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1997 French Open – Women's Singles

Ninth seed Iva Majoli defeated world No. 1 Martina Hingis in the final, 6–4, 6–2 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1997 French Open. Majoli became the first Croatian player to win a Grand Slam tournament. This was the only major final Hingis lost in the 1997 season and prevented her from winning a Grand Slam. Steffi Graf was the two-time defending champion, but lost to Amanda Coetzer in the quarterfinals. It was the second consecutive major where Coetzer defeated Graf after doing so in the 4th round of the 1997 Australian Open.

Women's Singles
1997 French Open
ChampionCroatia Iva Majoli
Runner-upSwitzerland Martina Hingis
Final score6–4, 6–2
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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This tournament was notable for being the first Grand Slam in which Venus Williams competed in the main draw.[1]

SeedsEdit

  1.   Martina Hingis (Final)
  2.   Steffi Graf (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Monica Seles (Semifinals)
  4.   Jana Novotná (Third Round)
  5.   Lindsay Davenport (Fourth Round)
  6.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Conchita Martínez (Fourth Round)
  8.   Anke Huber (First Round)
  9.   Iva Majoli (Champion)
  10.   Mary Pierce (Fourth Round)
  11.   Amanda Coetzer (Semifinals)
  12.   Mary Joe Fernández (Quarterfinals)
  13.   Irina Spîrlea (Fourth Round)
  14.   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Third Round)
  15.   Karina Habšudová (Third Round)
  16.   Barbara Paulus (Fourth Round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Martina Hingis 6 6
6   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2 2
1   Martina Hingis 627 6
3   Monica Seles 77 5 4
3   Monica Seles 3 6 7
12   Mary Joe Fernández 6 2 5
1   Martina Hingis 4 2
9   Iva Majoli 6 6
9   Iva Majoli 6 5 6
    Ruxandra Dragomir 3 7 2
9   Iva Majoli 6 4 7
11   Amanda Coetzer 3 6 5
11   Amanda Coetzer 6 6
2   Steffi Graf 1 4

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   M Hingis 6 6
  H Nagyová 0 2 1   M Hingis 3 6 6
Q   S Cacic 655   G Pizzichini 6 4 1
  G Pizzichini 77 7 1   M Hingis 6 6
  R Zrubáková 3 2   A Kournikova 1 3
  A Kournikova 6 6   A Kournikova 6 6
  M Endo 6564   A-M Cecchini 2 2
  A-M Cecchini 77 77 1   M Hingis 6 0 6
  S Farina 6 1 6 16   B Paulus 3 6 0
  J Wiesner 2 6 0   S Farina 6 6
  M Grzybowska 6 3 4   P Begerow 4 2
  P Begerow 3 6 6   S Farina 4 1
  Wang S-t 6 7 16   B Paulus 6 6
  S Devillé 3 5   Wang S-t 2 2
  T Whitlinger-Jones 0 1 16   B Paulus 6 6
16   B Paulus 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   B Schultz-McCarthy 6 7
  L Cenková 3 5 14   B Schultz-McCarthy 4 77 6
  F Labat 7 6   F Labat 6 654
  K Boogert 5 0 14   B Schultz-McCarthy 624
WC   M Lamarre 6   N Zvereva 77 6
  B Schett 1 r WC   M Lamarre 4 5
  M Tu 3 6 4   N Zvereva 6 7
  N Zvereva 6 3 6   N Zvereva 4 2
  B Rittner 0 r 6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  D Van Roost 3   D Van Roost 6 6
  E Gagliardi 6 6   E Gagliardi 2 0
  K Brandi 3 4   D Van Roost 0 3
  E Pampoulova 7 4 1 6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  A Sugiyama 5 6 6   A Sugiyama 3 1
WC   K Jagieniak 0 2 6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   M Seles 6 6
  M Saeki 0 3 3   M Seles 6 7
  S Pitkowski 77 6   S Pitkowski 3 5
  F Lubiani 622 3   M Seles 6 6
  N Sawamatsu 2 77 5   N Tauziat 0 1
  V Williams 6 627   V Williams 7 3 5
  N Tauziat 6 6   N Tauziat 5 6 7
  R Simpson 3 2 3   M Seles 6 7
  S Testud 6 6 10   M Pierce 4 5
Q   Park S-h 0 4   S Testud 6 6
  W Probst 3 4   C Cristea 0 4
  C Cristea 6 6   S Testud 1 3
  P Hy-Boulais 666 11 10   M Pierce 6 6
  N Dechy 78 4 9   P Hy-Boulais 1 3
  T Panova 2 6 4 10   M Pierce 6 6
10   M Pierce 6 4 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   M J Fernandez 6 6
  L McNeil 2 3 12   M J Fernandez 6 6
  A Glass 6 4 6   A Glass 1 0
  E Callens 3 6 2 12   M J Fernandez 6 77
  M Oremans 6 2 3   F Perfetti 3 64
WC   L Ghirardi-Rubbi 2 6 6 WC   L Ghirardi-Rubbi 4 1
  N Miyagi 636 0   F Perfetti 6 6
  F Perfetti 77 2 6 12   M J Fernandez 646 6
  M Maleeva 6 5 3   L Raymond 77 2 2
  L Raymond 4 7 6   L Raymond 6 6
  L Courtois 624   T Tanasugarn 1 1
  T Tanasugarn 77 6   L Raymond 6 2 6
  Y Yoshida 6 6   K Po 4 6 1
  R McQuillan 2 4   Y Yoshida 3 0
  K Po 6 4 6   K Po 6 6
8   A Huber 3 6 3

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   L Davenport 6 6
Q   J Kruger 2 3 5   L Davenport 6 6
  E Makarova 6 6   E Makarova 1 1
  A Dechaume-Balleret 4 2 5   L Davenport 4 6 9
  M Maruska 3 3   P Schnyder 6 3 7
  P Schnyder 6 6   P Schnyder 6 2
  K Studeniková 6 6   K Studeniková 0 0 r
  P Langrová 2 2 5   L Davenport 7 4 2
  A-G Sidot 2 5 9   I Majoli 5 6 6
  L Neiland 6 7   L Neiland 4 4
  A Gerši 3 0   A Grossman 6 6
  A Grossman 6 6   A Grossman 1 6 1
  L Richterová 5 0 r 9   I Majoli 6 4 6
  A Fusai 7 3   A Fusai 2 3
  S Kleinová 5 4 9   I Majoli 6 6
9   I Majoli 7 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   K Habšudová 6 6
  O Barabanschikova 3 3 15   K Habšudová 6 6
  L Němečková 4 3   E Likhovtseva 2 2
  E Likhovtseva 6 6 15   K Habšudová 3 2
  Å Carlsson 4 6 1   R Dragomir 6 6
  Y Basuki 6 4 6   Y Basuki 5 6 6
  R Dragomir 6 6   R Dragomir 7 4 8
Q   S Jeyaseelan 3 2   R Dragomir 6 6
  R Hiraki 2 1   N Arendt 1 1
  N Arendt 6 6   N Arendt 6 6
Q   L Golarsa 4 7 12 Q   L Golarsa 2 2
  N van Lottum 6 5 10   N Arendt 3 6 6
  J Kandarr 77 6 4   J Novotná 6 4 4
  G León García 613   J Kandarr 4 0
  C Torrens Valero 3 2 4   J Novotná 6 6
4   J Novotná 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   C Martínez 4 6 6
WC   É Loit 6 2 3 7   C Martínez 6 6
  C Rubin 77 7   C Rubin 3 0
  M Díaz Oliva 655 7   C Martínez 6 6
WC   C Dhenin 676 6 WC   C Dhenin 2 1
  S Appelmans 79 2 1 WC   C Dhenin 6 7
  S Talaja 7 6   S Talaja 2 5
Q   M Kochta 5 3 7   C Martínez 77 4 3
  M Babel 1 6 6 11   A Coetzer 646 6
Q   E Curutchet 6 4 2   M Babel 4 6 12
  S Dopfer 3 4   H Suková 6 4 10
  H Suková 6 6   M Babel 4 2
  D Chládková 4 0 11   A Coetzer 6 6
  A Frazier 6 6   A Frazier 654
  R Grande 4 0 11   A Coetzer 77 6
11   A Coetzer 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   I Spîrlea 6 6
Q   J Lee 1 0 13   I Spîrlea 6 4 6
  A Olsza 3 3   I Gorrochategui 4 6 2
  I Gorrochategui 6 6 13   I Spîrlea 6 6
  Á Montolio 0 0   V Ruano Pascual 1 1
  V Ruano Pascual 6 6   V Ruano Pascual 6 6
  A Ellwood 2 6 3 WC   A Cocheteux 4 2
WC   A Cocheteux 6 3 6 13   I Spîrlea 77 2 2
  N Kijimuta 6 6 2   S Graf 646 6
WC   L Andretto 3 3   N Kijimuta 6 4 2
  M Serna 77 6   M Serna 3 6 6
  L Wild 640   M Serna 641
WC   A Mauresmo 6 6 2   S Graf 77 6
  J Watanabe 3 4 WC   A Mauresmo 3 3
  P Suárez 1 4 2   S Graf 6 6
2   S Graf 6 6

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