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1996 WTA Tour
1996 WTA Tour
Steffi Graf für Rexona.jpg
Steffi Graf ended the year as number 1 for the seventh time
Details
DurationJanuary 1, 1996
- November 25, 1996
Edition26th
Tournaments51
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Summer Olympics
WTA Tier I (8)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (11)
WTA Tier IV (11)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesWest Germany Steffi Graf (7)
Most tournament finalsWest Germany Steffi Graf (8)
Prize money leaderWest Germany Steffi Graf
(US$2,665,706)
Points leaderWest Germany Steffi Graf (4,649)
Awards
Player of the yearWest Germany Steffi Graf
Doubles Team of the yearCzech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Most improved
player of the year
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Newcomer of the yearRussia Anna Kournikova
Comeback
player of the year
United States Jennifer Capriati
1995
1997

The WTA Tour is the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The 1996 WTA Tour included the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV events. ITF tournaments are not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

Schedule

The table below shows the 1996 WTA Tour schedule.

Key
Grand Slam events
Summer Olympic Games
Year-end championships
Tier I events
Tier II events
Tier III events
Tier IV events
Team events

January

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Jan Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
A$1,000,000 - Hard (i) - 9 teams (RR)
 Croatia
2-1
  Switzerland
Round Robin (Group A)
 United States
 South Africa
 France
Round Robin (Group B)
 Germany
 Australia
 Netherlands
Amway Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Sandra Cacic
6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Austria Barbara Paulus Argentina Florencia Labat
China Fang Li
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Germany Sabine Hack
Italy Rita Grande
Germany Karin Kschwendt
Belgium Els Callens
France Julie Halard-Decugis
6-1, 6-0
Canada Jill Hetherington
Australia Kristine Radford
8 Jan Schweppes Tasmanian International
Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
France Julie Halard-Decugis
6-1, 6-2
Japan Mana Endo Chinese Taipei Shi-Ting Wang
Argentina Florencia Labat
Austria Judith Wiesner
Italy Silvia Farina
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Japan Ky?ko Nagatsuka
7-6, 6-3
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
South Korea Park Sung-hee
Peters International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$342,500 - Hard - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Monica Seles
4-6, 7-6, 6-3
United States Lindsay Davenport Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
Japan Kimiko Date
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Australia Nicole Bradtke
United States Chanda Rubin
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
6-3, 6-3
United States Lori McNeil
Czech Republic Helena Suková
15 Jan
22 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,970,600 - Hard - 128S/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
United States Monica Seles
6-4, 6-1
Germany Anke Huber United States Chanda Rubin
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Croatia Iva Majoli
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Chanda Rubin
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7-5, 2-6, 6-4
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Latvia Larisa Neiland
Australia Mark Woodforde
4-6, 7-5, 6-0
United States Nicole Arendt
United States Luke Jensen
29 Jan Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$926,250 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Croatia Iva Majoli
6-4, 6-1
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Monica Seles
Japan Naoko Sawamatsu
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7-6, 6-3
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Romania Irina Spîrlea

February

March

April

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Apr Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
Tier I event
$926,250 - Clay - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Austria Barbara Paulus Spain Conchita Martínez
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Germany Petra Begerow
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Croatia Iva Majoli
Germany Sabine Hack
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-2, 6-3
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Mary Joe Fernández
8 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, Florida, USA
Tier II event
$450,000 - Clay - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6-7, 6-4, 6-3
France Mary Pierce United States Mary Joe Fernández
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Spain Conchita Martínez
Germany Sabine Hack
Austria Barbara Schett
United States Meredith McGrath
United States Chanda Rubin
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-1, 6-1
United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Neiland
8 Apr Danamon Open
Jakarta, Indonesia
Tier III event
$164,250 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Linda Wild
W/O
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Belgium Laurence Courtois
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Japan Rika Hiraki
Germany Claudia Porwik
Japan Ky?ko Nagatsuka
Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Naoko Kijimuta
7-6(7-2), 7-5
Belgium Laurence Courtois
Belgium Nancy Feber
15 Apr Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$164,250 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Japan Kimiko Date
7-5, 6-4
United States Amy Frazier Japan Ai Sugiyama
Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Germany Karin Kschwendt
Slovakia Katarína Studeníková
United States Kimberly Po
United States Corina Morariu
Japan Kimiko Date
Japan Ai Sugiyama
7-6, 6-7, 6-3
United States Amy Frazier
United States Kimberly Po
22 Apr Fed Cup First Round
Salzburg, Austria, Clay
Tokyo, Japan, Hard (i)
Amiens, France, Clay
Murcia, Spain, Clay
First Round winners
 United States 3-2
 Japan 3-2
 France 3-2
 Spain 3-2
First Round losers
 Austria
 Germany
 Argentina
 South Africa
29 Apr "M" Electronika Cup
Bol, Croatia
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Italy Gloria Pizzichini
6-0, 6-2
Croatia Silvija Talaja Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Paola Suárez
Czech Republic Sandra Kleinová
Austria Sandra Dopfer
Madagascar Dally Randriantefy
South Africa Joannette Kruger
Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez
6-7, 6-3, 6-4
France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
France Alexandra Fusai
29 Apr Rexona Cup
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 - Clay - 28S/14D
Singles - Doubles
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4-6, 7-6, 6-0
Spain Conchita Martínez France Julie Halard-Decugis
France Mary Pierce
Spain Ángeles Montolio
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
4-6, 7-6, 6-4
United States Gigi Fernández
Switzerland Martina Hingis

May

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 May Budapest Lotto Open
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
7-6(8-6), 6-1
Austria Melanie Schnell Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis
France Julie Halard-Decugis
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
Slovakia Denisa Kraj?ovi?ová
United States Katrina Adams
United States Debbie Graham
6-3, 7-6(7-3)
Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$926,250 - Clay - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
Spain Conchita Martínez
6-2, 6-3
Switzerland Martina Hingis Romania Irina Spîrlea
Croatia Iva Majoli
Germany Steffi Graf
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Nathalie Tauziat
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
United States Gigi Fernández
Switzerland Martina Hingis
13 May WTA German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$926,250 - Clay - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
Germany Steffi Graf
4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Slovakia Karina Hab?udová Croatia Iva Majoli
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
France Nathalie Tauziat
Austria Barbara Paulus
Germany Anke Huber
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6-1, 5-7, 7-6(7-4)
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Helena Suková
Rover Championships
Cardiff, Great Britain
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Belgium Dominique Van Roost
6-4, 6-2
Belgium Laurence Courtois Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Canada Patricia Hy-Boulais
Japan Naoko Kijimuta
France Alexandra Fusai
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
United States Katrina Adams
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
6-0, 6-4
Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Laurence Courtois
20 May Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$164,250 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Lindsay Davenport
6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Austria Barbara Paulus Austria Judith Wiesner
Slovakia Katarína Studeníková
Germany Anke Huber
France Nathalie Tauziat
France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
United States Annie Miller
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Australia Nicole Bradtke
5-7, 6-4, 6-4
United States Marianne Werdel
United States Tami Whitlinger
World Doubles Cup
Edinburgh, Scotland
$188,125 - Clay - 8D
Doubles
United States Arendt
Netherlands Bollegraf
6-3, 2-6, 7-6
United States Fernández
Belarus Zvereva
United States Adams / South Africa De Swardt
United States McGrath / Latvia Neiland
Russia Makarova / Russia Maniokova
United States Garrison / United States Rinaldi
Argentina Tarabini / Netherlands Vis
Canada Hetherington / Australia Radford
Open Paginas Amarillas
Madrid, Spain
Tier II event
$250,000 - Clay - 28S/14D
Singles - Doubles
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva United States Monica Seles
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Czech Republic Ludmila Richterová
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7-6(7-4), 6-2
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
27 May
3 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$4,456,343 - Clay - 128S/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
Germany Steffi Graf
6-3, 6-7(4-7), 10-8
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Spain Conchita Martínez
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Croatia Iva Majoli
United States Lindsay Davenport
Slovakia Karina Hab?udová
United States Monica Seles
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
6-2, 6-1
United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Argentina Javier Frana
6-2, 6-2
United States Nicole Arendt
United States Luke Jensen

June

July

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Jul Fed Cup Semifinals
Nagoya, Japan, Carpet (i)
Bayonne, France, Carpet (i)
Semifinals winners
 United States 5-0
 Spain 3-2
Semifinals losers
 Japan
 France
15 Jul Torneo Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Austria Barbara Schett
6-3, 6-3
Germany Sabine Hack Germany Jana Kandarr
Italy Silvia Farina
Belgium Stephanie Devillé
Austria Sandra Dopfer
France Sarah Pitkowski
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Austria Barbara Schett
6-1, 6-2
Argentina Florencia Labat
Germany Barbara Rittner
23 Jul Summer Olympics
Atlanta, USA
Summer Olympics
Hard - 64S/32D
Singles - Doubles
 Gold  Silver  Bronze Fourth Place
United States Lindsay Davenport
7-6(8), 6-2
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Czech Republic Jana Novotná
7-6(8), 6-4
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Mary Joe Fernández
7-6(6), 6-4
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Czech Republic Helena Suková
Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-1, 6-3
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy

August

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Aug du Maurier Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tier I event
$926,250 - Hard - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
United States Monica Seles
6-1, 7-6
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
United States Kimberly Po
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
United States Amy Frazier
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Argentina Florencia Labat
Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7-6, 6-1
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Czech Republic Helena Suková
Meta Styrian Open
Maria Lankowitz, Austria
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Austria Barbara Paulus
0-0 ret
Italy Sandra Cecchini Belgium Stephanie Devillé
Croatia Silvija Talaja
Czech Republic Petra Langrová
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
Argentina Bettina Villella
Czech Republic Lenka Cenková
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
6-4, 7-5
Czech Republic Lenka Cenková
Czech Republic Katerina Kroupova
12 Aug Acura Classic
Manhattan Beach, California, USA
Tier II event
$450,000 - Hard - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
United States Lindsay Davenport
6-2 6-3
Germany Anke Huber Germany Steffi Graf
Slovakia Karina Hab?udová
United States Amy Frazier
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Japan Kimiko Date
Romania Irina Spîrlea
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6-1, 6-4
United States Amy Frazier
United States Kimberly Po
19 Aug Toshiba Classic
San Diego, California, USA
Tier II event
$450,000 - Hard - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Japan Kimiko Date
3-6, 6-3, 6-0
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Conchita Martínez
Slovakia Katarína Studeníková
France Sandrine Testud
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Gigi Fernández
Spain Conchita Martínez
4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
26 Aug
2 Sep
US Open
New York City, USA
Grand Slam
$4,624,000 - Hard - 128S/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
Germany Steffi Graf
7-5, 6-4
United States Monica Seles Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Conchita Martínez
Austria Judith Wiesner
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
United States Linda Wild
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
1-6, 6-1, 6-4
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Lisa Raymond
United States Patrick Galbraith
7-6, 7-6
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Rick Leach

September

October

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Germany Anke Huber United States Lindsay Davenport
Austria Judith Wiesner
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Croatia Iva Majoli
Spain Conchita Martínez
Czech Republic Nicole Arendt
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6-2, 6-3
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Helena Suková
Wismilak International
Surabaya, Indonesia
Tier IV event
$155,340 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Chinese Taipei Shi-Ting Wang
6-4, 6-0
Japan Nana Miyagi Czech Republic Adriana Ger?i
Japan Yuka Yoshida
Czech Republic Ludmila Richterová
France Nathalie Dechy
Japan Haruka Inoue
France Sarah Pitkowski
France Alexandra Fusai
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
6-4, 6-4
Slovenia Tina Kri?an
France Noëlle van Lottum
14 Oct European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$926,250 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6-2, 6-2
Switzerland Martina Hingis Germany Anke Huber
Croatia Iva Majoli
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Italy Silvia Farina
United States Jennifer Capriati
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Helena Suková
7-5, 6-4
United States Nicole Arendt
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Nokia Open
Beijing, China
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting
6-3, 6-4
China Chen Li-Ling Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
France Sandrine Testud
United States Linda Wild
Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Japan Mana Endo
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Japan Miho Saeki
7-5, 6-4
Japan Yuko Hosoki
Japan Kazue Takuma
21 Oct Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$164,250 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Lisa Raymond
6-4, 6-4
Belgium Els Callens United States Tami Whitlinger-Jones
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
United States Kimberly Po
Argentina Florencia Labat
United States Jolene Watanabe
United States Debbie Graham
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6-1, 6-4
United States Amy Frazier
United States Kimberly Po
SEAT Open
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$164,250 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Germany Anke Huber
6-3, 6-0
Slovakia Karina Hab?udová France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
Austria Barbara Paulus
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Slovakia Katarína Studeníková
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Belgium Kristie Boogert
France Nathalie Tauziat
2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Germany Barbara Rittner
Belgium Dominique Van Roost
28 Oct Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier III event
$400,000 - Carpet (i) - 30S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Spain Conchita Martínez
6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Austria Barbara Paulus Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Austria Barbara Schett
Slovakia Katarína Studeníková
Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
Russia Elena Makarova
Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
Latvia Larisa Neiland
7-6, 4-6, 6-1
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Austria Barbara Schett
Ameritech Cup
Chicago, USA
Tier II event
$450,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6-4, 3-6, 6-1
United States Jennifer Capriati United States Monica Seles
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Romania Irina Spîrlea
United States Meredith McGrath
United States Lindsay Davenport
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6-1, 6-1
United States Angela Lettiere
Japan Nana Miyagi

November

Statistical Information

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 1996 WTA World Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the Year-end championships and the Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV tournaments. The players/nations are sorted by:

1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
2) highest amount of highest category tournaments (for example, having a single Grand Slam gives preference over any kind of combination without a Grand Slam title);
3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Titles won by player

Total titles Player Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Tier I
tournaments
Tier II
tournaments
Tier III
tournaments
Tier IV
tournaments
All titles
S D X S D S D S D S D S D S D X
11 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1 1 4 1 4 2 9 0
1 United States Sandra Cacic 1 1 0 0
1 Belgium Els Callens 1 0 1 0
3 France Julie Halard-Decugis 1 1 1 2 1 0
2 Indonesia Yayuk Basuki 1 1 0 2 0
5 United States Monica Seles 1 1 3 5 0 0
7 United States Lindsay Davenport 1 1 1 3 1 2 5 0
4 United States Mary Joe Fernández 1 1 2 0 4 0
4 United States Chanda Rubin 1 1 1 1 0 4 0
6 Latvia Larisa Neiland 1 0 2 1 2 0 5 1
2 Croatia Iva Majoli 1 1 2 0 0
1 Japan Ky?ko Nagatsuka 1 0 1 0
3 United States Gigi Fernández 1 1 1 0 3 0
3 Belarus Natasha Zvereva 1 1 1 0 3 0
3 Netherlands Kristie Boogert 2 1 0 3 0
10 Czech Republic Jana Novotná 1 2 3 4 4 6 0
4 United States Meredith McGrath 1 1 1 1 2 2 0
6 Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 1 1 1 3 1 5 0
1 Belgium Sabine Appelmans 1 1 0 0
2 Netherlands Manon Bollegraf [a] 1 0 2 0
7 Germany Steffi Graf 3 1 3
Romania Irina Spîrlea
United States Linda Wild
Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Japan Kimiko Date
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Italy Gloria Pizzichini
Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez

List of players and singles titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Rankings

Below are the 1996 WTA year-end rankings in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1995 Change
1  Steffi Graf (GER) 4,649 1 =
2  Monica Seles (USA) 4,056 1 -1
3  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 3,668 3 =
4  Conchita Martínez (ESP) 3,180 2 -2
5  Jana Novotná (CZE) 3,087 11 +6
6  Martina Hingis (SUI) 3,051 16 +10
7  Anke Huber (GER) 2,689 10 +3
8  Iva Majoli (CRO) 2,647 9 +1
9  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2,357 12 +2
10  Irina Spîrlea (ROU) 1,748 21 +11
11  Karina Hab?udová (SVK) 1,707 56 +45
12  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) 1,559 13 +1
13  Barbara Paulus (AUT) 1,492 23 +9
14  Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 1,484 19 +5
15  Judith Wiesner (AUT) 1,451 25 +10
16  Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 1,212 27 +11
17  Chanda Rubin (USA) 1,187 15 -2
18  Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1,182 45 +27
19  Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1,126 6 -13
20  Julie Halard-Decugis (FRA) 1,111 50 +30
Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1995 Change
1  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 6,273 1 =
2  Larisa Neiland (LAT) 5,371 5 -3
3  Jana Novotná (CZE) 4,793 2 -1
4  Gigi Fernández (USA) 4,631 3 -1
5  Mary Joe Fernandez (USA) 4,590 10 +5
6  Helena Suková (CZE) 4,519 9 +3
7  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4,287 6 -1
8  Meredith McGrath (FRA) 4,163 7 -1
9  Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 4,031 4 -5
10  Martina Hingis (SUI) 3,622 29 +19
11  Nicole Arendt (USA) 3,289 11 =
12  Lisa Raymond (USA) 2,809 16 +4
13  Lori McNeil (USA) 2,580 15 +2
14  Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,361 20 +6
15  Manon Bollegraf (NED) 2,312 8 -7
16  Chanda Rubin (USA) 2,253 33 +15
17  Kristie Boogert (NED) 2,250 33 +16
18  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) 2,209 12 -6
19  Caroline Vis (NED) 2,198 39 +20
20  Yayuk Basuki (INA) 2,185 53 +33

See also

References

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1996" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-11. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1996" (PDF). WTA. Retrieved .

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