1991 French Open – Women's Singles

1991 French Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1991 French Open
Champion Monica Seles
Runner-up Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Final score 6–3, 6–4

Monica Seles was the defending champion. She defeated Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–4 in the final of the 1991 French Open to win the Women's Singles tennis title for the second time in a row.

The tournament produced the most significant defeat ever had to suffer Steffi Graf in a Grand Slam tournament.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Monica Seles is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Monica Seles (Champion)
  2. Steffi Graf (Semifinalist)
  3. Gabriela Sabatini (Semifinalist)
  4. Mary Joe Fernandez (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Finalist)
  6. Jana Novotná (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Conchita Martínez (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Zina Garrison (First round)
  1. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (Second round)
  2. Jennifer Capriati (Fourth round)
  3. Katerina Maleeva (Third round)
  4. Helena Suková (Second round)
  5. Nathalie Tauziat (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Leila Meskhi (Fourth round)
  7. Natasha Zvereva (Second round)
  8. Anke Huber (Third round)

Draw

Key

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

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Monica Seles 6 7    
7  Conchita Martínez 0 5    
  1   Monica Seles 6 6    
  3   Gabriela Sabatini 4 1    
3   Gabriela Sabatini 5 712 6
  6   Jana Novotná 7 610 0  
    1   Monica Seles 6 6  
  5  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 4  
  5  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
4   Mary Joe Fernandez 3 2    
  5  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6  
  2   Steffi Graf 0 2    
13   Nathalie Tauziat 3 2  
  2   Steffi Graf 6 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Seles 6 6
Zrubáková 3 0 1 Seles 6 6
de Swardt 62 77 6 de Swardt 0 2
WC Fusai 77 65 1 1 Seles 6 6
Fendick 6 6 Quentrec 1 2
Kanellopoulou 4 2 Fendick 1 6 3
Quentrec 79 78 Quentrec 6 4 6
Helgeson 67 66 1 Seles 3 6 6
Cecchini 6 3 7 Cecchini 6 3 0
Cueto 3 6 5 Cecchini 6 6
WC Suire 6 6 WC Suire 2 2
Paradis 2 3 Cecchini 6 6
Bonsignori 6 6 16 Huber 3 4
Herreman 3 4 Bonsignori 0 2
16 Huber 6 6 16 Huber 6 6
Garrone 2 3

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Capriati 6 7
Piccolini 2 5 10 Capriati 6 6
Temesvári 6 6 Temesvári 2 1
Miyagi 1 3 10 Capriati 6 6
WC van Lottum 6 2 6 Kidowaki 3 0
Pampoulova 4 6 3 WC van Lottum 3 7 6
Kidowaki 6 6 Kidowaki 6 5 8
Schultz 4 4 10 Capriati 3 3
Cunningham 6 6 7 Martínez 6 6
Martin 2 2 Cunningham 6 7
Halard 6 7 Halard 2 5
Habšudová 4 5 Cunningham 1 4
Rehe 7 6 7 Martínez 6 6
Basuki 5 3 Rehe 1 63
7 Martínez 6 6 7 Martínez 6 77
Wiesner 4 3

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Sabatini 6 6
Werdel 1 1 3 Sabatini 6 6
Zardo 6 6 Zardo 1 1
Paz 3 2 3 Sabatini 6 6
Martinek 6 6 Pierce 2 1
Porwik 1 0 Martinek 3 0
Pierce 77 6 Pierce 6 6
Dahlman 61 0 3 Sabatini 6 6
Fernández 77 6 McQuillan 3 0
Takagi 64 2 Fernández 2 2
McQuillan 6 7 McQuillan 6 6
Bartos 3 5 McQuillan 6 2 6
Kelesi 6 6 Kelesi 4 6 4
Rittner 0 2 Kelesi 4 7 6
12 Suková 6 6 12 Suková 6 5 0
Sviglerova 0 1

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Meskhi 6 6
LL Dopfer 2 2 14 Meskhi 7 6
Kohde-Kilsch 6 6 Kohde-Kilsch 5 1
Loosemore 1 3 14 Meskhi 6 6
Harvey-Wild 6 7 Harvey-Wild 3 1
Q Baudone 4 5 Harvey-Wild 79 67 11
Gildemeister 6 2 6 Gildemeister 67 79 9
Smith 3 6 1 14 Meskhi 0 67
Caverzasio 6 6 6 Novotná 6 79
Keller 4 3 Caverzasio 2 2
Brioukhovets 1 6 7 Brioukhovets 6 6
Dechaume 6 2 5 Brioukhovets 66 2
Hy 6 6 6 Novotná 78 6
Mothes-Jobkel 2 2 Hy 2 1
6 Novotná 7 6 6 Novotná 6 6
LL Farina 5 2

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Sánchez Vicario 6 6
McNeil 2 2 5 Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Godridge 6 4 6 Godridge 1 2
McGrath 4 6 3 5 Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Q Fulco 6 6 Q Fulco 1 1
Smylie 4 0 Q Fulco 6 6
Tessi 6 6 Tessi 2 2
Wood 4 1 5 Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Rinaldi 6 6 Whitlinger 2 1
Q Laskova 2 3 Rinaldi 4 0
Whitlinger 6 79 Whitlinger 6 6
de Lone 1 67 Whitlinger 79 6
Grossman 7 6 Grossman 67 4
Golarsa 5 0 Grossman 4 6 6
15 Zvereva 6 6 15 Zvereva 6 1 4
Faber 0 0

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Maleeva 6 6
Q Jaggard 3 4 11 Maleeva 6 6
Kijimuta 6 6 Kijimuta 2 3
Strandlund 0 4 11 Maleeva 4 4
Reinach 6 6 Reinach 6 6
Bollegraf 0 2 Reinach 6 6
Cioffi 7 4 6 Cioffi 3 1
Ferrando 5 6 0 Reinach 4 62
Q Thoren 6 6 4 Fernandez 6 77
Javer 2 2 Q Thoren 6 3 7
Savchenko 6 6 Savchenko 3 6 5
WC Housset 1 4 Q Thoren 4 3
Hack 6 7 4 Fernandez 6 6
Durie 4 5 Hack 4 0
4 Fernandez 6 6 4 Fernandez 6 6
Romano 3 0

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Sawamatsu 6 6
8 Garrison 4 0 Sawamatsu 6 77
Baranski 3 6 6 Baranski 0 63
WC Laval 6 4 3 Sawamatsu 5 6 6
WC Niox-Chateau 6 6 Graham 7 2 4
Demongeot 4 4 WC Niox-Chateau 4 0
Graham 6 7 Graham 6 6
Reinstadler 1 5 Sawamatsu 5 6 10
Jagerman 6 6 13 Tauziat 7 2 12
Strnadová 2 4 Jagerman 6 5 6
Provis 4 79 6 Provis 4 7 3
Hiraki 6 67 2 Jagerman 4 0
WC Guerree-Spitzer 6 713 13 Tauziat 6 6
Gomer 3 611 WC Guerree-Spitzer 2 1
13 Tauziat 6 6 13 Tauziat 6 6
WC Etchemendy 3 1

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 Maleeva-Fragniere 6 6
Q Dahlman 2 2 9 Maleeva-Fragniere 4 0
Rajchrtová 6 6 Rajchrtová 6 6
Probst 4 3 Rajchrtová 2 0
Coetzer 5 7 6 Appelmans 6 6
Minter 7 5 3 Coetzer 3 7 1
Appelmans 6 3 7 Appelmans 6 5 6
Q Bowes 1 6 5 Appelmans 2 2
Stafford 6 6 2 Graf 6 6
Tanvier 2 1 Stafford 6 7
Labat 1 7 6 Labat 3 5
Q Rottier 6 5 1 Stafford 0 1
Langrová 6 0 9 2 Graf 6 6
Testud 2 6 7 Langrová 0 1
2 Graf 6 78 2 Graf 6 6
Maleeva 3 66

External links

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