1999 French Open – Women's Singles

1999 French Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1999 French Open
Champion Steffi Graf
Runner-up Martina Hingis
Final score 4–6, 7–5, 6–2

The 1999 French Open – Women's Singles was the women's singles event of the ninety-eighth edition of the French Open. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario was the defending champion, but she was knocked out by Martina Hingis in the semifinals.

Hingis went on to reach the final, but was defeated by sixth seed Steffi Graf, 4–6, 7–5, 6–2. Graf became the first player in the Open Era to defeat the first, second and third ranked players in the same Grand Slam tournament; defeating No. 2 Davenport in the quarterfinals, No. 3 Seles in the semifinals and No. 1 Hingis in the final. Graf equalled Chris Evert's record of nine French Open final appearances, and extended her record of total Open Era Grand Slam singles victories to 22. This would end up being the last Grand Slam title Steffi Graf would ever win, as well as being the last French Open she would ever appear in.

This tournament also saw the Grand Slam debut of future World No. 1 and four-times French Open champion Justine Henin.

Seeds

  1. Martina Hingis (Final)
  2. Lindsay Davenport (Quarterfinals)
  3. Monica Seles (Semifinals)
  4. Jana Novotná (Fourth Round)
  5. Venus Williams (Fourth Round)
  6. Steffi Graf (Champion)
  7. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Semifinals)
  8. Mary Pierce (Second Round)
  9. Nathalie Tauziat (Second Round)
  10. Serena Williams (Third Round)
  11. Patty Schnyder (Third Round)
  12. Sandrine Testud (Second Round)
  13. Dominique Van Roost (First Round)
  14. Amanda Coetzer (First Round)
  15. Barbara Schett (Third Round)
  16. Julie Halard-Decugis (Fourth Round)

Qualifying Draw

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Martina Hingis 6 6    
Q   Barbara Schwartz 2 2    
  1   Martina Hingis 6 6    
  7   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 2    
    Sylvia Plischke 2 4  
  7   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
    1   Martina Hingis 6 5 2
  6   Steffi Graf 4 7 6
     Conchita Martínez 1 4    
3   Monica Seles 6 6    
  3   Monica Seles 77 3 4
  6   Steffi Graf 62 6 6  
6   Steffi Graf 6 65 6
  2   Lindsay Davenport 1 77 3  

Top Half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 M Hingis 6 6
A Hopmans 1 4 1 M Hingis 6 6
A Mauresmo 6 6 A Mauresmo 3 3
T Snyder 3 3 1 M Hingis 6 6
K Hrdličková 6 6 K Hrdličková 3 4
L Neiland 4 1 K Hrdličková 6 77
B Rittner 3 77 6 B Rittner 4 65
M Serna 6 65 2 1 M Hingis 6 77
R Grande 60 1 R Dragomir 3 65
R Dragomir 77 6 R Dragomir 6 6
M Drake 2 3 A Kremer 4 2
A Kremer 6 6 R Dragomir 6 3 6
Q M Vavrinec 0 4 M de Swardt 2 6 3
M de Swardt 6 6 M de Swardt 6 6
Q S Naćuk 6 3 1 12 S Testud 3 2
12 S Testud 3 6 6

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 D Van Roost 1 0
Q B Schwartz 6 6 Q B Schwartz 6 6
Q A Földényi 1 4 K Boogert 2 4
K Boogert 6 6 Q B Schwartz 6 6
LL E Dementieva 6 6 N Dechy 2 1
L Golarsa 1 4 LL E Dementieva 2 6 5
WC S Foretz 716 61 1 N Dechy 6 1 7
N Dechy 614 77 6 Q B Schwartz 2 79 6
PR B Schultz-McCarthy 6 3 2 5 V Williams 6 67 3
A Molik 3 6 6 A Molik 6 6
WC E Curutchet 77 3 11 WC E Curutchet 2 2
WC J Dokić 65 6 9 A Molik 3 1
C Papadáki 3 5 5 V Williams 6 6
N Zvereva 6 7 N Zvereva 63 0
A Fusai 1 1 5 V Williams 77 6
5 V Williams 6 6

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 J Novotná 6 77
Ľ Cervanová 2 64 4 J Novotná 6 6
A Gerši 6 6 A Gerši 3 2
M Weingärtner 4 0 4 J Novotná 6 3 6
A-G Sidot 3 4 S Talaja 4 6 4
S Talaja 6 6 S Talaja 2 6 6
C Rubin 6 6 C Rubin 6 1 4
M Oremans 0 3 4 J Novotná 3 65
E Gagliardi 6 6 S Plischke 6 77
N Pratt 2 2 E Gagliardi 1 3
S Plischke 6 6 S Plischke 6 6
Q M Tu 1 1 S Plischke 77 6
D Chládková 65 3 15 B Schett 61 4
K Po 77 6 K Po 3 6 1
H Nagyová 1 2 15 B Schett 6 3 6
15 B Schett 6 6

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 S Williams 6 6
L Courtois 4 0 10 S Williams 6 6
M Díaz-Oliva 6 6 M Díaz-Oliva 3 4
J Watanabe 0 2 10 S Williams 3 6 0
T Panova 77 4 5 MJ Fernández 6 1 6
WC L Ghirardi 62 6 7 WC L Ghirardi 1 3
MJ Fernández 6 6 MJ Fernández 6 6
A Dechaume-Balleret 3 2 MJ Fernández w/o
I Spîrlea 6 6 7 A Sánchez Vicario
C Cristea 4 1 I Spîrlea 6 6
O Barabanschikova 6 3 6 O Barabanschikova 3 3
M Shaughnessy 4 6 1 I Spîrlea 4 1
WC L Andretto 1 0 7 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
K Srebotnik 6 6 K Srebotnik 1 2
M Lučić 2 2 7 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
7 A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 M Pierce 6 6
J Kruger 4 3 8 M Pierce 6 3 3
C Black 6 3 3 C Martínez 4 6 6
C Martínez 2 6 6 C Martínez 6 7
S-t Wang 4 1 A Smashnova 2 5
E Callens 6 6 E Callens 0 0
S Jeyaseelan 6 1 3 A Smashnova 6 6
A Smashnova 2 6 6 C Martínez 6 6
K Studeníková 3 6 1 G León García 2 1
E Likhovtseva 6 4 6 E Likhovtseva 6 3 6
É Loit 3 2 P Suárez 2 6 4
P Suárez 6 6 E Likhovtseva 63 63
G León García 6 6 G León García 77 77
R Kuti-Kis 4 1 G León García 6 6
A Cocheteux 4 3 9 N Tauziat 2 4
9 N Tauziat 6 6

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 J Halard-Decugis 1 6 6
K Habšudová 6 4 1 16 J Halard-Decugis 4 6 6
E Wagner 6 78 E Wagner 6 1 2
S Smith 1 66 16 J Halard-Decugis 7 4 6
A Glass 6 7 C Torrens Valero 5 6 4
L Raymond 4 5 A Glass 4 6 1
C Torrens Valero 6 6 C Torrens Valero 6 1 6
WC S Georges 2 2 16 J Halard-Decugis 1 5
B Rippner 7 4 3 3 M Seles 6 7
R Sandu 5 6 6 R Sandu 2 1
M Saeki 77 4 0 M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6
M Sánchez Lorenzo 64 6 6 M Sánchez Lorenzo 1 4
WC V Razzano 3 4 3 M Seles 6 6
L Bacheva 6 6 L Bacheva 3 4
F Li 2 4 3 M Seles 6 6
3 M Seles 6 6

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 S Graf 6 6
PR M Maleeva 2 0 6 S Graf 6 6
Q I Gorrochategui 3 6 6 Q I Gorrochategui 2 4
S Noorlander 6 3 2 6 S Graf 6 6
Ad Serra Zanetti 0 6 6 Å Carlsson 1 4
Q P Stoyanova 6 2 4 Ad Serra Zanetti 3 62
Å Carlsson 6 7 Å Carlsson 6 77
S Appelmans 2 5 6 S Graf 6 77
A Kournikova 6 6 A Kournikova 3 64
T Tanasugarn 3 3 A Kournikova 6 6
A Frazier 6 6 A Frazier 4 1
E Tatarkova 4 2 A Kournikova 6 3 6
N Arendt 6 7 11 P Schnyder 1 6 0
WC S Lefèvre 3 5 N Arendt 4 2
C Morariu 6 3 6 11 P Schnyder 6 6
11 P Schnyder 3 6 8

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 A Coetzer 5 1
A Sugiyama 7 6 A Sugiyama 4 77 9
S Farina 6 7 S Farina 6 64 11
E Kulikovskaya 0 5 S Farina 2 0 r
V Ruano Pascual 2 3 J Capriati 6 4
J Capriati 6 6 J Capriati 6 3 6
J Lee 4 6 5 L Osterloh 3 6 2
L Osterloh 6 2 7 J Capriati 2 3
F Zuluaga 6 7 2 L Davenport 6 6
S Pitkowski 2 5 F Zuluaga 6 6
M Vento 4 6 0 J Nejedly 3 0
J Nejedly 6 3 6 F Zuluaga 65 3
K Brandi 4 2 2 L Davenport 77 6
Q J Henin 6 6 Q J Henin 3 6 5
J Chi 3 1 2 L Davenport 6 2 7
2 L Davenport 6 6

External links

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