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1990 French Open – Women's Singles

Monica Seles won her first Grand Slam tournament, defeating previous year's finalist Steffi Graf in the final, 7–6(8–6), 6–4, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1990 French Open. Seles saved four set points in the first-set tiebreaker.[1] Aged 16 and 6 months, she became the youngest Grand Slam singles winner in the Open Era, only to be surpassed by Martina Hingis seven years later (she won the 1997 Australian Open aged 16 years, 3 months). Seles remains the youngest French Open champion. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario was the defending champion, but she lost in the second round to Mercedes Paz.

Women's Singles
1990 French Open
ChampionSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Runner-upWest Germany Steffi Graf
Final score7–6(8–6), 6–4
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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This tournament also saw a semifinal appearance of future world number 1 Jennifer Capriati. Aged only 14 years and 70 days, she became the youngest ever tennis player to reach the French Open semifinals and, following this tournament, the youngest player ever to crack the Top Ten.

SeedsEdit

  1.   Steffi Graf (Final)
  2.   Monica Seles (Champion)
  3.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Second Round)
  4.   Gabriela Sabatini (Fourth Round)
  5.   Zina Garrison (First Round)
  6.   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Mary Joe Fernandez (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Katerina Maleeva (Quarterfinals)
  9.   Conchita Martínez (Quarterfinals)
  10.   Natasha Zvereva (Fourth Round)
  11.   Jana Novotná (Semifinals)
  12.   Judith Wiesner (Third Round)
  13.   Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer (First Round)
  14.   Raffaella Reggi (Second Round)
  15.   Nathalie Tauziat (Fourth Round)
  16.   Laura Gildemeister (Fourth Round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
9   Conchita Martínez 1 3
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
11   Jana Novotná 1 2
11   Jana Novotná 4 6 6
8   Katerina Maleeva 6 2 4
1   Steffi Graf 664
2   Monica Seles 78 6
7   Mary Joe Fernandez 2 4
    Jennifer Capriati 6 6
    Jennifer Capriati 2 2
2   Monica Seles 6 6
6   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 6 1 5
2   Monica Seles 3 6 7

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Graf 6 6
  P Paradis 0 2 1   S Graf 6 6
LL   J Santrock 6 6 LL   J Santrock 1 2
  S Loosemore 2 4 1   S Graf 6 6
  S Amiach 7 656   A-M Cecchini 2 3
  F Haumuller 5 77 2   S Amiach 2 1
WC   N Guerrée 5 0   A-M Cecchini 6 6
  A-M Cecchini 7 6 1   S Graf 6 6
  B Reinstadler 4 2 15   N Tauziat 1 4
  L Lapi 6 6   L Lapi 6 6
  M Javer 4 6 7   M Javer 1 1
  A Kanellopoulou 6 4 5   L Lapi 1 6 1
  E Krapl 0 1 15   N Tauziat 6 2 6
  S Hack 6 6   S Hack 2 6 3
  K Godridge 3 5 15   N Tauziat 6 3 6
15   N Tauziat 6 7

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   C Martínez 7 6
  J Tremelling 5 1 9   C Martínez 77 6
WC   P Etchemendy 7 6 WC   P Etchemendy 613
  E Reinach 5 1 9   C Martínez 6 6
  M Strandlund 6 3 6   R Zrubáková 1 3
  S Wasserman 3 6 0   M Strandlund 1 60
  R Zrubáková 6 6   R Zrubáková 6 77
  S Meier 1 2 9   C Martínez 6 6
  C Benjamin 77 6   W Probst 3 3
Q   P Ritter 631   C Benjamin 77 6
  H Na 0 77 6   H Na 623
Q   K Nowak 6 652   C Benjamin 2 2
  J Pospíšilová 3 1   W Probst 6 6
  B Romanò 6 6   B Romanò 2 6 5
  W Probst 6 1 7   W Probst 6 4 7
5   Z Garrison 1 6 5

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   G Sabatini 6 77
  A Vieira 0 64 4   G Sabatini 6 5 6
  S Sloane 6 6   S Sloane 0 7 1
  A Coetzer 4 3 4   G Sabatini 6 6
  N Sawamatsu 6 4 6   N Herreman 0 1
  L Harvey-Wild 1 6 2   N Sawamatsu 1 3
WC   M Laval 3 3   N Herreman 6 6
  N Herreman 6 6 4   G Sabatini 4 5
  D Van Rensburg 6 6 11   J Novotná 6 7
  S La Fratta 4 2   D Van Rensburg 3 5
  K Rinaldi 2 5 r   E Sviglerová 6 7
  K Sviglerová 6 5   E Sviglerová 5 2
  L Garrone 4 69 11   J Novotná 7 6
  B Schultz 6 711   B Schultz 3 1
  I Demongeot 0 78 8 11   J Novotná 6 6
11   J Novotná 6 6610

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   R Fairbank-Nideffer 1 2
  R Simpson 6 6   R Simpson 652
  C Dahlman 2 1   A Temesvári 77 6
  A Temesvári 6 6   A Temesvári 6 3 3
WC   S Sabas 3 3   N Provis 2 6 6
  E Pampoulova 6 6   E Pampoulova 4 2
  E Smylie 1 3   N Provis 6 6
  N Provis 6 6   N Provis 6 3 3
  B Bowes 3 6 2 8   K Maleeva 3 6 6
  N Medvedeva 6 3 6   N Medvedeva 2 6 4
  B Nagelsen 1 4   J Halard 6 4 6
  J Halard 6 6   J Halard 2 1
  D Faber 7 7 8   K Maleeva 6 6
  P Langrová 5 5   D Faber 5 1
  S Appelmans 3 3 8   K Maleeva 7 6
8   K Maleeva 6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   MJ Fernandez 6 6
Q   K McDonald 4 2 7   MJ Fernandez 6 6
WC   M Pierce 6 6 WC   M Pierce 4 4
  B Fulco 0 1 7   MJ Fernandez 77 6
  S Hanika 6 6   I Cueto 632
  M Kidowaki 3 2   S Hanika 3 6 0
  I Cueto 712 6   I Cueto 6 4 6
  E Zardo 6100 7   MJ Fernandez 6 6
  S Goleš 0 2   A Grossman 3 2
  A Grossman 6 6   A Grossman 6 6
  N Miyagi 6 1   N Miyagi 2 3
  M Pawlik 2 0 r   A Grossman 6 4 6
Q   K Sharpe 6 6 Q   K Sharpe 2 6 1
  T Phelps 3 3 Q   K Sharpe 6 6
  A Gavaldón 6 642 14   R Reggi 4 2
14   R Reggi 1 77 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   J Wiesner 6 6
  G Magers 4 0 12   J Wiesner 6 6
  M Bollegraf 652 r   M Jaggard 3 1
  M Jaggard 77 3 12   J Wiesner 4 4
WC   S Testud 1 1   J Capriati 6 6
  J Capriati 6 6   J Capriati 6 6
WC   C Suire 79 633   C Macgregor 1 0
  C Macgregor 6777 6   J Capriati 6 6
  A Dechaume 4 65   M Paz 0 3
Q   C Cohen 6 77 Q   C Cohen 2 7 6
  A Keller 6 0 4   L Ferrando 6 5 4
  L Ferrando 3 6 6 Q   C Cohen 1 5
  K Quentrec 4 6 3   M Paz 6 7
  M Paz 6 2 6   M Paz 7 3 6
WC   N van Lottum 1 3 3   A Sánchez Vicario 5 6 1
3   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   M Maleeva-Fragnière 6 6
  S Stafford 2 3 6   M Maleeva-Fragnière 6 6
  A Minter 7 6   A Minter 1 0
  F Romano 5 3 6   M Maleeva-Fragnière 2 7 6
  P Tarabini 6 6   P Tarabini 6 5 0
  J-A Faull 0 4   P Tarabini 3 6 6
  C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 1 4
  K Okamoto 1 1 6   M Maleeva-Fragnière 6 6
  N Jagerman 4 2 10   N Zvereva 4 2
  C Caverzasio 6 6   C Caverzasio 3 5
  L Field 2 2   S Martin 6 7
  S Martin 6 6   S Martin 4 1
  I Budařová 6 77 10   N Zvereva 6 6
Q   P Hy 2 62   I Budařová 1 3
  C Tanvier 4 62 10   N Zvereva 6 6
10   N Zvereva 6 77

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   L Gildemeister 77 6
  L McNeil 653 16   L Gildemeister 6 6
  E Burgin 6 3 6   E Burgin 3 4
  M Werdel 3 6 4 16   L Gildemeister 6 6
  T Whitlinger 2 0 Q   M Maleeva 1 3
  R Rajchrtová 6 6   R Rajchrtová 2 3
  F Labat 77 4 3 Q   M Maleeva 6 6
Q   M Maleeva 636 6 16   L Gildemeister 4 0
  L Meskhi 6 6 2   M Seles 6 6
  R McQuillan 4 1   L Meskhi 3
  L Savchenko 6106 6   L Savchenko 0 r
Q   L Corsato 712 4 4   L Meskhi 6464
  C Lindqvist 3 0 2   M Seles 77 77
  H Kelesi 6 6   H Kelesi 6 4 4
  K Piccolini 0 0 2   M Seles 4 6 6
2   M Seles 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 397. ISBN 978-0942257700.

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