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The WTA Tour is the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The 1996 WTA Tour included the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV events. ITF tournaments are not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

1996 WTA Tour
Steffi Graf für Rexona.jpg
Steffi Graf ended the year as number 1 for the seventh time
Details
DurationJanuary 1, 1996
- November 25, 1996
Edition26th
Tournaments51
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Summer Olympics
WTA Tier I (8)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (11)
WTA Tier IV (11)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesWest Germany Steffi Graf (7)
Most tournament finalsWest Germany Steffi Graf (8)
Prize money leaderWest Germany Steffi Graf
(US$2,665,706)
Points leaderWest Germany Steffi Graf (4,649)
Awards
Player of the yearWest Germany Steffi Graf
Doubles Team of the yearCzech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Most improved
player of the year
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Newcomer of the yearRussia Anna Kournikova
Comeback
player of the year
United States Jennifer Capriati
1995
1997

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1996 WTA Tour schedule.

Key
Grand Slam events
Summer Olympic Games
Year-end championships
Tier I events
Tier II events
Tier III events
Tier IV events
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Jan Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 9 teams (RR)
  Croatia
2–1
   Switzerland
Round Robin (Group A)
  United States
  South Africa
  France
Round Robin (Group B)
  Germany
  Australia
  Netherlands
Amway Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Sandra Cacic
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
  Barbara Paulus   Florencia Labat
  Fang Li
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Sabine Hack
  Rita Grande
  Karin Kschwendt
  Els Callens
  Julie Halard-Decugis
6–1, 6–0
  Jill Hetherington
  Kristine Radford
8 Jan Schweppes Tasmanian International
Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Julie Halard-Decugis
6–1, 6–2
  Mana Endo   Shi-Ting Wang
  Florencia Labat
  Judith Wiesner
  Silvia Farina
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Ai Sugiyama
  Yayuk Basuki
  Kyōko Nagatsuka
7–6, 6–3
  Kerry-Anne Guse
  Park Sung-hee
Peters International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$342,500 - Hard - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
  Lindsay Davenport   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Kimiko Date
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Nicole Bradtke
  Chanda Rubin
  Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
6–3, 6–3
  Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
15 Jan
22 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,970,600 - Hard - 128S/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–4, 6–1
  Anke Huber   Chanda Rubin
  Amanda Coetzer
  Iva Majoli
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Martina Hingis
  Conchita Martínez
  Chanda Rubin
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Larisa Neiland
  Mark Woodforde
4–6, 7–5, 6–0
  Nicole Arendt
  Luke Jensen
29 Jan Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$926,250 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Iva Majoli
6–4, 6–1
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Martina Hingis
  Conchita Martínez
  Monica Seles
  Naoko Sawamatsu
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Lindsay Davenport
  Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
7–6, 6–3
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Irina Spîrlea

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
13 Feb Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$450,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Julie Halard-Decugis
7–5, 7–6
  Iva Majoli   Magdalena Maleeva
  Silvia Farina
  Nathalie Dechy
  Miriam Oremans
  Petra Begerow
  Anke Huber
  Kristie Boogert
  Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–3
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Nathalie Tauziat
19 Feb Faber Grand Prix
Essen, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Iva Majoli
7–5, 1–6, 7–6(8–6)
  Jana Novotná   Åsa Carlsson
  Anke Huber
  Els Callens
  Rennae Stubbs
  Jennifer Capriati
  Barbara Rittner
  Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
20 Feb IGA Classic
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Tier III event
$164,250 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–3, 6–2
  Amanda Coetzer   Chanda Rubin
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Katrina Adams
  Joannette Kruger
  Amy Frazier
  Lisa Raymond
  Chanda Rubin
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–4, 6–3
  Katrina Adams
  Debbie Graham
26 Feb EA-Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier III event
$164,250 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Sabine Appelmans
6–2, 6–4
  Julie Halard-Decugis   Elena Makarova
  Helena Suková
  Laurence Courtois
  Judith Wiesner
  Åsa Carlsson
  Jana Novotná
  Manon Bollegraf
  Meredith McGrath
6–4, 6–4
  Rennae Stubbs
  Helena Suková

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Mar State Farm Evert Cup
Indian Wells, California, USA
Tier I event
$550,000 - Hard - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
7–6, 7–6
  Conchita Martínez   Lindsay Davenport
  Kimiko Date
  Amanda Coetzer
  Chanda Rubin
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Lindsay Lee
  Chanda Rubin
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–1, 6–4
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Nathalie Tauziat
21 Mar Lipton Championships
Miami, Florida, USA
Tier I event
$1,550,000 - Hard - 96S/48D
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–3
  Chanda Rubin   Lindsay Davenport
  Karina Habšudová
  Kimiko Date
  Anke Huber
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Irina Spîrlea
  Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–4
  Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Apr Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
Tier I event
$926,250 - Clay - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 2–6, 6–2
  Barbara Paulus   Conchita Martínez
  Jana Novotná
  Petra Begerow
  Irina Spîrlea
  Iva Majoli
  Sabine Hack
  Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–3
  Gigi Fernández
  Mary Joe Fernández
8 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, Florida, USA
Tier II event
$450,000 - Clay - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Irina Spîrlea
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
  Mary Pierce   Mary Joe Fernández
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Conchita Martínez
  Sabine Hack
  Barbara Schett
  Meredith McGrath
  Chanda Rubin
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–1, 6–1
  Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
8 Apr Danamon Open
Jakarta, Indonesia
Tier III event
$164,250 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Linda Wild
W/O
  Yayuk Basuki   Naoko Kijimuta
  Laurence Courtois
  Sabine Appelmans
  Rika Hiraki
  Claudia Porwik
  Kyōko Nagatsuka
  Rika Hiraki
  Naoko Kijimuta
7–6(7–2), 7–5
  Laurence Courtois
  Nancy Feber
15 Apr Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$164,250 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kimiko Date
7–5, 6–4
  Amy Frazier   Ai Sugiyama
  Naoko Kijimuta
  Karin Kschwendt
  Katarína Studeníková
  Kimberly Po
  Corina Morariu
  Kimiko Date
  Ai Sugiyama
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
  Amy Frazier
  Kimberly Po
22 Apr Fed Cup First Round
Salzburg, Austria, Clay
Tokyo, Japan, Hard (i)
Amiens, France, Clay
Murcia, Spain, Clay
First Round winners
  United States 3-2
  Japan 3-2
  France 3–2
  Spain 3-2
First Round losers
  Austria
  Germany
  Argentina
  South Africa
29 Apr "M" Electronika Cup
Bol, Croatia
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Gloria Pizzichini
6–0, 6–2
  Silvija Talaja   Sandra Cecchini
  Paola Suárez
  Sandra Kleinová
  Sandra Dopfer
  Dally Randriantefy
  Joannette Kruger
  Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
  Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
  Alexandra Fusai
29 Apr Rexona Cup
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 - Clay - 28S/14D
Singles - Doubles
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4–6, 7–6, 6–0
  Conchita Martínez   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Mary Pierce
  Ángeles Montolio
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Martina Hingis
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
  Gigi Fernández
  Martina Hingis

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 May Budapest Lotto Open
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ruxandra Dragomir
7–6(8–6), 6–1
  Melanie Schnell   Elena Pampoulova
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Andrea Temesvári
  Denisa Krajčovičová
  Katrina Adams
  Debbie Graham
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Radka Bobková
  Eva Melicharová
Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$926,250 - Clay - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–2, 6–3
  Martina Hingis   Irina Spîrlea
  Iva Majoli
  Steffi Graf
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Irina Spîrlea
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
  Gigi Fernández
  Martina Hingis
13 May WTA German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$926,250 - Clay - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
4–6, 6–2, 7–5
  Karina Habšudová   Iva Majoli
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Barbara Paulus
  Anke Huber
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
6–1, 5–7, 7–6(7–4)
  Martina Hingis
  Helena Suková
Rover Championships
Cardiff, Great Britain
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Dominique Van Roost
6–4, 6–2
  Laurence Courtois   Henrieta Nagyová
  Patricia Hy-Boulais
  Naoko Kijimuta
  Alexandra Fusai
  Miriam Oremans
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Katrina Adams
  Mariaan de Swardt
6–0, 6–4
  Els Callens
  Laurence Courtois
20 May Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$164,250 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
  Barbara Paulus   Judith Wiesner
  Katarína Studeníková
  Anke Huber
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
  Annie Miller
  Yayuk Basuki
  Nicole Bradtke
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
  Marianne Werdel
  Tami Whitlinger
World Doubles Cup
Edinburgh, Scotland
$188,125 - Clay - 8D
Doubles
  Arendt
  Bollegraf
6–3, 2–6, 7–6
  Fernández
  Zvereva
  Adams /   De Swardt
  McGrath /   Neiland
  Makarova /   Maniokova
  Garrison /   Rinaldi
  Tarabini /   Vis
  Hetherington /   Radford
Open Paginas Amarillas
Madrid, Spain
Tier II event
$250,000 - Clay - 28S/14D
Singles - Doubles
  Jana Novotná
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Magdalena Maleeva   Monica Seles
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Irina Spîrlea
  Ludmila Richterová
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Amanda Coetzer
  Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6(7–4), 6–2
  Sabine Appelmans
  Miriam Oremans
27 May
3 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$4,456,343 - Clay - 128S/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 10–8
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Conchita Martínez
  Jana Novotná
  Iva Majoli
  Lindsay Davenport
  Karina Habšudová
  Monica Seles
  Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
6–2, 6–1
  Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
  Patricia Tarabini
  Javier Frana
6–2, 6–2
  Nicole Arendt
  Luke Jensen

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
Tier III event
$164,250 - Grass - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Meredith McGrath
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Nathalie Tauziat   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Miriam Oremans
  Larisa Neiland
  Els Callens
  Christina Singer
  Laurence Courtois
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Linda Wild
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
  Lori McNeil
  Nathalie Tauziat
17 Jun Wilkinson Championships
Rosmalen, The Netherlands
Tier III event
$164,250 - Grass - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anke Huber
6–4, 7–6
  Helena Suková   Judith Wiesner
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Iva Majoli
  Kristie Boogert
  Larisa Neiland
  Dominique Van Roost
  Larisa Neiland
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–4, 7–6
  Kristie Boogert
  Helena Suková
18 Jun Direct Line International Championships
Eastbourne, Great Britain
Tier II event
$363,000 - Grass - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–0, 6–2
  Mary Joe Fernández   Nathalie Tauziat
  Jana Novotná
  Inés Gorrochategui
  Lisa Raymond
  Yayuk Basuki
  Conchita Martínez
  Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Pam Shriver
24 Jun
1 Jul
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$3,392,408 - Grass - 128S/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 7–5
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Kimiko Date
  Meredith McGrath
  Jana Novotná
  Mary Pierce
  Judith Wiesner
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Martina Hingis
  Helena Suková
5–7, 7–5, 6–1
  Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
  Helena Suková
  Cyril Suk
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Larisa Neiland
  Mark Woodforde

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Jul Fed Cup Semifinals
Nagoya, Japan, Carpet (i)
Bayonne, France, Carpet (i)
Semifinals winners
  United States 5–0
  Spain 3-2
Semifinals losers
  Japan
  France
15 Jul Torneo Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Barbara Schett
6–3, 6–3
  Sabine Hack   Jana Kandarr
  Silvia Farina
  Stephanie Devillé
  Sandra Dopfer
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Janette Husárová
  Barbara Schett
6–1, 6–2
  Florencia Labat
  Barbara Rittner
23 Jul Summer Olympics
Atlanta, USA
Summer Olympics
Hard - 64S/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Gold   Silver   Bronze Fourth Place
  Lindsay Davenport
7–6(8), 6–2
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Jana Novotná
7–6(8), 6–4
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Gigi Fernández
  Mary Joe Fernández
7–6(6), 6–4
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
  Conchita Martínez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–1, 6–3
  Manon Bollegraf
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Aug du Maurier Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tier I event
$926,250 - Hard - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–1, 7–6
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Yayuk Basuki
  Kimberly Po
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Amy Frazier
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Florencia Labat
  Larisa Neiland
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6, 6–1
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Helena Suková
Meta Styrian Open
Maria Lankowitz, Austria
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Barbara Paulus
0-0 ret
  Sandra Cecchini   Stephanie Devillé
  Silvija Talaja
  Petra Langrová
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Bettina Villella
  Lenka Cenková
  Janette Husárová
  Natalia Medvedeva
6–4, 7–5
  Lenka Cenková
  Katerina Kroupova
12 Aug Acura Classic
Manhattan Beach, California, USA
Tier II event
$450,000 - Hard - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–2 6–3
  Anke Huber   Steffi Graf
  Karina Habšudová
  Amy Frazier
  Amanda Coetzer
  Kimiko Date
  Irina Spîrlea
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–4
  Amy Frazier
  Kimberly Po
19 Aug Toshiba Classic
San Diego, California, USA
Tier II event
$450,000 - Hard - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kimiko Date
3–6, 6–3, 6–0
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Jana Novotná
  Conchita Martínez
  Katarína Studeníková
  Sandrine Testud
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Gigi Fernández
  Conchita Martínez
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Larisa Neiland
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
26 Aug
2 Sep
US Open
New York City, USA
Grand Slam
$4,624,000 - Hard - 128S/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Steffi Graf
7–5, 6–4
  Monica Seles   Martina Hingis
  Conchita Martínez
  Judith Wiesner
  Jana Novotná
  Linda Wild
  Amanda Coetzer
  Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Lisa Raymond
  Patrick Galbraith
7–6, 7–6
  Manon Bollegraf
  Rick Leach

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Sep Pupp Czech Open
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Tier IV event
$160,000 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ruxandra Dragomir
6–2, 3–6, 6–4
  Patty Schnyder   Lenka Cenková
  Katarína Studeníková
  Flora Perfetti
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Silvija Talaja
  Karina Habšudová
  Helena Suková
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Eva Martincová
  Elena Pampoulova
16 Sep Nichirei International Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$450,000 - Hard - 28S/14D
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–1, 6–4
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Kimiko Date
  Kimberly Po
  Naoko Sawamatsu
  Amanda Coetzer
  Mary Pierce
  Shi-Ting Wang
  Amanda Coetzer
  Mary Pierce
6–3, 7–6
  Park Sung-hee
  Wang Shi-ting
Warsaw Cup by Heros
Warsaw, Poland
Tier III event
$164,250 - Clay - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Henrieta Nagyová
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Barbara Paulus   Janette Husárová
  Karina Habšudová
  Katarína Studeníková
  Flora Perfetti
  Silvia Farina
  Cătălina Cristea
  Olga Lugina
  Elena Pampoulova
1–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Alexandra Fusai
  Laura Garrone
23 Sep Fed Cup Final
Atlantic City, NJ, United States, Carpet (i)
  United States
5-0
  Spain
30 Sep Sparkassen Cup
Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/12D
Singles - Doubles
  Anke Huber
5–7, 6–3, 6–1
  Iva Majoli   Steffi Graf
  Helena Suková
  Judith Wiesner
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Lindsay Davenport
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Kristie Boogert
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–4
  Sabine Appelmans
  Miriam Oremans

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
  Anke Huber   Lindsay Davenport
  Judith Wiesner
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Jana Novotná
  Iva Majoli
  Conchita Martínez
  Nicole Arendt
  Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–3
  Martina Hingis
  Helena Suková
Wismilak International
Surabaya, Indonesia
Tier IV event
$155,340 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Shi-Ting Wang
6–4, 6–0
  Nana Miyagi   Adriana Gerši
  Yuka Yoshida
  Ludmila Richterová
  Nathalie Dechy
  Haruka Inoue
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Alexandra Fusai
  Kerry-Anne Guse
6–4, 6–4
  Tina Križan
  Noëlle van Lottum
14 Oct European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$926,250 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–2
  Martina Hingis   Anke Huber
  Iva Majoli
  Sabine Appelmans
  Silvia Farina
  Jennifer Capriati
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Martina Hingis
  Helena Suková
7–5, 6–4
  Nicole Arendt
  Natasha Zvereva
Nokia Open
Beijing, China
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Wang Shi-ting
6–3, 6–4
  Chen Li-Ling   Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Sandrine Testud
  Linda Wild
  Naoko Kijimuta
  Mana Endo
  Yayuk Basuki
  Naoko Kijimuta
  Miho Saeki
7–5, 6–4
  Yuko Hosoki
  Kazue Takuma
21 Oct Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$164,250 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lisa Raymond
6–4, 6–4
  Els Callens   Tami Whitlinger-Jones
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Kimberly Po
  Florencia Labat
  Jolene Watanabe
  Debbie Graham
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–1, 6–4
  Amy Frazier
  Kimberly Po
SEAT Open
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$164,250 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anke Huber
6–3, 6–0
  Karina Habšudová   Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Barbara Paulus
  Natasha Zvereva
  Katarína Studeníková
  Sabine Appelmans
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Kristie Boogert
  Nathalie Tauziat
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Barbara Rittner
  Dominique Van Roost
28 Oct Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier III event
$400,000 - Carpet (i) - 30S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–1, 4–6, 6–4
  Barbara Paulus   Sabine Appelmans
  Barbara Schett
  Katarína Studeníková
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Elena Tatarkova
  Elena Makarova
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Larisa Neiland
7–6, 4–6, 6–1
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Barbara Schett
Ameritech Cup
Chicago, USA
Tier II event
$450,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Jana Novotná
6–4, 3–6, 6–1
  Jennifer Capriati   Monica Seles
  Martina Hingis
  Irina Spîrlea
  Meredith McGrath
  Lindsay Davenport
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–1, 6–1
  Angela Lettiere
  Nana Miyagi

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Nov Bank of the West Classic
Oakland, California, USA
Tier II event
$450,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–2, 6–0
  Monica Seles   Irina Spîrlea
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Kimberly Po
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Linda Wild
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
6–1, 6–3
  Irina Spîrlea
  Nathalie Tauziat
11 Nov Advanta Championships of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, USA
Tier II event
$450,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Jana Novotná
6–4 ret
  Steffi Graf   Marianne Witmeyer
  Yayuk Basuki
  Chanda Rubin
  Barbara Paulus
  Annie Miller
  Lisa Raymond
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
  Nicole Arendt
  Lori McNeil
18 Nov Chase Championships
New York City, USA
WTA Tour Championships
$2,000,000 - Carpet (i) - 16S/8D
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 4–6, 6–0, 4–6, 6–0
  Martina Hingis   Jana Novotná
  Iva Majoli
  Lindsay Davenport
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Conchita Martínez
  Kimiko Date
  Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
6–3, 6–2
  Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Volvo Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV event
$107,500 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ruxandra Dragomir
7–6, 6–4
  Tamarine Tanasugarn   Denisa Chládková
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Miho Saeki
  Florencia Labat
  Janette Husárová
  Yuka Yoshida
  Miho Saeki
  Yuka Yoshida
6–2, 6–3
  Tina Križan
  Nana Miyagi

Statistical InformationEdit

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 1996 WTA World Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the Year-end championships and the Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV tournaments. The players/nations are sorted by:

1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
2) highest amount of highest category tournaments (for example, having a single Grand Slam gives preference over any kind of combination without a Grand Slam title);
3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Titles won by playerEdit

Total titles Player Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Tier I
tournaments
Tier II
tournaments
Tier III
tournaments
Tier IV
tournaments
All titles
S D X S D S D S D S D S D S D X
11   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1 1 4 1 4 2 9 0
1   Sandra Cacic 1 1 0 0
1   Els Callens 1 0 1 0
3   Julie Halard-Decugis 1 1 1 2 1 0
2   Yayuk Basuki 1 1 0 2 0
5   Monica Seles 1 1 3 5 0 0
7   Lindsay Davenport 1 1 1 3 1 2 5 0
4   Mary Joe Fernández 1 1 2 0 4 0
4   Chanda Rubin 1 1 1 1 0 4 0
6   Larisa Neiland 1 0 2 1 2 0 5 1
2   Iva Majoli 1 1 2 0 0
1   Kyōko Nagatsuka 1 0 1 0
3   Gigi Fernández 1 1 1 0 3 0
3   Natasha Zvereva 1 1 1 0 3 0
3   Kristie Boogert 2 1 0 3 0
10   Jana Novotná 1 2 3 4 4 6 0
4   Meredith McGrath 1 1 1 1 2 2 0
6   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 1 1 1 3 1 5 0
1   Sabine Appelmans 1 1 0 0
2   Manon Bollegraf [a] 1 0 2 0
7   Steffi Graf 3 1 3
  Irina Spîrlea
  Linda Wild
  Rika Hiraki
  Naoko Kijimuta
  Kimiko Date
  Ai Sugiyama
  Gloria Pizzichini
  Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez

List of players and singles titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

RankingsEdit

Below are the 1996 WTA year-end rankings in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1995 Change
1   Steffi Graf (GER) 4,649 1 =
2   Monica Seles (USA) 4,056 1 -1
3   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 3,668 3 =
4   Conchita Martínez (ESP) 3,180 2 -2
5   Jana Novotná (CZE) 3,087 11 +6
6   Martina Hingis (SUI) 3,051 16 +10
7   Anke Huber (GER) 2,689 10 +3
8   Iva Majoli (CRO) 2,647 9 +1
9   Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2,357 12 +2
10   Irina Spîrlea (ROU) 1,748 21 +11
11   Karina Habšudová (SVK) 1,707 56 +45
12   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) 1,559 13 +1
13   Barbara Paulus (AUT) 1,492 23 +9
14   Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 1,484 19 +5
15   Judith Wiesner (AUT) 1,451 25 +10
16   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 1,212 27 +11
17   Chanda Rubin (USA) 1,187 15 -2
18   Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1,182 45 +27
19   Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1,126 6 -13
20   Julie Halard-Decugis (FRA) 1,111 50 +30
Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1995 Change
1   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 6,273 1 =
2   Larisa Neiland (LAT) 5,371 5 -3
3   Jana Novotná (CZE) 4,793 2 -1
4   Gigi Fernández (USA) 4,631 3 -1
5   Mary Joe Fernandez (USA) 4,590 10 +5
6   Helena Suková (CZE) 4,519 9 +3
7   Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4,287 6 -1
8   Meredith McGrath (FRA) 4,163 7 -1
9   Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 4,031 4 -5
10   Martina Hingis (SUI) 3,622 29 +19
11   Nicole Arendt (USA) 3,289 11 =
12   Lisa Raymond (USA) 2,809 16 +4
13   Lori McNeil (USA) 2,580 15 +2
14   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,361 20 +6
15   Manon Bollegraf (NED) 2,312 8 -7
16   Chanda Rubin (USA) 2,253 33 +15
17   Kristie Boogert (NED) 2,250 33 +16
18   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) 2,209 12 -6
19   Caroline Vis (NED) 2,198 39 +20
20   Yayuk Basuki (INA) 2,185 53 +33

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1996" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1996" (PDF). WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24.