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Cirstea ousted in Morocco

The $235,000 Moroccan Grand Prix lost its second seed on Monday.

South African Chanelle Scheepers knocked out Romanian Sorana Cirstea in 6-3, 6-1 fashion at this clay-court tennis event.

Also on Day 1, Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor drilled Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus, 6-1, 6-1.

This week's top seed is Slovak Dominika Cibulkova, who will meet Czech Karolina Pliskova in her opening bout.

Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens bested Spaniard Laura Pous Tio in last year's Moroccan Grand Prix finale, in Fes.