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The WTA makes its lone stop in Africa for the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem. The red clay court event has been staged in three different cities in Morocco, starting off in Casablanca in 2001, moving to Rabat in 2005 and then to its current home of Fès in 2007.

Fès, an increasingly popular tourist destination, is Morocco's second largest city. The name of the event refers to Princess Lalla Meryem, the sister of Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.

 Among the tournament's past participants are Marion Bartoli, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Li Na, Dinara Safina and Patty Schnyder. It has produced a different champion each year since its inception.

2011 -Italian Veteran Brianti Wins First WTA Title
 Experience trumped youth in Morocco as 31-year-old Alberta Brianti beat 19-year-old Simona Halep.

Past finals
Singles
Year Champion Runner-up  Score
2011 Alberta Brianti Simona Halep 6–4, 6–3
2010 Iveta Benešová Simona Halep 6–4, 6–2
2009 Anabel Medina Garrigues Ekaterina Makarova 6–0, 6–1
2008 Gisela Dulko Anabel Medina Garrigues 7–6(2), 7–6(5)
2007 Milagros Sequera Aleksandra Wozniak 6–1, 6–3
2006 Meghann Shaughnessy Martina Suchá 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
2005 Nuria Llagostera Vives Zheng Jie 6–4, 6–2
2004 Émilie Loit Ľudmila Cervanová 6–2, 6–2
2003 Rita Grande Antonella Serra Zanetti 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
2002 Patricia Wartusch Klára Koukalová 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
2001 Zsófia Gubacsi Maria Elena Camerin 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(5)
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 05:34:19 PM »
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 02:26:28 PM »
Draw

(1) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) V Nina Bratchikova (RUS)
Alexandra Panova (RUS) V Mandy Minella (LUX)
Alberta Brianti  (ITA) V Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)
(WC) Fatima Zharae El Allami (MAR) V (5) Simona Halep (ROU)
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(4) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) V Patricia Mayr Achleitner (AUT)
Anna Tatishvili (GEO) V Qualifier
Urzula Radwanska  (POL) V Qualifer
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) V (6) Chaneele Scheepers (RSA)
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(8) Shahar Peer (ISR) V Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)
Qualifier V (WC) Nadia Lalami (MAR)
Timea Bacsinzky (SUI) V Qualifier
Q V (3) Petra Cetkovska (CZE)
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(7) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) V Arantxa Rus (NED)
Laura Pous Tio  (ESP) V Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Timea Babos (HUN) V Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) V (2) Svetalana Kuznetsova (RUS)

Seeded players -rank
1 Medina, 26
2 Kuznetsova, 27
3 Cetkovska, 30
4 Wickmayer, 31
5 Halep, 42
6 Scheepers, 44
7 Zakopolova, 47
8 Peer, 55
Last direct acceptance
Rus, 88
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 02:27:24 PM »
Monday, April 23, 2012

Court Mohamed M'Jid (from 11.00hrs)

1. Alexandra Panova vs. Mandy Minella
2. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Nina Bratchikova
3. Alberta Brianti vs. Alexandra Cadantu (NB 14.00hrs)
4. Yanina Wickmayer vs. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (NB 16.00hrs)

Court Dominique Baud (from 11.00hrs)
1. Melinda Czink vs. Ekaterina Ivanova (Singles Q Final)
2. Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco vs. Bianca Botto (Singles Q Final)
3. Anastasia Rodionova vs. Chanelle Scheepers (NB 14.00hrs)
4. Klara Zakopalova vs. Arantxa Rus (NB 16.00hrs)

Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Kristyna Pliskova vs. Kiki Bertens (Singles Q Final)
2. Mathilde Johansson vs. Arina Rodionova (Singles Q Final)
3. Timea Babos vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (NB 14.00hrs)
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 03:08:43 PM »
Monday, April 23, 2012

Singles - First Round

(1/WC) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 62 64
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) d. (4) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 64 62
(6) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 64 64
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Timea Babos (HUN) 76(3) 63
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. Alberta Brianti (ITA) 57 75 61
Mandy Minella (LUX) d. Alexandra Panova (RUS) 63 76(10)
Suspended due to darkness
(7) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) vs. Arantxa Rus (NED) 46 75 55

Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(2) Melinda Czink (HUN) d. Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) 60 64
Arina Rodionova (RUS) d. (3) Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 57 64 63
(9) Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (ESP) d. Bianca Botto (PER) 57 61 63
Kiki Bertens (NED) d. Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 61 46 64
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 03:10:12 PM »
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, OOP

Court Mohamed M'Jid (from 11.00hrs)

1. Fatima Zahrae El Allami vs. Simona Halep
2. Eleni Daniilidou vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova
3. Mathilde Johansson vs. Nadia Lalami
4. Timea Bacsinszky vs. Arina Rodionova (NB 15.30hrs)

Court Dominique Baud (from 11.00hrs)
1. Anna Tatishvili vs. Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco
2. Laura Pous-Tio vs. Olga Govortsova
3. U.Radwanska/Tatishvili vs. Husarova/Marosi
4. Cabeza Candela/Pous-Tio vs. Babos/Minella (after suitable rest)

Court 4 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Klara Zakopalova vs. Arantxa Rus (tbc)
2. Bratchikova/Jurak vs. Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Czink/Scheepers vs. Govortsova/Savchuk (after suitable rest)

Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Urszula Radwanska vs. Kiki Bertens
2. Melinda Czink vs. Petra Cetkovska
3. Shahar Peer vs. Magdalena Rybarikova (NB 16.30hrs)
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 02:53:54 PM »
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Singles - First Round

(2) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 61 75
(3) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) d. (Q) Melinda Czink (HUN) 64 62
(5) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (WC) Fatima Zahrae El Allami (MAR) 61 ret. (GI illness)
(8) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 57 63 75
Arantxa Rus (NED) d. (7) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 64 57 76(9)
Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 62 61
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. (Q) Arina Rodionova (RUS) 26 40 ret. (left wrist injury)
(Q) Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (ESP) d. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 75 57 64
(Q) Kiki Bertens (NED) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 64 75
(LL) Mathilde Johansson (FRA) d. (WC) Nadia Lalami (MAR) 61 61

Doubles - First Round
(3) Bratchikova/Jurak (RUS/CRO) d. Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy (USA/USA) 76(5) 75
(4) Govortsova/Savchuk (BLR/UKR) d. (WC) Czink/Scheepers (HUN/RSA) 61 63
U.Radwanska/Tatishvili (POL/GEO) d. Husarova/Marosi (SVK/HUN) 57 61 108
Babos/Minella (HUN/LUX) d. Cabeza Candela/Pous-Tio (ESP/ESP) 63 61
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 05:22:11 PM »
Draw Updated

(1) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) V Mandy Minella (LUX)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) V (5) Simona Halep (ROU)
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Patricia Mayr Achleitner (AUT) V (Q) Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (ESP)
(Q) Kiki Bertens (NED) V (6) Chaneele Scheepers (RSA)
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(8) Shahar Peer (ISR) V (LL) Mathilde Johansson (FRA)
Timea Bacsinzky (SUI) V (3) Petra Cetkovska (CZE)
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Arantxa Rus (NED) V Laura Pous Tio  (ESP)
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) V (2) Svetalana Kuznetsova (RUS)

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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 05:24:37 PM »
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Court Mohamed M'Jid (from 11.00hrs)

1. Alexandra Cadantu vs. Simona Halep
2. Irina-Camelia Begu vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova
3. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Mandy Minella
4. Cetkovska/Panova vs. El Allami/Lalami (NB 16.00hrs)

Court Dominique Baud (from 11.00hrs)
1. Kiki Bertens vs. Chanelle Scheepers
2. Timea Bacsinszky vs. Petra Cetkovska
3. Rodionova/Rodionova vs. Pliskova/Pliskova
4. Bacsinszky/Brianti vs. Begu/Cadantu (after suitable rest)

Court 4 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Arruabarrena-Vecino/Ivanova vs. [alternate team]

Court 5 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Arantxa Rus vs. Laura Pous-Tio
2. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner vs. Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco
3. Shahar Peer vs. Mathilde Johansson (NB 16.00hrs)
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 08:00:55 PM »
(2) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 61 75 - like them both... tough one for me
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 01:04:47 AM »
Looks like some of the former top ten WTA players are trying to get more ranking points to move up in the ranking before the next Grand Slam comes up!  I guess those in this tournament want to have their rankings up and  not have to face the top 20 players in the first round.  But they still may face Venus Williams however!

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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 03:44:45 PM »
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Singles - Second Round

(1/WC) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. Mandy Minella (LUX) 62 63
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. (2) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 16 76(4) 32 ret. (left thigh injury)
(3) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) d. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 63 62
(5) Simona Halep (ROU) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 62 75
(Q) Kiki Bertens (NED) d. (6) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 75 16 63
(LL) Mathilde Johansson (FRA) d. (8) Shahar Peer (ISR) 46 63 62
Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) d. Arantxa Rus (NED) 63 75
(Q) Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (ESP) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 64 ret. (right hip injury)

Doubles - First Round
Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) d. (1) Rodionova/Rodionova (AUS/RUS) 20 ret. (Arina Rodionova: left wrist injury)
Bertens/Rus (NED/NED) d. Arruabarrena-Vecino/Ivanova (ESP/RUS) 62 62
Cetkovska/Panova (CZE/RUS) d. (WC) El Allami/Lalami (MAR/MAR) 63 62
Begu/Cadantu (ROU/ROU) d. Bacsinszky/Brianti (SUI/ITA) 60 16 105
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 03:46:38 PM »
Draw Updated

(1) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) V (5) Simona Halep (ROU)
(Q) Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (ESP) V (Q) Kiki Bertens (NED)
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(LL) Mathilde Johansson (FRA) V (3) Petra Cetkovska (CZE)
Laura Pous Tio  (ESP) V Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 03:47:47 PM »
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Court Mohamed M'Jid (from 11.00hrs)
1. Mathilde Johansson vs. Petra Cetkovska
2. Laura Pous-Tio vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
3. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Simona Halep
4. Babos/Minella vs. Govortsova/Savchuk

Court Dominique Baud (from 11.00hrs)
1. Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco vs. Kiki Bertens
2. Pliskova/Pliskova vs. U.Radwanska/Tatishvili
3. Cetkovska/Panova vs. Bertens/Rus (after suitable rest)
4. Bratchikova/Jurak vs. Begu/Cadantu (after suitable rest)
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 10:44:29 AM »
Thursday, April 26, 2012
 
Singles - Quarterfinals

(5) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (1) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 62 61
(LL) Mathilde Johansson (FRA) d. (3) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 63 64
Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 64 61
(Q) Kiki Bertens (NED) d. (Q) Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (ESP) 61 64

Doubles - Quarterfinals
Begu/Cadantu (ROU/ROU) d. (3) Bratchikova/Jurak (RUS/CRO) 62 46 1614
Babos/Minella (HUN/LUX) d. (4) Govortsova/Savchuk (BLR/UKR) 62 62
Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) d. U.Radwanska/Tatishvili (POL/GEO) 64 63
Cetkovska/Panova (CZE/RUS) d. Bertens/Rus (NED/NED) 64 60
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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2012, 10:46:25 AM »
Draw Updated

(5) Simona Halep (ROU) vs (Q) Kiki Bertens (NED)
(LL) Mathilde Johansson (FRA) vs Laura Pous Tio (ESP)

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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2012, 02:13:52 PM »
Friday, April 27, 2012, OOP

Court Mohamed M'Jid (from 13.30hrs)

1. Mathilde Johansson vs. Laura Pous-Tio
2. Simona Halep vs. Kiki Bertens
3. Babos/Minella vs. Cetkovska/Panova
 
Court Dominique Baud (from 13.00hrs)
1. Pliskova/Pliskova vs. Begu/Cadantu
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2012, 11:03:57 AM »
Friday, April 27, 2012

Singles - Semifinals

(Q) Kiki Bertens (NED) d. (5) Simona Halep (ROU) 63 64
Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) d. (LL) Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 61 26 75

Doubles - Semifinals
Begu/Cadantu (ROU/ROU) d. Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) 64 46 105
Cetkovska/Panova (CZE/RUS) d. Babos/Minella (HUN/LUX) 67(5) 62 106
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Re: WTA - Fes - GP de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem - 21-29 April 2012
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2012, 01:23:55 PM »
Blanco had a little help, but got to the QF.

(Q) Kiki Bertens (NED) d. (5) Simona Halep (ROU) 63 64 - just when I thought Halep was going to take this, she gets taken out by  :confused1:
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2012, 01:33:12 PM »
Halep routed Medina in the previous match but Anabel was making comeback from injury.

close to see a final between a qualifier and a lucky loser, a first??? but Pous-Tio prevail over Johansson.

she lost in a set in the final round of qualifying but has not dropped one in the main draw. who's that girl??????
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