1996 Direct Line International Championships

The 1996 Direct Line International Championships was a women's tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club in Eastbourne in the United Kingdom that was part of Tier II of the 1996 WTA Tour. It was the 22nd edition of the tournament and was held from 18 June until 22 June 1996. First-seeded Monica Seles won the singles title.[1]

1996 Direct Line International Championships
Date18–22 June
Edition22nd
CategoryTier II
Draw28S / 16D
Prize money$363,000
SurfaceGrass / outdoor
LocationEastbourne, United Kingdom
VenueDevonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Singles
United States Monica Seles
Doubles
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
← 1995 · Eastbourne International · 1997 →

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

  Monica Seles'defeated   Mary Joe Fernández 6–0, 6–2

  • It was Seles' 3rd singles title of the year and the 36th of her career.[2]

DoublesEdit

  Jana Novotná /   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario defeated   Rosalyn Nideffer /   Pam Shriver 4–6, 7–5, 6–4

  • It was Novotná's 5th doubles title of the year and the 61st of her career.[3] It was Sánchez Vicario's 8th doubles title of the year and the 48th of her career.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1997). International Tennis Federation World of Tennis 1997. London: CollinsWillow. p. 179. ISBN 9780002187145.
  2. ^ "Player bio: Monica Seles". www.itftennis.com.
  3. ^ "Player bio: Jana Novotná". www.itftennis.com.
  4. ^ "Player bio: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario". www.itftennis.com.

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