1998 French Open – Women's Singles

1998 French Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1998 French Open
Champion Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Runner-up Monica Seles
Final score 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–2

Iva Majoli was the defending champion, but lost to Lindsay Davenport in the quarterfinals.

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario won the title, defeating Monica Seles, 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–2, in the final, marking the last time Sánchez Vicario defeated Seles at any tournament. It's also the personal last Grand Slam final of both Sánchez and Seles.

Seeds

  1. Martina Hingis (Semifinals)
  2. Lindsay Davenport (Semifinals)
  3. Jana Novotná (Quarterfinals)
  4. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Champion)
  5. Amanda Coetzer (First Round)
  6. Monica Seles (Final)
  7. Conchita Martínez (Fourth Round)
  8. Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
  9. Irina Spîrlea (First Round)
  10. Iva Majoli (Quarterfinals)
  11. Mary Pierce (Second Round)
  12. Nathalie Tauziat (First Round)
  13. Anna Kournikova (Fourth Round)
  14. Sandrine Testud (Fourth Round)
  15. Dominique Van Roost (Third Round)
  16. Lisa Raymond (First Round)

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Martina Hingis 6 6    
8   Venus Williams 3 4    
  1   Martina Hingis 3 2    
  6   Monica Seles 6 6    
3   Jana Novotná 6 3 3
  6   Monica Seles 4 6 6  
    6   Monica Seles 65 6 2
  4  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 77 0 6
      Patty Schnyder 2 77 0  
4  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 65 6  
  4  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 77  
  2   Lindsay Davenport 3 65    
10   Iva Majoli 1 7 3
  2   Lindsay Davenport 6 5 6  

Top Half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 M Hingis 6 6
M Sánchez Lorenzo 2 1 1 M Hingis 6 6
M Babel 6 6 M Babel 1 2
Y Yoshida 1 0 1 M Hingis 6 6
N Pratt 6 6 K Habšudová 4 2
I Gorrochategui 0 2 N Pratt 65 2
K Habšudová 6 6 K Habšudová 77 6
D Chládková 4 0 1 M Hingis 6 6
WC S Berger 0 2 A Smashnova 1 2
B Rittner 6 6 B Rittner 6 6
N Sawamatsu 6 2 7 N Sawamatsu 3 4
L Němečková 3 6 5 B Rittner 6 4 1
A Smashnova 3 6 6 A Smashnova 1 6 6
L Neiland 6 3 2 A Smashnova 5 6 6
E Gagliardi 4 7 6 E Gagliardi 7 0 1
12 N Tauziat 6 5 4

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 I Spîrlea 2 4
S Plischke 6 6 S Plischke 4 3
H Nagyová 6 6 H Nagyová 6 6
R McQuillan 3 4 H Nagyová 77 3 6
N Dechy 6 1 6 N Dechy 65 6 1
O Barabanschikova 3 6 1 N Dechy 6 6
A Cocheteux 5 65 A Wunderlich 1 1
A Wunderlich 7 77 H Nagyová 1 3
A Dechaume-Balleret 6 5 6 8 V Williams 6 6
O Lugina 1 7 2 A Dechaume-Balleret 6 5 6
B Schett 7 2 2 A Gerši 2 7 1
A Gerši 5 6 6 A Dechaume-Balleret 2 1
L Golarsa 5 3 8 V Williams 6 6
A Sugiyama 7 6 A Sugiyama 0 2
T Tanasugarn 3 1 8 V Williams 6 6
8 V Williams 6 6

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 J Novotná 7 6
A Miller 5 4 3 J Novotná 7 6
WC É Loit 6 6 WC É Loit 5 0
C Torrens Valero 4 3 3 J Novotná 6 77
Q E Tatarkova 6 6 Q E Tatarkova 3 65
K Brandi 4 4 Q E Tatarkova 6 6
K Hrdličková 6 3 6 K Hrdličková 4 1
Q E Bes-Ostariz 4 6 3 3 J Novotná 62 6 6
G Helgeson-Nielsen 0 6 10 13 A Kournikova 77 3 3
S Jeyaseelan 6 0 12 S Jeyaseelan 4 0
H Inoue 5 1 Å Carlsson 6 6
Å Carlsson 7 6 Å Carlsson 0 0
S Kleinová 3 1 13 A Kournikova 6 6
K Studeníková 6 6 K Studeníková 2 62
A Mauresmo 2 4 13 A Kournikova 6 77
13 A Kournikova 6 6

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 L Raymond 3 4
T Panova 6 6 T Panova 1 1
L McNeil 6 3 4 C Rubin 6 6
C Rubin 3 6 6 C Rubin 6 6
S Pitkowski 5 5 M Saeki 3 4
M Saeki 7 7 M Saeki 6 77
WC L Andretto 6 6 WC L Andretto 1 65
M-A Vento 3 3 C Rubin 1 4
W Probst 65 1 6 M Seles 6 6
B Schwartz 77 6 B Schwartz 6 6
M Oremans 6 1 6 M Oremans 4 2
E Makarova 1 6 3 B Schwartz 1 5
K-A Guse 5 3 6 M Seles 6 7
M Maruska 7 6 M Maruska 6 1 0
A Ellwood 0 2 6 M Seles 2 6 6
6 M Seles 6 6

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 A Coetzer 4 6 6
P Schnyder 6 3 8 P Schnyder 6 3 6
N Kijimuta 1 2 WC J Halard-Decugis 3 6 1
WC J Halard-Decugis 6 6 P Schnyder 6 6
A Glass 3 4 S Farina 2 1
J Kruger 6 6 J Kruger 6 3 0
S-t Wang 2 1 S Farina 4 6 6
S Farina 6 6 P Schnyder 6 6
R Dragomir 6 4 6 M Serna 1 3
PR J Husárová 2 6 3 R Dragomir 6 6
F Perfetti 6 6 F Perfetti 0 2
S Cecchini 4 3 R Dragomir 4 6 1
P Hy-Boulais 1 1 M Serna 6 2 6
M Serna 6 6 M Serna 7 6
S Appelmans 2 3 11 M Pierce 5 2
11 M Pierce 6 6

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 D Van Roost 7 3 6
M Grzybowska 5 6 4 15 D Van Roost 6 6
L Ghirardi-Rubbi 2 710 3 Q E Callens 3 0
Q E Callens 6 68 6 15 D Van Roost 1 1
C Morariu 6 2 S Williams 6 6
B Schultz-McCarthy 3 0 r C Morariu 1 0
J Nejedly 2 6 4 S Williams 6 6
S Williams 6 1 6 S Williams 6 5 3
T Snyder 7 6 4 A Sánchez Vicario 4 7 6
WC E Curutchet 5 1 T Snyder 4 3
B Paulus 1 5 A Fusai 6 6
A Fusai 6 7 A Fusai 2 1
C Cristea 6 6 4 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
M de Swardt 1 2 C Cristea 2 3
J Kandarr 2 5 4 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
4 A Sánchez Vicario 6 7

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 C Martínez 6 6
WC M Lamarre 1 1 7 C Martínez 6 6
J Lee 67 3 R Grande 1 2
R Grande 79 6 7 C Martínez 6 6
S Klösel 1 2 V Ruano Pascual 1 0
V Ruano Pascual 6 6 V Ruano Pascual 6 78
WC N van Lottum 6 3 2 A-G Sidot 4 66
A-G Sidot 2 6 6 7 C Martínez 61 77 3
S-y Park 5 6 6 10 I Majoli 77 63 6
F Lubiani 7 1 2 S-y Park 2 2
Q M Díaz-Oliva 710 6 Q M Díaz-Oliva 6 6
F Li 68 1 Q M Díaz-Oliva 2 62
F Labat 1 5 10 I Majoli 6 77
N Zvereva 6 7 N Zvereva 3 4
P Stoyanova 3 1 10 I Majoli 6 6
10 I Majoli 6 6

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 S Testud 2 6 6
S Reeves 6 2 3 14 S Testud 6 6
N Miyagi 6 0 1 E Pampoulova 2 0
E Pampoulova 3 6 6 14 S Testud 6 6
N Basuki 3 2 G León García 1 1
G León García 6 6 G León García 6 1 7
Q R Bobková 6 61 7 P Suárez 2 6 5
P Suárez 3 77 9 14 S Testud 3 6 2
S Cacic 4 3 2 L Davenport 6 4 6
E Likhovtseva 6 6 E Likhovtseva 7 7
Q A Alcazar 3 6 3 Q C Black 5 5
Q C Black 6 4 6 E Likhovtseva 5 5
WC C Dhenin 6 3 0 2 L Davenport 7 7
Q L Horn 3 6 6 Q L Horn 2 0
K Po 2 2 2 L Davenport 6 6
2 L Davenport 6 6

External links

  • 1998 French Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw