1991 US Open – Women's Singles

1991 US Open – Women's Singles

1991 US Open
Champion   Monica Seles
Runner-up   Martina Navratilova
Final score   7–6(7–1), 6–1
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
US Open
 < 1990 1992 > 

The defending champion was Sabatini, but she lost in the quarterfinals to Jennifer Capriati.

World No. 2 Monica Seles won her third Grand Slam of the year with this title, defeating four-time champion Martina Navratilova in the final. Following this win, Monica retook the World No. 1 ranking from her rival Steffi Graf, and would end up holding it until her 1993 stabbing.

This tournament was notable for being the first Grand Slam in which Lindsay Davenport, the 1998 US Open singles champion, competed in the main draw.[1]

Seeds

  1. Steffi Graf (Semifinals)
  2. Monica Seles (Champion)
  3. Gabriela Sabatini (Quarterfinals)
  4. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Quarterfinals)
  5. Mary Joe Fernandez (Third Round)
  6. Martina Navratilova (Final)
  7. Jennifer Capriati (Semifinals)
  8. Conchita Martínez (Quarterfinals)
  9. Jana Novotná (Fourth Round)
  10. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (Fourth Round)
  11. Katerina Maleeva (Third Round)
  12. Zina Garrison (Fourth Round)
  13. Leila Meskhi (Third Round)
  14. Nathalie Tauziat (First Round)
  15. Helena Suková (Third Round)
  16. Anke Huber (Second Round)

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Steffi Graf 6 6    
8   Conchita Martínez 1 3    
  1   Steffi Graf 62 78 4  
  6   Martina Navratilova 77 66 6  
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 78 65 2
  6   Martina Navratilova 66 77 6  
    6   Martina Navratilova 61 1  
  2   Monica Seles 77 6  
  7   Jennifer Capriati 6 77    
3   Gabriela Sabatini 3 61    
  7   Jennifer Capriati 3 6 63
  2   Monica Seles 6 3 77  
    Gigi Fernández 1 2  
  2   Monica Seles 6 6    

Top Half

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1   S Graf 6 6    
  A Temesvári 1 2       1   S Graf 6 6    
  M Maruska 3 4       C Mothes-Jobkel 0 0    
  C Mothes-Jobkel 6 6         1   S Graf 6 7    
  C Lindqvist 6 6           E Švíglerová 4 5    
Q   R Alter 3 3         C Lindqvist 2 2  
  E Švíglerová 6 6       E Švíglerová 6 6    
  C Caverzasio 4 1         1   S Graf 7 6  
  J Wiesner 4 6 6         J Wiesner 5 4  
  A Dechaume 6 3 3       J Wiesner 3 6 6  
  S Stafford 6 6       S Stafford 6 1 4  
  C Tessi 3 3           J Wiesner 6 7  
  A Frazier 6 77           F Labat 4 5    
  C Wood 3 62         A Frazier 6 5 2
  F Labat 7 6       F Labat 2 7 6  
14   N Tauziat 5 4    

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
12   Z Garrison 7 6    
  S Appelmans 5 4       12   Z Garrison 6 6    
  A-M Cecchini 77 6       A-M Cecchini 1 1    
  M Javer 62 1         12   Z Garrison 6 3 6  
  S Sloane 4 1           B Rittner 2 6 4  
  B Rittner 6 6         B Rittner 6 6  
  A Coetzer 5 1       J Halard 2 0    
  J Halard 7 6         12   Z Garrison 4 4  
  M Kidowaki 1 4         8   C Martínez 6 6  
  K Habšudová 6 6         K Habšudová 2 3    
  P Thoren 1 4       P Fendick 6 6    
  P Fendick 6 6           P Fendick 5 3  
  A Keller 4 3         8   C Martínez 7 6    
  N Basuki 6 6         N Basuki 3 4  
  C Dahlman 1 1     8   C Martínez 6 6    
8   C Martínez 6 6    

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
  K Piccolini 0 1       4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
  E Smylie 3 4       K Godridge 1 1    
  K Godridge 6 6         4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
  K Brioukhovets 6 6         LL   N Herreman 2 2    
  L Bonder-Kreiss 3 0         E Brioukhovets 6 64 65
LL   N Herreman 4 6 6   LL   N Herreman 3 77 77  
  C Kohde-Kilsch 6 4 3       4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 77  
WC   E Burgin 4 4           N Zvereva 3 64  
WC   K Po 6 6       WC   K Po 6 6    
  P Langrová 4 5     WC   A Smith 2 4    
WC   A Smith 6 7         WC   K Po 1 6 2
  W Probst 1 65           N Zvereva 6 3 6  
  N Zvereva 6 77         N Zvereva 6 6  
  A Minter 1 6 1   16   A Huber 2 4    
16   A Huber 6 4 6  

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
10   M Maleeva-Fragniere 6 6    
WC   S Birch 3 1       10   M Maleeva-Fragniere 7 6    
  C Porwik 3 2       A Strnadová 5 2    
  A Strnadová 6 6         10   M Maleeva-Fragniere 4 6 5  
  L Garrone 6 0 62         M Pierce 6 1 1r  
  M Pierce 4 6 77       M Pierce 6 3 78
  L McNeil 6 6       L McNeil 3 6 66  
  R White 2 2         10   M Maleeva-Fragniere 65 6 2
  M Maleeva 77 4 6       6   M Navratilova 77 1 6
  K Kschwendt 65 6 4       M Maleeva 712 1 2  
  R Hiraki 1 1       P Shriver 610 6 6  
  P Shriver 6 6           P Shriver 5 1  
WC   L Davenport 3 2         6   M Navratilova 7 6    
  D Graham 6 6         D Graham 1 4  
  P Tarabini 2 2     6   M Navratilova 6 6    
6   M Navratilova 6 6    

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7   J Capriati 6 6    
Q   E Pfaff 1 0       7   J Capriati 6 6    
  R Fairbank-Nideffer 4 61       P Ritter 3 0    
  P Ritter 6 77         7   J Capriati 6 6    
  R McQuillan 6 3 6         P Hy 1 4    
Q   S Niox-Chateau 4 6 0       R McQuillan 1 2  
  P Hy 6 6       P Hy 6 6    
  M Strandlund 3 0         7   J Capriati 6 6  
  E Reinach 2 6 66         J Durie 1 2  
  B Fulco 6 4 78       B Fulco 4 0    
  J Durie 6 6       J Durie 6 6    
  C Cunningham 4 2           J Durie 6 2 6
  E de Lone 6 61 6       15   H Suková 4 6 1  
  H Cioffi 2 77 3       E de Lone 1 3  
WC   J Emmons 0 6 2   15   H Suková 6 6    
15   H Suková 6 4 6  

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9   J Novotná 6 4 6  
  A Grossman 3 6 1     9   J Novotná 6 6    
  M Werdel 4 7 4     M Louie-Harper 2 3    
  M Louie-Harper 6 5 6       9   J Novotná 6 6    
  F Romano 1 4         Q   D Monami 1 2    
Q   D Monami 6 6       Q   D Monami 6 6  
WC   C Rubin 6 6     WC   C Rubin 4 3    
  S Farina 4 0         9   J Novotná 4 64  
  G Helgeson 4 4         3   G Sabatini 6 77  
  D Faber 6 6         D Faber 3 3    
  G Magers 5 6 6     G Magers 6 6    
Q   E Maniokova 7 4 3         G Magers 3 4  
  S Hack 77 4 4       3   G Sabatini 6 6    
  B Paulus 61 6 6       B Paulus 3 6 1r
  N Provis 63 3     3   G Sabatini 6 4 5  
3   G Sabatini 77 6    

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5   MJ Fernandez 6 6    
  L Savchenko 3 3       5   MJ Fernandez 77 6    
  A Kijimuta 6 3 2     B Schultz 64 3    
  B Schultz 3 6 6       5   MJ Fernandez 1 2    
Q   R Baranski 2 63           R Zrubáková 6 6    
  R Zrubáková 6 77         R Zrubáková 7 65 6
  K Date 77 6       K Date 5 77 3  
  T Whitlinger 63 4           R Zrubáková 2 2  
  G Fernández 6 6           G Fernández 6 6  
  S Frankl 0 4         G Fernández 6 6    
  K Rinaldi 64 6 6     K Rinaldi 4 1    
  M Paz 77 4 1         G Fernández 77 63 77
  N Jagerman 64 4         13   L Meskhi 61 77 62  
  L Gildemeister 77 6         L Gildemeister 4 6 0
  P Paradis-Mangon 6 3 2   13   L Meskhi 6 3 6  
13   L Meskhi 3 6 6  

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11   K Maleeva 6 6    
  M Bollegraf 3 4       11   K Maleeva 6 6    
  C Suire 1 710 3     M de Swardt 3 4    
  M de Swardt 6 68 6       11   K Maleeva 6 3 3  
  R Rajchrtová 6 6           R Rajchrtová 2 6 6  
  C Bartos-Cserepy 1 3         R Rajchrtová 6 6  
  L Ferrando 4 2       N Sawamatsu 2 4    
  N Sawamatsu 6 6           R Rajchrtová 1 1  
  N van Lottum 3 5         2   M Seles 6 6  
  H Kelesi 6 7         H Kelesi 2 6 3  
Q   S Rottier 3 1       S Gomer 6 2 6  
  S Gomer 6 6           S Gomer 1 4  
Q   K Nowak 5 1         2   M Seles 6 6    
  E Zardo 7 6         E Zardo 0 6 0
WC   N Arendt 2 0     2   M Seles 6 4 6  
2   M Seles 6 6    

References

  1. ^ TENNIS; When a Teen-Ager Plays Just Like One - New York Times

External links

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