1991 Australian Open – Women's Singles

1991 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1991 Australian Open
Champion Monica Seles
Runner-up Jana Novotná
Final score 5–7, 6–3, 6–1

Steffi Graf was the defending champion and was lost to Jana Novotná in the quarterfinals. Monica Seles won the title and defeated Novotná 5–7 6–3 6–1 in the final to win the Women's Singles title at the 1991 Australian Open, which was held from 14 through 27 January 1991. She became the first woman in the Open Era to win the Australian Open after saving a match point (in the semifinals, versus Mary Joe Fernandez).

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Monica Seles is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Steffi Graf (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Monica Seles (Champion)
  3. Mary Joe Fernandez (Semifinalist)
  4. Gabriela Sabatini (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Katerina Maleeva (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Semifinalist)
  7. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (Second round)
  8. Zina Garrison (Fourth round)
  1. Helena Suková (Third round)
  2. Jana Novotná (Finalist)
  3. Natasha Zvereva (Fourth round)
  4. Barbara Paulus (Second round)
  5. Amy Frazier (Fourth round)
  6. Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer (Third round)
  7. Laura Gildemeister (Second round)
  8. Sabine Appelmans (Fourth round)

Draw

Key

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Steffi Graf 7 4 6  
10   Jana Novotná 5 6 8  
  10   Jana Novotná 6 6    
  6   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2 4    
4   Gabriela Sabatini 1 3  
  6   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
    10   Jana Novotná 7 3 1
  2   Monica Seles 5 6 6
  5   Katerina Maleeva 3 2    
3   Mary Joe Fernandez 6 6    
  3   Mary Joe Fernandez 3 6 7
  2   Monica Seles 6 0 9  
    Anke Huber 3 1  
  2   Monica Seles 6 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 S Graf 6 6
J Santrock 3 0 1 S Graf 6 6
M Kidowaki 1 6 6 M Kidowaki 1 0
K Sharpe 6 1 4 1 S Graf 6 6
K Date 6 6 N Provis 4 2
N Herreman 2 1 K Date 6 0 4
N Provis 6 6 N Provis 4 6 6
E Reinach 2 0 1 S Graf 6 6
K Habšudová 6 77 K Habšudová 0 1
C Tessi 2 65 K Habšudová 712 6
A Smith 6 6 A Smith 610 2
E Sviglerova 3 4 K Habšudová 6 3 8
E Smylie 2 6 6 E Smylie 0 6 6
C Kohde-Kilsch 6 4 4 E Smylie 6 2 9
P Vásquez 1 1 15 L Gildemeister 3 6 7
15 L Gildemeister 6 6

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 J Novotná 79 6
A Minter 67 2 10 J Novotná 6 6
K Quentrec 78 2 7 K Quentrec 2 2
A Grossman 66 6 5 10 J Novotná 62 6 8
S Stafford 6 6 S Stafford 77 1 6
M Bollegraf 4 4 S Stafford 5 6 6
G Magers 6 6 G Magers 7 2 2
E Zardo 4 2 10 J Novotná 77 6
A Dechaume 6 7 8 Z Garrison 61 4
K Godridge 3 5 A Dechaume 6 6
V Martinek 6 6 V Martinek 2 3
A Kijimuta 3 1 A Dechaume 2 4
N Miyagi 7 1 8 8 Z Garrison 6 6
A Gavaldón 5 6 6 N Miyagi 6 0 2
WC R Stubbs 2 0 8 Z Garrison 2 6 6
8 Z Garrison 6 6

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 G Sabatini 6 6
L Harvey-Wild 3 1 4 G Sabatini 6 6
Q M Ekstrand 6 7 Q M Ekstrand 1 1
J Pospíšilová 1 5 4 G Sabatini 6 6
A Strnadová 77 6 A Strnadová 1 1
S Wasserman 62 4 A Strnadová 6 6
J Durie 6 3 7 J Durie 3 2
WC T Morton 1 6 5 4 G Sabatini 6 6
T Takagi 6 3 6 R McQuillan 3 1
P Fendick 2 6 3 T Takagi 2 4
Q S Schefflin 7 6 Q S Schefflin 6 6
LL M Oremans 5 4 Q S Schefflin 4 0
R McQuillan 2 6 6 R McQuillan 6 6
E Brioukhovets 6 4 1 R McQuillan 6 67 6
P Thoren 3 3 12 B Paulus 4 79 4
12 B Paulus 6 6

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 A Frazier 6 6
WC K McDonald 3 4 13 A Frazier 6 6
A Leand 77 1 8 A Leand 3 0
Q I Driehuis 63 6 6 13 A Frazier 3 6 6
C Lindqvist 7 4 6 C Cunningham 6 2 2
C Macgregor 5 6 3 C Lindqvist 1 0
C Cunningham 6 6 C Cunningham 6 6
WC N Pratt 1 1 13 A Frazier 3 2
L McNeil 5 77 6 6 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
K Rinaldi 7 65 1 L McNeil 6 4 6
L Savchenko-Neiland 6 6 L Savchenko-Neiland 3 6 3
WC D Jones 2 2 L McNeil 4 6 0
M Javer 6 6 6 A Sánchez Vicario 6 3 6
A Keller 2 2 M Javer 6 4 2
N Medvedeva 0 2 6 A Sánchez Vicario 4 6 6
6 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 K Maleeva 6 6
B Schultz 1 3 5 K Maleeva 6 6
S Martin 6 6 S Martin 2 0
WC C Barclay 1 1 5 K Maleeva 6 6
W Probst 4 78 6 D Faber 3 2
A Henricksson 6 66 4 W Probst 2 0
D Faber 5 6 6 D Faber 6 6
E de Lone 7 3 2 5 K Maleeva 6 6
C Toleafoa 7 6 M Maleeva 3 2
S Rottier 5 0 C Toleafoa 0 3
M Maleeva 6 5 6 M Maleeva 6 6
M Jaggard 4 7 4 M Maleeva 6 6
T Whitlinger 63 6 6 14 R Fairbank-Nideffer 2 3
R Reggi 77 2 2 T Whitlinger 4 1
G Fernández 3 2 14 R Fairbank-Nideffer 6 6
14 R Fairbank-Nideffer 6 6

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 S Appelmans 6 6
M Paz 0 1 16 S Appelmans 7 6
P Tarabini 6 6 P Tarabini 5 1
M Strandlund 4 0 16 S Appelmans 6 6
J Halard 6 6 Q P Kamstra 4 3
D Szabová 2 3 J Halard 3 4
Q P Kamstra 6 6 Q P Kamstra 6 6
R White 4 2 16 S Appelmans 3 3
B Rittner 4 6 6 3 M J Fernandez 6 6
S Loosemore 6 3 1 B Rittner 3 3
N Sawamatsu 6 6 N Sawamatsu 6 6
E Burgin 4 3 N Sawamatsu 1 1
F Romano 7 6 3 M J Fernandez 6 6
Q M Zivec-Skulj 5 2 F Romano 1 2
S Gomer 1 0 3 M J Fernandez 6 6
3 M J Fernandez 6 6

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 M Maleeva-Fragniere 6 6
WC J-A Faull 2 0 7 M Maleeva-Fragniere 4 4
A Huber 6 6 A Huber 6 6
J Richardson 4 1 A Huber 6 7
E Pfaff 78 3 6 P Shriver 3 5
L Field 66 6 3 E Pfaff 3 64
P Shriver 6 6 P Shriver 6 77
N van Lottum 3 1 A Huber 6 6
C Bartos 6 6 11 N Zvereva 3 4
N Guerree-Spitzer 3 2 C Bartos 6 3 0
C Wood 3 77 6 C Wood 3 6 6
Q S Collins 6 64 0 C Wood 1 3
C Porwik 78 6 11 N Zvereva 6 6
Q M Kochta 66 3 C Porwik 69 4
11 N Zvereva 6 6 11 N Zvereva 711 6
Q G Helgeson 3 4

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 H Suková 6 6
B Cordwell 2 1 9 H Suková 6 7
I Cueto 6 2 7 I Cueto 2 5
P Ritter 4 6 5 9 H Suková 6 1 4
C Tanvier 6 6 C Tanvier 4 6 6
R Baranski 4 1 C Tanvier 67 7 6
P Hy 6 6 P Hy 79 5 1
B Bowes 4 3 C Tanvier 2 1
K Kschwendt 2 6 6 2 M Seles 6 6
P Langrová 6 3 2 K Kschwendt 6 6
R Rajchrtová 4 7 8 R Rajchrtová 1 1
WC L Stacey 6 5 6 K Kschwendt 3 1
C Caverzasio 6 3 6 2 M Seles 6 6
S Meier 3 6 3 C Caverzasio 1 0
S Hack 0 0 2 M Seles 6 6
2 M Seles 6 6

External links

  • 1991 Australian Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw