GRAND PRIX SAR LA PRINCESSE LALLA MERYEM
April 22-28, 2013
Results - Sunday, April 28, 2013
Singles - Final
(6) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino
(ESP) 61 63
Doubles - Final
(3) Babos/Minella (HUN/LUX) d. (4) Martic/Mladenovic
(CRO/FRA) 63 61
- Schiavone wins the sixth title of her career and first
since Strasbourg last May.
- Schiavone's win-loss record in finals now stands at 6-11,
with five of her titles coming on clay (Bad Gastein in
2007, Barcelona and Roland Garros in 2010 and Strasbourg
- Schiavone did not drop a set en route to the title,
becoming the second player, after Dulko in 2008, to
achieve this feat in the tournament's 13-year history.
- Schiavone improves to 4-1 head-to-head against Domínguez
- Domínguez Lino falls to 2-1 in WTA finals; having
previously won on the clay of Bogotá in 2006 and 2011.
- Schiavone and Domínguez Lino will rise to No.37 and No.47
respectively when the post-tournament rankings are
- Babos and Minella win their second WTA title together,
having also triumphed earlier this year in Bogotá; Babos
now has four career titles to her name, while Minella
Francesca Schiavone: "This
was a great week for me after a long, very difficult
period. I think my two toughest matches of the week were
my first match against Martic, a very talented young
player, and of course today against Lourdes. I played a
really complete game today. It's never easy to play her.
To win here is a great start to the clay court season
for me and inspires me to keep working hard."
course I'll be back. It was my first time in Marrakech
and I am really pleased with my result. All credit to