bacquet Romania Raluca Olaru
Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
w/o
Winner 16. 4 June 2006 Tortosa, Spain Clay France Émilie Bacquet France Laura Thorpe
Spain Irene Rehberger Bescos
1-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-5)

References

  1. ^ "Moroccan woman a first for Roland Garros". The Star. 26 May 2003.

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