1996 Australian Open - Women's Doubles
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1996 Australian Open %E2%80%93 Women's Doubles
Women's doubles
1996 Australian Open
ChampionsUnited States Chanda Rubin
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Runners-upUnited States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Final score7-5, 2-6, 6-4
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
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The 1996 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at Melbourne Park in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 84th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 15 through 28 January 1996.

Jana Novotná and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario were the defending champions, but Novotná did not compete this year.

Sánchez Vicario partnered alongside Chanda Rubin and successfully defended her title, defeating Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernández 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in the final. It was the first and only Grand Slam doubles title for Rubin, and the sixth and final Grand Slam doubles title (third and final Australian Open doubles title) for Sánchez Vicario, in their respective careers.

Seeds

Draw

Key

Finals

Top half

Section 1

Section 2

Bottom half

Section 3

Section 4

External links


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