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Moroccan woman a first for Roland Garros


Monday, May 26, 2003

Moroccan woman a first for Roland Garros

PARIS: Bahia Mouhtassine will become the first Moroccan woman to play in the main draw of the French Open next week after beating China’s Jie Zheng in the final round of qualifying. 

“It has been very hard to get this far, I still haven’t realised what I’ve done,” she beamed as she left court following Saturday’s 7-6, 6-4 win. 

   

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