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1996 US Open – Women's Singles

Steffi Graf was the defending champion, and successfully defended her title, defeating Monica Seles 7–5, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1996 US Open. It was a rematch of the 1995 US Open final, where Graf defeated Seles in three sets. It also marked the final time Seles and Graf would play each other at the US Open.

Women's Singles
1996 US Open
ChampionGermany Steffi Graf
Runner-upUnited States Monica Seles
Final score7–5, 6–4
Details
Draw128
Seeds16 (8Q / 8WC)
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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This was the final Grand Slam appearance for former Grand Slam champion, Gabriela Sabatini, as she retired later that year. Sabatini was twice a finalist at the US Open. In the 1988 US Open final, Sabatini lost to Graf in three sets. Two years later, at the 1990 US Open, Sabatini defeated Graf in two sets to win her only Grand Slam title. This was also the final Grand Slam singles appearance for 1990 Wimbledon runner-up, fifteen time Grand Slam quarterfinalist and former world No. 4 Zina Garrison.

SeedsEdit

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

01.     Steffi Graf (Champion)
02.     Monica Seles (Final)
03.     Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Fourth round)
04.     Conchita Martínez (Semifinals)
05.     Iva Majoli (First round)
06.     Anke Huber (First round)
07.     Jana Novotná (Quarterfinals)
08.     Lindsay Davenport (Fourth round)
09.     Mary Joe Fernández (Withdrew due to wrist injury)
10.     Kimiko Date (First round)
11.     Chanda Rubin (Withdrew due to wrist injury)
12.     Magdalena Maleeva (First round)
13.     Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Second round)
14.     Barbara Paulus (Third round)
15.     Gabriela Sabatini (Third round)
16.     Martina Hingis (Semifinals)
17.     Karina Habšudová (Fourth round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Chanda Rubin pulled out before the tournament began and her position in the draw was taken over by seventeenth-seeded Karina Habšudová, Rubin was replaced by lucky loser Annabel Ellwood; Mary Joe Fernández, who withdrew on the first day of the tournament, was replaced by lucky loser Tina Križan.

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Steffi Graf 7 6
    Judith Wiesner 5 3
1   Steffi Graf 7 6
16   Martina Hingis 5 3
16   Martina Hingis 7 6
7   Jana Novotná 6 4
1   Steffi Graf 7 6
2   Monica Seles 5 4
    Linda Wild 6 0
4   Conchita Martínez 7 6
4   Conchita Martínez 4 3
2   Monica Seles 6 6
    Amanda Coetzer 0 3
2   Monica Seles 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Graf 6 7
  Y Basuki 3 6 1   S Graf 6 6
  K Kschwendt 6 6   K Kschwendt 2 1
  S Kleinová 3 4 1   S Graf 6 6
  J Kandarr 2 1   N Zvereva 4 2
  A Sugiyama 6 6   A Sugiyama 6 4 3
  V Ruano Pascual 2 6   N Zvereva 4 6 6
  N Zvereva 6 7 1   S Graf 6 6
Q   A Kournikova 7 6 Q   A Kournikova 2 1
  L Richterová 6 3 Q   A Kournikova 6 6
  N Baudone 6 4 7   N Baudone 3 3
  J Watanabe 4 6 6 Q   A Kournikova 3 6 6
  G Fernández 1 4 14   B Paulus 6 2 4
  E Pampoulova 6 6   E Pampoulova 5 6
  J-Q Yi 2 1 14   B Paulus 7 7
14   B Paulus 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
LL   T Križan 7 7
  R Hiraki 6 5 LL   T Križan 2 0
  R Grande 6 6   R Grande 6 6
  A Dechaume-Balleret 3 0   R Grande 7 6
LL   A Ellwood 6 6   E Callens 5 1
  J Capriati 4 4 LL   A Ellwood 4 6 1
  N Bradtke 6 6   E Callens 6 1 6
  E Callens 7 7   R Grande 0 3
  K Adams 4 2   J Wiesner 6 6
  P Langrová 6 6   P Langrová 6 3 7
  N Sawamatsu 6 6   N Sawamatsu 4 6 5
  R Stubbs 4 3   P Langrová 2 0
WC   D Graham 6 6   J Wiesner 6 6
Q   S Devillé 4 2 WC   D Graham 2 5
  J Wiesner 2 6 6   J Wiesner 6 7
5   I Majoli 6 3 1

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Q   L Poruri 2 1 3   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  N Arendt 6 7   N Arendt 2 2
  S Cacic 2 6 3   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  E Likhovtseva 7 6   E Likhovtseva 1 0
  K Nagatsuka 6 1   E Likhovtseva 6 6
  M Endo 2 2 WC   L Osterloh 4 2
WC   L Osterloh 6 6 3   A Sánchez Vicario 1 6 4
  T Ječmenica 3 2 16   M Hingis 6 3 6
  N Kijimuta 6 6   N Kijimuta 6 7
  A Fusai 6 2 7   A Fusai 4 5
WC   J Craybas 1 6 5   N Kijimuta 2 2
  M Oremans 6 4 6 16   M Hingis 6 6
Q   R Zrubáková 2 6 1   M Oremans 4 4
  Á Montolio 1 4 16   M Hingis 6 6
16   M Hingis 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
17   K Habšudová 6 6
  R Bobková 4 1 17   K Habšudová 6 6
  N Dechy 6 6   N Dechy 4 2
  C Singer 4 0 17   K Habšudová 6 6
  L Lee 3 4   S Dopfer 2 3
  N Dahlman 6 6   N Dahlman 6 2 3
  S Dopfer 2 6 7   S Dopfer 2 6 6
  Z Garrison-Jackson 6 3 5 17   K Habšudová 2 0
  S Cecchini 2 0 7   J Novotná 6 6
  T Whitlinger-Jones 6 6   T Whitlinger-Jones 7 6
  A Frazier 6 6   A Frazier 6 2
  L Neiland 1 3   T Whitlinger-Jones 2 3
WC   K Rinaldi-Stunkel 2 2 7   J Novotná 6 6
  F Labat 6 6   F Labat 2 6 2
  F Lubiani 1 5 7   J Novotná 6 4 6
7   J Novotná 6 7

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   L Davenport 6 6
Q   A Serra Zanetti 2 1 8   L Davenport 6 6
  H Nagyová 6 4 6   H Nagyová 0 4
  G León García 1 6 3 8   L Davenport 6 6
  A-G Sidot 6 6   A-G Sidot 0 3
  J Husárová 4 4   A-G Sidot 6 3 6
  C Morariu 4 7 2   S-t Wang 4 6 3
  S-t Wang 6 6 6 8   L Davenport 2 6 0
  S-h Park 2 3   L Wild 6 3 6
  L Wild 6 6   L Wild 5 6 6
  K Boogert 6 6   K Boogert 7 3 3
  J Kruger 1 0   L Wild 6 4 7
  B Rittner 7 7   B Rittner 4 6 5
  K Studeníková 5 5   B Rittner 6 6
  N Miyagi 1 4 13   B Schultz-McCarthy 2 1
13   B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   G Sabatini 6 6
  P Hy-Boulais 1 1 15   G Sabatini 6 6
  A Grossman 6 6   A Grossman 2 3
  S Farina 4 3 15   G Sabatini 5 6 2
  G Pizzichini 6 1 5   Å Carlsson 7 3 6
  Å Carlsson 3 6 7   Å Carlsson 6 3
  B Schett 1 6 6   B Schett 2 1 r.
  S Appelmans 6 4 4   Å Carlsson 2 1
  M Werdel-Witmeyer 4 3 4   C Martínez 6 6
  P Suárez 6 6   P Suárez 4 6
  Y Kamio 2 3   H Suková 6 7
  H Suková 6 6   H Suková 4 3
  N Tauziat 7 6 4   C Martínez 6 6
Q   A Gavaldón 6 2   N Tauziat 1 3
  R Dragomir 2 0 4   C Martínez 6 6
4   C Martínez 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   A Huber 1 6 2
  A Coetzer 6 2 6   A Coetzer 6 7
  D Van Roost 6 2 6   M de Swardt 2 5
  M de Swardt 1 6 7   A Coetzer 7 7
  I Spîrlea 6 6   I Spîrlea 6 5
  P Begerow 3 2   I Spîrlea 6 6
Q   MJ Gaidano 6 6 Q   MJ Gaidano 1 2
  M Schnell 4 0   A Coetzer 6 6
  L McNeil 6 3   L Raymond 4 1
  L Raymond 7 6   L Raymond 6 6
WC   M Shaughnessy 3 3   S Pitkowski 2 0
  S Pitkowski 6 6   L Raymond 6 6
WC   K Brandi 6 6   K Po 3 2
  A Glass 2 3 WC   K Brandi 1 4
  K Po 6 7   K Po 6 6
10   K Date 2 5

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   M Maleeva 4 2
Q   A Olsza 6 6 Q   A Olsza 1 1
  I Gorrochategui 4 6 6   I Gorrochategui 6 6
  M Grzybowska 6 4 1   I Gorrochategui 6 2 1
  C Torrens Valero 2 6 6   S Testud 4 6 6
  S Hack 6 4 2   C Torrens Valero 2 1
  S Testud 7 6   S Testud 6 6
WC   P Shriver 5 2   S Testud 5 0
WC   J Chi 6 1 6 2   M Seles 7 6
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 4 6 3 WC   J Chi 3 1
  D Randriantefy 6 1 7   D Randriantefy 6 6
  E Makarova 3 6 5   D Randriantefy 0 2
  F Perfetti 4 6 2 2   M Seles 6 6
  L Courtois 6 3 6   L Courtois
  A Miller 0 1 2   M Seles w/o
2   M Seles 6 6

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