Marrakech Grand Prix

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Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Grand Prix du Maroc logo.jpg
Tournament information
Founded 2001
Location Casablanca (2001–2004)
Rabat (2005–2006)
Fes (2007–2012)
Marrakesh (2013–present)
Morocco
Category Tier V (2001–2004)
Tier IV (2005–2008)
International (2009–present)
Surface Clay / outdoors
Draw 32M/32Q/16D
Prize money $140,000 (2001–2007)
$220,000 (2008–present)
Website frmt.ma
Current champions
Women's singles Spain María Teresa Torró Flor
Women's doubles Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Switzerland Romina Oprandi

The Marrakech Grand Prix[1][2] (also called Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem) is a women's professional tennis tournament held in Marrakesh, Morocco.  This WTA Tour event is classified as an International tournament and is played on outdoor clay courts. It is the only WTA tournament held in Africa.

History[edit]

The event started in July 2001 in Casablanca, Morocco. It stayed there until 2005, when it was moved to Rabat. In 2007, it was moved once more, this time to Fes. In 2013 the location of the event was changed again to Marrakesh.

The tournament is named after Princess Lalla Meryem, the sister of Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.

From 2005 through 2008, the tournament was a Tier IV event. Before 2005, it was a Tier V event.

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up  Score
2014 Spain María Teresa Torró Flor Switzerland Romina Oprandi 6–3, 3-6, 6–3
2013 Italy Francesca Schiavone Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6–1, 6–3
2012 Netherlands Kiki Bertens Spain Laura Pous Tió 7–5, 6–0
2011 Italy Alberta Brianti Romania Simona Halep 6–4, 6–3
2010 Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Romania Simona Halep 6–4, 6–2
2009 Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Russia Ekaterina Makarova 6–0, 6–1
2008 Argentina Gisela Dulko Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 7–6(2), 7–6(5)
2007 Venezuela Milagros Sequera Canada Aleksandra Wozniak 6–1, 6–3
2006 United States Meghann Shaughnessy Slovakia Martina Suchá 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
2005 Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives China Zheng Jie 6–4, 6–2
2004 France Émilie Loit Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová 6–2, 6–2 
2003 Italy Rita Grande Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti 6–2, 4–6, 6–1 
2002 Austria Patricia Wartusch Czech Republic Klára Koukalová 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
2001 Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi Italy Maria Elena Camerin 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(5)

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up  Score 
2014 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Switzerland Romina Oprandi
Poland Katarzyna Piter
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
4-6, 6–2, [11-9]
2013 Hungary Tímea Babos
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Croatia Petra Martić
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–3, 6–1
2012 Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Russia Alexandra Panova
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
3–6, 7–6(5), [11–9]
2011 Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Russia Nina Bratchikova
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 6–4
2010 Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
6–3, 6–1
2009 Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Russia Maria Kirilenko
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
2008 Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
6–2, 6–2
2007 India Sania Mirza
United States Vania King
Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
Russia Anastasia Rodionova
6–1, 6–2
2006 China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
United States Ashley Harkleroad
United States Bethanie Mattek
6–1, 6–3
2005 France Émilie Loit
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Spain Lourdes Domínguez
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
3–6, 7–6(5), 7–5
2004 France Marion Bartoli
France Émilie Loit
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Belgium Els Callens
6–4, 6–2
2003 Argentina María Emilia Salerni
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Ukraine Olena Tatarkova
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
6–3, 6–4
2002 Austria Patricia Wartusch
Hungary Petra Mandula
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
6–2, 6–1
2001 Sweden Åsa Svensson
Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
Spain María José Martínez
6–3, 6–7(4), 6–1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yahoo Sports name". Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Ace Magazine name". Retrieved 2013-05-17. 

External links[edit]