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

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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