1998 Italian Open - Women's Singles
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1998 Italian Open %E2%80%93 Women's Singles
Women's Singles
1998 Italian Open
1997 ChampionFrance Mary Pierce
ChampionSwitzerland Martina Hingis
Runner-upUnited States Venus Williams
Final score6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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Mary Pierce was the defending champion but lost in the third round to Mirjana Lu?i?.

Martina Hingis won in the final 6–3, 2–6, 6–3 against Venus Williams.

Seeds

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated. The top eight seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Champion)
  2. Czech Republic Jana Novotná (Second Round)
  3. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Second Round)
  4. France Mary Pierce (Third Round)
  5. Spain Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario (Semifinals)
  6. United States Monica Seles (Third Round)
  7. Spain Conchita Martínez (Third Round)
  8. Croatia Iva Majoli (Third Round)
  9. United States Venus Williams (Final)
  10. Romania Irina Spîrlea (Third Round)
  11. France Nathalie Tauziat (First Round)
  12. France Sandrine Testud (Quarterfinals)
  13. Belgium Dominique Van Roost (Third Round)
  14. Russia Anna Kournikova (Quarterfinals)
  15. United States Lisa Raymond (Quarterfinals)
  16. Switzerland Patty Schnyder (First Round)

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6
14 Russia Anna Kournikova 2 4
1 Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6
Croatia Mirjana Lu?i? 2 1
  Croatia Mirjana Lu?i? 7
12 France Sandrine Testud 5 r
1 Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 2 6
9 United States Venus Williams 3 6 3
5 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6 6
15 United States Lisa Raymond 7 1 2
5 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 6 5
9 United States Venus Williams 6 2 7
United States Serena Williams 4 2
9 United States Venus Williams 6 6

Top Half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6  
  China F Li 7 6     China F Li 3 0  
  Belarus O Barabanschikova 6 2   1 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6  
  Spain G León García 5 3   10 Romania I Spîrlea 1 2  
  Spain V Ruano Pascual 7 6     Spain V Ruano Pascual 3 6  
  France J Halard-Decugis 4 2   10 Romania I Spîrlea 6 7  
10 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6   1 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6  
14 Russia A Kournikova 6 6   14 Russia A Kournikova 2 4  
Q Hungary V Csurgo 0 1   14 Russia A Kournikova 6 6  
  Venezuela M Vento 2 3     Austria B Paulus 2 2  
  Austria B Paulus 6 6   14 Russia A Kournikova 6 3 6
Q Germany J Kandarr 4 6 7 8 Croatia I Majoli 3 6 2
  Argentina F Labat 6 4 6 Q Germany J Kandarr 6 4 4
8 Croatia I Majoli 4 6 6

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 France M Pierce 6 6  
  France S Pitkowski 6 3 6   France S Pitkowski 1 2  
  Belgium S Appelmans 1 6 3 4 France M Pierce 5 4  
  Croatia M Lu?i? 6 6 7   Croatia M Lu?i? 7 6  
  United States S Cacic 1 7 6   Croatia M Lu?i? 3 6 6
  Russia E Likhovtseva 4 6 6   Russia E Likhovtseva 6 2 2
16 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 4 4   Croatia M Lu?i? 7    
12 France S Testud 2 6 6 12 France S Testud 5 r  
WC Italy L Golarsa 6 4 2 12 France S Testud 4 6 6
  Austria B Schett 4 6 6   Austria B Schett 6 2 3
  Poland M Grzybowska 6 3 2 12 France S Testud 6 4 7
WC Italy F Lubiani 0 1   6 United States M Seles 2 6 5
  Italy S Farina 6 6     Italy S Farina 2 1  
6 United States M Seles 6 6  

Bottom Half

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6 Spain A Sánchez-Vicario 6 7  
Q Spain C Torrens Valero 4 6 6 Q Spain C Torrens Valero 3 5  
  Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 2 3 6 Spain A Sánchez-Vicario 6 6  
  Belgium L Courtois 6 2 4 13 Belgium D Van Roost 1 2  
  Japan N Sawamatsu 1 6 6   Japan N Sawamatsu 4 4  
  Slovakia K Hab?udová 4 2   13 Belgium D Van Roost 6 6  
13 Belgium D Van Roost 6 6   6 Spain A Sánchez-Vicario 6 6 6
15 United States L Raymond 2 6 7 15 United States L Raymond 7 1 2
  France A-G Sidot 6 3 5 15 United States L Raymond 6 3 7
  Italy R Grande 3 0   Q United States A Miller 2 6 6
Q United States A Miller 6 6   15 United States L Raymond 6 6  
  Romania R Dragomir 6 6     Romania R Dragomir 4 1  
WC United States J Capriati 3 2     Romania R Dragomir 6 6  
3 South Africa A Coetzer 2 2  

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7 Spain C Martínez 6 4 6
WC Italy F Perfetti 7 6   WC Italy F Perfetti 1 6 3
Q Switzerland E Gagliardi 5 2   7 Spain C Martínez 2 2  
Q Italy T Garbin 7 4 1   United States S Williams 6 6  
  South Africa J Kruger 6 6 6   South Africa J Kruger 1 r  
  United States S Williams 7 6     United States S Williams 5    
11 France N Tauziat 5 0     United States S Williams 4 2  
9 United States V Williams 6 6   9 United States V Williams 6 6  
  Indonesia Y Basuki 2 3   9 United States V Williams 6 6  
  Netherlands M Oremans 4 1   Q Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 1 4  
Q Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6   9 United States V Williams 6 6  
Q France A Fusai 7 6   Q France A Fusai 1 1  
  Japan A Sugiyama 6 0   Q France A Fusai 2 7 6
2 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6 3

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