1996 French Open – Women's Doubles

Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva were the four-time defending champions, but were defeated in the final by Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernández 2–6, 1–6. This was Davenport's first ever Grand Slam title; she would go on to win a further two Grand Slams in doubles, and three Grand Slams in singles, eventually becoming the No. 1 in both disciplines.

Women's Doubles
1996 French Open
ChampionsUnited States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Runners-upUnited States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Final score6–2, 6–1
Details
Draw64 (4 WC )
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
← 1995 · French Open · 1997 →

SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernández are the champions; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6 6
5   Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
4 4
1   Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2 2
4   Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
6 6
4   Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
6 6
9   Katrina Adams
  Mariaan de Swardt
4 2
4   Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
6 6
2   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
2 1
6   Martina Hingis
  Helena Suková
2 4
3   Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
6 6
3   Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
5 3
2   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
7 6
  Alexandra Fusai
  Mercedes Paz
4 6 2
2   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6 1 6

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   J Novotná
  A Sánchez Vicario
6 6
  M Koutstaal
  V Lake
1 2 1   J Novotná
  A Sánchez Vicario
6 6
  S Meier
  H Nagyová
6 7   S Meier
  H Nagyová
0 3
  S Jeyaseelan
  L Poruri
4 5 1   J Novotná
  A Sánchez Vicario
6 6
  A Ellwood
  R Nideffer
6 6   S-h Park
  S-t Wang
1 3
  C Cristea
  T Ječmenica
3 2   A Ellwood
  R Nideffer
2 7 2
  S-h Park
  S-t Wang
77 6   S-h Park
  S-t Wang
6 5 6
16   E Callens
  L Courtois
642 1   J Novotná
  A Sánchez Vicario
6 6
14   Y Basuki
  C Vis
6 6 5   N Arendt
  M Bollegraf
4 4
  R Dragomir
  A Grossman
4 1 14   Y Basuki
  C Vis
6 6
WC   K Quentrec-Eagle
  A-G Sidot
6 6 WC   K Quentrec-Eagle
  A-G Sidot
4 4
  A Lettiere
  C Morariu
3 2 14   Y Basuki
  C Vis
4 5
  P Langrová
  R Zrubáková
6 4 6 5   N Arendt
  M Bollegraf
6 7
  E deLone
  N Pratt
3 6 1   P Langrová
  R Zrubáková
6 3 4
  S Cecchini
  L Garrone
2 63 5   N Arendt
  M Bollegraf
3 6 6
5   N Arendt
  M Bollegraf
6 77

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4   L Davenport
  MJ Fernández
77 6
  J Hetherington
  K Rinaldy-Stunkel
624 4   L Davenport
  MJ Fernández
6 6
  N Krijger-Jagerman
  S Rottier
6 5 2   K Nagatsuka
  A Sugiyama
3 1
  K Nagatsuka
  A Sugiyama
4 7 6 4   L Davenport
  MJ Fernández
6 6
  O Lugina
  E Pampoulova
6 6   O Lugina
  E Pampoulova
2 1
  S Krivencheva
  E Martincová
4 3   O Lugina
  E Pampoulova
6 636
  E Melicharová
  H Vildová
0 2 11   A Coetzer
  B Schultz-McCarthy
4 77 3
11   A Coetzer
  B Schultz-McCarthy
6 6 4   L Davenport
  MJ Fernández
6 6
9   K Adams
  M de Swardt
6 6 9   K Adams
  M de Swardt
4 2
WC   I Demongeot
  C Dhenin
4 1 9   K Adams
  M de Swardt
7 6
  M Grzybowska
  A Olsza
7 3 5   M Lindström
  M Strandlund
5 1
  M Lindström
  M Strandlund
5 6 7 9   K Adams
  M de Swardt
6 7
  A Frazier
  K Po
3 6 6 7   L Raymond
  R Stubbs
3 5
  M Werdel-Witmeyer
  T Whitlinger-Jones
6 3 4   A Frazier
  K Po
3 4
  C Barclay
  K Godridge
4 4 7   L Raymond
  R Stubbs
6 6
7   L Raymond
  R Stubbs
6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6   M Hingis
  H Suková
6 6
  P Schwarz
  K Studeníková
1 1 6   M Hingis
  H Suková
6 6
  R Hiraki
  N Kijimuta
6 4 6   R Hiraki
  N Kijimuta
1 3
  P Kamstra
  T Križan
1 6 0 6   M Hingis
  H Suková
79 6
  L Montalvo
  P Suárez
0r   E Smylie
  L Wild
672
  R Grande
  E Likhovtseva
1   R Grande
  E Likhovtseva
77 3 1
  E Smylie
  L Wild
4 6 6   E Smylie
  L Wild
656 6
13   L Golarsa
  I Spîrlea
6 3 4 6   M Hingis
  H Suková
2 4
12   C Martínez
  P Tarabini
4 6 6 3   M McGrath
  L Neiland
6 6
  W Probst
  C Singer
6 1 1 12   C Martínez
  P Tarabini
6 5 6
  D Krajčovičová
  L Němečková
4 3   Å Carlsson
  A Temesvári
3 7 3
  Å Carlsson
  A Temesvári
6 6 12   C Martínez
  P Tarabini
5 5
  N Miyagi
  S Reece
0 0 3   M McGrath
  L Neiland
7 7
  K Radford
  S Stafford
6 6   K Radford
  S Stafford
0 3
  S Appelmans
  M Oremans
2 4 3   M McGrath
  L Neiland
6 6
3   M McGrath
  L Neiland
6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
8   J Halard-Decugis
  N Tauziat
2 6 6
  N Feber
  D van Roost
6 2 2 8   J Halard-Decugis
  N Tauziat
5 6 7
  L Lee
  C Schneider
1 62   N Dahlman
  C Wood
7 1 5
  N Dahlman
  C Wood
6 77 8   J Halard-Decugis
  N Tauziat
3 6 6
  A Fusai
  M Paz
6 6   A Fusai
  M Paz
6 3 8
  R Bobková
  D Graham
4 3   A Fusai
  M Paz
4 7 6
WC   N Dechy
  A Mauresmo
3 1 15   A Dechaume-Balleret
  S Testud
6 5 2
15   A Dechaume-Balleret
  S Testud
6 6   A Fusai
  M Paz
4 6 2
10   K Boogert
  N Bradtke
2 1 2   G Fernández
  N Zvereva
6 1 6
  E Makarova
  E Maniokova
6 6   E Makarova
  E Maniokova
622
  K Kschwendt
  R Simpson
6 4 0   R McQuillan
  L Pleming
77 6
  R McQuillan
  L Pleming
4 6 6   R McQuillan
  L Pleming
1 63
WC   L Ghirardi-Rubbi
  S Pitkowski
6 7 2   G Fernández
  N Zvereva
6 77
  C Papadáki
  E Tatarkova
3 5 WC   L Ghirardi-Rubbi
  S Pitkowski
3 6 0
  K-A Guse
  P Hy-Boulais
0 2 2   G Fernández
  N Zvereva
6 3 6
2   G Fernández
  N Zvereva
6 6

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