Tennis At the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's Doubles
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Tennis At the 1996 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Women's Doubles
Women's doubles
Tennis at the 1996 Summer Olympics
Champions Gigi Fernández
United States Mary Joe Fernández (USA)
Runners-up Jana Novotná
Czech Republic Helena Suková (CZE)
Final score7-6(8-6), 6-4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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Defending gold medalists Gigi Fernández and Mary Joe Fernández of the United States successfully defended their title, defeating the Czech Republic's Jana Novotná and Helena Suková in the final, 7-6(8-6), 6-4 to win the gold medal in Women's Doubles tennis at the 1996 Summer Olympics. In the bronze medal match, Spain's Conchita Martínez and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario defeated the Netherlands' Manon Bollegraf and Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, 6-1, 6-3.

The tournament was held at the Stone Mountain Tennis Center in Atlanta, Georgia, of the United States of America. There were 62 competitors from 31 countries.[1] Countries had been limited to one team each since the return of tennis to the Olympic program in 1988.

Medalists

Seeds

The top seeded team received a bye into the second round.

  1.  Gigi Fernández / Mary Joe Fernández (USA) (Champions)
  2.  Jana Novotná / Helena Suková (CZE) (Final, Silver Medalists)
  3.  Manon Bollegraf / Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) (Semifinals, Fourth Place)
  4.  Conchita Martínez / Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) (Semifinals, Bronze Medalists)
  5.  Nicole Bradtke / Rennae Stubbs (AUS) (First Round, withdrew)
  6.  Gabriela Sabatini / Patricia Tarabini (ARG) (First Round)
  7.  Amanda Coetzer / Mariaan de Swardt (RSA) (Second Round)
  8.  Kyoko Nagatsuka / Ai Sugiyama (JPN) (First Round)

Draw

Key

Finals

Semifinals Final (Gold Medal Match)
          
1  Gigi Fernández (USA)
 Mary Joe Fernández (USA)
7 7  
3  Manon Bollegraf (NED)
 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED)
5 63  
1  Gigi Fernández (USA)
 Mary Joe Fernández (USA)
7 6  
2  Jana Novotná (CZE)
 Helena Suková (CZE)
66 4  
4  Conchita Martínez (ESP)
 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP)
2 61  
2  Jana Novotná (CZE)
 Helena Suková (CZE)
6 7   Bronze Medal Match
3  Manon Bollegraf (NED)
 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED)
1 3  
4  Conchita Martínez (ESP)
 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP)
6 6  

Top half

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1  G Fernández (USA)
 MJ Fernández (USA)
6 6  
Alt  M Pierce (FRA)
 N Tauziat (FRA)
6 3 6 Alt  M Pierce (FRA)
 N Tauziat (FRA)
4 3  
   M Grzybowska (POL)
 A Olsza (POL)
2 6 0 1  G Fernández (USA)
 MJ Fernández (USA)
6 6  
   V Lake (GBR)
 C Wood (GBR)
3 7 6    V Lake (GBR)
 C Wood (GBR)
2 1  
WC  K Maleeva (BUL)
 M Maleeva (BUL)
6 68 3    V Lake (GBR)
 C Wood (GBR)
7 7  
WC  E-H Kim (KOR)
 S-H Park (KOR)
1 3   7  A Coetzer (RSA)
 M de Swardt (RSA)
5 5  
7  A Coetzer (RSA)
 M de Swardt (RSA)
6 6   1  G Fernández (USA)
 MJ Fernández (USA)
7 7  
3 w/o     3 5 63  
   O Lugina (UKR)
 N Medvedeva (UKR)
      3 7 7  
   V Csurgó (HUN)
 A Temesvári (HUN)
6 1 6    V Csurgó (HUN)
 A Temesvári (HUN)
65 65  
WC  P Cabezas (CHI)
 B Castro (CHI)
4 6 3 3 6 6  
WC  M Hingis (SUI)
 P Schnyder (SUI)
3 6 6 WC  M Hingis (SUI)
 P Schnyder (SUI)
4 3  
   K Hab?udová (SVK)
 R Zrubáková (SVK)
6 4 2 WC  M Hingis (SUI)
 P Schnyder (SUI)
2 6 7
   S Appelmans (BEL)
 L Courtois (BEL)
5 6 6    S Appelmans (BEL)
 L Courtois (BEL)
6 1 5
6  G Sabatini (ARG)
 P Tarabini (ARG)
7 3 4

Bottom half

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
5  N Bradtke (AUS)
 R Stubbs (AUS)
     
Alt  L-L Chen (CHN)
 J-Q Yi (CHN)
w/o     Alt  L-L Chen (CHN)
 J-Q Yi (CHN)
6 4 4
WC  B Sangaram (THA)
 T Tanasugarn (THA)
6 63 6 WC  B Sangaram (THA)
 T Tanasugarn (THA)
2 6 6
   C Papadáki (GRE)
 C Zachariadou (GRE)
2 7 2 WC  B Sangaram (THA)
 T Tanasugarn (THA)
2 1  
   I Majoli (CRO)
 M Muri? (CRO)
7 4 9 4 6 6  
   S Farina (ITA)
 L Golarsa (ITA)
62 6 7    I Majoli (CRO)
 M Muri? (CRO)
2 1  
WC  D Randriantefy (MAD)
 N Randriantefy (MAD)
1 3   4 6 6  
4  C Martínez (ESP)
 A Sánchez Vicario (ESP)
6 6   4 2 61  
8  K Nagatsuka (JPN)
 A Sugiyama (JPN)
62 1   2  J Novotná (CZE)
 H Suková (CZE)
6 7  
   J Hetherington (CAN)
 P Hy-Boulais (CAN)
7 6      J Hetherington (CAN)
 P Hy-Boulais (CAN)
2 6 6
WC 6 6   WC 6 4 1
   M D'Agostini (BRA)
 V Menga (BRA)
2 3      J Hetherington (CAN)
 P Hy-Boulais (CAN)
2 4  
WC  Y Basuki (INA)
 R Tedjakusuma (INA)
w/o     2  J Novotná (CZE)
 H Suková (CZE)
6 6  
   C Cristea (ROM)
 R Dragomir (ROM)
      WC  Y Basuki (INA)
 R Tedjakusuma (INA)
2 3  
   A Kournikova (RUS)
 E Makarova (RUS)
2 2   2  J Novotná (CZE)
 H Suková (CZE)
6 6  
2  J Novotná (CZE)
 H Suková (CZE)
6 6  

References

  1. ^ "Tennis at the 1996 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved .

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