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1991 French Open – Women's Singles

Monica Seles was the defending champion, and successfully defended her title, defeating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–4 in the final of the 1991 French Open to win the Women's Singles tennis title for the second time in a row.

Women's Singles
1991 French Open
ChampionSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Runner-upSpain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Final score6–3, 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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The tournament produced the most significant defeat ever had to suffer Steffi Graf in a Grand Slam tournament, as she won just two games in the semifinal against Vicario.

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Monica Seles (Champion)
  2.   Steffi Graf (Semifinalist)
  3.   Gabriela Sabatini (Semifinalist)
  4.   Mary Joe Fernandez (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Finalist)
  6.   Jana Novotná (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Conchita Martínez (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Zina Garrison (First round)
  9.   Manuela Maleeva (Second round)
  10.   Jennifer Capriati (Fourth round)
  11.   Katerina Maleeva (Third round)
  12.   Helena Suková (Second round)
  13.   Nathalie Tauziat (Quarterfinalist)
  14.   Leila Meskhi (Fourth round)
  15.   Natasha Zvereva (Second round)
  16.   Anke Huber (Third round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Monica Seles 6 7
7   Conchita Martínez 0 5
1   Monica Seles 6 6
3   Gabriela Sabatini 4 1
3   Gabriela Sabatini 5 712 6
6   Jana Novotná 7 6100
1   Monica Seles 6 6
5   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 4
5   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6
4   Mary Joe Fernandez 3 2
5   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6
2   Steffi Graf 0 2
13   Nathalie Tauziat 3 2
2   Steffi Graf 6 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Seles 6 6
  Zrubáková 3 0 1   Seles 6 6
  de Swardt 6277 6   de Swardt 0 2
WC   Fusai 77 651 1   Seles 6 6
  Fendick 6 6   Quentrec 1 2
  Kanellopoulou 4 2   Fendick 1 6 3
  Quentrec 79 78   Quentrec 6 4 6
  Helgeson 6766 1   Seles 3 6 6
  Cecchini 6 3 7   Cecchini 6 3 0
  Cueto 3 6 5   Cecchini 6 6
WC   Suire 6 6 WC   Suire 2 2
  Paradis 2 3   Cecchini 6 6
  Bonsignori 6 6 16   Huber 3 4
  Herreman 3 4   Bonsignori 0 2
16   Huber 6 6 16   Huber 6 6
  Garrone 2 3

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   Capriati 6 7
  Piccolini 2 5 10   Capriati 6 6
  Temesvári 6 6   Temesvári 2 1
  Miyagi 1 3 10   Capriati 6 6
WC   van Lottum 6 2 6   Kidowaki 3 0
  Pampoulova 4 6 3 WC   van Lottum 3 7 6
  Kidowaki 6 6   Kidowaki 6 5 8
  Schultz 4 4 10   Capriati 3 3
  Cunningham 6 6 7   Martínez 6 6
  Martin 2 2   Cunningham 6 7
  Halard 6 7   Halard 2 5
  Habšudová 4 5   Cunningham 1 4
  Rehe 7 6 7   Martínez 6 6
  Basuki 5 3   Rehe 1 63
7   Martínez 6 6 7   Martínez 6 77
  Wiesner 4 3

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   Sabatini 6 6
  Werdel 1 1 3   Sabatini 6 6
  Zardo 6 6   Zardo 1 1
  Paz 3 2 3   Sabatini 6 6
  Martinek 6 6   Pierce 2 1
  Porwik 1 0   Martinek 3 0
  Pierce 77 6   Pierce 6 6
  Dahlman 610 3   Sabatini 6 6
  Fernández 77 6   McQuillan 3 0
  Takagi 642   Fernández 2 2
  McQuillan 6 7   McQuillan 6 6
  Bartos 3 5   McQuillan 6 2 6
  Kelesi 6 6   Kelesi 4 6 4
  Rittner 0 2   Kelesi 4 7 6
12   Suková 6 6 12   Suková 6 5 0
  Švíglerová 0 1

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   Meskhi 6 6
LL   Dopfer 2 2 14   Meskhi 7 6
  Kohde-Kilsch 6 6   Kohde-Kilsch 5 1
  Loosemore 1 3 14   Meskhi 6 6
  Harvey-Wild 6 7   Harvey-Wild 3 1
Q   Baudone 4 5   Harvey-Wild 79 6711
  Gildemeister 6 2 6   Gildemeister 6779 9
  Smith 3 6 1 14   Meskhi 0 67
  Caverzasio 6 6 6   Novotná 6 79
  Keller 4 3   Caverzasio 2 2
  Brioukhovets 1 6 7   Brioukhovets 6 6
  Dechaume 6 2 5   Brioukhovets 662
  Hy 6 6 6   Novotná 78 6
  Mothes-Jobkel 2 2   Hy 2 1
6   Novotná 7 6 6   Novotná 6 6
LL   Farina 5 2

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  McNeil 2 2 5   Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  Godridge 6 4 6   Godridge 1 2
  McGrath 4 6 3 5   Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Q   Fulco 6 6 Q   Fulco 1 1
  Smylie 4 0 Q   Fulco 6 6
  Tessi 6 6   Tessi 2 2
  Wood 4 1 5   Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  Rinaldi 6 6   Whitlinger 2 1
Q   Lásková 2 3   Rinaldi 4 0
  Whitlinger 6 79   Whitlinger 6 6
  deLone 1 67   Whitlinger 79 6
  Grossman 7 6   Grossman 674
  Golarsa 5 0   Grossman 4 6 6
15   Zvereva 6 6 15   Zvereva 6 1 4
  Faber 0 0

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   Maleeva 6 6
Q   Jaggard 3 4 11   Maleeva 6 6
  Kijimuta 6 6   Kijimuta 2 3
  Strandlund 0 4 11   Maleeva 4 4
  Reinach 6 6   Reinach 6 6
  Bollegraf 0 2   Reinach 6 6
  Cioffi 7 4 6   Cioffi 3 1
  Ferrando 5 6 0   Reinach 4 62
Q   Thorén 6 6 4   Fernandez 6 77
  Javer 2 2 Q   Thorén 6 3 7
  Savchenko 6 6   Savchenko 3 6 5
WC   Housset 1 4 Q   Thorén 4 3
  Hack 6 7 4   Fernandez 6 6
  Durie 4 5   Hack 4 0
4   Fernandez 6 6 4   Fernandez 6 6
  Romano 3 0

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Sawamatsu 6 6
8   Garrison 4 0   Sawamatsu 6 77
  Baranski 3 6 6   Baranski 0 63
WC   Laval 6 4 3   Sawamatsu 5 6 6
WC   Niox-Château 6 6   Graham 7 2 4
  Demongeot 4 4 WC   Niox-Château 4 0
  Graham 6 7   Graham 6 6
  Reinstadler 1 5   Sawamatsu 5 6 10
  Jagerman 6 6 13   Tauziat 7 2 12
  Strnadová 2 4   Jagerman 6 5 6
  Provis 4 79 6   Provis 4 7 3
  Hiraki 6 672   Jagerman 4 0
WC   Guerrée 6 713 13   Tauziat 6 6
  Gomer 3 611 WC   Guerrée 2 1
13   Tauziat 6 6 13   Tauziat 6 6
WC   Etchemendy 3 1

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   Maleeva 6 6
Q   Dahlman 2 2 9   Maleeva 4 0
  Rajchrtová 6 6   Rajchrtová 6 6
  Probst 4 3   Rajchrtová 2 0
  Coetzer 5 7 6   Appelmans 6 6
  Minter 7 5 3   Coetzer 3 7 1
  Appelmans 6 3 7   Appelmans 6 5 6
Q   Bowes 1 6 5   Appelmans 2 2
  Stafford 6 6 2   Graf 6 6
  Tanvier 2 1   Stafford 6 7
  Labat 1 7 6   Labat 3 5
Q   Rottier 6 5 1   Stafford 0 1
  Langrová 6 0 9 2   Graf 6 6
  Testud 2 6 7   Langrová 0 1
2   Graf 6 78 2   Graf 6 6
  Maleeva 3 66

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