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Upcoming Tournaments

BMW Malaysian Open

BMW Malaysian Open

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Apr 14 - Apr 20
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

Marrakech, MOROCCO
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Stuttgart, GERMANY
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Portugal Open

Portugal Open

Oeiras, PORTUGAL
Apr 28 - May 03
Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
May 03 - May 11
Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, ITALY
May 12 - May 18
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

Marrakech, MOROCCO
Apr 21 - Apr 27

Tournament Info

Tier: International
Prize Money: $250,000
Surface: Clay
Director: Hicham Arazi
The WTA makes its lone stop in Africa in April at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem. The red clay court tournament has been staged in several different cities in Morocco, starting off in Casablanca in 2001, moving to Rabat in 2005, to Fès in 2007 and finally Marrakech in 2013.

Located near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is a major economic center and tourist destination. The event name refers to Princess Lalla Meryem, the sister of Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.

Among the tournament's past participants are Svetlana Kuznetsova, Li Na, Dinara Safina and 2013 winner Francesca Schiavone. It has produced a different champion each year since its inception.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2013 Francesca Schiavone Mandy Minella / Timea Babos
2012 Kiki Bertens Petra Cetkovska / Alexandra Panova
2011 Alberta Brianti Andrea Hlavackova / Renata Voracova
2010 Iveta Melzer Iveta Melzer / Anabel Medina Garrigues
2009 Anabel Medina Garrigues Ekaterina Makarova / Alisa Kleybanova
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  • WTA Diary: Surprises, Sochi & Sugarpova

    May 01, 2013
    Catch up on all the latest news from Oeiras including Monica's breakthrough and Elena's nautical adventure alongside one of the ATP's finest.
  • Doubles Action Heats Up & New Co-No.1s

    April 29, 2013
    A German wildcard pair came through in a packed field in Stuttgart, Timea Babos and Mandy Minella won their second WTA doubles title of the year, and Sara Errani joined Roberta Vinci at No.1.
  • Schiavone Slides To Marrakech Title

    April 28, 2013
    Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone showed off some of her legendary clay court prowess on Sunday, capturing the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Marrakech.
  • Schiavone & Domínguez Lino Make Final

    April 27, 2013
    Francesca Schiavone and Lourdes Domínguez Lino will have the greatest combined age of WTA finalists since 2010.
  • Semifinal Line-Up Set In Marrakech

    April 26, 2013
    When slow red clay is combined with altitude, sometimes consistency and variety trump power - that was a major theme on Quarterfinal Friday at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem.
  • Bertens' Title Defense Continues

    April 25, 2013
    Kiki Bertens improved to 10-0 at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem by beating Flavia Pennetta on Thursday.
  • Schiavone Slides To Victory In Marrakech

    April 24, 2013
    Former Top 10 players Daniela Hantuchova, Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta all played their first round matches on Wednesday, but only two of them survived - which one was ousted?
  • Bertens Beats Babos In Marrakech

    April 23, 2013
    Kiki Bertens had to rally in the first set, but got her title defense off to a successful start on Tuesday at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem.
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  • Marrakech Gallery: Player Party & More

    April 25, 2013
    Check out some snaps from the player party and other off-court activities in Marrakech. Recognize the familiar face second from the right? You may have seen him on the courts before...
  • Fès Gallery: Surprises Aplenty

    April 28, 2012
    There were upsets aplenty at the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, including a qualifier taking the title.
  • Fès Finals Gallery

    April 24, 2011
    Morocco's first WTA quarterfinalist, an in-form Dinara Safina and Alberta Brianti all turned heads.
  • Fès Photo Gallery

    May 01, 2010
    Photos from the traditional Moroccan festivities and Iveta Benesova's double crown, all right here.
  • Fès Gallery

    May 03, 2009
    A collection of photos from the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Fès.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2013 Francesca Schiavone Mandy Minella / Timea Babos
2012 Kiki Bertens Petra Cetkovska / Alexandra Panova
2011 Alberta Brianti Andrea Hlavackova / Renata Voracova
2010 Iveta Melzer Iveta Melzer / Anabel Medina Garrigues
2009 Anabel Medina Garrigues Ekaterina Makarova / Alisa Kleybanova
2008 Gisela Dulko Sorana Cirstea / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2007 Milagros Sequera Sania Mirza / Vania King
2006 Meghann Shaughnessy Zi Yan / Jie Zheng
2005 Nuria Llagostera Vives Emilie Loit / Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
2004 Emilie Loit Marion Bartoli / Emilie Loit
2003 Rita Grande Gisela Dulko / Ma. Emilia Salerni
2002 Patricia Wartusch Petra Mandula / Patricia Wartusch
2001 Zsofia Gubacsi Lubomira Bacheva / Asa Svensson
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