1998 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1998 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

1998 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Jana Novotná
Runner-up   Nathalie Tauziat
Final score   6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1997 1999 > 

Martina Hingis was the defending champion, but she was defeated by Jana Novotná in the semifinals in a rematch of last year's final.

Jana Novotná then defeated Nathalie Tauziat in the final, 6–4, 7–6(7–2), in the final on 4 July 1998 to win the tournament. This was Jana Novotná's first win in a Wimbledon final on her third attempt. This would be the last time a Czech player would win Wimbledon (or win a Grand Slam title) until Petra Kvitová won in 2011.[1]

Seeds

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

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Martina Hingis 6 3 6  
5   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 6 3  
  1   Martina Hingis 4 4    
  3   Jana Novotná 6 6    
3   Jana Novotná 7 77  
  7   Venus Williams 5 62    
    3   Jana Novotná 6 77  
  16   Nathalie Tauziat 4 62  
  6   Monica Seles 64 2    
    Natasha Zvereva 77 6    
      Natasha Zvereva 6 61 3
  16   Nathalie Tauziat 1 77 6  
16   Nathalie Tauziat 6 6  
  2   Lindsay Davenport 3 3    

Top Half

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1   M Hingis 7 6    
  L Raymond 5 3       1   M Hingis 78 6    
  E Makarova 6 6       E Makarova 66 4    
Q   S Talaja 4 2         1   M Hingis 6 6    
  F Perfetti 6 6           E Likhovtseva 2 1    
  D Chládková 0 1         F Perfetti 4 0  
  Y Yoshida 66 2       E Likhovtseva 6 6    
  E Likhovtseva 78 6         1   M Hingis 6 6  
WC   K Cross 6 6           T Tanasugarn 3 2  
WC   J Ward 3 4       WC   K Cross 2 5    
  T Tanasugarn 6 7       T Tanasugarn 6 7    
  K Hrdličková 0 5           T Tanasugarn 6 6  
Q   C Black 6 6         Q   C Black 4 0    
  S Jeyaseelan 2 4       Q   C Black 63 7 6
  H Suková 6 4 3   13   P Schnyder 77 5 3  
13   P Schnyder 3 6 6  

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15   D Van Roost 6 6    
  J Kruger 1 3       15   D Van Roost 6 6    
  N Dechy 63 2       A Miller 1 1    
  A Miller 77 6         15   D Van Roost 6 6    
WC   L Latimer 6 6           S Appelmans 1 2    
  J Kandarr 4 1       WC   L Latimer 1 4  
  S Appelmans 6 6       S Appelmans 6 6    
  C Torrens Valero 3 3         15   D Van Roost 6 3 2
  J Lee 6 6         5   A Sánchez Vicario 3 6 6
WC   L Woodroffe 4 1         J Lee 2 0    
  A Sugiyama 4 77 3     S Plischke 6 6    
  S Plischke 6 62 6         S Plischke 5 2  
  M Grzybowska 6 6         5   A Sánchez Vicario 7 6    
  R Dragomir 2 4         M Grzybowska 6 4 3
  C Cristea 7 2 0   5   A Sánchez Vicario 4 6 6  
5   A Sánchez Vicario 5 6 6  

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3   J Novotná 6 6    
  S Kleinová 2 2       3   J Novotná 6 4 6  
  E Gagliardi 6 5 4     T Panova 3 6 1  
  T Panova 4 7 6       3   J Novotná 6 6    
  P Hy-Boulais 4 6 6         C Morariu 3 1    
  M Babel 6 2 3       P Hy-Boulais 5 0  
  C Morariu 4 6 6     C Morariu 7 6    
  M Maruska 6 1 2       3   J Novotná 6 6  
Q   S De Beer 6 6         10   I Spîrlea 2 3  
  I Gorrochategui 4 4       Q   S De Beer 6 4 6  
  K Brandi 64 5       S-t Wang 2 6 3  
  S-t Wang 77 7         Q   S De Beer 4 4  
  B Rittner 78 6         10   I Spîrlea 6 6    
  A Cocheteux 66 0         B Rittner 4 4  
  F Lubiani 5 3     10   I Spîrlea 6 6    
10   I Spîrlea 7 6    

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
LL   L Osterloh 2 6 1  
  K Po 6 2 6       K Po 2 4    
  A Glass 1 77 3     V Ruano Pascual 6 6    
  V Ruano Pascual 6 64 6         V Ruano Pascual 7 4    
  L Golarsa 4 3           S Williams 5 1 r  
  S Williams 6 6         S Williams 6 6  
  A Smashnova 4 77 3     M Lučić 3 0    
  M Lučić 6 65 6         V Ruano Pascual 3 1  
  G Helgeson-Nielsen 6 0 2       7   V Williams 6 6  
  C Rubin 4 6 6       C Rubin 3 7 11  
  T Snyder 6 6       T Snyder 6 5 9  
  L Němečková 3 0           C Rubin 3 4  
  B Schett 6 6         7   V Williams 6 6    
  P Stoyanova 0 2         B Schett 1 2  
  J Nejedly 3 3     7   V Williams 6 6    
7   V Williams 6 6    

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6   M Seles 6 6    
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 3 4       6   M Seles 6 6    
  A Fusai 6 6       A Fusai 1 1    
  K Studeníková 3 2         6   M Seles 6 6    
  Y Basuki 6 6           Y Basuki 2 3    
  S Reeves 4 0         Y Basuki 6 6  
  A Mauresmo 6 6       A Mauresmo 3 4    
Q   M Schnitzer 3 4         6   M Seles 6 6  
  N Pratt 4 6 4       14   S Testud 3 2  
WC   J Capriati 6 3 6     WC   J Capriati 6 4 2  
WC   L McNeil 2 6 6   WC   L McNeil 4 6 6  
Q   E Callens 6 4 4       WC   L McNeil 3 67  
  S Noorlander 6 6         14   S Testud 6 79    
  O Lugina 3 1         S Noorlander 3 1  
Q   R Stubbs 65 0     14   S Testud 6 6    
14   S Testud 77 6    

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11   M Pierce 64 3    
  E Tatarkova 77 6         E Tatarkova 4 65    
  B Schwartz 65 3       M de Swardt 6 77    
  M de Swardt 77 6           M de Swardt 4 5    
  A Gerši 1 1           M Oremans 6 7    
  Å Carlsson 6 6         Å Carlsson 2 3  
  E Wagner 6 3 2     M Oremans 6 6    
  M Oremans 2 6 6         M Oremans 4 2  
  N Miyagi 6 1 6         N Zvereva 6 6  
WC   J Pullin 3 6 2       N Miyagi 1 3    
  N Zvereva 7 6       N Zvereva 6 6    
  R McQuillan 5 4           N Zvereva 6 7  
  H Nagyová 63 6 6       4   S Graf 4 5    
  A Frazier 77 2 4       H Nagyová 0 4  
  G León García 4 1     4   S Graf 6 6    
4   S Graf 6 6    

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8   C Martínez 6 6    
  S Farina 1 0       8   C Martínez 7 7    
  K Boogert 3 6 6     K Boogert 5 5    
  M Saeki 6 2 1       8   C Martínez 6 3 5  
  M Díaz-Oliva 6 6         WC   S Smith 2 6 7  
  P Suárez 3 2         M Díaz-Oliva 1 3  
  A-G Sidot 3 6 2   WC   S Smith 6 6    
WC   S Smith 6 4 6       WC   S Smith 3 1  
  S-h Park 2 4         16   N Tauziat 6 6  
  J Halard-Decugis 6 6         J Halard-Decugis 6 78    
  O Barabanschikova 4 77 9     A Dechaume-Balleret 4 66    
  A Dechaume-Balleret 6 65 11         J Halard-Decugis 65 6 4
  I Majoli 6 6         16   N Tauziat 77 3 6  
  K Habšudová 2 3         I Majoli 0 1  
Q   H Inoue 6 1 3   16   N Tauziat 6 6    
16   N Tauziat 2 6 6  

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9   A Coetzer 6 6    
  K-A Guse 2 2       9   A Coetzer 6 3 2  
  N Sawamatsu 2 6 6     N Sawamatsu 3 6 6  
  B Paulus 6 3 2         N Sawamatsu 3 7 0  
  F Li 1 4           M Serna 6 5 6  
  R Grande 6 6         R Grande 4 1  
  M Serna 7 4 6     M Serna 6 6    
Q   R Bobková 5 6 1         M Serna 1 0  
LL   K Miller 6 3 4       2   L Davenport 6 6  
  N Kijimuta 3 6 6       N Kijimuta 0 5    
  M-A Vento 77 4 6     M-A Vento 6 7    
  S Cacic 61 6 3         M-A Vento 3 6 2
  S Pitkowski 1 7 3       2   L Davenport 6 1 6  
  L Neiland 6 5 6       L Neiland 1 5  
  F Labat 2 2     2   L Davenport 6 7    
2   L Davenport 6 6    

References

  1. ^ Wimbledon 2011: Kvitova stuns Sharapova to lift women's title

External links

  • 1998 Wimbledon Championships on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw