0 WTA, 11 ITF
W-L / 291-197
| US$ 200,051|
| 23 August 1979 (age 36)
Mohammedia, Morocco (1979-08-23) |
Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Bahia Mouhtassine Wikipedia
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.
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.