Bahia Mouhtassine

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Bahia Mouhtassine
Country (sports)  Morocco
Residence Mohammedia, Morocco
Born (1979-08-23) 23 August 1979 (age 37)
Mohammedia, Morocco
Turned pro 1999
Retired 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 200,051
Singles
Career record 291–197
Career titles 0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking No. 139 (24 June 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2002)
French Open 1R (2003)
Wimbledon Q1 (2003)
US Open Q2 (2002)
Doubles
Career record 115–127
Career titles 0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No.143 (4 November 2002)
Bahia Mouhtassine
Medal record
Women's Tennis
Representing  Morocco
Pan Arab Games
Gold medal – first place 1997 Beirut Singles
Gold medal – first place 1997 Beirut Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1997 Beirut Team
Gold medal – first place 2004 Algiers Singles
Gold medal – first place 2004 Algiers Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2004 Algiers Team
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2001 Tunis 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[edit]

Mouhtassine is the first and only Moroccan player yet to feature at the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. She lost in the first rounds of the 2002 Australian Open and 2003 French Open to Spanish Anabel Medina Garrigues and Czech Zuzana Ondrášková, respectively.

In her career, Mouhtassine has won 11 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles, 9 doubles titles and played on many WTA Tour events. She has won 6 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 3rd-seeded Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik, who was ranked 183 spots above her, in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5. She has also beaten Indian 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 American Vania King.

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