1997 Australian Open - Women's Singles
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1997 Australian Open %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's singles
1997 Australian Open
ChampionSwitzerland Martina Hingis
Runner-upFrance Mary Pierce
Final score6-2, 6-2
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 men women mixed
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Martina Hingis defeated Mary Pierce in the final, 6-2, 6-2 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1997 Australian Open. She did not lose a set during the tournament. Hingis became the youngest woman (at the age of 16 years and three months) to win a major singles title since Lottie Dod at the 1887 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Monica Seles was the reigning champion, but did not compete that year.

Steffi Graf's 45-match major winning streak ended (dating to the 1995 French Open) when she was defeated by Amanda Coetzer in the fourth round.

Seeds

  1. Germany Steffi Graf (fourth round)
  2. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (third round)
  3. Spain Conchita Martínez (fourth round)
  4. Switzerland Martina Hingis (champion)
  5. Germany Anke Huber (fourth round)
  6. Croatia Iva Majoli (first round)
  7. United States Lindsay Davenport (fourth round)
  8. Romania Irina Spîrlea (quarterfinals)
  9. Slovakia Karina Hab?udová (fourth round)
  10. Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (second round)
  11. Austria Judith Wiesner (first round)
  12. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (semifinals)
  13. Russia Elena Likhovtseva (first round)
  14. United States Mary Joe Fernández (semifinals)
  15. United States Chanda Rubin (fourth round)
  16. Belgium Sabine Appelmans (quarterfinals)

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
12 South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6 6
  United States Kimberly Po 4 1
12 South Africa Amanda Coetzer 5 1
  France Mary Pierce 7 6
16 Belgium Sabine Appelmans 6 4 4
  France Mary Pierce 1 6 6
  France Mary Pierce 2 2
4 Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6
8 Romania Irina Spîrlea 5 2
4 Switzerland Martina Hingis 7 6
4 Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6
14 United States Mary Joe Fernández 1 3
14 United States Mary Joe Fernández 7 4
  Belgium Dominique Van Roost 5 0r

Top half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Germany S Graf 5
  Slovakia J Husárová 1r 1 Germany S Graf 7 6
WC Australia E Dominikovic 2 77 0   Latvia L Neiland 5 2
  Latvia L Neiland 6 62 6 1 Germany S Graf 7 6
  Argentina I Gorrochategui 6 6   Argentina I Gorrochategui 5 3
WC Australia B Stewart 2 1   Argentina I Gorrochategui 7 77
  Belgium E Callens 4 3   United States G Fernández 5 63
  United States G Fernández 6 6 1 Germany S Graf 2 5
  United States L Lee 2 6 6 12 South Africa A Coetzer 6 7
  Slovenia B Mulej 6 3 2   United States L Lee 5 62
Q Spain M Serna 6 66 7 Q Spain M Serna 7 77
Q Japan M Saeki 3 78 5 Q Spain M Serna 3 2
  Germany J Kandarr 6 3 6 12 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6
  Japan K Nagatsuka 3 6 3   Germany J Kandarr 2 64
  Russia A Kournikova 2 2 12 South Africa A Coetzer 6 77
12 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 6 2 6
  South Korea S-h Park 2 6 2 10 6 1 4
  Japan R Hiraki 6 2 6   Japan R Hiraki 0 6 6
  Czech Republic L Richterová 4 6 4   Japan R Hiraki 2 2
  Spain G León García 6 64 2   United States K Po 6 6
  United States K Po 4 77 6   United States K Po 6 4 6
  Romania C Cristea 63 4   Japan A Sugiyama 0 6 3
  Japan A Sugiyama 77 6   United States K Po 715 6
WC Australia J Taylor 7 4 7 7 United States L Davenport 613 4
  Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 5 6 5 WC Australia J Taylor 4 3
  Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 1 6   Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6
  Russia E Makarova 3 6 4   Thailand T Tanasugarn 1 0
  Slovakia K Studeníková 4 61 7 United States L Davenport 6 6
  Italy F Perfetti 6 77   Italy F Perfetti 2 5
  France N Dechy 6 1 1 7 United States L Davenport 6 7
7 United States L Davenport 4 6 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 Spain C Martínez 6 6
  Netherlands M Oremans 0 2 3 Spain C Martínez 6 78
  Austria S Dopfer 67 2   Czech Republic A Ger?i 2 66
  Czech Republic A Ger?i 79 6 3 Spain C Martínez 6 6
  Sweden Å Carlsson 6 6   Sweden Å Carlsson 0 1
  Czech Republic P Langrová 3 2   Sweden Å Carlsson 2 6 6
  Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 2 6   Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 3 0
  0 6 4 3 Spain C Martínez 6 5 1
  United States N Arendt 6 3 4 16 Belgium S Appelmans 2 7 6
  Netherlands K Boogert 3 6 6   Netherlands K Boogert 6 7
  Italy R Grande 6 6   Italy R Grande 3 5
  Spain Á Montolio 2 4   Netherlands K Boogert 1 0 r
  United States A Grossman 7 6 16 Belgium S Appelmans 6 3
  United States A Miller 5 2   United States A Grossman 4 1
  Czech Republic H Suková 2 2 16 Belgium S Appelmans 6 6
16 Belgium S Appelmans 6 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 Russia E Likhovtseva 6 2 4
  France M Pierce 3 6 6   France M Pierce 6 6
WC China L-L Chen 2 6 3   Ukraine N Medvedeva 2 2
  Ukraine N Medvedeva 6 3 6   France M Pierce 6 6
Q Germany M Kochta 4 77 6 Q Germany M Kochta 0 2
  6 64 0 Q Germany M Kochta 6 4 6
WC Australia A Ellwood 6 6 WC Australia A Ellwood 0 6 1
  United States L McNeil 3 2   France M Pierce 6 6
  Belarus N Zvereva 711 6 5 Germany A Huber 2 3
  Belgium N Feber 69 1   Belarus N Zvereva 77 6
  United States S Cacic 4 6 5   Germany W Probst 65 3
  Germany W Probst 6 2 7 Belarus N Zvereva 5 0
  Italy F Lubiani 6 77 5 Germany A Huber 7 6
WC Australia R McQuillan 2 64   Italy F Lubiani 6 2 0
  United States A Frazier 6 2 5 5 Germany A Huber 4 6 6
5 Germany A Huber 0 6 7

Bottom half

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6
  Japan N Kijimuta 2 4 8 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6
  South Africa J Kruger 6 2 6   South Africa J Kruger 1 1
  Madagascar D Randriantefy 3 6 2 8 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6
  Argentina P Suárez 711 6   Italy S Farina 1 3
  Austria K Kschwendt 69 3   Argentina P Suárez 4 1
  Poland A Olsza 3 2   Italy S Farina 6 6
  Italy S Farina 6 6 8 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6
  United States J Capriati 2 6 4 9 Slovakia K Hab?udová 4 4
  United States J Watanabe 6 3 6   United States J Watanabe 5 3
  Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 6 6   Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 7 6
  United States L Wild 3 1   Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 3 65
  United States C Morariu 3 2 9 Slovakia K Hab?udová 6 77
  Australia N Bradtke 6 6   Australia N Bradtke 3 3
  Croatia S Talaja 1 2 9 Slovakia K Hab?udová 6 6
9 Slovakia K Hab?udová 6 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11 Austria J Wiesner 6 3 8
  Romania R Dragomir 4 6 10   Romania R Dragomir 77 6
  6 3 6   63 1
  Spain C Torrens Valero 0 6 3   Romania R Dragomir 6 6
  Germany S Hack 6 3 2 Q Puerto Rico K Brandi 1 1
LL France N van Lottum 4 6 6 LL France N van Lottum 0 6 4
  Germany P Begerow 1 1 Q Puerto Rico K Brandi 6 1 6
Q Puerto Rico K Brandi 6 6   Romania R Dragomir 66 1
  2 2 4 Switzerland M Hingis 78 6
  France A Fusai 6 6   France A Fusai 6 5 5
  Austria B Schett 710 78   Austria B Schett 2 7 7
  Japan N Miyagi 68 66   Austria B Schett 2 1
WC Australia S Drake-Brockman 2 2 4 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
  United States L Raymond 6 6   United States L Raymond 4 2
  Germany B Rittner 1 5 4 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
4 Switzerland M Hingis 6 7

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 Croatia I Majoli 5 1
  Switzerland P Schnyder 7 6   Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6
WC Australia K Radford 5 1   Japan M Endo 0 4
  Japan M Endo 7 6   Switzerland P Schnyder 77 6
Q United States M Tu 3 6 6 Q Poland M Grzybowska 64 1
  Czech Republic L Cenková 6 2 3 Q United States M Tu 4 77 1
Q Poland M Grzybowska 4 6 6 Q Poland M Grzybowska 6 63 6
  France S Pitkowski 6 3 1   Switzerland P Schnyder 6 4 1
  Argentina F Labat 7 4 6 14 United States MJ Fernández 4 6 6
  Luxembourg A Kremer 5 6 2   Argentina F Labat 3 2
  Slovakia H Nagyová 6 77   Slovakia H Nagyová 6 6
  Switzerland E Gagliardi 3 63   Slovakia H Nagyová 2 1
  Indonesia Y Basuki 6 4 14 United States MJ Fernández 6 6
  Japan N Sawamatsu 3 1 r   Indonesia Y Basuki 5 4
Q Italy L Golarsa 2 6 2 14 United States MJ Fernández 7 6
14 United States MJ Fernández 6 4 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 United States C Rubin 77 6
  Slovakia R Zrubáková 62 3 15 United States C Rubin 6 6
  France S Testud 6 6   France S Testud 2 1
  Germany E Wagner 3 1 15 United States C Rubin 6 6
LL Czech Republic S Kleinová 714 6 LL Czech Republic S Kleinová 1 3
  612 1 LL Czech Republic S Kleinová 6 4 8
  France A-G Sidot 5 7 6   France A-G Sidot 4 6 6
  Federal Republic of Yugoslavia T Je?menica 7 5 4 15 United States C Rubin 5 4
  United States K Adams 5 3   7 6
Q Japan Y Yoshida 7 6 Q Japan Y Yoshida 6 5 3
  Argentina B Fulco-Villella 0 3   Belgium D Van Roost 4 7 6
  Belgium D Van Roost 6 6   Belgium D Van Roost 1 6 8
  Czech Republic D Chládková 3 77 6 2 6 4 6
  Belgium S Devillé 6 62 8   Belgium S Devillé 0 r
  Italy G Pizzichini 4 4 2 1
2 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

References

  1. ^ Robin Finn (25 January 1997). "The Future Has Risen: It's Hingis". The New York Times.

External links

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