2008 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

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2008 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Date:   April 28 – May 4
Edition:   8th
Champions
Singles
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Doubles
Romania Sorana Cîrstea / Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
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The 2008 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 8th edition of the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, and was part of the Tier IV Series of the 2008 WTA Tour. It took place in Fes, Morocco, from April 28 through May 4, 2008.

Singles[edit]

Milagros Sequera was the defending champion, but chose not to participate that year.

Gisela Dulko won in the final 7–6(2), 7–6(5), against Anabel Medina Garrigues.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues (Final)
  2. Argentina Gisela Dulko (Champion)
  3. Italy Tathiana Garbin (Second Round)
  4. France Aravane Rezaï (Semifinals)
  5. Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky (Second Round)
  6. Russia Alisa Kleybanova (Quarterfinals)
  7. Romania Sorana Cîrstea (Quarterfinals)
  8. Russia Ekaterina Makarova (Second Round)

Finals[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                         
  1  Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 6 7    
   Hungary Gréta Arn 3 63    
  1  Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 62 65  
  2  Argentina Gisela Dulko 7 7  
4  France Aravane Rezaï 66 3  
  2  Argentina Gisela Dulko 7 6    

Top Half[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
1  Spain A Medina Garrigues 4 6 6  
   Spain L Domínguez Lino 6 2 1     1  Spain A Medina Garrigues 3 7 6  
   Bulgaria S Karatantcheva 7 6        Bulgaria S Karatantcheva 6 64 1  
   United Kingdom E Baltacha 5 2         1  Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 6    
   Luxembourg A Kremer 6 3 0          Ukraine O Savchuk 1 1    
   Ukraine O Savchuk 4 6 6        Ukraine O Savchuk 7 6  
   Slovenia A Klepač 2 3     8  Russia E Makarova 64 4    
8  Russia E Makarova 6 6         1  Spain A Medina Garrigues 6 7  
3  Italy T Garbin 4 6 6          Hungary G Arn 3 63  
   Colombia C Castaño 6 3 3     3  Italy T Garbin 4 5    
   Hungary G Arn 6 6        Hungary G Arn 6 7    
Q  Australia J Dokić 4 2            Hungary G Arn 6 6  
   Czech Republic P Cetkovská 6 7            Czech Republic P Cetkovská 2 2    
   Germany S Kloesel 4 5          Czech Republic P Cetkovská 6 7  
WC  Morocco N Lalami 2 4     5  Switzerland T Bacsinszky 1 5    
5  Switzerland T Bacsinszky 6 6    

Bottom Half[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
6  Russia A Kleybanova 6 6    
Q  Canada A Wozniak 2 3       6  Russia A Kleybanova 63 6 6  
Q  Russia A Rodionova 6 6     Q  Russia A Rodionova 7 3 4  
WC  Morocco L Essaadi 1 1         6  Russia A Kleybanova 7 5 5  
   Paraguay R de los Ríos 6 6         4  France A Rezaï 5 7 7  
   United States L Osterloh 4 4          Paraguay R de los Ríos 62 0  
   United States V King 2 4     4  France A Rezaï 7 6    
4  France A Rezaï 6 6         4  France A Rezaï 66 3  
7  Romania S Cîrstea 2 6 6       2  Argentina G Dulko 7 6  
   New Zealand M Erakovic 6 3 2     7  Romania S Cîrstea 6 6    
Q  Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 6 6     Q  Russia A Pavlyuchenkova 4 2    
WC  Morocco FZ El Allami 0 1         7  Romania S Cîrstea 0 3  
   United Kingdom K O'Brien 7 4 1       2  Argentina G Dulko 6 6    
   France É Loit 67 6 6        France É Loit 3 2  
   Italy ME Camerin 1 1     2  Argentina G Dulko 6 6    
2  Argentina G Dulko 6 6    

Doubles[edit]

Vania King and Sania Mirza were the defending champions, but Mirza chose not to participate, and only King competed that year.
King partnered with Lourdes Domínguez Lino, but lost in the first round to Sorana Cîrstea and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Sorana Cîrstea and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won in the final 6–2, 6–2, against Alisa Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makarova.

Seeds[edit]

Draw[edit]

First Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
1  Spain L Domínguez Lino
 United States V King
68 5    
   Romania S Cîrstea
 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova
7 7          Romania S Cîrstea
 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova
w/o      
   Switzerland T Bacsinszky
 Germany S Kloesel
7 6        Switzerland T Bacsinszky
 Germany S Kloesel
       
   Russia N Bratchikova
 Belarus K Milevskaya
5 2            Romania S Cîrstea
 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova
4 6 [16]  
4  New Zealand M Erakovic
 Russia A Jidkova
4 3            Russia M Kondratieva
 France S Lefèvre
6 4 [14]  
   Russia M Kondratieva
 France S Lefèvre
6 6          Russia M Kondratieva
 France S Lefèvre
7 6  
   Czech Republic P Cetkovská
 Ukraine O Savchuk
4 6 [3]      Slovenia A Klepač
 United States L Osterloh
63 1    
   Slovenia A Klepač
 United States L Osterloh
6 3 [10]          Romania S Cîrstea
 Russia A Pavlyuchenkova
6 6  
   Italy ME Camerin
 Paraguay R de los Ríos
6 6         3  Russia A Kleybanova
 Russia E Makarova
2 2  
WC  Morocco FZ El Allami
 Morocco N Lalami
3 2          Italy ME Camerin
 Paraguay R de los Ríos
4 3    
   United Kingdom E Baltacha
 United Kingdom A Elliott
0 r     3  Russia A Kleybanova
 Russia E Makarova
6 6    
3  Russia A Kleybanova
 Russia E Makarova
5           3  Russia A Kleybanova
 Russia E Makarova
6 6  
   South Africa K Anderson
 United Kingdom K O'Brien
3 6 [2]          Sweden J Larsson
 Russia A Rodionova
1 3    
   Colombia C Castaño
 Luxembourg A Kremer
6 3 [10]        Colombia C Castaño
 Luxembourg A Kremer
5 63  
   Sweden J Larsson
 Russia A Rodionova
7 6        Sweden J Larsson
 Russia A Rodionova
7 7    
2  Argentina G Dulko
 Argentina B Jozami
62 3    

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