1996 Australian Open – Women's Singles

1996 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1996 Australian Open
Champion Monica Seles
Runner-up Anke Huber
Final score 6–4, 6–1

Mary Pierce was the defending champion, but she was defeated by Elena Likhovtseva in the second round.

Monica Seles won the title, defeating Anke Huber in the final. This would be Seles' first and only Grand Slam victory since her stabbing.

Seeds

  1. Monica Seles (Champion)
  2. Conchita Martínez (Quarterfinals)
  3. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Quarterfinals)
  4. Mary Pierce (Second Round)
  5. Kimiko Date (Second Round)
  6. Gabriela Sabatini (Fourth Round)
  7. Iva Majoli (Quarterfinals)
  8. Anke Huber (Final)
  9. Mary Joe Fernández (Fourth Round)
  10. Lindsay Davenport (Fourth Round)
  11. Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Fourth Round)
  12. Natasha Zvereva (First Round)
  13. Chanda Rubin (Semifinals)
  14. Amy Frazier (First round)
  15. Naoko Sawamatsu (Fourth Round)
  16. Amanda Coetzer (Semifinals)

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Monica Seles 6 6    
7   Iva Majoli 1 2    
  1   Monica Seles 62 6 7  
  13   Chanda Rubin 77 1 5  
3   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4 6 14
  13   Chanda Rubin 6 2 16  
    1   Monica Seles 6 6  
  8   Anke Huber 4 1  
      Martina Hingis 5 6 1  
16   Amanda Coetzer 7 4 6  
  16   Amanda Coetzer 6 4 2
  8   Anke Huber 4 6 6  
8   Anke Huber 4 6 6
  2   Conchita Martínez 6 2 1  

Top Half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 M Seles 6 6
Q J Lee 3 0 1 M Seles 6 6
K Studeníková 7 6 K Studeníková 1 1
D Van Roost 5 4 1 M Seles 7 6
Q F Lubiani 6 4 6 J Halard-Decugis 5 0
N Bradtke 2 6 4 Q F Lubiani 2 6 2
J Halard-Decugis 6 6 J Halard-Decugis 6 0 6
WC J Taylor 1 1 1 M Seles 6 6
R Zrubáková 6 5 1 15 N Sawamatsu 1 3
A Sugiyama 0 7 6 A Sugiyama 6 6
S Pitkowski 4 63 Q A Dechaume-Balleret 2 2
Q A Dechaume-Balleret 6 77 A Sugiyama 4 0
J Husárová 2 1 15 N Sawamatsu 6 6
L Wild 6 6 L Wild 4 3
C Cristea 6 2 1 15 N Sawamatsu 6 6
15 N Sawamatsu 4 6 6

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 N Zvereva 2 6 5
A Smashnova 6 4 7 A Smashnova 7 4 2
T Whitlinger-Jones 6 6 T Whitlinger-Jones 5 6 6
N Kijimuta 3 0 T Whitlinger-Jones 3 2
I Spîrlea 6 64 8 S Appelmans 6 6
S Testud 4 77 6 I Spîrlea 3 3
N Baudone 5 4 S Appelmans 6 6
S Appelmans 7 6 S Appelmans 2 2
Q J Watanabe 6 6 7 I Majoli 6 6
M de Swardt 4 3 Q J Watanabe 65 65
P Shriver 4 4 A Fusai 77 77
A Fusai 6 6 A Fusai 2 1
WC N Pratt 5 3 7 I Majoli 6 6
L McNeil 7 6 L McNeil 3 2
E Makarova 4 2 7 I Majoli 6 6
7 I Majoli 6 6

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
B Reinstadler 2 2 3 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
A Grossman 3 2 B Rittner 3 2
B Rittner 6 6 3 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
K Godridge 4 6 3 S Cacic 3 3
WC S Drake-Brockman 6 4 6 WC S Drake-Brockman 2 5
S Cacic 6 6 S Cacic 6 7
E Callens 3 4 3 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
N Arendt 6 6 9 MJ Fernández 3 3
WC K Radford 3 1 N Arendt 3 6 8
L Ghirardi-Rubbi 3 4 S Farina 6 3 6
S Farina 6 6 N Arendt 1 1
V Martinek 2 3 9 MJ Fernández 6 6
M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6 M Sánchez Lorenzo 2 0
V Ruano Pascual 4 3 9 MJ Fernández 6 6
9 MJ Fernández 6 6

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 C Rubin 4 6 6
R McQuillan 6 3 2 13 C Rubin 63 6 6
T Križan 6 2 6 T Križan 77 2 3
M McGrath 2 6 4 13 C Rubin 6 6
L Courtois 77 77 L Courtois 0 2
M Oremans 64 64 L Courtois 6 77
A Ellwood 6 5 1 J Kruger 3 65
J Kruger 4 7 6 13 C Rubin 6 6
K Kschwendt 6 6 6 G Sabatini 2 4
P Begerow 0 2 K Kschwendt 2 6 6
N Miyagi 6 7 N Miyagi 6 2 1
S Cecchini 3 5 K Kschwendt 1 2
I Demongeot 3 3 6 G Sabatini 6 6
K Habšudová 6 6 K Habšudová 4 3
S Stafford 0 1 6 G Sabatini 6 6
6 G Sabatini 6 6

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 K Date 6 6
A Gavaldón 2 0 5 K Date 2 6 4
M Endo 78 6 M Endo 6 1 6
WC K-A Guse 66 4 M Endo 1 1
J Nejedly 1 1 M Hingis 6 6
M Hingis 6 6 M Hingis 6 6
B Paulus 6 6 B Paulus 1 4
L Neiland 0 0 M Hingis 6 6
N Feber 6 6 11 B Schultz-McCarthy 1 4
Q S Jeyaseelan 4 0 N Feber 2 6 3
A Serra Zanetti 3 2 K Boogert 6 1 6
K Boogert 6 6 K Boogert 6 1 4
A Temesvári 65 1 11 B Schultz-McCarthy 4 6 6
S-t Wang 77 6 S-t Wang 4 6 3
P Hy-Boulais 6 63 3 11 B Schultz-McCarthy 6 3 6
11 B Schultz-McCarthy 1 77 6

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 A Coetzer 6 6
M Schnell 2 2 16 A Coetzer 6 6
S Hack 2 6 6 S Hack 1 1
Y Basuki 6 4 4 16 A Coetzer 6 6
Q L Poruri 6 65 6 Q R Hiraki 3 1
L Lee 3 77 3 Q L Poruri 3 6 2
MJ Gaidano 6 3 2 Q R Hiraki 6 4 6
Q R Hiraki 3 6 6 16 A Coetzer 6 6
L Raymond 4 3 E Likhovtseva 3 3
R Grande 6 6 R Grande 6 77
M Tang 6 4 2 S Meier 4 65
S Meier 0 6 6 R Grande 3 1
K Nagatsuka 2 4 E Likhovtseva 6 6
E Likhovtseva 6 6 E Likhovtseva 6 6
P Schwarz 3 1 4 M Pierce 4 4
4 M Pierce 6 6

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 A Huber 6 6
S Kleinová 1 4 8 A Huber 6 6
Å Carlsson 6 6 Å Carlsson 1 2
WC K Sharpe 2 0 8 A Huber 6 6
M Strandlund 5 64 L Richterová 2 1
D Randriantefy 7 77 D Randriantefy 64 6 5
L Richterová 6 6 L Richterová 77 4 7
WC G Biggs 3 3 8 A Huber 6 6
H Suková 6 6 B Schett 3 2
J Wiesner 4 0 H Suková 77 4 8
M Grzybowska 4 6 6 M Grzybowska 65 6 6
WC T Musgrave 6 3 2 H Suková 2 7 6
M Vento 77 4 4 B Schett 6 5 8
S-h Park 62 6 6 S-h Park 4 3
B Schett 4 7 9 B Schett 6 6
14 A Frazier 6 5 7

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 L Davenport 6 6
C Singer 1 2 10 L Davenport 77 6
G Fernández 3 4 R Stubbs 65 3
R Stubbs 6 6 10 L Davenport 6 7
K Nowak 3 0 N Dahlman 4 5
N Dahlman 6 6 N Dahlman 6 6
E de Lone 6 2 4 R Dragomir 4 3
R Dragomir 4 6 6 10 L Davenport 3 1
Y Kamio 2 77 6 2 C Martínez 6 6
F Li 6 64 2 Y Kamio 63 3
T Ječmenica 4 3 J Kandarr 77 6
J Kandarr 6 6 J Kandarr 3 0
J-Q Yi 2 2 2 C Martínez 6 6
F Labat 6 6 F Labat 2 4
Q C Wood 4 1 2 C Martínez 6 6
2 C Martínez 6 6

External links

  • 1996 Australian Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw