1999 Australian Open – Women's Singles

1999 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1999 Australian Open
Champion Martina Hingis
Runner-up Amélie Mauresmo
Final score 6–2, 6–3

The 1999 Australian Open – Women's Singles was the women's singles event of the eighty-seventh edition of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year and the most prestigious tournament in the Asia-Pacific and the Southern Hemisphere. Martina Hingis was the two-time defending champion, and she successfully defended her title by defeating unseeded Amélie Mauresmo, 6–2, 6–3, in the final. With this win, she joined Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Steffi Graf and Monica Seles as the only women to have won three consecutive Australian Open titles. Hingis also became the only woman to have won three consecutive Australian Open titles in singles and doubles simultaneously.

This was future number one Amélie Mauresmo's first Grand Slam final, and it would be her only Grand Slam final until 2006 despite being one of the top players of the early 2000s.

This tournament was also notable for being the first Grand Slam in which Elena Dementieva competed in the main draw.[1] She drew Martina Hingis in the second round, and was defeated, and the last Australian Open where former World No. 1 Steffi Graf competed in the main draw, she was lost by another former World No. 1 Monica Seles. Prior to the defeat at the hands of Hingis, Seles was 33 matches undefeated at the Australian Open, dated back since her first match in 1991, the most made by a woman in the Open Era.

Contents

  • Seeds 1
  • Qualifying Draw 2
  • Draw 3
    • Key 3.1
    • Finals 3.2
    • Top Half 3.3
      • Section 1 3.3.1
      • Section 2 3.3.2
      • Section 3 3.3.3
      • Section 4 3.3.4
    • Bottom Half 3.4
      • Section 5 3.4.1
      • Section 6 3.4.2
      • Section 7 3.4.3
      • Section 8 3.4.4
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Seeds

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

Qualifying Draw

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Lindsay Davenport 6 6    
5   Venus Williams 4 0    
  1   Lindsay Davenport 6 5 5  
      Amélie Mauresmo 4 7 7  
11   Dominique Van Roost 3 63  
      Amélie Mauresmo 6 77    
        Amélie Mauresmo 2 3  
  2   Martina Hingis 6 6  
  6   Monica Seles 7 6    
10   Steffi Graf 5 1    
  6   Monica Seles 2 4  
  2   Martina Hingis 6 6    
7   Mary Pierce 3 4  
  2   Martina Hingis 6 6    

Top Half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 L Davenport 6 6
G León García 2 2 1 L Davenport 6 6
F Labat 3 6 6 F Labat 2 1
Y Basuki 6 2 1 1 L Davenport 6 6
WC S-h Park 0 7 1 K Habšudová 0 4
K Habšudová 6 5 6 K Habšudová 63 6 6
L Raymond 6 2 4 L Ghirardi 77 4 3
L Ghirardi 3 6 6 1 L Davenport 6 6
L Courtois 2 6 1 Q M Drake 1 3
WC R McQuillan 6 3 6 WC R McQuillan 62 6 2
Q M Drake 77 65 6 Q M Drake 77 4 6
Y Yoshida 65 77 4 Q M Drake 6 6
K Hrdličková 3 4 S Plischke 2 2
S Plischke 6 6 S Plischke 67 6 7
A Huber 7 6 A Huber 79 3 5
13 I Spîrlea 5 4

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 N Zvereva 6 7
K Studeníková 3 5 15 N Zvereva 6 7
K Po 2 2 PR M Tu 3 5
PR M Tu 6 6 15 N Zvereva 63 6 4
C Rubin 6 6 C Rubin 77 4 6
M Weingärtner 1 2 C Rubin 4 77 6
C Papadáki 6 4 2 E Wagner 6 64 2
E Wagner 4 6 6 C Rubin 63 4
K Miller 2 2 5 V Williams 77 6
R Dragomir 6 6 R Dragomir 6 6
WC A Ellwood 0 6 2 J Chi 1 2
J Chi 6 4 6 R Dragomir 3 4
C Torrens Valero 6 3 4 5 V Williams 6 6
Å Carlsson 2 6 6 Å Carlsson 2 1
S Talaja 6 3 7 5 V Williams 6 6
5 V Williams 3 6 9

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 J Novotná 6 6
A-G Sidot 4 2 3 J Novotná 6 2 6
H Nagyová 64 7 6 H Nagyová 4 6 3
K Boogert 77 5 4 3 J Novotná 3 0
J Capriati 5 6 8 M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6
WC E Dominikovic 7 3 6 J Capriati 62 2
S Cacic 2 3 r M Sánchez Lorenzo 77 6
M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 3 M Sánchez Lorenzo 2 3
C Black 4 2 11 D Van Roost 6 6
C Cristea 6 6 C Cristea 7 3 1
J Nejedly 6 6 J Nejedly 5 6 6
P Stoyanova 1 0 J Nejedly 1 1
S Noorlander 7 6 11 D Van Roost 6 6
M Oremans 5 0 S Noorlander 66 0
Q N Petrova 3 4 11 D Van Roost 78 6
11 D Van Roost 6 6

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 C Martínez 6 6
A Gerši 3 3 9 C Martínez 6 6
N Dechy 62 3 B Rippner 0 4
B Rippner 77 6 9 C Martínez 5 1
A Smashnova 6 6 É Loit 7 6
E Tatarkova 4 1 A Smashnova 6 2 2
É Loit 6 6 É Loit 1 6 6
M Lučić 2 1 É Loit 0 5
N Pratt 7 6 A Mauresmo 6 7
M Vento 5 1 N Pratt 6 6
S Smith 6 6 S Smith 4 4
L Neiland 0 3 N Pratt 3 3
C Morariu 77 68 2 A Mauresmo 6 6
A Mauresmo 62 710 6 A Mauresmo 61 6 6
Q E de Lone 3 6 4 8 P Schnyder 77 4 3
8 P Schnyder 6 3 6

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 M Seles 6 6
Q T Križan 1 0 6 M Seles 6 6
D Chládková 4 2 A Dechaume-Balleret 1 4
A Dechaume-Balleret 6 6 6 M Seles 6 3 6
A Serra Zanetti 6 6 S Appelmans 3 6 4
M Díaz-Oliva 1 2 A Serra Zanetti 3 1
S Appelmans 6 6 S Appelmans 6 6
C Martínez Granados 0 2 6 M Seles 6 6
S Pitkowski 4 62 14 S Testud 0 3
M Serna 6 77 M Serna 1 3
S Williams 6 6 S Williams 6 6
R Sandu 2 3 S Williams 2 6 7
S-t Wang 2 3 14 S Testud 6 2 9
E Callens 6 6 E Callens 3 1
T Snyder 3 2 14 S Testud 6 6
14 S Testud 6 6

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 S Graf 6 6
P Suárez 0 3 10 S Graf 4 6 6
M Shaughnessy 3 2 B Schwartz 6 1 2
B Schwartz 6 6 10 S Graf 4 6 6
L Golarsa 1 0 MJ Fernández 6 3 4
MJ Fernández 6 6 MJ Fernández 4 7 6
A Frazier 6 4 6 A Frazier 6 5 3
A Sugiyama 3 6 4 10 S Graf 6 6
R Bobková 0 3 B Schett 1 1
V Ruano Pascual 6 6 V Ruano Pascual 2 3
E Likhovtseva 6 6 E Likhovtseva 6 6
N Miyagi 2 2 E Likhovtseva 4 4
B Schett 6 6 B Schett 6 6
J Kandarr 4 0 B Schett 6 6
M de Swardt 2 2 4 A Sánchez Vicario 2 2
4 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 M Pierce 6 6
WC C Watson 2 1 7 M Pierce 6 6
A Kremer 6 6 A Kremer 2 1
WC C Barclay 3 2 7 M Pierce 6 6
R Kuti-Kis 5 4 R Grande 2 2
F Li 7 6 F Li 2 4
T Garbin 77 0 7 R Grande 6 6
R Grande 63 6 9 7 M Pierce 6 6
S Farina 6 5 4 12 A Kournikova 0 4
A Glass 4 7 6 A Glass 7 62 7
T Panova 7 77 T Panova 5 77 5
T Tanasugarn 5 64 A Glass 6 2 3
S Jeyaseelan 3 0 12 A Kournikova 4 6 6
M Saeki 6 6 M Saeki 6 4 8
Q J Craybas 61 5 12 A Kournikova 1 6 10
12 A Kournikova 77 7

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 A Coetzer 6 2 7
Q S Kleinová 4 6 5 16 A Coetzer 4 7 6
J Halard-Decugis 6 3 6 J Halard-Decugis 6 5 4
WC A Molik 4 6 3 16 A Coetzer 6 7
J Lee 6 6 J Lee 3 5
Q L Němečková 0 2 J Lee 7 6
F Perfetti 5 3 S Reeves 5 1
S Reeves 7 6 16 A Coetzer 3 77 1
E Makarova 3 7 4 2 M Hingis 6 64 6
WC J Dokić 6 5 6 WC J Dokić 6 7
K Brandi 6 6 K Brandi 4 5
A Cocheteux 1 1 WC J Dokić 1 2
Q E Dementieva 6 6 2 M Hingis 6 6
G Pizzichini 3 4 Q E Dementieva 3 2
L Osterloh 1 2 2 M Hingis 6 6
2 M Hingis 6 6

References

  1. ^ Elena Dementieva: The Next Super Star of World Tennis

External links

  • 1999 Australian Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw