Moroccan Aya El Aouni won the Heraklion W15 tennis tournament in Greece on Sunday, beating No. 4 seed Claudia Hoste Ferrer of Spain in 3 sets (2-6, 6-4, 6-3).
With this victory in the ITF Women’s Circuit tournament, organized by the International Tennis Federation, 18-year-old Aya El Aouni wins her first professional title.
The young Moroccan champion put in a brilliant performance to win the title. In the first round, she got the better of Slovakia’s Karolina Krajmer 6-2, 6-4, before defeating Brazil’s Ana Candiotto 6-4, 6-4 in the round of 16, Romania’s Simona Ogescu 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in the quarter-finals, and German N2 seed Mara Guth 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the semi-finals.