1996 US Open – Women's Singles

1996 US Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1996 US Open
Champion Steffi Graf
Runner-up Monica Seles
Final score 7–5, 6–4

Steffi Graf successfully defended her tile, defeating Monica Seles 7–5, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles title at the 1996 US Open. It was a rematch of the 1995 US Open final, where Graf defeated Seles in three sets. It also marked the final time Seles and Graf would play each other at the US Open. The 1996 U.S Open proved to be the last for Gabriela Sabatini, as she retired later that year. Sabatini was twice a finalist at the U.S Open. In the 1988 US Open final, Sabatini lost to Graf in three sets. Two years later, at the 1990 US Open, Sabatini defeated Graf in two sets to win her only Grand Slam title.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Steffi Graf is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2. Monica Seles (Finalist)
  3. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Fourth round)
  4. Conchita Martínez (Semifinalist)
  5. Iva Majoli (First round)
  6. Anke Huber (First round)
  7. Jana Novotná (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Lindsay Davenport (Fourth round)
  1. Mary Joe Fernández (Withdrew due to wrist injury)
  2. Kimiko Date (First round)
  3. Chanda Rubin (Withdrew due to wrist injury)
  4. Magdalena Maleeva (First round)
  5. Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Second round)
  6. Barbara Paulus (Third round)
  7. Gabriela Sabatini (Third round)
  8. Martina Hingis (Semifinalist)
  9. Karina Habšudová (Fourth round)

Chanda Rubin pulled out before the tournament began and her position in the draw was taken over by seventeenth-seeded Karina Habšudová; Mary Joe Fernández, who withdrew on the first day of the tournament, was replaced by lucky loser Tina Križan.

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Steffi Graf 7 6    
    Judith Wiesner 5 3    
  1   Steffi Graf 7 6    
  16   Martina Hingis 5 3    
16   Martina Hingis 7 6  
  7   Jana Novotná 6 4    
    1   Steffi Graf 7 6  
  2   Monica Seles 5 4  
      Linda Wild 6 0    
4   Conchita Martínez 7 6    
  4   Conchita Martínez 4 3  
  2   Monica Seles 6 6    
    Amanda Coetzer 0 3  
  2   Monica Seles 6 6    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 S Graf 6 7
Y Basuki 3 6 1 S Graf 6 6
K Kschwendt 6 6 K Kschwendt 2 1
S Kleinová 3 4 1 S Graf 6 6
J Kandarr 2 1 N Zvereva 4 2
A Sugiyama 6 6 A Sugiyama 6 4 3
V Ruano Pascual 2 6 N Zvereva 4 6 6
N Zvereva 6 7 1 S Graf 6 6
Q A Kournikova 7 6 Q A Kournikova 2 1
L Richterová 6 3 Q A Kournikova 6 6
N Baudone 6 4 7 N Baudone 3 3
J Watanabe 4 6 6 Q A Kournikova 3 6 6
G Fernández 1 4 14 B Paulus 6 2 4
E Pampoulova 6 6 E Pampoulova 5 6
J-Q Yi 2 1 14 B Paulus 7 7
14 B Paulus 6 6

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
LL T Križan 7 7
R Hiraki 6 5 LL T Križan 2 0
R Grande 6 6 R Grande 6 6
A Dechaume-Balleret 3 0 R Grande 7 6
LL A Ellwood 6 6 E Callens 5 1
J Capriati 4 4 LL A Ellwood 4 6 1
N Bradtke 6 6 E Callens 6 1 6
E Callens 7 7 R Grande 0 3
K Adams 4 2 J Wiesner 6 6
P Langrová 6 6 P Langrová 6 3 7
N Sawamatsu 6 6 N Sawamatsu 4 6 5
R Stubbs 4 3 P Langrová 2 0
WC D Graham 6 6 J Wiesner 6 6
Q S De Ville 4 2 WC D Graham 2 5
J Wiesner 2 6 6 J Wiesner 6 7
5 I Majoli 6 3 1

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Q L Poruri 2 1 3 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
N Arendt 6 7 N Arendt 2 2
S Cacic 2 6 3 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
E Likhovtseva 7 6 E Likhovtseva 1 0
K Nagatsuka 6 1 E Likhovtseva 6 6
M Endo 2 2 WC L Osterloh 4 2
WC L Osterloh 6 6 3 A Sánchez Vicario 1 6 4
T Ječmenica 3 2 16 M Hingis 6 3 6
N Kijimuta 6 6 N Kijimuta 6 7
A Fusai 6 2 7 A Fusai 4 5
WC J Craybas 1 6 5 N Kijimuta 2 2
M Oremans 6 4 6 16 M Hingis 6 6
Q R Zrubáková 2 6 1 M Oremans 4 4
Á Montolio 1 4 16 M Hingis 6 6
16 M Hingis 6 6

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
17 K Habšudová 6 6
R Bobková 4 1 17 K Habšudová 6 6
N Dechy 6 6 N Dechy 4 2
C Singer 4 0 17 K Habšudová 6 6
L Lee 3 4 S Dopfer 2 3
N Dahlman 6 6 N Dahlman 6 2 3
S Dopfer 2 6 7 S Dopfer 2 6 6
Z Garrison-Jackson 6 3 5 17 K Habšudová 2 0
S Cecchini 2 0 7 J Novotná 6 6
T Whitlinger-Jones 6 6 T Whitlinger-Jones 7 6
A Frazier 6 6 A Frazier 6 2
L Neiland 1 3 T Whitlinger-Jones 2 3
WC K Rinaldi-Stunkel 2 2 7 J Novotná 6 6
F Labat 6 6 F Labat 2 6 2
F Lubiani 1 5 7 J Novotná 6 4 6
7 J Novotná 6 7

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 L Davenport 6 6
Q A Serra Zanetti 2 1 8 L Davenport 6 6
H Nagyová 6 4 6 H Nagyová 0 4
G León García 1 6 3 8 L Davenport 6 6
A-G Sidot 6 6 A-G Sidot 0 3
J Husárová 4 4 A-G Sidot 6 3 6
C Morariu 4 7 2 S-t Wang 4 6 3
S-t Wang 6 6 6 8 L Davenport 2 6 0
S-h Park 2 3 L Wild 6 3 6
L Wild 6 6 L Wild 5 6 6
K Boogert 6 6 K Boogert 7 3 3
J Kruger 1 0 L Wild 6 4 7
B Rittner 7 7 B Rittner 4 6 5
K Studeníková 5 5 B Rittner 6 6
N Miyagi 1 4 13 B Schultz-McCarthy 2 1
13 B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 G Sabatini 6 6
P Hy-Boulais 1 1 15 G Sabatini 6 6
A Grossman 6 6 A Grossman 2 3
S Farina 4 3 15 G Sabatini 5 6 2
G Pizzichini 6 1 5 Å Carlsson 7 3 6
Å Carlsson 3 6 7 Å Carlsson 6 3
B Schett 1 6 6 B Schett 2 1 r.
S Appelmans 6 4 4 Å Carlsson 2 1
M Werdel-Witmeyer 4 3 4 C Martínez 6 6
P Suárez 6 6 P Suárez 4 6
Y Kamio 2 3 H Suková 6 7
H Suková 6 6 H Suková 4 3
N Tauziat 7 6 4 C Martínez 6 6
Q A Gavaldón 6 2 N Tauziat 1 3
R Dragomir 2 0 4 C Martínez 6 6
4 C Martínez 6 6

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 A Huber 1 6 2
A Coetzer 6 2 6 A Coetzer 6 7
D Van Roost 6 2 6 M de Swardt 2 5
M de Swardt 1 6 7 A Coetzer 7 7
I Spîrlea 6 6 I Spîrlea 6 5
P Begerow 3 2 I Spîrlea 6 6
Q MJ Gaidano 6 6 Q MJ Gaidano 1 2
M Schnell 4 0 A Coetzer 6 6
L McNeil 6 3 L Raymond 4 1
L Raymond 7 6 L Raymond 6 6
WC M Shaughnessy 3 3 S Pitkowski 2 0
S Pitkowski 6 6 L Raymond 6 6
WC K Brandi 6 6 K Po 3 2
A Glass 2 3 WC K Brandi 1 4
K Po 6 7 K Po 6 6
10 K Date 2 5

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 M Maleeva 4 2
Q A Olsza 6 6 Q A Olsza 1 1
I Gorrochategui 4 6 6 I Gorrochategui 6 6
M Grzybowska 6 4 1 I Gorrochategui 6 2 1
C Torrens Valero 2 6 6 S Testud 4 6 6
S Hack 6 4 2 C Torrens Valero 2 1
S Testud 7 6 S Testud 6 6
WC P Shriver 5 2 S Testud 5 0
WC J Chi 6 1 6 2 M Seles 7 6
M Sánchez Lorenzo 4 6 3 WC J Chi 3 1
D Randriantefy 6 1 7 D Randriantefy 6 6
E Makarova 3 6 5 D Randriantefy 0 2
F Perfetti 4 6 2 2 M Seles 6 6
L Courtois 6 3 6 L Courtois w/o
A Miller 0 1 2 M Seles
2 M Seles 6 6

External links

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

See also