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1996 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Mary Pierce was the defending champion, but lost to Elena Likhovtseva in the second round.

Women's Singles
1996 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Monica Seles
Runner-upGermany Anke Huber
Final score6–4, 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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First-seeded Monica Seles won the title, defeating Anke Huber in the final. This would be Seles' first and only Grand Slam victory after her stabbing.

Contents

SeedsEdit

  1.   Monica Seles (Champion)
  2.   Conchita Martínez (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Mary Pierce (Second Round)
  5.   Kimiko Date (Second Round)
  6.   Gabriela Sabatini (Fourth Round)
  7.   Iva Majoli (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Anke Huber (Final)
  9.   Mary Joe Fernández (Fourth Round)
  10.   Lindsay Davenport (Fourth Round)
  11.   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Fourth Round)
  12.   Natasha Zvereva (First Round)
  13.   Chanda Rubin (Semifinals)
  14.   Amy Frazier (First round)
  15.   Naoko Sawamatsu (Fourth Round)
  16.   Amanda Coetzer (Semifinals)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Monica Seles 6 6
7   Iva Majoli 1 2
1   Monica Seles 626 7
13   Chanda Rubin 77 1 5
3   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4 6 14
13   Chanda Rubin 6 2 16
1   Monica Seles 6 6
8   Anke Huber 4 1
    Martina Hingis 5 6 1
16   Amanda Coetzer 7 4 6
16   Amanda Coetzer 6 4 2
8   Anke Huber 4 6 6
8   Anke Huber 4 6 6
2   Conchita Martínez 6 2 1

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   M Seles 6 6
Q   J Lee 3 0 1   M Seles 6 6
  K Studeníková 7 6   K Studeníková 1 1
  D Van Roost 5 4 1   M Seles 7 6
Q   F Lubiani 6 4 6   J Halard-Decugis 5 0
  N Bradtke 2 6 4 Q   F Lubiani 2 6 2
  J Halard-Decugis 6 6   J Halard-Decugis 6 0 6
WC   J Taylor 1 1 1   M Seles 6 6
  R Zrubáková 6 5 1 15   N Sawamatsu 1 3
  A Sugiyama 0 7 6   A Sugiyama 6 6
  S Pitkowski 4 63 Q   A Dechaume-Balleret 2 2
Q   A Dechaume-Balleret 6 77   A Sugiyama 4 0
  J Husárová 2 1 15   N Sawamatsu 6 6
  L Wild 6 6   L Wild 4 3
  C Cristea 6 2 1 15   N Sawamatsu 6 6
15   N Sawamatsu 4 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   N Zvereva 2 6 5
  A Smashnova 6 4 7   A Smashnova 7 4 2
  T Whitlinger-Jones 6 6   T Whitlinger-Jones 5 6 6
  N Kijimuta 3 0   T Whitlinger-Jones 3 2
  I Spîrlea 6 648   S Appelmans 6 6
  S Testud 4 77 6   I Spîrlea 3 3
  N Baudone 5 4   S Appelmans 6 6
  S Appelmans 7 6   S Appelmans 2 2
Q   J Watanabe 6 6 7   I Majoli 6 6
  M de Swardt 4 3 Q   J Watanabe 6565
  P Shriver 4 4   A Fusai 77 77
  A Fusai 6 6   A Fusai 2 1
WC   N Pratt 5 3 7   I Majoli 6 6
  L McNeil 7 6   L McNeil 3 2
  E Makarova 4 2 7   I Majoli 6 6
7   I Majoli 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  B Reinstadler 2 2 3   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  A Grossman 3 2   B Rittner 3 2
  B Rittner 6 6 3   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  K Godridge 4 6 3   S Cacic 3 3
WC   S Drake-Brockman 6 4 6 WC   S Drake-Brockman 2 5
  S Cacic 6 6   S Cacic 6 7
  E Callens 3 4 3   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  N Arendt 6 6 9   MJ Fernández 3 3
WC   K Radford 3 1   N Arendt 3 6 8
  L Ghirardi-Rubbi 3 4   S Farina 6 3 6
  S Farina 6 6   N Arendt 1 1
  V Martinek 2 3 9   MJ Fernández 6 6
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6   M Sánchez Lorenzo 2 0
  V Ruano Pascual 4 3 9   MJ Fernández 6 6
9   MJ Fernández 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   C Rubin 4 6 6
  R McQuillan 6 3 2 13   C Rubin 636 6
  T Križan 6 2 6   T Križan 77 2 3
  M McGrath 2 6 4 13   C Rubin 6 6
  L Courtois 77 77   L Courtois 0 2
  M Oremans 6464   L Courtois 6 77
  A Ellwood 6 5 1   J Kruger 3 65
  J Kruger 4 7 6 13   C Rubin 6 6
  K Kschwendt 6 6 6   G Sabatini 2 4
  P Begerow 0 2   K Kschwendt 2 6 6
  N Miyagi 6 7   N Miyagi 6 2 1
  S Cecchini 3 5   K Kschwendt 1 2
  I Demongeot 3 3 6   G Sabatini 6 6
  K Habšudová 6 6   K Habšudová 4 3
  S Stafford 0 1 6   G Sabatini 6 6
6   G Sabatini 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   K Date 6 6
  A Gavaldón 2 0 5   K Date 2 6 4
  M Endo 78 6   M Endo 6 1 6
WC   K-A Guse 664   M Endo 1 1
  J Nejedly 1 1   M Hingis 6 6
  M Hingis 6 6   M Hingis 6 6
  B Paulus 6 6   B Paulus 1 4
  L Neiland 0 0   M Hingis 6 6
  N Feber 6 6 11   B Schultz-McCarthy 1 4
Q   S Jeyaseelan 4 0   N Feber 2 6 3
  A Serra Zanetti 3 2   K Boogert 6 1 6
  K Boogert 6 6   K Boogert 6 1 4
  A Temesvári 651 11   B Schultz-McCarthy 4 6 6
  S-t Wang 77 6   S-t Wang 4 6 3
  P Hy-Boulais 6 633 11   B Schultz-McCarthy 6 3 6
11   B Schultz-McCarthy 1 77 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   A Coetzer 6 6
  M Schnell 2 2 16   A Coetzer 6 6
  S Hack 2 6 6   S Hack 1 1
  Y Basuki 6 4 4 16   A Coetzer 6 6
Q   L Poruri 6 656 Q   R Hiraki 3 1
  L Lee 3 77 3 Q   L Poruri 3 6 2
  MJ Gaidano 6 3 2 Q   R Hiraki 6 4 6
Q   R Hiraki 3 6 6 16   A Coetzer 6 6
  L Raymond 4 3   E Likhovtseva 3 3
  R Grande 6 6   R Grande 6 77
  M Tang 6 4 2   S Meier 4 65
  S Meier 0 6 6   R Grande 3 1
  K Nagatsuka 2 4   E Likhovtseva 6 6
  E Likhovtseva 6 6   E Likhovtseva 6 6
  P Schwarz 3 1 4   M Pierce 4 4
4   M Pierce 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   A Huber 6 6
  S Kleinová 1 4 8   A Huber 6 6
  Å Carlsson 6 6   Å Carlsson 1 2
WC   K Sharpe 2 0 8   A Huber 6 6
  M Strandlund 5 64   L Richterová 2 1
  D Randriantefy 7 77   D Randriantefy 646 5
  L Richterová 6 6   L Richterová 77 4 7
WC   G Biggs 3 3 8   A Huber 6 6
  H Suková 6 6   B Schett 3 2
  J Wiesner 4 0   H Suková 77 4 8
  M Grzybowska 4 6 6   M Grzybowska 656 6
WC   T Musgrave 6 3 2   H Suková 2 7 6
  M Vento 77 4 4   B Schett 6 5 8
  S-h Park 626 6   S-h Park 4 3
  B Schett 4 7 9   B Schett 6 6
14   A Frazier 6 5 7

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   L Davenport 6 6
  C Singer 1 2 10   L Davenport 77 6
  G Fernández 3 4   R Stubbs 653
  R Stubbs 6 6 10   L Davenport 6 7
  K Nowak 3 0   N Dahlman 4 5
  N Dahlman 6 6   N Dahlman 6 6
  E deLone 6 2 4   R Dragomir 4 3
  R Dragomir 4 6 6 10   L Davenport 3 1
  Y Kamio 2 77 6 2   C Martínez 6 6
  F Li 6 642   Y Kamio 633
  T Ječmenica 4 3   J Kandarr 77 6
  J Kandarr 6 6   J Kandarr 3 0
  J-Q Yi 2 2 2   C Martínez 6 6
  F Labat 6 6   F Labat 2 4
Q   C Wood 4 1 2   C Martínez 6 6
2   C Martínez 6 6

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