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Linz, AUSTRIA
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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
2014 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor Romina Oprandi / Garbine Muguruza
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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  • Marrakech Gallery: The Finals

    April 30, 2014
    María-Teresa Torró-Flor won the first WTA title of her career, but there was a breakthrough for the runner-up ...
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  • Torró-Flor Crowned In Marrakech

    April 27, 2014
    María-Teresa Torró-Flor won her first WTA title at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, beating Romina Oprandi in a match between first-time WTA finalists.
  • Torró-Flor Vs Oprandi In Marrakech

    April 26, 2014
    A couple of moments of magic inspired Romina Oprandi to victory over Daniela Hantuchova in Marrakech. On Sunday, she will face fellow final debutante María-Teresa Torró-Flor for the title.
  • All-Spanish Semifinal In Marrakech

    April 25, 2014
    Spaniards Garbiñe Muguruza and María-Teresa Torró-Flor will play in the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem. Daniela Hantuchova also advanced.
  • Meusburger Makes Marrakech Quarters

    April 24, 2014
    Yvonne Meusburger routed Estrella Cabeza Candela in the second round of the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem. Also advancing was Polona Hercog.
  • Hantuchova's Happy Birthday Win

    April 23, 2014
    On the day she turned 31, Daniela Hantuchova improved to 7-0 against Lourdes Domínguez Lino with a straight set win in the second round of Marrakech.
  • Hantuchova Holds On In Marrakech Opener

    April 22, 2014
    Daniela Hantuchova pulled out a win at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, but defending champ Francesca Schiavone and two other seeds weren't as fortunate.
  • Meusburger Moves On In Marrakech

    April 21, 2014
    Yvonne Meusburger, as well as Lourdes Domínguez Lino and Shahar Peer, were first round winners on Monday at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem.
  • 10 Things To Know: Stuttgart & Marrakech

    April 20, 2014
    What first-time feat is Maria Sharapova going for in Stuttgart? Which two former No.1s are playing each other first round? Get ready for the week ahead right here!
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  • Marrakech Gallery: The Finals

    April 30, 2014
    María-Teresa Torró-Flor won the first WTA title of her career, but there was a breakthrough for the runner-up as well - by far the best week of her career. See all the best finals pics here.
  • Marrakech Gallery: Memories From Morocco

    April 26, 2014
    From the player party to Kids Day to one of the WTA's brightest stars celebrating their big day, check out all the best off-court pics from Marrakech right here.
  • 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
2014 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor Romina Oprandi / Garbine Muguruza
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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