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Tennis At the 2000 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Women's Singles

Women's singles
Tennis at the 2000 Summer Olympics
Champion Venus Williams (USA)
Runner-up Elena Dementieva (RUS)
Final score6-2, 6-4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1996 · Summer Olympics · 2004 →
Women's singles tennis
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
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Tennis at the 2000 Olympics
VenueSydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre
Dates19 September - 27 September
Competitors64from 33 nations
Medalists

The women's singles event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the tennis program was held at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre from 19 September till 28 September. There were 64 competitors from 33 nations, with each nation having up to 3 players.[1]

Lindsay Davenport of the United States was the defending gold medalist in 1996. However, she withdrew during the second round on the competition due to injury. The title was won by fellow American Venus Williams, who defeated Elena Dementieva of Russia in the final 6-2, 6-4. The bronze medal was won by American Monica Seles, who defeated Australian Jelena Dokic in the bronze medal match 6-1, 6-4. Williams's victory was the third consecutive gold medal in the women's singles for the United States, all by different players (Jennifer Capriati, Davenport, and Williams).

Background

This was the ninth appearance of the women's singles tennis. A women's event was held only once during the first three Games (only men's tennis was played in 1896 and 1904), but has been held at every Olympics for which there was a tennis tournament since 1908. Tennis was not a medal sport from 1928 to 1984, though there were demonstration events in 1968 and 1984.[1]

Returning from the 1996 Games were gold medalist Lindsay Davenport of the United States, silver medalist (and 1992 bronze medalist) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain, and three of the four quarterfinal losers (Conchita Martínez of Spain, Iva Majoli of Croatia, and Monica Seles of the United States. Davenport and Seles were joined by Venus Williams, in the middle of a 35-match and 6-tournament winning streak, as the top 3 seeds in the tournament. Sánchez Vicario and Martínez were 4th and 5th; Spain and the United States were heavy favourites.[1]

Colombia, Haiti, Paraguay, Slovenia, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Venezuela each made their debut in the event. France made its eighth appearance, most among nations to that point, having missed only the 1908 Games in London (when only British players competed).

Competition format

The competition was a single-elimination tournament with a bronze medal match. Matches were all best-of-three sets. The 12-point tie-breaker was used in any set, except the third, that reached 6-6.

Schedule

All times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 19 September 2000
Wednesday, 20 September 2000
11:00 Round of 64
Thursday, 21 September 2000 11:00 Round of 32
Friday, 22 September 2000
Saturday, 23 September 2000
11:00 Round of 16
Sunday, 24 September 2000 11:45 Quarterfinals
Tuesday, 25 September 2000 11:00 Semifinals
Thursday, 26 September 2000 11:00 Bronze medal match
Friday, 27 September 2000 11:00 Final

Seeds

  1.  Lindsay Davenport (USA) (Second round, withdrew)
  2.  Venus Williams (USA) (Winner, gold medalist)
  3.  Monica Seles (USA) (Semi-finals, bronze medalist)
  4.  Conchita Martínez (ESP) (Second round)
  5.  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) (Quarter-finals)
  6.  Anke Huber (GER) (withdrew)
  7.  Amanda Coetzer (RSA) (Quarter-finals)
  8.  Dominique van Roost (BEL) (Quarter-finals)
  9.  Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) (First round)
  10.  Elena Dementieva (RUS) (Final, silver medalist)
  11.  Nathalie Dechy (FRA) (Third round)
  12.  Barbara Schett (AUT) (Quarter-finals)
  13.  Silvija Talaja (CRO) (Second round)
  14.  Ai Sugiyama (JPN) (First round)
  15.  Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) (First round)
  16.  Sabine Appelmans (BEL) (Third round)

Competitors

Athlete Nation
Lindsay Davenport  United States
Paola Suárez  Argentina
Rossana de los Ríos  Paraguay
Kv?ta Peschke  Czech Republic
Rita Grande  Italy
Sylvia Pilschke  Austria
Jelena Dokic  Australia
Ai Sugiyama  Japan
Sabine Appelmans  Belgium
Sonya Jeyaseelan  Canada
Amanda Hopmans  Netherlands
María Vento-Kabchi  Venezuela
Anne Kremer  Luxembourg
Iva Majoli  Croatia
Rita Kuti-Kis  Hungary
Amanda Coetzer  South Africa
Conchita Martínez  Spain
Petra Mandula  Hungary
Katarina Srebotnik  Slovenia
Karina Hab?udová  Slovakia
Iroda Tulyaganova  Uzbekistan
Kristie Boogert  Netherlands
Mirka Vavrinec  Switzerland
Elena Dementieva  Russia
Barbara Schett  Austria
Alicia Molik  Australia
Natasha Zvereva  Belarus
María Emilia Salerni  Argentina
Yi Jing-Qian  China
Dája Bedá?ová  Czech Republic
Tathiana Garbin  Italy
Julie Halard-Decugis  France
Dominique Monami  Belgium
Adriana Ger?i  Czech Republic
Eleni Daniilidou  Greece
Anastasia Myskina  Russia
Cara Black  Zimbabwe
Silvia Farina Elia  Italy
Neyssa Etienne  Haiti
Silvija Tajaja  Croatia
Nathalie Dechy  France
Magüi Serna  Spain
Ruxandra Dragomir  Romania
Nicole Pratt  Australia
Miriam Oremans  Netherlands
Florencia Labat  Argentina
Katalin Marosi  Hungary
Monica Seles  United States
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario  Spain
Li Na  China
Patricia Wartusch  Austria
Olga Barabanschikova  Belarus
Shinobu Asagoe  Japan
Els Callens  Belgium
Fabiola Zuluaga  Colombia
Amélie Mauresmo  France
Elena Likhovtseva  Russia
Jana Kandarr  Germany
Wynne Prakusya  Indonesia
Emmanuelle Gagliardi  Switzerland
Tina Pisnik  Slovenia
Tamarine Tanasugarn  Thailand
Henrieta Nagyová  Slovakia
Venus Williams  United States

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
               
   Jelena Doki? (AUS) 6 1 6
7  Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 1 6 1
   Jelena Doki? (AUS) 6 4 4
10 2 6 6
10  Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2 6 6
12  Barbara Schett (AUT) 6 2 2
10 2 4  
2  Venus Williams (USA) 6 6  
8  Dominique van Roost (BEL) 0 2  
3  Monica Seles (USA) 6 6  
3  Monica Seles (USA) 1 6 3 Bronze medal match
2  Venus Williams (USA) 6 4 6
5 6 2 4    Jelena Doki? (AUS) 1 4  
2  Venus Williams (USA) 3 6 6 3  Monica Seles (USA) 6 6  

Top Half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1  L Davenport (USA) 6 6  
   P Suárez (ARG) 2 2   1  L Davenport (USA)      
IP  R de los Ríos (PAR) 6 6   IP  R de los Ríos (PAR) w/o    
   K Hrdli?ková (CZE) 3 0   IP 65 5  
   R Grande (ITA) 6 6      J Doki? (AUS) 7 7  
   S Plischke (AUT) 2 2      R Grande (ITA) 7 3 3
   J Doki? (AUS) 6 7      J Doki? (AUS) 5 6 6
14  A Sugiyama (JPN) 0 61      J Doki? (AUS) 6 1 6
16 7 6   7 1 6 1
  5 2   16 6 6  
   A Hopmans (NED) 4 3   IP  MA Vento (VEN) 2 2  
IP  MA Vento (VEN) 6 6   16  S Appelmans (BEL) 3 1  
   A Kremer (LUX) 6 6   7  A Coetzer (RSA) 6 6  
IP  I Majoli (CRO) 2 4      A Kremer (LUX) 6 3 4
   R Kuti-Kis (HUN) 1 1   7  A Coetzer (RSA) 4 6 6
7  A Coetzer (RSA) 6 6  

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
4  C Martínez (ESP) 6 6  
IP  P Mandula (HUN) 1 0   4  C Martínez (ESP) 6 0 4
IP  K Srebotnik (SLO) 3 67      K Hab?udová (SVK) 1 6 6
   K Hab?udová (SVK) 6 7      K Hab?udová (SVK) 2 1  
IP  I Tulyaganova (UZB) 2 2   10  E Dementieva (RUS) 6 6  
   K Boogert (NED) 6 6      K Boogert (NED) 2 6 5
IP  M Vavrinec (SUI) 1 1   10  E Dementieva (RUS) 6 4 7
10  E Dementieva (RUS) 6 6   10 2 6 6
12  B Schett (AUT) 7 6   12  B Schett (AUT) 6 2 2
IP  A Molik (AUS) 67 2   12  B Schett (AUT) 7 6  
   N Zvereva (BLR) 3 6 2 IP  ME Salerni (ARG) 65 4  
IP  ME Salerni (ARG) 6 4 6 12  B Schett (AUT) 2 6 6
   J-Q Yi (CHN) 2 7 3 Alt 6 2 1
Alt  D Bedá?ová (CZE) 6 63 6 Alt  D Bedá?ová (CZE) 3 4  
   T Garbin (ITA) 4 2   Alt 6 6  
Alt 6 6  

Bottom Half

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
8  D van Roost (BEL) 6 6  
   A Ger?ia (CZE) 1 1   8 6 6  
IP  E Daniilidou (GRE) 1 5      A Myskina (RUS) 2 3  
   A Myskina (RUS) 6 7   8 6 7  
   C Black (ZIM) 2 6 3    S Farina Elia (ITA) 1 5  
   S Farina Elia (ITA) 6 3 6   3 6 6
INV  N Etienne (HAI) 1 0   13  S Talaja (CRO) 6 4 4
13  S Talaja (CRO) 6 6   8 0 2  
11  N Dechy (FRA) 6 6   3  M Seles (USA) 6 6  
   M Serna (ESP) 1 2   11  N Dechy (FRA) 6 6  
   R Dragomir (ROM) 3 3      N Pratt (AUS) 3 1  
   N Pratt (AUS) 6 6   11  N Dechy (FRA) 2 3  
Alt  M Oremans (NED) 6 6   3  M Seles (USA) 6 6  
   F Labat (ARG) 2 4   Alt  M Oremans (NED) 1 1  
IP 0 1   3  M Seles (USA) 6 6  
3  M Seles (USA) 6 6  

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
5 6 7  
IP  N Li (CHN) 1 5   5 6 6  
   P Wartusch (AUT) 6 6      P Wartusch (AUT) 2 4  
  4 2   5 6 6  
IP  S Asagoe (JPN) 0 4      F Zuluaga (COL) 2 0  
Alt  E Callens (BEL) 6 6   Alt  E Callens (BEL) 3 2  
   F Zuluaga (COL) 6 3 6    F Zuluaga (COL) 6 6  
9  A Mauresmo (FRA) 3 6 2 5 6 2 4
15  E Likhovtseva (RUS) 4 4   2  V Williams (USA) 3 6 6
   J Kandarr (GER) 6 6      J Kandarr (GER) 7 6  
INV  W Prakusya (INA) 4 62      E Gagliardi (SUI) 5 4  
   E Gagliardi (SUI) 6 7      J Kandarr (GER) 2 2  
   T Pisnik (SLO) 4 3   2  V Williams (USA) 6 6  
   T Tanasugarn (THA) 6 6      T Tanasugarn (THA) 2 3  
   H Nagyová (SVK) 2 2   2  V Williams (USA) 6 6  
2  V Williams (USA) 6 6  

References

  1. ^ a b c "Singles, Women". Olympedia. Retrieved 2021.

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