1991 US Open - Women's Singles
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1991 US Open %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's Singles
1991 US Open
ChampionSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Runner-upUnited States Martina Navratilova
Final score7-6(7-1), 6-1
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
← 1990 · US Open · 1992 →

World No. 2 Monica Seles won her third major of the year with this title, defeating four-time champion Martina Navratilova in the final 7-6(7-1), 6-1, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1991 U.S. Open. Following this win, Monica recaptured the world No. 1 ranking from her rival Steffi Graf, and would end up holding it until her 1993 stabbing.

Gabriela Sabatini was the defending champion, but she lost in the quarterfinals to Jennifer Capriati. This tournament was also notable for being the first Grand Slam tournament in which Lindsay Davenport, the 1998 US Open singles champion and future World No. 1, competed in the main draw.[1] She was defeated in the first round by Debbie Graham.

Seeds

  1. Germany Steffi Graf (Semifinals)
  2. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles (Champion)
  3. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (Quarterfinals)
  4. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Quarterfinals)
  5. United States Mary Joe Fernández (Third Round)
  6. United States Martina Navratilova (Final)
  7. United States Jennifer Capriati (Semifinals)
  8. Spain Conchita Martínez (Quarterfinals)
  9. Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná (Fourth Round)
  10. Switzerland Manuela Maleeva (Fourth Round)
  11. Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva (Third Round)
  12. United States Zina Garrison (Fourth Round)
  13. Soviet Union Leila Meskhi (Third Round)
  14. France Nathalie Tauziat (First Round)
  15. Czechoslovakia Helena Suková (Third Round)
  16. Germany Anke Huber (Second Round)

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Germany Steffi Graf 6 6
8 Spain Conchita Martínez 1 3
1 Germany Steffi Graf 62 78 4
6 United States Martina Navratilova 77 66 6
4 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 78 65 2
6 United States Martina Navratilova 66 77 6
6 United States Martina Navratilova 61 1
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 77 6
7 United States Jennifer Capriati 6 77
3 Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 3 61
7 United States Jennifer Capriati 3 6 63
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6 3 77
  United States Gigi Fernández 1 2
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6 6

Top Half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Germany S Graf 6 6
Hungary A Temesvári 1 2 1 Germany S Graf 6 6
Austria M Maruska 3 4 France C Mothes-Jobkel 0 0
France C Mothes-Jobkel 6 6 1 Germany S Graf 6 7
Sweden C Lindqvist 6 6 Czechoslovakia E ?víglerová 4 5
Q Canada R Alter 3 3 Sweden C Lindqvist 2 2
Czechoslovakia E ?víglerová 6 6 Czechoslovakia E ?víglerová 6 6
Switzerland C Caverzasio 4 1 1 Germany S Graf 7 6
Austria J Wiesner 4 6 6 Austria J Wiesner 5 4
France A Dechaume 6 3 3 Austria J Wiesner 3 6 6
United States S Stafford 6 6 United States S Stafford 6 1 4
Argentina C Tessi 3 3 Austria J Wiesner 6 7
United States A Frazier 6 77 Argentina F Labat 4 5
United Kingdom C Wood 3 62 United States A Frazier 6 5 2
Argentina F Labat 7 6 Argentina F Labat 2 7 6
14 France N Tauziat 5 4

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 United States Z Garrison 7 6
Belgium S Appelmans 5 4 12 United States Z Garrison 6 6
Italy A-M Cecchini 77 6 Italy A-M Cecchini 1 1
United Kingdom M Javer 62 1 12 United States Z Garrison 6 3 6
United States S Sloane 4 1 Germany B Rittner 2 6 4
Germany B Rittner 6 6 Germany B Rittner 6 6
South Africa A Coetzer 5 1 France J Halard 2 0
France J Halard 7 6 12 United States Z Garrison 4 4
Japan M Kidowaki 1 4 8 Spain C Martínez 6 6
Czechoslovakia K Hab?udová 6 6 Czechoslovakia K Hab?udová 2 3
Finland P Thorén 1 4 United States P Fendick 6 6
United States P Fendick 6 6 United States P Fendick 5 3
United States A Keller 4 3 8 Spain C Martínez 7 6
Indonesia N Basuki 6 6 Indonesia N Basuki 3 4
Sweden C Dahlman 1 1 8 Spain C Martínez 6 6
8 Spain C Martínez 6 6

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 6 6
Italy K Piccolini 0 1 4 6 6
Australia E Smylie 3 4 Australia K Godridge 1 1
Australia K Godridge 6 6 4 6 6
Soviet Union E Brioukhovets 6 6 LL France N Herreman 2 2
United States L Bonder-Kreiss 3 0 Soviet Union E Brioukhovets 6 64 65
LL France N Herreman 4 6 6 LL France N Herreman 3 77 77
Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 6 4 3 4 6 77
WC United States E Burgin 4 4 Soviet Union N Zvereva 3 64
WC United States K Po 6 6 WC United States K Po 6 6
Czechoslovakia P Langrová 4 5 WC United States A Smith 2 4
WC United States A Smith 6 7 WC United States K Po 1 6 2
Germany W Probst 1 65 Soviet Union N Zvereva 6 3 6
Soviet Union N Zvereva 6 77 Soviet Union N Zvereva 6 6
Australia A Minter 1 6 1 16 Germany A Huber 2 4
16 Germany A Huber 6 4 6

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 6 6
WC United States S Birch 3 1 10 7 6
Germany C Porwik 3 2 Czechoslovakia A Strnadová 5 2
Czechoslovakia A Strnadová 6 6 10 4 6 5
Italy L Garrone 6 0 62 France M Pierce 6 1 1r
France M Pierce 4 6 77 France M Pierce 6 3 78
United States L McNeil 6 6 United States L McNeil 3 6 66
United States R White 2 2 10 65 6 2
Bulgaria Mag Maleeva 77 4 6 6 United States M Navratilova 77 1 6
Germany K Kschwendt 65 6 4 Bulgaria Mag Maleeva 712 1 2
Japan R Hiraki 1 1 United States P Shriver 610 6 6
United States P Shriver 6 6 United States P Shriver 5 1
WC United States L Davenport 3 2 6 United States M Navratilova 7 6
United States D Graham 6 6 United States D Graham 1 4
Argentina P Tarabini 2 2 6 United States M Navratilova 6 6
6 United States M Navratilova 6 6

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 United States J Capriati 6 6
Q Germany E Pfaff 1 0 7 United States J Capriati 6 6
4 61 Austria P Ritter 3 0
Austria P Ritter 6 77 7 6 6
Australia R McQuillan 6 3 6 Canada P Hy 1 4
Q France S Niox-Château 4 6 0 1 2
Canada P Hy 6 6 Canada P Hy 6 6
Sweden M Strandlund 3 0 7 6 6
South Africa E Reinach 2 6 66 United Kingdom J Durie 1 2
Argentina B Fulco 6 4 78 Argentina B Fulco 4 0
United Kingdom J Durie 6 6 United Kingdom J Durie 6 6
United States C Cunningham 4 2 United Kingdom J Durie 6 2 6
United States E deLone 6 61 6 15 Czechoslovakia H Suková 4 6 1
United States H Cioffi 2 77 3 United States E deLone 1 3
WC United States J Emmons 0 6 2 15 Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 6
15 Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 4 6

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 Czechoslovakia J Novotná 6 4 6
United States A Grossman 3 6 1 9 Czechoslovakia J Novotná 6 6
United States M Werdel 4 7 4 2 3
6 5 6 9 Czechoslovakia J Novotná 6 6
Italy F Romano 1 4 Q Belgium D Monami 1 2
Q Belgium D Monami 6 6 Q Belgium D Monami 6 6
WC United States C Rubin 6 6 WC United States C Rubin 4 3
Italy S Farina 4 0 9 Czechoslovakia J Novotná 4 64
United States G Helgeson 4 4 3 6 77
United States D Faber 6 6 United States D Faber 3 3
United States G Magers 5 6 6 United States G Magers 6 6
Q Soviet Union E Maniokova 7 4 3 United States G Magers 3 4
Germany S Hack 77 4 4 3 6 6
Austria B Paulus 61 6 6 Austria B Paulus 3 6 1r
Australia N Provis 63 3 3 Argentina G Sabatini 6 4 5
3 Argentina G Sabatini 77 6

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States MJ Fernandez 6 6
Soviet Union L Savchenko 3 3 5 United States MJ Fernandez 77 6
Japan A Kijimuta 6 3 2 Netherlands B Schultz 64 3
Netherlands B Schultz 3 6 6 5 1 2
Q United States R Baranski 2 63 Czechoslovakia R Zrubáková 6 6
Czechoslovakia R Zrubáková 6 77 Czechoslovakia R Zrubáková 7 65 6
Japan K Date 77 6 Japan K Date 5 77 3
United States T Whitlinger 63 4 2 2
United States G Fernández 6 6 United States G Fernández 6 6
Germany S Frankl 0 4 United States G Fernández 6 6
United States K Rinaldi 64 6 6 United States K Rinaldi 4 1
Argentina M Paz 77 4 1 United States G Fernández 77 63 77
Netherlands N Jagerman 64 4 13 Soviet Union L Meskhi 61 77 62
Peru L Gildemeister 77 6 4 6 0
6 3 2 13 Soviet Union L Meskhi 6 3 6
13 Soviet Union L Meskhi 3 6 6

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Bulgaria K Maleeva 6 6
Netherlands M Bollegraf 3 4 11 Bulgaria K Maleeva 6 6
France C Suire 1 710 3 South Africa M de Swardt 3 4
South Africa M de Swardt 6 68 6 11 Bulgaria K Maleeva 6 3 3
Czechoslovakia R Rajchrtová 6 6 2 6 6
1 3 Czechoslovakia R Rajchrtová 6 6
Italy L Ferrando 4 2 2 4
Japan N Sawamatsu 6 6 1 1
France N van Lottum 3 5 2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Seles 6 6
Canada H Kelesi 6 7 Canada H Kelesi 2 6 3
Q Netherlands S Rottier 3 1 United Kingdom S Gomer 6 2 6
United Kingdom S Gomer 6 6 United Kingdom S Gomer 1 4
Q Poland K Nowak 5 1 2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Seles 6 6
Switzerland E Zardo 7 6 Switzerland E Zardo 0 6 0
WC United States N Arendt 2 0 2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Seles 6 4 6
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Seles 6 6

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