1997 Gold Coast Classic – Singles

The 1997 Gold Coast Classic singles was a tennis competition as part of the 1997 Gold Coast Classic, a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the Hope Island Resort Tennis Centre in Hope Island, Queensland in Australia that was part of Tier III of the 1997 WTA Tour. The tournament was held from 30 December 1996 through 5 January 1997.

Singles
1997 Gold Coast Classic
Final
ChampionRussia Elena Likhovtseva
Runner-upJapan Ai Sugiyama
Score3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Details
Draw30
Seeds8
Events
Singles Doubles
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Elena Likhovtseva won in the final 3–6, 7–6, 6–3 against Ai Sugiyama.

SeedsEdit

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated. The top two seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1.   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (semifinals)
  2.   Barbara Paulus (second round)
  3.   Elena Likhovtseva (champion)
  4.   Sabine Appelmans (semifinals)
  5.   Ruxandra Dragomir (first round)
  6.   Ai Sugiyama (final)
  7.   Katarína Studeníková (first round)
  8.   Silvia Farina (first round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalEdit

Final
3   Elena Likhovtseva 3 7 6
6   Ai Sugiyama 6 6 3

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1   B Schultz-McCarthy 7 6  
    M Oremans 4 6 6     M Oremans 6 0  
    M Werdel-Witmeyer 6 4 4 1   B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6  
WC   A Ellwood 7 6   Q   M Serna 1 4  
    S Hack 5 2   WC   A Ellwood 3 4  
Q   M Serna 6 7   Q   M Serna 6 6  
5   R Dragomir 4 6   1   B Schultz-McCarthy 4 3  
3   E Likhovtseva 6 7   3   E Likhovtseva 6 6  
    P Suárez 1 5   3   E Likhovtseva 6 6  
Q   C Cristea 6 6   Q   C Cristea 3 4  
    H Suková 4 4   3   E Likhovtseva 3 6 7
WC   R McQuillan 6 6 6 WC   R McQuillan 6 3 6
    S-T Wang 7 4 3 WC   R McQuillan 6 6  
    B Rittner 7 6       B Rittner 3 4  
8   S Farina 5 4  

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals
6   A Sugiyama 5 6 6
    N Miyagi 7 1 1 6   A Sugiyama 6 6 6
    N Kijimuta 2 1       R Grande 7 2 3
    R Grande 6 6   6   A Sugiyama 6 3 7
Q   N Dechy 6 6   4   S Appelmans 2 6 6
    E Callens 4 2   Q   N Dechy 7 5 4
    S Testud 4 4   4   S Appelmans 5 7 6
4   S Appelmans 6 6   6   A Sugiyama 6 6  
7   K Studeníková 4 r       A-G Sidot 2 4  
    A-G Sidot 6         A-G Sidot 6 6  
Q   J Kandarr 6 6   Q   J Kandarr 4 4  
    P Schnyder 4 3       A-G Sidot 6 6  
    A Miller 6 3       Å Carlsson 2 2  
    Å Carlsson 7 6       Å Carlsson 5    
2   B Paulus 0 r  

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 27°52′18″S 153°21′01″E / 27.8717°S 153.3504°E / -27.8717; 153.3504 (Hope Island Resort Tennis Centre)