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Marrakech, MOROCCO
Apr 27 - May 02
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Tournament Info

Tier: International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Clay
Director: Hicham Arazi
The WTA makes its lone stop in Africa 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
2015 Elina Svitolina Kristina Mladenovic / Timea Babos
2014 María-Teresa Torró-Flor Romina Oprandi / Garbiñe 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
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  • Making Memories In Marrakech

    April 28, 2015
    Before the matches got going at the WTA's only stop in Africa, the best in women's tennis have been making mem...
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  • Svitolina Closing In On Milestones

    May 06, 2015
    Every week this year we'll be taking a look at the WTA Rising Stars who've been making an impact on the WTA. This week, Chris Oddo looks at the queen of Marrakech: Elina Svitolina.
  • Pliskova's Big Step Toward Singapore

    May 04, 2015
    When it comes to the Road To Singapore leaderboard, and especially the Top 8 on it, every single spot is super important - and Karolina Pliskova took one big step towards qualifying this week.
  • Svitolina Crowned In Marrakech

    May 02, 2015
    Elina Svitolina battled past Timea Babos in an all-WTA Rising Star championship to win the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - the WTA's only stop in Africa.
  • Svitolina Vs Babos In Marrakech

    May 01, 2015
    It'll be WTA Rising Star against WTA Rising Star for the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem title as Elina Svitolina and Timea Babos square off in Saturday's final.
  • Babos Meets Mladenovic In Marrakech SFs

    April 30, 2015
    Timea Babos upset No.3 seed Flavia Pennetta at the GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem on Thursday to set up a semifinal clash with a familiar face.
  • Mladenovic Edges Out Muguruza

    April 29, 2015
    Kristina Mladenovic scored a surprise straight set win over top seed Garbiñe Muguruza in the second round of the GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem on Wednesday.
  • Muguruza Advances In Marrakech

    April 28, 2015
    WTA Rising Star Garbiñe Muguruza made a confident start to her challenge for the GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, defeating wildcard Daria Kasatkina in straight sets.
  • Schmiedlova Battles To Marrakech Win

    April 27, 2015
    Anna Karolina Schmiedlova was made to work hard for her place in the second round in Marrakech, seeing off a determined Sílvia Soler-Espinosa in two tight sets.
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  • Making Memories In Marrakech

    April 28, 2015
    Before the matches got going at the WTA's only stop in Africa, the best in women's tennis have been making memories off the court - see all the best pics from the week here on wtatennis.com.
  • 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.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Elina Svitolina Kristina Mladenovic / Timea Babos
2014 María-Teresa Torró-Flor Romina Oprandi / Garbiñe 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 Strycova
2004 Emilie Loit Marion Bartoli / Emilie Loit
2003 Rita Grande Gisela Dulko / María Emilia Salerni
2002 Patricia Wartusch Petra Mandula / Patricia Wartusch
2001 Zsofia Gubacsi Lubomira Bacheva / Asa Svensson
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