1996 French Open - Women's Singles
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1996 French Open %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's Singles
1996 French Open
ChampionGermany Steffi Graf
Runner-upSpain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Final score6-3, 6-7(4-7), 10-8
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends -45 45+ women
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First-seeded Steffi Graf was the defending champion and successfully defended her title, defeating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 6-7(4-7), 10-8 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1996 French Open. By winning her 19th Grand Slam title, Graf surpassed Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova's all time record overall Grand Slam singles titles at the Open Era.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Steffi Graf is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. Germany Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2. United States Monica Seles (Quarterfinals)
  3. Spain Conchita Martínez (Semifinals)
  4. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Final)
  5. Croatia Iva Majoli (Quarterfinals)
  6. Germany Anke Huber (Fourth round)
  7. Japan Kimiko Date (Fourth round)
  8. Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Third round)
  9. United States Lindsay Davenport (Quarterfinals)
  10. Czech Republic Jana Novotná (Semifinals)
  11. United States Mary Joe Fernández (Fourth round)
  12. France Mary Pierce (Third round)
  13. Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva (Fourth round)
  14. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Fourth round)
  15. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Third round)
  16. Austria Barbara Paulus (Third round)

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 Germany Steffi Graf 6 6
5 Croatia Iva Majoli 3 1
1 Germany Steffi Graf 6 6
3 Spain Conchita Martínez 3 1
3 Spain Conchita Martínez 6 6
9 United States Lindsay Davenport 1 3
1 Germany Steffi Graf 6 64 10
4 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 77 8
  Slovakia Karina Hab?udová 2 77 8
4 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 64 10
4 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 7
10 Czech Republic Jana Novotná 3 5
10 Czech Republic Jana Novotná 79 6
2 United States Monica Seles 67 3

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Germany S Graf 6 6
Latvia L Neiland 3 2 1 Germany S Graf 6 6
Australia N Bradtke 6 6 Australia N Bradtke 2 2
United States J Watanabe 2 3 1 Germany S Graf 6 1
Netherlands P Kamstra 6 7 Q Czech Republic P Langrová 0 0 r.
Italy L Golarsa 1 5 Netherlands P Kamstra 2 6 1
Q Czech Republic P Langrová 6 714 Q Czech Republic P Langrová 6 4 6
United States N Arendt 2 612 1 Germany S Graf 6 79
France J Halard-Decugis 2 6 6 11 United States MJ Fernández 1 67
United States L Lee 6 1 0 France J Halard-Decugis 77 4 5
LL Italy G Pizzichini 77 6 LL Italy G Pizzichini 64 6 7
Germany K Kschwendt 62 2 LL Italy G Pizzichini 2 3
Slovakia H Nagyová 2 6 6 11 United States MJ Fernández 6 6
Switzerland P Schnyder 6 4 4 Slovakia H Nagyová 2 4
11 United States MJ Fernández 6 6 11 United States MJ Fernández 6 6
Poland M Grzybowska 0 1

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Austria B Paulus 6 6
Japan N Kijimuta 4 4 16 Austria B Paulus 6 6
Netherlands K Boogert 6 6 Netherlands K Boogert 2 4
Q Spain Á Montolio 1 4 16 Austria B Paulus 4 6 3
Japan K Nagatsuka 6 3 6 Q Spain G León García 6 2 6
United States K Adams 4 6 2 Japan K Nagatsuka 1 0
Q Spain G León García 6 6 Q Spain G León García 6 6
Japan N Miyagi 4 4 Q Spain G León García 3 1
Argentina P Suárez 1 6 6 5 Croatia I Majoli 6 6
South Africa M de Swardt 6 3 2 Argentina P Suárez 5 3
France S Testud 6 5 6 France S Testud 7 6
Spain V Ruano Pascual 3 7 4 France S Testud 6 5 4
Italy R Grande 6 6 5 Croatia I Majoli 4 7 6
United States S Cacic 3 1 Italy R Grande 3 64
5 Croatia I Majoli 6 6 5 Croatia I Majoli 6 77
Germany S Meier 3 4

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Spain C Martínez 6 6
Belgium E Callens 1 1 3 Spain C Martínez 6 7
Slovakia R Zrubáková 5 6 6 Slovakia R Zrubáková 3 5
WC France A-G Sidot 7 3 2 3 Spain C Martínez 6 6
United States A Grossman 6 6 United States A Grossman 2 1
Japan Y Kamio 4 0 United States A Grossman 6 6
France N Dechy 6 7 France N Dechy 3 3
Slovakia J Husárová 2 5 3 Spain C Martínez 6 6
Italy A Serra Zanetti 2 6 7 14 South Africa A Coetzer 2 3
Argentina F Labat 6 1 5 Italy A Serra Zanetti 3 3
Belarus N Zvereva 6 6 Belarus N Zvereva 6 6
Belgium D Van Roost 3 4 Belarus N Zvereva 3 6 2
Q Italy F Lubiani 6 7 14 South Africa A Coetzer 6 3 6
Germany C Porwik 4 5 Q Italy F Lubiani 4 1
14 South Africa A Coetzer 6 7 14 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6
Japan A Sugiyama 1 5

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 United States L Davenport 6 6
Q Italy F Perfetti 4 1 9 United States L Davenport 6 6
South Korea S-h Park 5 6 6 South Korea S-h Park 1 2
Japan M Endo 7 1 3 9 United States L Davenport 6 6
Indonesia Y Basuki 6 6 Indonesia Y Basuki 3 2
United States M Werdel-Witmeyer 4 2 Indonesia Y Basuki 7 6
Belgium L Courtois 6 5 Belgium L Courtois 5 2
Argentina MJ Gaidano 3 2 r. 9 United States L Davenport 3 6 8
United States L Wild 6 6 7 Japan K Date 6 4 6
Japan R Hiraki 2 0 United States L Wild 65 77 6
Q Italy S Cecchini 6 6 Q Italy S Cecchini 77 63 2
United States M McGrath 2 1 United States L Wild 3 5
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia T Je?menica 7 77 7 Japan K Date 6 7
Germany S Hack 5 60 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia T Je?menica 4 2
7 Japan K Date 3 6 6 7 Japan K Date 6 6
Sweden Å Carlsson 6 3 4

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Germany A Huber 6 6
United States G Fernández 2 2 6 Germany A Huber 6 6
Hungary A Temesvári 6 7 Hungary A Temesvári 3 2
United States S Stafford 1 5 6 Germany A Huber 6 6
Belgium N Feber 6 6 WC France S Pitkowski 2 2
Czech Republic H Suková 4 4 Belgium N Feber 2 5
WC France S Pitkowski 6 5 7 WC France S Pitkowski 6 7
Q Australia R McQuillan 4 7 5 6 Germany A Huber 5 3
Slovakia K Hab?udová 65 6 7 Slovakia K Hab?udová 7 6
Australia K Godridge 77 0 5 Slovakia K Hab?udová 6 4 8
France N Tauziat 6 6 France N Tauziat 2 6 6
United States A Miller 1 1 Slovakia K Hab?udová 4 7 6
Germany P Begerow 2 7 6 15 Switzerland M Hingis 6 5 4
Germany C Singer 6 5 4 Germany P Begerow 5 5
15 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6 15 Switzerland M Hingis 7 7
Austria B Schett 3 0

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 France M Pierce 7 6
LL Austria M Schnell 5 2 12 France M Pierce 6 2 6
LL Madagascar D Randriantefy 78 6 LL Madagascar D Randriantefy 3 6 2
Q Canada J Nejedly 66 1 12 France M Pierce 4 2
Germany B Rittner 6 6 Germany B Rittner 6 6
Slovakia K Studeníková 0 1 Germany B Rittner 6 6
China J-Q Yi 6 7 China J-Q Yi 0 3
United States J Capriati 3 5 Germany B Rittner 3 4
Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6 4 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
WC France A Cocheteux 2 2 Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 3 6 7
Russia E Likhovtseva 6 1 6 Russia E Likhovtseva 6 3 9
Austria J Wiesner 3 6 4 Russia E Likhovtseva 0 0
Germany V Martinek 6 6 4 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Germany J Kandarr 3 4 Germany V Martinek 0 1
4 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6 4 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Germany A Glass 2 3

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6
France A Dechaume-Balleret 4 4 8 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 5 7
WC France A Mauresmo 6 1 6 WC France A Mauresmo 4 7 5
Austria B Reinstadler 2 6 4 8 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 3 6 2
Italy S Farina 6 6 Romania I Spîrlea 6 3 6
Romania C Cristea 3 4 Italy S Farina 0 r.
Romania I Spîrlea 6 6 Romania I Spîrlea 4
WC France C Mothes-Jobkel 0 1 Romania I Spîrlea 1 5
Russia E Makarova 6 3 6 10 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 7
Italy N Baudone 0 6 1 Russia E Makarova 6 6
France A Fusai 6 6 France A Fusai 1 1
Canada P Hy-Boulais 2 4 Russia E Makarova 1 5
Chinese Taipei S-T Wang 6 6 10 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 7
Israel A Smashnova 2 4 Chinese Taipei S-T Wang 4 3
10 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6 10 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6
Czech Republic L Richterová 0 2

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 64 12
United States L Raymond 1 77 10 13 Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 2 6
United States T Whitlinger-Jones 6 6 United States T Whitlinger-Jones 2 6 2
Bulgaria E Pampoulova 1 2 13 Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 6
Netherlands M Oremans 6 6 Netherlands M Oremans 2 1
WC France L Ghirardi-Rubbi 3 0 Netherlands M Oremans 7 6
Czech Republic R Bobková 6 7 Czech Republic R Bobková 5 1
WC France I Demongeot 2 5 13 Bulgaria M Maleeva 1 1
Romania R Dragomir 6 6 2 United States M Seles 6 6
United States A Frazier 3 3 Romania R Dragomir 2 2
Belgium S Appelmans 6 6 Belgium S Appelmans 6 6
Australia R Stubbs 1 1 Belgium S Appelmans 2 5
Japan N Sawamatsu 6 6 2 United States M Seles 6 7
Poland K Nowak 2 1 Japan N Sawamatsu 64 2
2 United States M Seles 6 6 2 United States M Seles 77 6
WC France C Dhenin 1 1

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