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Gabriela Sabatini defeated two-time defending champion Steffi Graf in the final, 6–2, 7–6(7–4), to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1990 U.S. Open. This was a rematch of the 1988 US Open final and the 1989 US Open top half semifinal. Sabatini became the first Argentine female tennis player to win the major. It also proved to be the first and only time Sabatini would defeat Graf in Grand Slam competition.

Women's Singles
1990 US Open
ChampionArgentina Gabriela Sabatini
Runner-upWest Germany Steffi Graf
Final score6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
← 1989 · US Open · 1991 →
Gabriela Sabatini raises the trophy after defeating Steffi Graf at the final

This was Sabatini's only Grand Slam singles title, despite reaching eighteen semifinals throughout her career.

SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. Sabatini is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1.   Steffi Graf (Final)
  2.   Martina Navratilova (Fourth Round)
  3.   Monica Seles (Third Round)
  4.   Zina Garrison (Quarterfinals)
  5.   Gabriela Sabatini (Champion)
  6.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Semifinals)
  7.   Katerina Maleeva (Fourth Round)
  8.   Mary Joe Fernández (Semifinals)
  9.   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière (Quarterfinals)
  10.   Conchita Martínez (Third Round)
  11.   Helena Suková (Fourth Round)
  12.   Jana Novotná (Quarterfinals)
  13.   Jennifer Capriati (Fourth Round)
  14.   Natasha Zvereva (Second Round)
  15.   Judith Wiesner (Fourth Round)
  16.   Barbara Paulus (Fourth Round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
12   Jana Novotná 3 1
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
6   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1 2
4   Zina Garrison 2 2
6   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6
1   Steffi Graf 2 64
5   Gabriela Sabatini 6 77
5   Gabriela Sabatini 77 6
    Leila Meskhi 654
5   Gabriela Sabatini 7 5 6
8   Mary Joe Fernandez 5 7 3
8   Mary Joe Fernandez 6 2 6
9   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 2 6 1

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Graf 6 6
Q   M Drake 1 1 1   S Graf 6 6
  L Harvey-Wild 655   R McQuillan 1 3
  R McQuillan 77 7 1   S Graf 6 3 6
  A Dechaume 6 6   E Reinach 4 6 1
  F Bonsignori 2 1   A Dechaume 3 0
  S Hack 1 2   E Reinach 6 6
  E Reinach 6 6 1   S Graf 6 6
  G Magers 2 1 13   J Capriati 1 2
  M Bollegraf 6 6   M Bollegraf 6 1 5
  M Strandlund 4 6 6   M Strandlund 4 6 7
WC   B Bowes 6 1 2   M Strandlund 1 4
  P Hy 6 6 13   J Capriati 6 6
  L Golarsa 3 3   P Hy 3 1
  A Huber 5 5 13   J Capriati 6 6
13   J Capriati 7 7

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   J Novotná 6 6
  L Lapi 3 1 12   J Novotná 6 6
  F Labat 4 6 3   K Rinaldi 4 3
  K Rinaldi 6 4 6 12   J Novotná 6 6
  L Gildemeister 7 6   L Gildemeister 3 1
  M McGrath 5 3   L Gildemeister 7 6
  N Sawamatsu 6 6   N Sawamatsu 5 3
  P Tarabini 1 3 12   J Novotná 6 6
  N Herreman 1 6 657   K Maleeva 4 2
  R Reggi 6 4 77   R Reggi 6 6
  S Wasserman 1 6 6   S Wasserman 2 2
Q   A Farley 6 3 3   R Reggi 4 0
  L Raymond 2 3 7   K Maleeva 6 6
Q   K Kschwendt 6 6 Q   K Kschwendt 5 1
  M Maleeva 3 1 7   K Maleeva 7 6
7   K Maleeva 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Z Garrison 6 6
  B Reinstadler 1 3 4   Z Garrison 6 6
  D Faber 3 2   A Gavaldón 4 0
  A Gavaldón 6 6 4   Z Garrison 6 6
WC   J Santrock 1 1   S Meier 4 3
  M Javer 6 6   M Javer 5 5
  S Meier 6 2 5   S Meier 7 7
  C Porwik 4 6 2r4   Z Garrison 6 7
  C Dahlman 5 2   N Tauziat 1 5
  N Tauziat 7 6   N Tauziat 6 4 6
  E Zardo 6 4 6   E Zardo 4 6 2
  C Caverzasio 1 6 1   N Tauziat 6 6
WC   E Burgin 4 6 4 10   C Martínez 2 1
  C Bartos 6 4 6   C Bartos 0 4
  M Werdel 6 5 2 10   C Martínez 6 6
10   C Martínez 2 7 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   B Paulus 7 6
  E Smylie 5 1 16   B Paulus 6 4 6
  L McNeil 6 6   L McNeil 2 6 4
  A Keller 4 3 16   B Paulus 6 6
  M Louie-Harper 6 4 4   A Grossman 4 3
  A Grossman 2 6 6   A Grossman 6 6
  B Cordwell 6 77   B Cordwell 2 3
  K Adams 3 62 16   B Paulus 4 3
  R Zrubáková 7 6 6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  T Whitlinger 5 2   R Zrubáková 2 3
  P Fendick 656 7   P Fendick 6 6
  M Kidowaki 77 4 5   P Fendick 2 1
  C Kuhlman 6 6 6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  C Rubin 2 4   C Kuhlman 1 2
  N Provis 0 3 6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   G Sabatini 6 6
WC   K Jordan 1 1 5   G Sabatini 6 6
  I Demongeot 6 6   I Demongeot 1 1
Q   S Collins 3 3 5   G Sabatini 6 6
  C Lindqvist 4 78 4   S Appelmans 2 4
  S Appelmans 6 666   S Appelmans 6 6
  A Leand 0 2   W Probst 4 4
  W Probst 6 6 5   G Sabatini 6 6
  A Coetzer 5 6 3 11   H Suková 2 1
  H Kelesi 7 4 6   H Kelesi 6 3 5
  S Stafford 6 6   S Stafford 4 6 7
  A Minter 1 3   S Stafford 5 1
  G Fernández 4 65 11   H Suková 7 6
  L Garrone 6 77   L Garrone 3 0
  J Durie 6 636511   H Suková 6 6
11   H Suková 1 77 77

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   N Zvereva 6
  K Quentrec 1r 14   N Zvereva 4 0
  L Meskhi 6 6   L Meskhi 6 6
LL   A Kijimuta 4 2   L Meskhi 6 4 77
  J Pospíšilová 3 1   K Piccolini 2 6 62
  A-M Cecchini 6 6   A-M Cecchini 6 5 4
  A Kanellopoulou 633   K Piccolini 4 7 6
  K Piccolini 77 6   L Meskhi 77 6
WC   C Benjamin 626 6   L Ferrando 641
  N Miyagi 77 3 2 WC   C Benjamin 632
  L Ferrando 6 2 77   L Ferrando 77 6
  M Paz 4 6 62   L Ferrando 1 6 77
  P Langrová 6 1 2 3   M Seles 6 1 63
  R Fairbank-Nideffer 3 6 6   R Fairbank-Nideffer 2 2
  E Pampoulova 0 0 3   M Seles 6 6
3   M Seles 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   MJ Fernandez 6 6
  A Henricksson 1 1 8   MJ Fernandez 6 6
Q   M Oremans 6 3 6 Q   M Oremans 4 1
  S Martin 3 6 2 8   MJ Fernandez 6 6
  B Schultz 2 4   R White 1 2
  J Halard 6 6   J Halard 4 3
  R White 4 6 6   R White 6 6
  A Temesvári 6 0 2 8   MJ Fernandez 6 6
  R Rajchrtová 3 6 3 15   J Wiesner 3 2
  L Neiland 6 1 6   L Neiland 6 6
WC   W White-Prausa 1 6 3   C Cunningham 4 4
  C Cunningham 6 1 6   L Neiland 1 3
WC   C Macgregor 0 3 15   J Wiesner 6 6
  K Date 6 6   K Date 651
  M-L Daniels 3 1 15   J Wiesner 77 6
15   J Wiesner 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   M Maleevae-Fragnière 6 6
  A Frazier 1 3 9   M Maleeva-Fragnière 6 6
WC   D Graham 6 6 WC   D Graham 0 2
Q   E Rossides 4 0 9   M Maleeva-Fragnière 6 6
  S Hanika 6 1 6   D Van Rensburg 1 0
  B Fulco 3 6 4   S Hanika 3 6 3
  D Van Rensburg 6 6   D Van Rensburg 6 3 6
  E Švíglerová 3 1 9   M Maleeva--Fragnière 7 3 6
  S Sloane 683 2   M Navratilova 5 6 3
  H Cioffi 710 6   H Cioffi 7 6
  T Phelps 4 2   N Medvedeva 5 2
  N Medvedeva 6 6   H Cioffi 2 2
Q   R Baranski 0 0 2   M Navratilova 6 6
Q   C Wood 6 6 Q   C Wood 0 4
  F Haumuller 4 0 2   M Navratilova 6 6
2   M Navratilova 6 6

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