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Marrakech Grand PrixDescription : The Marrakech Grand Prix (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.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 th... Page:m204

Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
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Tournament information
Founded2001
LocationCasablanca (2001–2004)
Rabat (2005–2006)
Fes (2007–2012)
Marrakesh (2013–present)
Morocco
CategoryTier V (2001–2004)
Tier IV (2005–2008)
International (2009–present)
SurfaceClay / outdoors
Draw32M/32Q/16D
Prize money$140,000 (2001–2007)
$220,000 (2008–present)
Websitefrmt.ma
Current champions
Women's singlesSpain María Teresa Torró Flor
Women's doublesSpain Garbiñe Muguruza
Switzerland Romina Oprandi

The Marrakech Grand Prix (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

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

Singles

LocationYearChampionRunner-up Score
Marrakech2015Ukraine Elina SvitolinaHungary Tímea Babos7–5, 7–6
2014Spain María Teresa Torró FlorSwitzerland Romina Oprandi6–3, 3–6, 6–3
2013Italy Francesca SchiavoneSpain Lourdes Domínguez Lino6–1, 6–3
Fes2012Netherlands Kiki BertensSpain Laura Pous Tió7–5, 6–0
2011Italy Alberta BriantiRomania Simona Halep6–4, 6–3
2010Czech Republic Iveta BenešováRomania Simona Halep6–4, 6–2
2009Spain Anabel Medina GarriguesRussia Ekaterina Makarova6–0, 6–1
2008Argentina Gisela DulkoSpain Anabel Medina Garrigues7–6(2), 7–6(5)
2007Venezuela Milagros SequeraCanada Aleksandra Wozniak6–1, 6–3
Rabat2006United States Meghann ShaughnessySlovakia Martina Suchá6–2, 3–6, 6–3
2005Spain Nuria Llagostera VivesChina Zheng Jie6–4, 6–2
Casablanca2004France Émilie LoitSlovakia Ľudmila Cervanová6–2, 6–2 
2003Italy Rita GrandeItaly Antonella Serra Zanetti6–2, 4–6, 6–1 
2002Austria Patricia WartuschCzech Republic Klára Koukalová5–7, 6–3, 6–3
2001Hungary Zsófia GubacsiItaly Maria Elena Camerin1–6, 6–3, 7–6(5)

Doubles

YearChampionsRunners-up Score 
2015Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
Germany Laura Siegemund
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
6–1, 7–6
2014Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Switzerland Romina Oprandi
Poland Katarzyna Piter
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
4–6, 6–2, [11-9]
2013Hungary Tímea Babos
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Croatia Petra Martić
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–3, 6–1
2012Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Russia Alexandra Panova
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
3–6, 7–6(5), [11–9]
2011Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Russia Nina Bratchikova
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 6–4
2010Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
6–3, 6–1
2009Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Russia Maria Kirilenko
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
2008Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
6–2, 6–2
2007India Sania Mirza
United States Vania King
Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
Russia Anastasia Rodionova
6–1, 6–2
2006China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
United States Ashley Harkleroad
United States Bethanie Mattek
6–1, 6–3
2005France Émilie Loit
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Spain Lourdes Domínguez
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
3–6, 7–6(5), 7–5
2004France Marion Bartoli
France Émilie Loit
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Belgium Els Callens
6–4, 6–2
2003Argentina María Emilia Salerni
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Ukraine Olena Tatarkova
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
6–3, 6–4
2002Austria Patricia Wartusch
Hungary Petra Mandula
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
6–2, 6–1
2001Sweden Åsa Svensson
Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
Spain María José Martínez
6–3, 6–7(4), 6–1
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