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Apr 25 - Apr 30

Tournament Info

Tier: International
Prize Money: $226,750
Surface: Clay
Director: Khalid Outaleb
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
2016 Timea Bacsinszky Xenia Knoll / Aleksandra Krunic
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
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  • Bacsinszky Blasts Off To Rabat Title

    April 30, 2016
    Top seed Timea Bacsinszky kicked off her clay season with her first title of 2016, cruising past a resurgent Marina Erakovic in straight sets
  • Bacsinszky Books Rabat Final

    April 29, 2016
    Timea Bacsinszky survived a tense two-setter with Timea Babos to set up a championship match against comeback kid Marina Erakovic.
  • Bacsinszky Races Into Rabat Semifinals

    April 28, 2016
    Top seed Timea Bacsinszky blasted past Johanna Larsson for a spot in the semifinals at the GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem as No.8 Yulia Putintseva falls to Kiki Bertens.
  • Bacsinszky Advances To Rabat Quarters

    April 27, 2016
    Top seed Timea Bacsinszky righted a mid-match wobble to advance to her second WTA quarterfinal of the year at the GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem.
  • Robson Shines In Rabat Comeback

    April 26, 2016
    Laura Robson scored her first WTA main draw win since 2013 at the GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem; top seed Timea Bacsinszky cruised against a Russian wildcard.
  • Makarova Makes Roaring Rabat Start

    April 25, 2016
    No.2 seed Ekaterina Makarova grabbed the first win of her clay court campaign, advancing into the second round of the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem as a pair of seeds took a tumble.
  • 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.
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  • Bacsinszky Tours The Rabat Medina

    April 27, 2016
    As the top seed at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Timea Bacsinszky was treated to a special tour of Old Rabat. Check out the nine best pictures here!
  • 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
2016 Timea Bacsinszky Xenia Knoll / Aleksandra Krunic
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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