1997 French Open - Women's Singles
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1997 French Open %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's singles
1997 French Open
ChampionCroatia Iva Majoli
Runner-upSwitzerland Martina Hingis
Final score6-4, 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 -45 45+ women
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Iva Majoli defeated Martina Hingis in the final, 6-4, 6-2 to win the women's singles tennis title at the 1997 French Open. Majoli became the first Croat to win a major title. This was the only major final Hingis lost in the 1997 season and prevented her from achieving the Grand Slam. Hingis was on a 35-match winning streak, dating to the start of the season in Sydney.

Steffi Graf was the two-time defending champion, but lost to Amanda Coetzer in the quarterfinals. It was the second consecutive major where Coetzer defeated Graf, after doing so in the fourth round of the 1997 Australian Open.

This tournament marked the major debut of future world No. 1 and seven-time major champion Venus Williams; she was defeated in the second round by Nathalie Tauziat.[1]

Seeds

  1. Switzerland Martina Hingis (final)
  2. Germany Steffi Graf (quarterfinals)
  3. United States Monica Seles (semifinals)
  4. Czech Republic Jana Novotná (third round)
  5. United States Lindsay Davenport (fourth round)
  6. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (quarterfinals)
  7. Spain Conchita Martínez (fourth round)
  8. Germany Anke Huber (first round)
  9. Croatia Iva Majoli (champion)
  10. France Mary Pierce (fourth round)
  11. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (semifinals)
  12. United States Mary Joe Fernández (quarterfinals)
  13. Romania Irina Spîrlea (fourth round)
  14. Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (third round)
  15. Slovakia Karina Hab?udová (third round)
  16. Austria Barbara Paulus (fourth round)

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6
6 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2 2
1 Switzerland Martina Hingis 62 7 6
3 United States Monica Seles 77 5 4
3 United States Monica Seles 3 6 7
12 United States Mary Joe Fernández 6 2 5
1 Switzerland Martina Hingis 4 2
9 Croatia Iva Majoli 6 6
9 Croatia Iva Majoli 6 5 6
  Romania Ruxandra Dragomir 3 7 2
9 Croatia Iva Majoli 6 4 7
11 South Africa Amanda Coetzer 3 6 5
11 South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6 6
2 Germany Steffi Graf 1 4

Top half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
Slovakia H Nagyová 0 2 1 Switzerland M Hingis 3 6 6
Q United States S Cacic 65 5 Italy G Pizzichini 6 4 1
Italy G Pizzichini 77 7 1 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
Slovakia R Zrubáková 3 2 1 3
Russia A Kournikova 6 6 6 6
Japan M Endo 65 64 Italy A-M Cecchini 2 2
Italy A-M Cecchini 77 77 1 Switzerland M Hingis 6 0 6
Italy S Farina 6 1 6 16 3 6 0
Austria J Wiesner 2 6 0 Italy S Farina 6 6
Poland M Grzybowska 6 3 4 Germany P Begerow 4 2
Germany P Begerow 3 6 6 Italy S Farina 4 1
Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 6 7 16 Austria B Paulus 6 6
Belgium S Devillé 3 5 Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 2 2
0 1 16 Austria B Paulus 6 6
16 Austria B Paulus 6 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 6 7
Czech Republic L Cenková 3 5 14 4 77 6
Argentina F Labat 7 6 Argentina F Labat 6 65 4
Netherlands K Boogert 5 0 14 62 4
WC France M Lamarre 6 Belarus N Zvereva 77 6
Austria B Schett 1 r WC France M Lamarre 4 5
United States M Tu 3 6 4 Belarus N Zvereva 6 7
Belarus N Zvereva 6 3 6 Belarus N Zvereva 4 2
Germany B Rittner 0 r 6 6 6
Belgium D Van Roost 3 Belgium D Van Roost 6 6
Switzerland E Gagliardi 6 6 Switzerland E Gagliardi 2 0
United States K Brandi 3 4 Belgium D Van Roost 0 3
Bulgaria E Pampoulova 7 4 1 6 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Japan A Sugiyama 5 6 6 Japan A Sugiyama 3 1
WC France K Jagieniak 0 2 6 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
6 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 United States M Seles 6 6
Japan M Saeki 0 3 3 United States M Seles 6 7
France S Pitkowski 77 6 France S Pitkowski 3 5
Italy F Lubiani 62 2 3 United States M Seles 6 6
2 77 5 France N Tauziat 0 1
United States V Williams 6 62 7 United States V Williams 7 3 5
France N Tauziat 6 6 France N Tauziat 5 6 7
Canada R Simpson 3 2 3 United States M Seles 6 7
France S Testud 6 6 10 4 5
Q South Korea S-h Park 0 4 France S Testud 6 6
Germany W Probst 3 4 Romania C Cristea 0 4
Romania C Cristea 6 6 1 3
Canada P Hy-Boulais 66 6 11 10 France M Pierce 6 6
France N Dechy 78 4 9 1 3
Russia T Panova 2 6 4 10 France M Pierce 6 6
10 France M Pierce 6 4 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 United States M J Fernandez 6 6
United States L McNeil 2 3 12 United States M J Fernandez 6 6
Germany A Glass 6 4 6 Germany A Glass 1 0
Belgium E Callens 3 6 2 12 6 77
Netherlands M Oremans 6 2 3 Italy F Perfetti 3 64
WC 2 6 6 WC 4 1
Japan N Miyagi 63 6 0 Italy F Perfetti 6 6
Italy F Perfetti 77 2 6 12 64 6 6
Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 5 3 United States L Raymond 77 2 2
United States L Raymond 4 7 6 United States L Raymond 6 6
Belgium L Courtois 62 4 Thailand T Tanasugarn 1 1
Thailand T Tanasugarn 77 6 United States L Raymond 6 2 6
Japan Y Yoshida 6 6 United States K Po 4 6 1
Australia R McQuillan 2 4 Japan Y Yoshida 3 0
United States K Po 6 4 6 United States K Po 6 6
8 Germany A Huber 3 6 3

Bottom half

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 United States L Davenport 6 6
Q South Africa J Kruger 2 3 5 United States L Davenport 6 6
Russia E Makarova 6 6 Russia E Makarova 1 1
4 2 5 4 6 9
Austria M Maruska 3 3 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 3 7
Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 2
Slovakia K Studeníková 6 6 0 0 r
Czech Republic P Langrová 2 2 5 7 4 2
France A-G Sidot 2 5 9 Croatia I Majoli 5 6 6
Latvia L Neiland 6 7 Latvia L Neiland 4 4
Czech Republic A Ger?i 3 0 United States A Grossman 6 6
United States A Grossman 6 6 United States A Grossman 1 6 1
Czech Republic L Richterová 5 0 r 9 Croatia I Majoli 6 4 6
France A Fusai 7 3 France A Fusai 2 3
Czech Republic S Kleinová 5 4 9 Croatia I Majoli 6 6
9 Croatia I Majoli 7 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Slovakia K Hab?udová 6 6
3 3 15 Slovakia K Hab?udová 6 6
Czech Republic L N?me?ková 4 3 2 2
Russia E Likhovtseva 6 6 15 3 2
Sweden Å Carlsson 4 6 1 Romania R Dragomir 6 6
Indonesia Y Basuki 6 4 6 Indonesia Y Basuki 5 6 6
Romania R Dragomir 6 6 Romania R Dragomir 7 4 8
Q Canada S Jeyaseelan 3 2 6 6
Japan R Hiraki 2 1 United States N Arendt 1 1
United States N Arendt 6 6 United States N Arendt 6 6
Q Italy L Golarsa 4 7 12 Q Italy L Golarsa 2 2
France N van Lottum 6 5 10 United States N Arendt 3 6 6
Germany J Kandarr 77 6 4 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 4 4
Spain G León García 61 3 Germany J Kandarr 4 0
Spain C Torrens Valero 3 2 4 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6
4 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Spain C Martínez 4 6 6
WC France É Loit 6 2 3 7 6 6
United States C Rubin 77 7 United States C Rubin 3 0
Argentina M Díaz Oliva 65 5 7 6 6
WC France C Dhenin 67 6 6 WC France C Dhenin 2 1
79 2 1 WC France C Dhenin 6 7
Croatia S Talaja 7 6 Croatia S Talaja 2 5
Q Germany M Kochta 5 3 7 77 4 3
Germany M Babel 1 6 6 11 South Africa A Coetzer 64 6 6
Q France E Curutchet 6 4 2 Germany M Babel 4 6 12
Austria S Dopfer 3 4 Czech Republic H Suková 6 4 10
Czech Republic H Suková 6 6 Germany M Babel 4 2
Czech Republic D Chládková 4 0 11 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6
United States A Frazier 6 6 United States A Frazier 65 4
Italy R Grande 4 0 11 South Africa A Coetzer 77 6
11 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6
Q United States J Lee 1 0 13 Romania I Spîrlea 6 4 6
Poland A Olsza 3 3 Argentina I Gorrochategui 4 6 2
Argentina I Gorrochategui 6 6 13 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6
Spain Á Montolio 0 0 1 1
6 6 6 6
Australia A Ellwood 2 6 3 WC France A Cocheteux 4 2
WC France A Cocheteux 6 3 6 13 77 2 2
Japan N Kijimuta 6 6 2 Germany S Graf 64 6 6
WC France L Andretto 3 3 Japan N Kijimuta 6 4 2
Spain M Serna 77 6 Spain M Serna 3 6 6
United States L Wild 64 0 Spain M Serna 64 1
WC France A Mauresmo 6 6 2 Germany S Graf 77 6
United States J Watanabe 3 4 WC France A Mauresmo 3 3
Argentina P Suárez 1 4 2 Germany S Graf 6 6
2 Germany S Graf 6 6

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