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1996 French Open – Women's Singles

First-seeded Steffi Graf was the defending champion and successfully defended her title, defeating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 10–8 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1996 French Open. By winning her 19th Grand Slam title, Graf surpassed Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova's all time record overall Grand Slam singles titles at the Open Era.

Women's Singles
1996 French Open
ChampionGermany Steffi Graf
Runner-upSpain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Final score6–3, 6–7(4–7), 10–8
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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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2.   Monica Seles (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Conchita Martínez (Semifinals)
  4.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Final)
  5.   Iva Majoli (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Anke Huber (Fourth round)
  7.   Kimiko Date (Fourth round)
  8.   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Third round)
  9.   Lindsay Davenport (Quarterfinals)
  10.   Jana Novotná (Semifinals)
  11.   Mary Joe Fernández (Fourth round)
  12.   Mary Pierce (Third round)
  13.   Magdalena Maleeva (Fourth round)
  14.   Amanda Coetzer (Fourth round)
  15.   Martina Hingis (Third round)
  16.   Barbara Paulus (Third round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
5   Iva Majoli 3 1
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
3   Conchita Martínez 3 1
3   Conchita Martínez 6 6
9   Lindsay Davenport 1 3
1   Steffi Graf 6 6410
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 77 8
    Karina Habšudová 2 77 8
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6410
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 7
10   Jana Novotná 3 5
10   Jana Novotná 79 6
2   Monica Seles 673

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Graf 6 6
  Neiland 3 2 1   Graf 6 6
  Bradtke 6 6   Bradtke 2 2
  Watanabe 2 3 1   Graf 6 1
  Kamstra 6 7 Q   Langrová 0 0 r.
  Golarsa 1 5   Kamstra 2 6 1
Q   Langrová 6 714 Q   Langrová 6 4 6
  Arendt 2 612 1   Graf 6 79
  Halard-Decugis 2 6 6 11   Fernández 1 67
  Lee 6 1 0   Halard-Decugis 77 4 5
LL   Pizzichini 77 6 LL   Pizzichini 646 7
  Kschwendt 622 LL   Pizzichini 2 3
  Nagyová 2 6 6 11   Fernández 6 6
  Schnyder 6 4 4   Nagyová 2 4
11   Fernández 6 6 11   Fernández 6 6
  Grzybowska 0 1

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   Paulus 6 6
  Kijimuta 4 4 16   Paulus 6 6
  Boogert 6 6   Boogert 2 4
Q   Montolio 1 4 16   Paulus 4 6 3
  Nagatsuka 6 3 6 Q   León García 6 2 6
  Adams 4 6 2   Nagatsuka 1 0
Q   León García 6 6 Q   León García 6 6
  Miyagi 4 4 Q   León García 3 1
  Suárez 1 6 6 5   Majoli 6 6
  de Swardt 6 3 2   Suárez 5 3
  Testud 6 5 6   Testud 7 6
  Ruano Pascual 3 7 4   Testud 6 5 4
  Grande 6 6 5   Majoli 4 7 6
  Cacic 3 1   Grande 3 64
5   Majoli 6 6 5   Majoli 6 77
  Meier 3 4

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   Martínez 6 6
  Callens 1 1 3   Martínez 6 7
  Zrubáková 5 6 6   Zrubáková 3 5
WC   Sidot 7 3 2 3   Martínez 6 6
  Grossman 6 6   Grossman 2 1
  Kamio 4 0   Grossman 6 6
  Dechy 6 7   Dechy 3 3
  Husárová 2 5 3   Martínez 6 6
  Serra Zanetti 2 6 7 14   Coetzer 2 3
  Labat 6 1 5   Serra Zanetti 3 3
  Zvereva 6 6   Zvereva 6 6
  Van Roost 3 4   Zvereva 3 6 2
Q   Lubiani 6 7 14   Coetzer 6 3 6
  Porwik 4 5 Q   Lubiani 4 1
14   Coetzer 6 7 14   Coetzer 6 6
  Sugiyama 1 5

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   Davenport 6 6
Q   Perfetti 4 1 9   Davenport 6 6
  Park 5 6 6   Park 1 2
  Endo 7 1 3 9   Davenport 6 6
  Basuki 6 6   Basuki 3 2
  Werdel-Witmeyer 4 2   Basuki 7 6
  Courtois 6 5   Courtois 5 2
  Gaidano 3 2 r. 9   Davenport 3 6 8
  Wild 6 6 7   Date 6 4 6
  Hiraki 2 0   Wild 6577 6
Q   Cecchini 6 6 Q   Cecchini 77 632
  McGrath 2 1   Wild 3 5
  Ječmenica 7 77 7   Date 6 7
  Hack 5 60   Ječmenica 4 2
7   Date 3 6 6 7   Date 6 6
  Carlsson 6 3 4

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   Huber 6 6
  Fernández 2 2 6   Huber 6 6
  Temesvári 6 7   Temesvári 3 2
  Stafford 1 5 6   Huber 6 6
  Feber 6 6 WC   Pitkowski 2 2
  Suková 4 4   Feber 2 5
WC   Pitkowski 6 5 7 WC   Pitkowski 6 7
Q   McQuillan 4 7 5 6   Huber 5 3
  Habšudová 656 7   Habšudová 7 6
  Godridge 77 0 5   Habšudová 6 4 8
  Tauziat 6 6   Tauziat 2 6 6
  Miller 1 1   Habšudová 4 7 6
  Begerow 2 7 6 15   Hingis 6 5 4
  Singer 6 5 4   Begerow 5 5
15   Hingis 6 6 15   Hingis 7 7
  Schett 3 0

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   Pierce 7 6
LL   Schnell 5 2 12   Pierce 6 2 6
LL   Randriantefy 78 6 LL   Randriantefy 3 6 2
Q   Nejedly 661 12   Pierce 4 2
  Rittner 6 6   Rittner 6 6
  Studeníková 0 1   Rittner 6 6
  Yi 6 7   Yi 0 3
  Capriati 3 5   Rittner 3 4
  Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6 4   Sánchez Vicario 6 6
WC   Cocheteux 2 2   Sánchez Lorenzo 3 6 7
  Likhovtseva 6 1 6   Likhovtseva 6 3 9
  Wiesner 3 6 4   Likhovtseva 0 0
  Martinek 6 6 4   Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  Kandarr 3 4   Martinek 0 1
4   Sánchez Vicario 6 6 4   Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  Glass 2 3

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   Schultz-McCarthy 6 6
  Dechaume-Balleret 4 4 8   Schultz-McCarthy 6 5 7
WC   Mauresmo 6 1 6 WC   Mauresmo 4 7 5
  Reinstadler 2 6 4 8   Schultz-McCarthy 3 6 2
  Farina 6 6   Spîrlea 6 3 6
  Cristea 3 4   Farina 0 r.
  Spîrlea 6 6   Spîrlea 4
WC   Mothes-Jobkel 0 1   Spîrlea 1 5
  Makarova 6 3 6 10   Novotná 6 7
  Baudone 0 6 1   Makarova 6 6
  Fusai 6 6   Fusai 1 1
  Hy-Boulais 2 4   Makarova 1 5
  Wang 6 6 10   Novotná 6 7
  Smashnova 2 4   Wang 4 3
10   Novotná 6 6 10   Novotná 6 6
  Richterová 0 2

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   Maleeva 6 6412
  Raymond 1 77 10 13   Maleeva 6 2 6
  Whitlinger-Jones 6 6   Whitlinger-Jones 2 6 2
  Pampoulova 1 2 13   Maleeva 6 6
  Oremans 6 6   Oremans 2 1
WC   Ghirardi-Rubbi 3 0   Oremans 7 6
  Bobková 6 7   Bobková 5 1
WC   Demongeot 2 5 13   Maleeva 1 1
  Dragomir 6 6 2   Seles 6 6
  Frazier 3 3   Dragomir 2 2
  Appelmans 6 6   Appelmans 6 6
  Stubbs 1 1   Appelmans 2 5
  Sawamatsu 6 6 2   Seles 6 7
  Nowak 2 1   Sawamatsu 642
2   Seles 6 6 2   Seles 77 6
WC   Dhenin 1 1

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