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1998 Direct Line International Championships – Singles

Jana Novotná won in the final 6–1, 7–5 against Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. The two had reached the final the previous year but the match was never played due to rain. Novotná went on to win the Wimbledon title two weeks later.

Singles
1998 Direct Line International Championships
ChampionCzech Republic Jana Novotná
Runner-upSpain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Final score6–1, 7–5
Events
Singles Doubles
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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Jana Novotná (Champion)
  2.   Steffi Graf (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Final)
  4.   Venus Williams (Second Round)
  5.   Irina Spîrlea (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Anna Kournikova (Semifinals)
  7.   Nathalie Tauziat (First Round)
  8.   Ai Sugiyama (Second Round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalEdit

Final
1   Jana Novotná 6 7  
3   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1 5  

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1   J Novotná 6 6  
Q   N Dechy 6 6   Q   N Dechy 2 2  
    F Li 4 4   1   J Novotná 6 7  
    S Pitkowski 5 3   5   I Spîrlea 4 5  
Q   K-A Guse 7 6   Q   K-A Guse 0 5  
    R Grande 3 6 4 5   I Spîrlea 6 7  
5   I Spîrlea 6 4 6 1   J Novotná 6 6  
    N Zvereva 2 1  
4   V Williams 2 1  
    M Vento 5 3       N Zvereva 6 6  
    N Zvereva 7 6       N Zvereva 7 6  
Q   T Panova 7 3 1     M Serna 6 2  
    M Serna 6 6 6     M Serna 6 7  
    E Likhovtseva 6 4 8     E Likhovtseva 4 5  
7   N Tauziat 2 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
8   A Sugiyama 6 6  
    M Grzybowska 4 4   8   A Sugiyama 2 5  
    N Sawamatsu 4 5   WC   S Williams 6 7  
WC   S Williams 6 7   WC   S Williams 6 4 4
    T Tanasugarn 6 6   3   A Sánchez Vicario 4 6 6
    A Miller 4 4       T Tanasugarn 2 5  
3   A Sánchez Vicario 6 7  
3   A Sánchez Vicario w/o    
6   A Kournikova 2 6 6 6   A Kournikova      
    A Fusai 6 1 3 6   A Kournikova 6 6  
    L Raymond 0 6   Q   M de Swardt 4 1  
Q   M de Swardt 6 7   6   A Kournikova 6 6 6
    Y Basuki 4 3 r 2   S Graf 7 3 4
WC   S Smith 6 3   WC   S Smith 1 2  
2   S Graf 6 6  

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