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1997 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Fourth-seeded Martina Hingis won in the final 6–2, 6–2 over Mary Pierce to capture the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1997 Australian Open. Hingis did not lose a set in the entire tournament. She became the youngest woman (at the age of 16 years and three months) to win a Grand Slam singles title since Lottie Dod won the 1887 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Women's Singles
1997 Australian Open
ChampionSwitzerland Martina Hingis
Runner-upFrance Mary Pierce
Final score6–2, 6–2
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
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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Monica Seles was the defending champion, but did not compete that year. Steffi Graf's 45-match major winning streak came to an end (started from 1995 French Open) when she was defeated by Amanda Coetzer in the fourth round.

Until 2019, this would remain the last time that the top three seeded players would fail to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

SeedsEdit

  1.   Steffi Graf (Fourth round)
  2.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Third round)
  3.   Conchita Martínez (Fourth round)
  4.   Martina Hingis (Champion)
  5.   Anke Huber (Fourth round)
  6.   Iva Majoli (First round)
  7.   Lindsay Davenport (Fourth round)
  8.   Irina Spîrlea (Quarterfinals)
  9.   Karina Habšudová (Fourth rund)
  10.   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Second round)
  11.   Judith Wiesner (First round)
  12.   Amanda Coetzer (Semifinals)
  13.   Elena Likhovtseva (First round)
  14.   Mary Joe Fernández (Semifinals)
  15.   Chanda Rubin (Fourth round)
  16.   Sabine Appelmans (Quarterfinals)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
12   Amanda Coetzer 6 6
    Kimberly Po 4 1
12   Amanda Coetzer 5 1
    Mary Pierce 7 6
16   Sabine Appelmans 6 4 4
    Mary Pierce 1 6 6
    Mary Pierce 2 2
4   Martina Hingis 6 6
8   Irina Spîrlea 5 2
4   Martina Hingis 7 6
4   Martina Hingis 6 6
14   Mary Joe Fernández 1 3
14   Mary Joe Fernández 7 4
    Dominique Van Roost 5 0r

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Graf 5
    J Husárová 1 r 1   S Graf 7 6
WC   E Dominikovic 2 77 0     L Neiland 5 2
    L Neiland 6 626 1   S Graf 7 6
    I Gorrochategui 6 6     I Gorrochategui 5 3
WC   B Stewart 2 1     I Gorrochategui 7 77
    E Callens 4 3     G Fernández 5 63
    G Fernández 6 6 1   S Graf 2 5
    L Lee 2 6 6 12   A Coetzer 6 7
    B Mulej 6 3 2     L Lee 5 62
Q   M Serna 6 667 Q   M Serna 7 77
Q   M Saeki 3 78 5 Q   M Serna 3 2
    J Kandarr 6 3 6 12   A Coetzer 6 6
    K Nagatsuka 3 6 3     J Kandarr 2 64
    A Kournikova 2 2 12   A Coetzer 6 77
12   A Coetzer 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   B Schultz-McCarthy 6 2 6
    S-h Park 2 6 2 10   B Schultz-McCarthy 6 1 4
    R Hiraki 6 2 6     R Hiraki 0 6 6
    L Richterová 4 6 4     R Hiraki 2 2
    G León García 6 642     K Po 6 6
    K Po 4 77 6     K Po 6 4 6
    C Cristea 634     A Sugiyama 0 6 3
    A Sugiyama 77 6     K Po 715 6
WC   J Taylor 7 4 7 7   L Davenport 6134
    M Sánchez Lorenzo 5 6 5 WC   J Taylor 4 3
    T Tanasugarn 6 1 6     T Tanasugarn 6 6
    E Makarova 3 6 4     T Tanasugarn 1 0
    K Studeníková 4 61 7   L Davenport 6 6
    F Perfetti 6 77     F Perfetti 2 5
    N Dechy 6 1 1 7   L Davenport 6 7
7   L Davenport 4 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   C Martínez 6 6
    M Oremans 0 2 3   C Martínez 6 78
    S Dopfer 672     A Gerši 2 66
    A Gerši 79 6 3   C Martínez 6 6
    Å Carlsson 6 6     Å Carlsson 0 1
    P Langrová 3 2     Å Carlsson 2 6 6
    P Hy-Boulais 6 2 6     P Hy-Boulais 6 3 0
    A Dechaume-Balleret 0 6 4 3   C Martínez 6 5 1
    N Arendt 6 3 4 16   S Appelmans 2 7 6
    K Boogert 3 6 6     K Boogert 6 7
    R Grande 6 6     R Grande 3 5
    Á Montolio 2 4     K Boogert 1 0 r
    A Grossman 7 6 16   S Appelmans 6 3
    A Miller 5 2     A Grossman 4 1
    H Suková 2 2 16   S Appelmans 6 6
16   S Appelmans 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   E Likhovtseva 6 2 4
    M Pierce 3 6 6     M Pierce 6 6
WC   L-L Chen 2 6 3     N Medvedeva 2 2
    N Medvedeva 6 3 6     M Pierce 6 6
Q   M Kochta 4 77 6 Q   M Kochta 0 2
    M Werdel-Witmeyer 6 640 Q   M Kochta 6 4 6
WC   A Ellwood 6 6 WC   A Ellwood 0 6 1
    L McNeil 3 2     M Pierce 6 6
    N Zvereva 711 6 5   A Huber 2 3
    N Feber 691     N Zvereva 77 6
    S Cacic 4 6 5     W Probst 653
    W Probst 6 2 7   N Zvereva 5 0
    F Lubiani 6 77 5   A Huber 7 6
WC   R McQuillan 2 64     F Lubiani 6 2 0
    A Frazier 6 2 5 5   A Huber 4 6 6
5   A Huber 0 6 7

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   I Spîrlea 6 6
    N Kijimuta 2 4 8   I Spîrlea 6 6
    J Kruger 6 2 6     J Kruger 1 1
    D Randriantefy 3 6 2 8   I Spîrlea 6 6
    P Suárez 711 6     S Farina 1 3
    K Kschwendt 693     P Suárez 4 1
    A Olsza 3 2     S Farina 6 6
    S Farina 6 6 8   I Spîrlea 6 6
    J Capriati 2 6 4 9   K Habšudová 4 4
    J Watanabe 6 3 6     J Watanabe 5 3
    S-t Wang 6 6     S-t Wang 7 6
    L Wild 3 1     S-t Wang 3 65
    C Morariu 3 2 9   K Habšudová 6 77
    N Bradtke 6 6     N Bradtke 3 3
    S Talaja 1 2 9   K Habšudová 6 6
9   K Habšudová 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   J Wiesner 6 3 8
    R Dragomir 4 6 10     R Dragomir 77 6
    V Ruano Pascual 6 3 6     V Ruano Pascual 631
    C Torrens Valero 0 6 3     R Dragomir 6 6
    S Hack 6 3 2 Q   K Brandi 1 1
LL   N van Lottum 4 6 6 LL   N van Lottum 0 6 4
    P Begerow 1 1 Q   K Brandi 6 1 6
Q   K Brandi 6 6     R Dragomir 661
    G Helgeson-Nielsen 2 2 4   M Hingis 78 6
    A Fusai 6 6     A Fusai 6 5 5
    B Schett 710 78     B Schett 2 7 7
    N Miyagi 6866     B Schett 2 1
WC   S Drake-Brockman 2 2 4   M Hingis 6 6
    L Raymond 6 6     L Raymond 4 2
    B Rittner 1 5 4   M Hingis 6 6
4   M Hingis 6 7

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   I Majoli 5 1
    P Schnyder 7 6     P Schnyder 6 6
WC   K Radford 5 1     M Endo 0 4
    M Endo 7 6     P Schnyder 77 6
Q   M Tu 3 6 6 Q   M Grzybowska 641
    L Cenková 6 2 3 Q   M Tu 4 77 1
Q   M Grzybowska 4 6 6 Q   M Grzybowska 6 636
    S Pitkowski 6 3 1     P Schnyder 6 4 1
    F Labat 7 4 6 14   MJ Fernández 4 6 6
    A Kremer 5 6 2     F Labat 3 2
    H Nagyová 6 77     H Nagyová 6 6
    E Gagliardi 3 63     H Nagyová 2 1
    Y Basuki 6 4 14   MJ Fernández 6 6
    N Sawamatsu 3 1 r     Y Basuki 5 4
Q   L Golarsa 2 6 2 14   MJ Fernández 7 6
14   MJ Fernández 6 4 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   C Rubin 77 6
    R Zrubáková 623 15   C Rubin 6 6
    S Testud 6 6     S Testud 2 1
    E Wagner 3 1 15   C Rubin 6 6
LL   S Kleinová 714 6 LL   S Kleinová 1 3
    T Whitlinger-Jones 6121 LL   S Kleinová 6 4 8
    A-G Sidot 5 7 6     A-G Sidot 4 6 6
    T Ječmenica 7 5 4 15   C Rubin 5 4
    K Adams 5 3     D Van Roost 7 6
Q   Y Yoshida 7 6 Q   Y Yoshida 6 5 3
    B Fulco-Villella 0 3     D Van Roost 4 7 6
    D Van Roost 6 6     D Van Roost 1 6 8
    D Chládková 3 77 6 2   A Sánchez Vicario 6 4 6
    S Devillé 6 628     S Devillé 0 r
    G Pizzichini 4 4 2   A Sánchez Vicario 1
2   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robin Finn (25 January 1997). "The Future Has Risen: It's Hingis". The New York Times.

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