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1991 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Second-seeded Monica Seles won the title and defeated Jana Novotná 5–7, 6–3, 6–1 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1991 Australian Open. She became the first woman in the Open Era to win the Australian Open after saving a match point (in the semifinals, versus Mary Joe Fernandez). Steffi Graf was the three-time defending champion, but lost to Novotná in the quarterfinals.

Women's Singles
1991 Australian Open
ChampionSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Runner-upCzechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Final score5–7, 6–3, 6–1
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
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
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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Steffi Graf (Quarterfinalist)
  2.   Monica Seles (Champion)
  3.   Mary Joe Fernandez (Semifinalist)
  4.   Gabriela Sabatini (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Katerina Maleeva (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Semifinalist)
  7.   Manuela Maleeva (Second round)
  8.   Zina Garrison (Fourth round)
  9.   Helena Suková (Third round)
  10.   Jana Novotná (Finalist)
  11.   Natasha Zvereva (Fourth round)
  12.   Barbara Paulus (Second round)
  13.   Amy Frazier (Fourth round)
  14.   Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer (Third round)
  15.   Laura Gildemeister (Second round)
  16.   Sabine Appelmans (Fourth round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Steffi Graf 7 4 6
10   Jana Novotná 5 6 8
10   Jana Novotná 6 6
6   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2 4
4   Gabriela Sabatini 1 3
6   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6
10   Jana Novotná 7 3 1
2   Monica Seles 5 6 6
5   Katerina Maleeva 3 2
3   Mary Joe Fernandez 6 6
3   Mary Joe Fernandez 3 6 7
2   Monica Seles 6 0 9
    Anke Huber 3 1
2   Monica Seles 6 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Graf 6 6
  J Santrock 3 0 1   S Graf 6 6
  M Kidowaki 1 6 6   M Kidowaki 1 0
  K Sharpe 6 1 4 1   S Graf 6 6
  K Date 6 6   N Provis 4 2
  N Herreman 2 1   K Date 6 0 4
  N Provis 6 6   N Provis 4 6 6
  E Reinach 2 0 1   S Graf 6 6
  K Habšudová 6 77   K Habšudová 0 1
  C Tessi 2 65   K Habšudová 712 6
  A Smith 6 6   A Smith 6102
  E Švíglerová 3 4   K Habšudová 6 3 8
  E Smylie 2 6 6   E Smylie 0 6 6
  C Kohde-Kilsch 6 4 4   E Smylie 6 2 9
  P Vásquez 1 1 15   L Gildemeister 3 6 7
15   L Gildemeister 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   J Novotná 79 6
  A Minter 672 10   J Novotná 6 6
  K Quentrec 78 2 7   K Quentrec 2 2
  A Grossman 666 5 10   J Novotná 626 8
  S Stafford 6 6   S Stafford 77 1 6
  M Bollegraf 4 4   S Stafford 5 6 6
  G Magers 6 6   G Magers 7 2 2
  E Zardo 4 2 10   J Novotná 77 6
  A Dechaume 6 7 8   Z Garrison 614
  K Godridge 3 5   A Dechaume 6 6
  V Martinek 6 6   V Martinek 2 3
  A Kijimuta 3 1   A Dechaume 2 4
  N Miyagi 7 1 8 8   Z Garrison 6 6
  A Gavaldón 5 6 6   N Miyagi 6 0 2
WC   R Stubbs 2 0 8   Z Garrison 2 6 6
8   Z Garrison 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   G Sabatini 6 6
  L Harvey-Wild 3 1 4   G Sabatini 6 6
Q   M Ekstrand 6 7 Q   M Ekstrand 1 1
  J Pospíšilová 1 5 4   G Sabatini 6 6
  A Strnadová 77 6   A Strnadová 1 1
  S Wasserman 624   A Strnadová 6 6
  J Durie 6 3 7   J Durie 3 2
WC   T Morton 1 6 5 4   G Sabatini 6 6
  T Takagi 6 3 6   R McQuillan 3 1
  P Fendick 2 6 3   T Takagi 2 4
Q   S Schefflin 7 6 Q   S Schefflin 6 6
LL   M Oremans 5 4 Q   S Schefflin 4 0
  R McQuillan 2 6 6   R McQuillan 6 6
  E Brioukhovets 6 4 1   R McQuillan 6 676
  P Thorén 3 3 12   B Paulus 4 79 4
12   B Paulus 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   A Frazier 6 6
WC   K McDonald 3 4 13   A Frazier 6 6
  A Leand 77 1 8   A Leand 3 0
Q   I Driehuis 636 6 13   A Frazier 3 6 6
  C Lindqvist 7 4 6   C Cunningham 6 2 2
  C Macgregor 5 6 3   C Lindqvist 1 0
  C Cunningham 6 6   C Cunningham 6 6
WC   N Pratt 1 1 13   A Frazier 3 2
  L McNeil 5 77 6 6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  K Rinaldi 7 651   L McNeil 6 4 6
  L Savchenko-Neiland 6 6   L Savchenko-Neiland 3 6 3
WC   D Jones 2 2   L McNeil 4 6 0
  M Javer 6 6 6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 3 6
  A Keller 2 2   M Javer 6 4 2
  N Medvedeva 0 2 6   A Sánchez Vicario 4 6 6
6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   K Maleeva 6 6
  B Schultz 1 3 5   K Maleeva 6 6
  S Martin 6 6   S Martin 2 0
WC   C Barclay 1 1 5   K Maleeva 6 6
  W Probst 4 78 6   D Faber 3 2
  A Henricksson 6 664   W Probst 2 0
  D Faber 5 6 6   D Faber 6 6
  E deLone 7 3 2 5   K Maleeva 6 6
  C Toleafoa 7 6   M Maleeva 3 2
  S Rottier 5 0   C Toleafoa 0 3
  M Maleeva 6 5 6   M Maleeva 6 6
  M Jaggard 4 7 4   M Maleeva 6 6
  T Whitlinger 636 6 14   R Fairbank-Nideffer 2 3
  R Reggi 77 2 2   T Whitlinger 4 1
  G Fernández 3 2 14   R Fairbank-Nideffer 6 6
14   R Fairbank-Nideffer 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   S Appelmans 6 6
  M Paz 0 1 16   S Appelmans 7 6
  P Tarabini 6 6   P Tarabini 5 1
  M Strandlund 4 0 16   S Appelmans 6 6
  J Halard 6 6 Q   P Kamstra 4 3
  D Szabová 2 3   J Halard 3 4
Q   P Kamstra 6 6 Q   P Kamstra 6 6
  R White 4 2 16   S Appelmans 3 3
  B Rittner 4 6 6 3   M J Fernandez 6 6
  S Loosemore 6 3 1   B Rittner 3 3
  N Sawamatsu 6 6   N Sawamatsu 6 6
  E Burgin 4 3   N Sawamatsu 1 1
  F Romano 7 6 3   M J Fernandez 6 6
Q   M Zivec-Skulj 5 2   F Romano 1 2
  S Gomer 1 0 3   M J Fernandez 6 6
3   M J Fernandez 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   M Maleeva 6 6
WC   J-A Faull 2 0 7   M Maleeva 4 4
  A Huber 6 6   A Huber 6 6
  J Richardson 4 1   A Huber 6 7
  E Pfaff 78 3 6   P Shriver 3 5
  L Field 666 3   E Pfaff 3 64
  P Shriver 6 6   P Shriver 6 77
  N van Lottum 3 1   A Huber 6 6
  C Bartos 6 6 11   N Zvereva 3 4
  N Guerrée 3 2   C Bartos 6 3 0
  C Wood 3 77 6   C Wood 3 6 6
Q   S Collins 6 640   C Wood 1 3
  C Porwik 78 6 11   N Zvereva 6 6
Q   M Kochta 663   C Porwik 694
11   N Zvereva 6 6 11   N Zvereva 711 6
Q   G Helgeson 3 4

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   H Suková 6 6
  B Cordwell 2 1 9   H Suková 6 7
  I Cueto 6 2 7   I Cueto 2 5
  P Ritter 4 6 5 9   H Suková 6 1 4
  C Tanvier 6 6   C Tanvier 4 6 6
  R Baranski 4 1   C Tanvier 677 6
  P Hy 6 6   P Hy 79 5 1
  B Bowes 4 3   C Tanvier 2 1
  K Kschwendt 2 6 6 2   M Seles 6 6
  P Langrová 6 3 2   K Kschwendt 6 6
  R Rajchrtová 4 7 8   R Rajchrtová 1 1
WC   L Stacey 6 5 6   K Kschwendt 3 1
  C Caverzasio 6 3 6 2   M Seles 6 6
  S Meier 3 6 3   C Caverzasio 1 0
  S Hack 0 0 2   M Seles 6 6
2   M Seles 6 6

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