1996 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1996 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1996 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Steffi Graf
Runner-up   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Final score   6–3, 7–5
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1995 1997 > 

Steffi Graf was the defending champion, and she successfully defended her title, defeating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the final, in what was a rematch of last year's final. With the victory, Steffi captured her seventh and final Wimbledon crown, while it marked Arantxa's last appearance in the ladies' championship match.

Seeds

  1. Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2. Monica Seles (Second Round)
  3. Conchita Martínez (Fourth Round)
  4. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Final)
  5. Anke Huber (Third Round)
  6. Jana Novotná (Quarterfinals)
  7. Chanda Rubin (Withdrew due to injury)[1]
  8. Lindsay Davenport (Second Round)
  9. Mary Joe Fernández (Quarterfinals)
  10. Magdalena Maleeva (Second Round)
  11. Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Third Round)
  12. Kimiko Date (Semifinals)
  13. Mary Pierce (Quarterfinals)
  14. Amanda Coetzer (Second Round)
  15. Irina Spîrlea (Second Round)
  16. Martina Hingis (Fourth Round)
  17. Karina Habšudová (First Round)

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Steffi Graf 6 6    
6   Jana Novotná 3 2    
  1   Steffi Graf 6 2 6  
  12   Kimiko Date 2 6 3  
12   Kimiko Date 3 6 6
  13   Mary Pierce 6 3 1  
    1   Steffi Graf 6 7  
  4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 5  
      Judith Wiesner 4 0    
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
  4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6  
      Meredith McGrath 2 1    
9   Mary Joe Fernández 3 1  
      Meredith McGrath 6 6    

Top Half

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1   S Graf 6 6    
  L Richterová 4 1       1   S Graf 7 6    
  N Baudone 0 6 6     N Baudone 5 3    
  J Husárová 6 1 1       1   S Graf 6 6    
  H Nagyová 3 2           N Arendt 2 1    
  N Arendt 6 6         N Arendt 2 6 6
  C Porwik 2 7 6     C Porwik 6 2 3  
  C Wood 6 5 4       1   S Graf 6 6  
  A Fusai 7 7         16   M Hingis 1 4  
  S Dopfer 5 6         A Fusai 4 2    
  R Stubbs 1 4       L Wild 6 6    
  L Wild 6 6           L Wild 3 6 1
WC   R Viollet 6 2 6       16   M Hingis 6 2 6  
WC   M Miller 2 6 1     WC   R Viollet 1 1  
  J Nejedly 2 2     16   M Hingis 6 6    
16   M Hingis 6 6    

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
10   M Maleeva 6 6    
  B Rittner 2 1       10   M Maleeva 6 6 7  
  P Kamstra 2 6 1     N Tauziat 7 3 9  
  N Tauziat 6 3 6         N Tauziat 3 6 4  
  N Zvereva 6 6           P Hy-Boulais 6 3 6  
  F Lubiani 3 1         N Zvereva 2 4  
  M de Swardt 6 4       P Hy-Boulais 6 6    
  P Hy-Boulais 7 6           P Hy-Boulais 3 1  
  Å Carlsson 6 3 3       6   J Novotná 6 6  
  K Kschwendt 4 6 6       K Kschwendt 2 0    
  R Dragomir 6 7 8     R Dragomir 6 6    
  Y Basuki 7 5 6         R Dragomir 3 1  
  L Courtois 4 6 6       6   J Novotná 6 6    
  A Glass 6 2 2       L Courtois 6 3  
  V Martinek 4 0     6   J Novotná 7 6    
6   J Novotná 6 6    

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3   C Martínez 6 6    
  S Farina 0 0       3   C Martínez 7 7    
  L Raymond 6 3 6     L Raymond 5 5    
  Á Montolio 2 6 2       3   C Martínez 7 7    
  L McNeil 6 6 6         L McNeil 5 6    
Q   L Golarsa 7 4 4       L McNeil 4 6 6
  K Po 6 6       K Po 6 0 3  
Q   A Cocheteux 4 3         3   C Martínez 7 6 3
  V Ruano Pascual 7 4 2       12   K Date 5 7 6
  K Boogert 5 6 6       K Boogert 4 6 6  
  N Bradtke 3 0     Q   K-A Guse 6 3 1  
Q   K-A Guse 6 6           K Boogert 6 4 2
  A-G Sidot 6 6         12   K Date 2 6 6  
Q   C Cristea 4 1         A-G Sidot 7 3 3
  K Nagatsuka 0 3     12   K Date 6 6 6  
12   K Date 6 6    

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13   M Pierce 6 6    
  P Schnyder 3 2       13   M Pierce 6 6    
WC   J Ward 3 2     WC   C Taylor 4 2    
WC   C Taylor 6 6         13   M Pierce 6 6    
  R Hiraki 7 6           N Medvedeva 4 1    
  C Singer 5 4         R Hiraki 3 2  
  C Morariu 7 5 4     N Medvedeva 6 6    
  N Medvedeva 5 7 6       13   M Pierce 6 6  
  E Likhovtseva 7 6           L Neiland 2 3  
  E Callens 6 3         E Likhovtseva 6 6    
  A Gavaldón 6 1       K Adams 4 3    
  K Adams 7 6           E Likhovtseva 3 6 0
  L Neiland 6 6           L Neiland 6 4 6  
WC   K Rinaldi-Stunkel 3 3         L Neiland 6 6  
  M Schnell 4 1     8   L Davenport 3 2    
8   L Davenport 6 6    

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
17   K Habšudová 0 5    
  J Wiesner 6 7         J Wiesner 6 6    
  M Werdel-Witmeyer 4 4     Q   M Paz 2 3    
Q   M Paz 6 6           J Wiesner 6 7    
  K Nowak 0 2           G Fernández 2 5    
  G Pizzichini 6 6         G Pizzichini 2 1  
  T Ječmenica 6 3 4     G Fernández 6 6    
  G Fernández 2 6 6         J Wiesner 6 6  
  R Zrubáková 2 2           A Frazier 4 4  
  Park S-h 6 6         Park S-h 4 1    
  A Frazier 6 6       A Frazier 6 6    
  D Randriantefy 3 1           A Frazier 6 6  
  I Gorrochategui 6 7           I Gorrochategui 0 3    
  A Smashnova 4 6         I Gorrochategui 6 2 6
WC   S Smith 6 1 2   15   I Spîrlea 3 6 4  
15   I Spîrlea 3 6 6  

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11   B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6    
  J Kruger 0 3       11   B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6    
  R Bobková 3 3       J Watanabe 3 0    
  J Watanabe 6 6         11   B Schultz-McCarthy 5 6 10  
LL   A Olsza 6 6           S Appelmans 7 3 12  
  M Grzybowska 4 4       LL   A Olsza 3 1  
  N Miyagi 3 4       S Appelmans 6 6    
  S Appelmans 6 6           S Appelmans 6 2 1
LL   F Perfetti 4 6 11       4   A Sánchez Vicario 3 6 6
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 2 9     LL   F Perfetti 4 0    
  N Sawamatsu 7 6       N Sawamatsu 6 6    
  N Kijimuta 6 2           N Sawamatsu 4 1  
  M Oremans 7 6         4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
  R Grande 6 3         M Oremans 5 3  
  A Serra Zanetti 3 4     4   A Sánchez Vicario 7 6    
4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5   A Huber 6 6    
  G León García 1 1       5   A Huber 6 6    
WC   P Shriver 6 6     WC   P Shriver 2 1    
Q   A Ellwood 4 4         5   A Huber 6 1    
  K Godridge 3 3           A Sugiyama 7 6    
  H Suková 6 6         H Suková 4 1  
Q   A Kremer 5 4       A Sugiyama 6 6    
  A Sugiyama 7 6           A Sugiyama 4 6 3
  P Begerow 4 6 6       9   MJ Fernández 6 1 6
  B Schett 6 2 3       B Schett 2 6 2  
  F Labat 6 2 7     F Labat 6 2 6  
  T Whitlinger-Jones 1 6 5         F Labat 2 0  
  S Cacic 1 3         9   MJ Fernández 6 6    
  S Testud 6 6         S Testud 4 4  
  J Kandarr 0 0     9   MJ Fernández 6 6    
9   MJ Fernández 6 6    

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14   A Coetzer 6 6    
  E Pampoulova 1 1       14   A Coetzer 6 6 3  
  M Endo 2 5       M McGrath 7 2 6  
  M McGrath 6 7           M McGrath 7 6 6  
  A Dechaume-Balleret 1 1           N Feber 5 7 2  
  N Feber 6 6         N Feber 6 6  
  A Miller 6 6       A Miller 1 2    
  P Suárez 2 2           M McGrath 6 6  
  Y Kamio 6 6           K Studeníková 4 0  
  N Dechy 2 3         Y Kamio 0 0    
  D Van Roost 6 6       D Van Roost 6 6    
Q   M Drake 3 3           D Van Roost 3 2  
  E Makarova 2 4           K Studeníková 6 6    
  K Studeníková 6 6         K Studeníková 7 5 6
  A Grossman 1 2     2   M Seles 5 7 4  
2   M Seles 6 6    

External links

  • 1996 Wimbledon Championships on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw

References

  1. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8