Seeds tumble in Rabat as Petra Martic and Zarina Diyas crash out
Third seed Petra Martic fell at the first hurdle in Rabat on a tough day for the tournament favourites.
Martic came up short against Flipkens despite a strong start, eventually losing 3-6 6-2 6-4. Martic faced a total of 15 break points over two and a quarter hours, saving 10.
Sixth seed Zarina Diyas also struggled losing to former world number five Sara Errani 6-4 6-4.
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