1997 WTA Tour

The WTA Tour is the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The WTA Tour includes 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.

1997 WTA Tour
Martina Hingis061018.jpg
Hingis won 12 titles, including 3 slams and reaching the final of all 4 slams
Details
DurationDecember 30, 1996
- November 24, 1997
Edition27th
Tournaments51
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (9)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (11)
WTA Tier IV (11)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesSwitzerland Martina Hingis (12)
Most tournament finalsSwitzerland Martina Hingis (13)
Prize money leaderSwitzerland Martina Hingis
(US$3,400,196)
Points leaderSwitzerland Martina Hingis (6,264)
Awards
Player of the yearSwitzerland Martina Hingis
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Most improved
player of the year
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Newcomer of the yearUnited States Venus Williams
Comeback
player of the year
France Mary Pierce
1996
1998

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1997 WTA Tour schedule.

Key
Grand Slam events
Year-end championships
WTA Tier I events
WTA Tier II events
WTA Tier III events
WTA Tier IV events
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
30 Dec Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  United States
2–1
  South Africa
Round Robin (Group A)
  Croatia
  Australia
  France
Round Robin (Group B)
   Switzerland
  Romania
  Germany
Gold Coast Classic
Hope Island, Australia
Tier III event
$164,250 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Elena Likhovtseva
3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–3
  Ai Sugiyama   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Magüi Serna
  Rachel McQuillan
  Sabine Appelmans
  Åsa Carlsson
  Naoko Kijimuta
  Nana Miyagi
7–6(7–3), 6–1
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Silvia Farina
ASB Bank Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Marion Maruska
6–3, 6–1
  Judith Wiesner   Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Elena Pampoulova
  Anke Huber
  Sandra Cacic
  Rika Hiraki
  Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
  Janette Husárová
  Dominique Van Roost
6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
  Aleksandra Olsza
  Elena Pampoulova
6 Jan Sydney International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$342,500 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
6–1, 5–7, 6–1
  Jennifer Capriati   Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Amy Frazier
  Naoko Sawamatsu
  Iva Majoli
  Yayuk Basuki
  Gigi Fernández
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–1
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
ANZ Tasmanian International
Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Dominique Van Roost
6–3, 6–3
  Marianne Werdel Witmeyer   Els Callens
  Mana Endo
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Wang Shi-ting
  Lenka Cenková
  Annabel Ellwood
  Naoko Kijimuta
  Nana Miyagi
6–3, 6–1
  Barbara Rittner
  Dominique Van Roost
13 Jan
20 Jan
Ford Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,451,626 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoubles - Mixed Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–2, 6–2
  Mary Pierce   Amanda Coetzer
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Kimberly Po
  Sabine Appelmans
  Irina Spîrlea
  Dominique Van Roost
  Martina Hingis
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–2
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
  Rick Leach
  Manon Bollegraf
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
  John-Laffnie de Jager
  Larisa Savchenko
27 Jan Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$926,250 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
W/O
  Steffi Graf   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Anke Huber
  Iva Majoli
  Conchita Martínez
  Lindsay Davenport
  Amanda Coetzer
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–3
  Gigi Fernández
  Martina Hingis

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Feb EA-Generali Austrian Open
Linz, Austria
Tier III event
$164,250 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chanda Rubin
6–4, 6–2
  Karina Habšudová   Jana Novotná
  Judith Wiesner
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Barbara Rittner
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Åsa Carlsson
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
  Eva Melicharová
  Helena Vildová
10 Feb Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Anke Huber   Iva Majoli
  Jana Novotná
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Yayuk Basuki
  Irina Spîrlea
  Mary Pierce
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–0
  Alexandra Fusai
  Rita Grande
17 Feb Faber Grand Prix
Hanover, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Iva Majoli
4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Jana Novotná   Magdalena Maleeva
  Barbara Paulus
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Sandrine Testud
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Miriam Oremans
  Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
  Larisa Savchenko
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
IGA Tennis Classic
Oklahoma City, United States
Tier III event
$164,250 – Hard (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–2
  Lisa Raymond   Kimberly Po
  Francesca Lubiani
  Jennifer Capriati
  Sandra Cacic
  Pam Shriver
  Amanda Coetzer
  Rika Hiraki
  Nana Miyagi
6–4, 6–1
  Marianne Werdel
  Tami Whitlinger Jones
24 Feb Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Haarlem, Netherlands – Carpet (i)
Mannheim, Germany – Hard (i)
Tokyo, Japan – Hard (i)
Sprimont, Belgium – Hard (i)
Quarterfinals Winners
  Netherlands 3–2
  Czech Republic 3–2
  France 4–1
  Belgium 5–0
Quarterfinals Losers
  United States
  Germany
  Japan
  Spain

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Mar
10 Mar
State Farm Evert Cup
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$1,250,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–2, 6–1
  Irina Spîrlea   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Sandrine Testud
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Venus Williams
  Conchita Martínez
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–2
  Lisa Raymond
  Nathalie Tauziat
17 Mar
24 Mar
The Lipton Championships
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$1,750,000 – Hard – 96S/64Q/48D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
6–2, 6–1
  Monica Seles   Jana Novotná
  Barbara Paulus
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Iva Majoli
  Irina Spîrlea
  Sandrine Testud
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–3
  Sabine Appelmans
  Miriam Oremans
31 Mar Family Circle Magazine Cup
Hilton Head, United States
Tier I event
$926,250 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  Monica Seles   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Conchita Martínez
  Wiltrud Probst
  Lindsay Davenport
  Anke Huber
  Amanda Coetzer
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Martina Hingis
7–5, 4–6, 6–1
  Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–2, 6–3
  Mary Pierce   Amanda Coetzer
  Iva Majoli
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Jana Kandarr
  Conchita Martínez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–0
  Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
14 Apr Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$164,250 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Ai Sugiyama
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Amy Frazier   Annabel Ellwood
  Kimberly Po
  Janet Lee
  Naoko Sawamatsu
  Corina Morariu
  Wang Shi-ting
  Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
  Rika Hiraki
6–4, 6–2
  Kerry-Anne Guse
  Corina Morariu
21 Apr Budapest Lotto Open
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Amanda Coetzer
6–1, 6–3
  Sabine Appelmans   Karina Habšudová
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Alexandra Fusai
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Joannette Kruger
  Elena Pampoulova
  Amanda Coetzer
  Alexandra Fusai
6–3, 6–1
  Eva Martincová
  Elena Pampoulova
Danamon Open
Jakarta, Indonesia
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Naoko Sawamatsu
6–3, 6–2
  Yuka Yoshida   Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
  Rita Grande
  Wang Shi-ting
  Kim Eun-ha
  Nancy Feber
  Nana Miyagi
  Kerry-Anne Guse
  Kristine Radford
6–4, 5–7, 7–5
  Lenka Němečková
  Yuka Yoshida
28 April Rexona Cup
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Clay (Red) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Iva Majoli
6–3, 6–2
  Ruxandra Dragomir   Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Petra Langrová
  Barbara Schett
  Mary Pierce
  Conchita Martínez
  Anke Huber
  Mary Pierce
2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–2
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Iva Majoli
Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Bol, Croatia
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Mirjana Lučić
7–5, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5)
  Corina Morariu   Amanda Coetzer
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Katarína Studeníková
  Joannette Kruger
  Marion Maruska
  Laura Montalvo
  Henrieta Nagyová
6–3, 6–1
  María José Gaidano
  Marion Maruska

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$926,250 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Mary Pierce
6–4, 6–0
  Conchita Martínez   Barbara Paulus
  Patty Schnyder
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Irina Spîrlea
  Joannette Kruger
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
6–2, 6–4
  Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
12 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$926,250 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Mary Joe Fernandez
6–4, 6–2
  Mary Pierce   Amanda Coetzer
  Jana Novotná
  Steffi Graf
  Iva Majoli
  Anna Kournikova
  Sabine Appelmans
  Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
  Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
Welsh International Open
Cardiff, Great Britain
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
  Alexia Dechaume-Balleret   Rita Grande
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Dominique Van Roost
  Petra Langrová
  Francesca Lubiani
  Åsa Carlsson
  Debbie Graham
  Kerry-Anne Guse
6–3, 6–4
  Julie Pullin
  Lorna Woodroffe
19 May Open Paginas Amarillas
Madrid, Spain
Tier III event
$175,000 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Jana Novotná
7–5, 6–1
  Monica Seles   Florencia Labat
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Irina Spîrlea
  Ann Grossman
  Gala León García
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–2
  Inés Gorrochategui
  Irina Spîrlea
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–2, 7–5
  Mirjana Lučić   Amanda Coetzer
  Judith Wiesner
  Sandrine Testud
  Naoko Kijimuta
  Sabine Appelmans
  Natasha Zvereva
  Helena Suková
  Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–1
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
26 May
2 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$4,566,003 – Clay (Red) – 128S/64D/48X
SinglesDoubles - Mixed Doubles
  Iva Majoli
6–4, 6–2
  Martina Hingis   Monica Seles
  Amanda Coetzer
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Steffi Graf
  Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–3
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Lisa Raymond
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Rika Hiraki
6–4, 6–1
  Patrick Galbraith
  Lisa Raymond

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
Tier III event
$164,250 – Grass – 56S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Nathalie Tauziat
2–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Yayuk Basuki   Irina Spîrlea
  Kristine Kunce
  Dominique Van Roost
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Lisa Raymond
  Natasha Zvereva
  Katrina Adams
  Larisa Savchenko
6–2, 6–3
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Linda Wild
16 Jun AEGON International
Eastbourne, Great Britain
Tier II event
$450,000 – Grass – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario vs.   Jana Novotná
(cancelled due to rain)
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Natasha Zvereva
  Monica Seles
  Irina Spîrlea
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Ai Sugiyama
  Lori McNeil /   Helena Suková vs.
  Nicole Arendt /   Manon Bollegraf
(cancelled due to rain)
Heineken Trophy
Rosmalen, The Netherlands
Tier III event
$164,250 – Grass – 30S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Ruxandra Dragomir
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
  Miriam Oremans   Anke Huber
  Åsa Carlsson
  Sabine Appelmans
  Karina Habšudová
  Dominique Van Roost
  Mary Pierce
  Eva Melicharová
  Helena Vildová
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
  Karina Habšudová
  Florencia Labat
23 Jun
30 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$4,083,056 – Grass – 128S/64D/32X
Singles – Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles
  Martina Hingis
2–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Jana Novotná   Anna Kournikova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Denisa Chládková
  Iva Majoli
  Yayuk Basuki
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
7–6(7–4), 6–4
  Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
  Cyril Suk
  Helena Suková
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Andrei Olhovskiy
  Larisa Savchenko

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Jul Fed Cup: Semifinals
Prague, Czech Republic – Clay (Red)
Nice, France – Clay (Red)
Semifinals Winners
  Netherlands 3–2
  France 3–2
Semifinals Losers
  Czech Republic
  Belgium
14 Jul Torneo Internazionale
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$163,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sandrine Testud
7–5, 6–3
  Elena Makarova   Barbara Paulus
  Barbara Schett
  Inés Gorrochategui
  Silvia Farina
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Silvia Farina
  Barbara Schett
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Florencia Labat
  Mercedes Paz
Skoda Czech Open
Prague, Czech Republic
Tier IV event
$160,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Joannette Kruger
6–1, 6–1
  Marion Maruska   Veronika Martinek
  Cătălina Cristea
  Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
  Denisa Chládková
  Karina Habšudová
  Ludmila Richterová
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Karina Habšudová
6–1, 5–7, 6–2
  Eva Martincová
  Helena Vildová
21 Jul Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
6–0, 6–2
  Conchita Martínez   Lindsay Davenport
  Amanda Coetzer
  Linda Wild
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Kimberly Po
  Monica Seles
  Lindsay Davenport
  Martina Hingis
6–1, 6–3
  Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
Warsaw Cup by Heros
Warsaw, Poland
Tier III event
$164,250 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Barbara Paulus
6–4, 6–4
  Henrieta Nagyová   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Gala León García
  Joannette Kruger
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Katarína Studeníková
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Inés Gorrochategui
6–4, 6–0
  Meike Babel
  Catherine Barclay
28 Jul Toshiba Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
7–6(7–4), 6–4
  Monica Seles   Mary Pierce
  Amanda Coetzer
  Conchita Martínez
  Sandrine Testud
  Yayuk Basuki
  Natasha Zvereva
  Martina Hingis
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 7–5
  Amy Frazier
  Kimberly Po
Styria Open
Maria Lankowitz, Austria
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Barbara Schett
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Henrieta Nagyová   María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Meike Babel
  Barbara Paulus
  Judith Wiesner
  Patty Schnyder
  Gala León García
  Eva Melicharová
  Helena Vildová
6–2, 6–2
  Radka Bobková
  Wiltrud Probst

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Aug Acura Classic
Los Angeles, U.S.
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport   Martina Hingis
  Amy Frazier
  Anke Huber
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Natasha Zvereva
  Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
7–6(9–7), 6–3
  Larisa Savchenko
  Helena Suková
11 Aug du Maurier Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tier I event
$926,250 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–2, 6–4
  Anke Huber   Conchita Martínez
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Rita Grande
  Lindsay Davenport
  Amanda Coetzer
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
18 Aug U.S. Hardcourt Championships
Atlanta, U.S.
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–1
  Sandrine Testud   Amanda Coetzer
  Iva Majoli
  Jana Novotná
  Dominique Van Roost
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Monica Seles
  Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–2
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
25 Aug
1 Sep
U.S. Open
Flushing Meadows, New York City, U.S.
Grand Slam
$4,976,000 – Hard – 128S/64D/32X
Singles – Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–0, 6–4
  Venus Williams   Lindsay Davenport
  Irina Spîrlea
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Jana Novotná
  Sandrine Testud
  Monica Seles
  Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–4
  Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
  Rick Leach
  Manon Bollegraf
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
  Pablo Albano
  Mercedes Paz

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
15 Sep Toyota Princess Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–1, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Naoko Sawamatsu
  Yayuk Basuki
  Natasha Zvereva
  Conchita Martínez
  Kimberly Po
  Li Fang
  Monica Seles
  Ai Sugiyama
6–1, 6–0
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Chanda Rubin
22 Sep Sparkassen Cup International GP
Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Jana Novotná
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
  Amanda Coetzer   Martina Hingis
  Anke Huber
  Sabine Appelmans
  Magdalena Grzybowska
  Iva Majoli
  Sandra Kleinová
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–2
  Yayuk Basuki
  Helena Suková
Wismilak International
Surabaya, Indonesia
Tier IV event
$155,340 – Hard – 32S/28Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Dominique Van Roost
6–1, 6–3
  Lenka Němečková   Rachel McQuillan
  María Vento
  Dally Randriantefy
  Nicole Pratt
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Haruka Inoue
  Kerry-Anne Guse
  Rika Hiraki
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
  Maureen Drake
  Renata Kolbovic
9 Sepr Fed Cup: Final
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Carpet (i)
  France
4–1
  Netherlands

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–2
  Lisa Raymond   Amanda Coetzer
  Irina Spîrlea
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Patty Schnyder
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Naoko Sawamatsu
  Martina Hingis
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6(7–4), 3–6, 7–6(7–3)
  Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
13 Oct European Indoor Championships
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$926,250 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
7–6(7–3), 7–5
  Nathalie Tauziat   Lisa Raymond
  Jana Novotná
  Martina Hingis
  Sabine Appelmans
  Venus Williams
  Sandra Kleinová
  Martina Hingis
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Larisa Savchenko
  Helena Suková
20 Oct SEAT Open
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$164,250 – Carpet (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Amanda Coetzer
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
  Barbara Paulus   Katarína Studeníková
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Miriam Oremans
  Joannette Kruger
  Sabine Appelmans
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Larisa Savchenko
  Helena Suková
6–2, 6–4
  Meike Babel
  Laurence Courtois
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$164,250 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–4, 6–7(4–7), 7–5
  Dominique Van Roost   Chanda Rubin
  Lisa Raymond
  Corina Morariu
  María Vento
  Jolene Watanabe
  Magdalena Grzybowska
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 5–7, 7–5
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
27 Oct Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$926,250 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–4
  Ai Sugiyama   Conchita Martínez
  Dominique Van Roost
  Venus Williams
  Sandrine Testud
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Irina Spîrlea
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Natasha Zvereva
5-3 def.
  Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Nov Ameritech Cup
Chicago, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–0, 7–5
  Nathalie Tauziat   Iva Majoli
  Serena Williams
  Jana Novotná
  Yayuk Basuki
  Lisa Raymond
  Monica Seles
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 6–2
  Lindsay Davenport
  Monica Seles
10 Novr Advanta Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Carpet (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Martina Hingis
7–5, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–4)
  Lindsay Davenport   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Irina Spîrlea
  Anke Huber
  Amanda Coetzer
  Monica Seles
  Jana Novotná
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 7–5
  Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
17 Nov Chase Championships
New York City, United States
Year-End Championships
$2,000,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/8D
Singles - Doubles
  Jana Novotná
7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–3
  Mary Pierce   Nathalie Tauziat
  Irina Spîrlea
  Martina Hingis
  Iva Majoli
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–2
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
Volvo Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Henrieta Nagyová
7–5, 6–7(6–8), 7–5
  Dominique Van Roost   Ruxandra Dragomir
  Olga Barabanschikova
  Corina Morariu
  Sandra Kleinová
  Nicole Pratt
  Laurence Courtois
  Kristine Kunce
  Corina Morariu
6–3, 6–4
  Florencia Labat
  Dominique Van Roost

Statistical InformationEdit

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

List of titles won by country:

  •   Switzerland 12 - Sydney, Australian Open, Tokyo (Tier I), Paris, Miami, Hilton Head, Wimbledon, Stanford, San Diego, US Open, Filderstadt, Philadelphia
  •   USA 11 - Linz, Oklahoma City, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Berlin, Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta, Tokyo (Tier II), Zurich, Chicago
  •   Croatia 4 - Hanover, Hamburg, Bol, French Open
  •   Czech Republic 4 - Madrid, Leipzig, Moscow, Season-Ending Championships
  •   Austria 3 - Auckland, Warsaw, Maria Lankowitz
  •   France 3 - Rome, Birmingham, Palermo
  •   South Africa 3 - Budapest, Prague, Luxembourg
  •   Belgium 2 - Hobart, Surabaya
  •   Japan 2 - Tokyo (Tier III), Jakarta
  •   Germany 1 - Strasbourg
  •   Kazakhstan 1 - Hope Island
  •   Netherlands 1 - Quebec City
  •   Romania 1 - Rosmalen
  •   Slovakia 1 - Pattaya
  •   Spain 1 - Cardiff

RankingsEdit

Below are the 1997 WTA year-end rankings in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1996 Change
1   Martina Hingis (SUI) 6,264 6 +5
2   Jana Novotná (CZE) 3,754 5 +3
3   Lindsay Davenport (USA) 3,696 9 +6
4   Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 3,360 14 +10
5   Monica Seles (USA) 2,988 2 -3
6   Iva Majoli (CRO) 2,874 8 +2
7   Mary Pierce (FRA) 2,861 24 +17
8   Irina Spîrlea (ROU) 2,577 10 +2
9   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 2,361 3 -6
10   Mary Joe Fernandez (USA) 2,114 32 +19
11   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,003 16 +5
12   Conchita Martínez (ESP) 1988 4 -8
13   Sandrine Testud (FRA) 1,841 41 +28
14   Anke Huber (GER) 1,829 7 -7
15   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) 1,543 12 -3
16   Sabine Appelmans (BEL) 1,502 21 +5
17   Lisa Raymond (USA) 1,437 27 +10
18   Dominique Van Roost (BEL) 1,394 48 +30
19   Ruxandra Dragomir (ROM) 1,333 25 +6
20   Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1,252 28 +8
Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1996 Change
1   Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 5,435 9 +8
2   Lindsay Davenport (USA) 5,377 7 +5
3   Martina Hingis (SUI) 4,409 10 +7
4   Gigi Fernández (USA) 4,175 4 =
5   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 4,129 1 -4
6   Jana Novotná (CZE) 3,997 3 -3
7   Manon Bollegraf (NED) 3,982 15 +8
8   Nicole Arendt (USA) 3,720 11 +3
9   Larisa Neiland (LAT) 3,327 2 -7
10   Helena Suková (CZE) 3,046 6 -4
11   Caroline Vis (NED) 2,963 19 +8
12   Lisa Raymond (USA) 2,853 12 =
13   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,842 14 +1
14   Alexandra Fusai (FRA) 2,820 35 +21
15   Yayuk Basuki (INA) 2,721 20 +5
16   Mary Joe Fernandez (USA) 2,463 5 -11
17   Patricia Tarabini (ARG) 2,322 30 +13
18   Nana Miyagi (JPN) 2,102 29 +11
19   Conchita Martínez (ESP) 1,928 28 +9
20   Naoko Kijimuta (JPN) 1,787 46 +26

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1997" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1997" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-05-24.