The WTA Rabat Tennis tournament which is also known as Morocco Open is an outdoor clay court tournament that takes place in Rabat, Morocco.
The tournament is a WTA 250 event on the WTA Tour with the matches being played on red clay courts.
The tournament has been held in Rabat since 2016 but in the past, it has also been held in Casablanca, Fez, and Marrakesh.
The Morocco Open in Rabat is usually held the week before the start of the French Open so many players use the tournament as a warm-up for the clay grand slam.
2023 WTA Rabat Tennis Tournament
|Tour Level:||WTA 250|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Clay Court|
|Draw Size:||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
The 2023 WTA Rabat Open Tennis Tournament took place from the 21st to the 27th of May 2023.
The 2023 tournament was held in the same week as the WTA 250 tournament in Strasbourg, France, and the ATP 250 tournaments in Geneva and Lyon.
Players Entry List
The official entry list for the 2023 tournament in Rabat has now been released, with the following WTA players playing in the 2023 singles tournament:
- Alycia Parks
- Anastasia Tikhonova
- Ángela Fita Boluda
- Aya El Aouni
- Jana Fett
- Leylah Fernandez
- Linda Fruhvirtová
- Malak El Allami
- Martina Trevisan
- Mayar Sherif
- Sloane Stephens
- Tatiana Prozorova
- Tatjana Maria
- Tímea Babos
- Vera Zvonareva
- Yulia Putintseva
The draws for the 2023 singles and doubles tournaments in Rabat are available to view on the WTA Tour website (see links below).
Singles: View Draw
Doubles: View Draw
Qualifying: View Draw
Below was the schedule for the 2023 tournament in Rabat, with the singles final being played on Saturday, the 26th of May 2023.
|Sunday, 21 May 2023||1st Round|
|Monday, 22 May 2023||1st Round|
|Tuesday, 23 May 2023||2nd Round|
|Wednesday, 24 May 2023||2nd Round|
|Thursday, 25 May 2023||Quarterfinals|
|Friday, 26 May 2023||Semifinals|
|Saturday, 27 May 2023||Final|
Prize Money and Points
The total prize money fund for the 2023 tournament in Rabat was $259,303, with the prize money and points being split as follows.
The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2023 received $34,228 (2022: $33,200) and 280 ranking points, with the runner-up receiving $20,226 (2022: $19,750) and 180 ranking points.
The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2023 won $12,447 ($6,223.50 each) in prize money and 280 Points, with the runner-ups winning $7,000 ($3,500 each) in prize money and 180 Points.
WTA Rabat Past Winners and Runner Ups
The winner of the 2023 singles tournament in Rabat was Lucia Bronzetti who defeated Julia Grabher 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the singles final.
The below list of winners and runner-ups in the singles event in Rabat goes back to 2012. For a complete list, check out the WTA Tour website.
|Year||Winner||Runner Up||Score in Final|
|2023||Lucia Bronzetti||Julia Grabher||6-4, 5-7, 7-5|
|2022||Martina Trevisan||Claire Liu||6-2, 6-1|
|2019||Maria Sakkari||Johanna Konta||2–6, 6–4, 6–1|
|2018||Elise Mertens||Ajla Tomljanović||6–2, 7–6|
|2017||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||Francesca Schiavone||6–2, 6–1|
|2016||Timea Bacsinszky||Marina Erakovic||6–4, 6–1|
|2015||Elina Svitolina||Tímea Babos||7–5, 7–6|
|2014||María Teresa Torró Flor||Romina Oprandi||6–3, 3–6, 6–3|
|2013||Francesca Schiavone||Lourdes Domínguez Lino||6–1, 6–3|
|2012||Kiki Bertens||Laura Pous Tió||7–5, 6–0|
Sabrina Santamaria and Yana Sizikova are the current champions in the women’s doubles event in Rabat after defeating Lidziya Marozava and Ingrid Gamarra Martins 3–6, 6–1, 10–8 in the doubles final in 2023.
The below list of winners and runner-ups goes back to 2012. For a complete list, check out the WTA Tour website.
|2023||Sabrina Santamaria and Yana Sizikova||Lidziya Marozava and Ingrid Gamarra Martins||3–6, 6–1, 10–8|
|2022||Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya||Alexandra Panova and Monica Niculescu||6-7, 6-3, 10-8|
|2019||María José Martínez Sánchez and Sara Sorribes Tormo||Georgina García Pérez and Oksana Kalashnikova||7–5, 6–1|
|2018||Anna Blinkova and Raluca Olaru||Georgina García Pérez and Fanny Stollár||6–4, 6–4|
|2017||Tímea Babos and Andrea Hlaváčková||Nina Stojanović|
Belgium Maryna Zanevska
|2–6, 6–3, 10–5|
|2016||Xenia Knoll and Aleksandra Krunić||Tatjana Maria and Raluca Olaru||6–3, 6–0|
|2015||Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic||Laura Siegemund and Maryna Zanevska||6–1, 7–6|
|2014||Garbiñe Muguruza and Romina Oprandi||Katarzyna Piter and Maryna Zanevska||4–6, 6–2, 11-9|
|2013||Tímea Babos and Mandy Minella||Petra Martić and Kristina Mladenovic||6–3, 6–1|
|2012||Petra Cetkovská and Alexandra Panova||Irina-Camelia Begu and Alexandra Cadanțu||3–6, 7–6, 11–9|