1996 Open Gaz de France

The 1996 Open Gaz de France was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris in France that was part of Tier II of the 1996 WTA Tour. The tournament was held from 13 February until 18 February 1996. Unseeded Julie Halard-Decugis won the singles title.[1]

1996 Open Gaz de France
Date13–18 February
CategoryTier II
Draw28S / 16D
Prize money$450,000
SurfaceCarpet / indoor
LocationParis, France
VenueStade Pierre de Coubertin
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Netherlands Kristie Boogert / Czech Republic Jana Novotná
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  Julie Halard-Decugis defeated   Iva Majoli 7–5, 7–6(7–4)

  • It was Halard-Decugis' 3rd title of the year and the 9th of her career.


  Kristie Boogert /   Jana Novotná defeated   Julie Halard-Decugis /   Nathalie Tauziat 6–4, 6–3

  • It was Boogert's 1st title of the year and the 1st of her career. It was Novotná's 1st title of the year and the 67th of her career.


  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1997). International Tennis Federation World of Tennis 1997. London: CollinsWillow. p. 175. ISBN 9780002187145.

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