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1996 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

Steffi Graf was the defending champion, and successfully defended her title, defeating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the final, 6–3, 7–5 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1996 Wimbledon Championships. This gave Graf the seventh Wimbledon title of her career and her 20th major title (the first woman in the Open Era to do so).[1] It was the second consecutive major final between the two women, with Graf also winning the French Open crown a month earlier. With this victory, Graf captured her seventh and final Wimbledon crown, while it marked Sánchez Vicario's last appearance in the ladies' Wimbledon final.

Women's Singles
1996 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionGermany Steffi Graf
Runner-upSpain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Final score6–3, 7–5
Details
Draw128 (8Q / 8WC)
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
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Kimiko Date reached the semifinal in Grand Slam, it would be the last time where a Japanese female player reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam until Naomi Osaka reached the semifinals of the 2018 US Open.

SeedsEdit

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

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

Chanda Rubin withdrew due to injury. She was replaced in the draw by the highest-ranked non-seeded player Karina Habšudová, who became the #17 seed.

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
6   Jana Novotná 3 2
1   Steffi Graf 6 2 6
12   Kimiko Date 2 6 3
12   Kimiko Date 3 6 6
13   Mary Pierce 6 3 1
1   Steffi Graf 6 7
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 5
  Judith Wiesner 4 0
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  Meredith McGrath 2 1
9   Mary Joe Fernández 3 1
  Meredith McGrath 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Graf 6 6
  L Richterová 4 1 1   S Graf 7 6
  N Baudone 0 6 6   N Baudone 5 3
  J Husárová 6 1 1 1   S Graf 6 6
  H Nagyová 3 2   N Arendt 2 1
  N Arendt 6 6   N Arendt 2 6 6
  C Porwik 2 7 6   C Porwik 6 2 3
WC   C Wood 6 5 4 1   S Graf 6 6
  A Fusai 7 7 16   M Hingis 1 4
  S Dopfer 5 6   A Fusai 4 2
  R Stubbs 1 4   L Wild 6 6
  L Wild 6 6   L Wild 3 6 1
WC   R Viollet 6 2 6 16   M Hingis 6 2 6
WC   M Miller 2 6 1 WC   R Viollet 1 1
  J Nejedly 2 2 16   M Hingis 6 6
16   M Hingis 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   M Maleeva 6 6
  B Rittner 2 1 10   M Maleeva 676 7
  P Kamstra 2 6 1   N Tauziat 79 3 9
  N Tauziat 6 3 6   N Tauziat 3 6 4
  N Zvereva 6 6   P Hy-Boulais 6 3 6
  F Lubiani 3 1   N Zvereva 2 4
  M de Swardt 624   P Hy-Boulais 6 6
  P Hy-Boulais 77 6   P Hy-Boulais 3 1
  Å Carlsson 6 3 3 6   J Novotná 6 6
  K Kschwendt 4 6 6   K Kschwendt 2 0
  R Dragomir 677 8   R Dragomir 6 6
  Y Basuki 79 5 6   R Dragomir 3 1
  L Courtois 4 6 6 6   J Novotná 6 6
  A Glass 6 2 2   L Courtois 6 3
  V Martinek 4 0 6   J Novotná 7 6
6   J Novotná 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   C Martínez 6 6
  S Farina 0 0 3   C Martínez 7 7
  L Raymond 6 3 6   L Raymond 5 5
  Á Montolio 2 6 2 3   C Martínez 7 77
  L McNeil 676 6   L McNeil 5 64
Q   L Golarsa 79 4 4   L McNeil 4 6 6
  K Po 6 6   K Po 6 0 3
Q   A Cocheteux 4 3 3   C Martínez 7 653
  V Ruano Pascual 7 4 2 12   K Date 5 77 6
  K Boogert 5 6 6   K Boogert 4 6 6
  N Bradtke 3 0 Q   K-A Guse 6 3 1
Q   K-A Guse 6 6   K Boogert 6 4 2
  A-G Sidot 6 6 12   K Date 2 6 6
Q   C Cristea 4 1   A-G Sidot 77 3 3
  K Nagatsuka 0 3 12   K Date 656 6
12   K Date 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   M Pierce 6 6
  P Schnyder 3 2 13   M Pierce 6 6
WC   J Ward 3 2 WC   C Taylor 4 2
WC   C Taylor 6 6 13   M Pierce 6 6
  R Hiraki 7 6   N Medvedeva 4 1
  C Singer 5 4   R Hiraki 3 2
  C Morariu 7 5 4   N Medvedeva 6 6
  N Medvedeva 5 7 6 13   M Pierce 6 6
  E Likhovtseva 77 6   E Likhovtseva 2 3
  E Callens 643   E Likhovtseva 6 6
  A Gavaldón 641   K Adams 4 3
  K Adams 77 6   E Likhovtseva 6 4 6
  L Neiland 6 6   L Neiland 3 6 0
WC   K Rinaldi-Stunkel 3 3   L Neiland 6 6
  M Schnell 4 1 8   L Davenport 3 2
8   L Davenport 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
17   K Habšudová 0 5
  J Wiesner 6 7   J Wiesner 6 6
  M Werdel-Witmeyer 4 4 Q   M Paz 2 3
Q   M Paz 6 6   J Wiesner 6 7
  K Nowak 0 2   G Fernández 2 5
  G Pizzichini 6 6   G Pizzichini 2 1
  T Ječmenica 6 3 4   G Fernández 6 6
  G Fernández 2 6 6   J Wiesner 6 6
  R Zrubáková 2 2   A Frazier 4 4
  S-h Park 6 6   S-h Park 4 1
  A Frazier 6 6   A Frazier 6 6
  D Randriantefy 3 1   A Frazier 6 6
  I Gorrochategui 6 77   I Gorrochategui 0 3
  A Smashnova 4 65   I Gorrochategui 6 2 6
WC   S Smith 6 1 2 15   I Spîrlea 3 6 4
15   I Spîrlea 3 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6
  J Kruger 0 3 11   B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6
  R Bobková 3 3   J Watanabe 3 0
  J Watanabe 6 6 11   B Schultz-McCarthy 5 6 10
LL   A Olsza 6 6   S Appelmans 7 3 12
  M Grzybowska 4 4 LL   A Olsza 3 1
  N Miyagi 3 4   S Appelmans 6 6
  S Appelmans 6 6   S Appelmans 6 2 1
LL   F Perfetti 4 6 11 4   A Sánchez Vicario 3 6 6
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 2 9 LL   F Perfetti 4 0
  N Sawamatsu 77 6   N Sawamatsu 6 6
  N Kijimuta 632   N Sawamatsu 4 1
  M Oremans 77 6 4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  R Grande 643   M Oremans 5 3
  A Serra Zanetti 3 4 4   A Sánchez Vicario 7 6
4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   A Huber 6 6
  G León García 1 1 5   A Huber 6 6
WC   P Shriver 6 6 WC   P Shriver 2 1
Q   A Ellwood 4 4 5   A Huber 631
  K Godridge 3 3   A Sugiyama 77 6
  H Suková 6 6   H Suková 4 1
Q   A Kremer 5 4   A Sugiyama 6 6
  A Sugiyama 7 6   A Sugiyama 4 6 3
  P Begerow 4 6 6 9   MJ Fernández 6 1 6
  B Schett 6 2 3   B Schett 2 6 2
  F Labat 6 2 7   F Labat 6 2 6
  T Whitlinger-Jones 1 6 5   F Labat 2 0
  S Cacic 1 3 9   MJ Fernández 6 6
  S Testud 6 6   S Testud 4 4
  J Kandarr 0 0 9   MJ Fernández 6 6
9   MJ Fernández 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   A Coetzer 6 6
  E Pampoulova 1 1 14   A Coetzer 646 3
  M Endo 2 5   M McGrath 77 2 6
  M McGrath 6 7   M McGrath 7 646
  A Dechaume-Balleret 1 1   N Feber 5 77 2
  N Feber 6 6   N Feber 6 6
  A Miller 6 6   A Miller 1 2
  P Suárez 2 2   M McGrath 6 6
  Y Kamio 6 6   K Studeníková 4 0
  N Dechy 2 3   Y Kamio 0 0
  D Van Roost 6 6   D Van Roost 6 6
Q   M Drake 3 3   D Van Roost 3 2
  E Makarova 2 4   K Studeníková 6 6
  K Studeníková 6 6   K Studeníková 7 5 6
  A Grossman 1 2 2   M Seles 5 7 4
2   M Seles 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

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