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1998 French Open – Women's Singles

Fourth-seeded Arantxa Sánchez Vicario won the title, defeating Monica Seles in the final 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–2, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1998 French Open. This marked the last time Sánchez Vicario defeated Seles at any tournament. It's also the personal last major final of both Sánchez Vicario and Seles.

Women's Singles
1998 French Open
ChampionSpain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Runner-upUnited States Monica Seles
Final score7–6(7–5), 0–6, 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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Iva Majoli was the defending champion, but lost to Lindsay Davenport in the quarterfinals.

Martina Hingis had a chance to hold all four Grand Slam tournaments at once, having won the 1997 Wimbledon, 1997 US Open and 1998 Australian Open. She lost to Seles in the semifinals.

SeedsEdit

  1.   Martina Hingis (Semifinals)
  2.   Lindsay Davenport (Semifinals)
  3.   Jana Novotná (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Champion)
  5.   Amanda Coetzer (First Round)
  6.   Monica Seles (Final)
  7.   Conchita Martínez (Fourth Round)
  8.   Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
  9.   Irina Spîrlea (First Round)
  10.   Iva Majoli (Quarterfinals)
  11.   Mary Pierce (Second Round)
  12.   Nathalie Tauziat (First Round)
  13.   Anna Kournikova (Fourth Round)
  14.   Sandrine Testud (Fourth Round)
  15.   Dominique Van Roost (Third Round)
  16.   Lisa Raymond (First Round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Martina Hingis 6 6
8   Venus Williams 3 4
1   Martina Hingis 3 2
6   Monica Seles 6 6
3   Jana Novotná 6 3 3
6   Monica Seles 4 6 6
6   Monica Seles 656 2
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 77 0 6
    Patty Schnyder 2 77 0
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 656
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 77
2   Lindsay Davenport 3 65
10   Iva Majoli 1 7 3
2   Lindsay Davenport 6 5 6

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   M Hingis 6 6
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 2 1 1   M Hingis 6 6
  M Babel 6 6   M Babel 1 2
  Y Yoshida 1 0 1   M Hingis 6 6
  N Pratt 6 6   K Habšudová 4 2
  I Gorrochategui 0 2   N Pratt 652
  K Habšudová 6 6   K Habšudová 77 6
  D Chládková 4 0 1   M Hingis 6 6
WC   S Berger 0 2   A Smashnova 1 2
  B Rittner 6 6   B Rittner 6 6
  N Sawamatsu 6 2 7   N Sawamatsu 3 4
  L Němečková 3 6 5   B Rittner 6 4 1
  A Smashnova 3 6 6   A Smashnova 1 6 6
  L Neiland 6 3 2   A Smashnova 5 6 6
  E Gagliardi 4 7 6   E Gagliardi 7 0 1
12   N Tauziat 6 5 4

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   I Spîrlea 2 4
  S Plischke 6 6   S Plischke 4 3
  H Nagyová 6 6   H Nagyová 6 6
  R McQuillan 3 4   H Nagyová 77 3 6
  N Dechy 6 1 6   N Dechy 656 1
  O Barabanschikova 3 6 1   N Dechy 6 6
  A Cocheteux 5 65   A Wunderlich 1 1
  A Wunderlich 7 77   H Nagyová 1 3
  A Dechaume-Balleret 6 5 6 8   V Williams 6 6
  O Lugina 1 7 2   A Dechaume-Balleret 6 5 6
  B Schett 7 2 2   A Gerši 2 7 1
  A Gerši 5 6 6   A Dechaume-Balleret 2 1
  L Golarsa 5 3 8   V Williams 6 6
  A Sugiyama 7 6   A Sugiyama 0 2
  T Tanasugarn 3 1 8   V Williams 6 6
8   V Williams 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   J Novotná 7 6
  A Miller 5 4 3   J Novotná 7 6
WC   É Loit 6 6 WC   É Loit 5 0
  C Torrens Valero 4 3 3   J Novotná 6 77
Q   E Tatarkova 6 6 Q   E Tatarkova 3 65
  K Brandi 4 4 Q   E Tatarkova 6 6
  K Hrdličková 6 3 6   K Hrdličková 4 1
Q   E Bes-Ostariz 4 6 3 3   J Novotná 626 6
  G Helgeson-Nielsen 0 6 10 13   A Kournikova 77 3 3
  S Jeyaseelan 6 0 12   S Jeyaseelan 4 0
  H Inoue 5 1   Å Carlsson 6 6
  Å Carlsson 7 6   Å Carlsson 0 0
  S Kleinová 3 1 13   A Kournikova 6 6
  K Studeníková 6 6   K Studeníková 2 62
  A Mauresmo 2 4 13   A Kournikova 6 77
13   A Kournikova 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   L Raymond 3 4
  T Panova 6 6   T Panova 1 1
  L McNeil 6 3 4   C Rubin 6 6
  C Rubin 3 6 6   C Rubin 6 6
  S Pitkowski 5 5   M Saeki 3 4
  M Saeki 7 7   M Saeki 6 77
WC   L Andretto 6 6 WC   L Andretto 1 65
  M-A Vento 3 3   C Rubin 1 4
  W Probst 651 6   M Seles 6 6
  B Schwartz 77 6   B Schwartz 6 6
  M Oremans 6 1 6   M Oremans 4 2
  E Makarova 1 6 3   B Schwartz 1 5
  K-A Guse 5 3 6   M Seles 6 7
  M Maruska 7 6   M Maruska 6 1 0
  A Ellwood 0 2 6   M Seles 2 6 6
6   M Seles 6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   A Coetzer 4 6 6
  P Schnyder 6 3 8   P Schnyder 6 3 6
  N Kijimuta 1 2 WC   J Halard-Decugis 3 6 1
WC   J Halard-Decugis 6 6   P Schnyder 6 6
  A Glass 3 4   S Farina 2 1
  J Kruger 6 6   J Kruger 6 3 0
  S-t Wang 2 1   S Farina 4 6 6
  S Farina 6 6   P Schnyder 6 6
  R Dragomir 6 4 6   M Serna 1 3
PR   J Husárová 2 6 3   R Dragomir 6 6
  F Perfetti 6 6   F Perfetti 0 2
  S Cecchini 4 3   R Dragomir 4 6 1
  P Hy-Boulais 1 1   M Serna 6 2 6
  M Serna 6 6   M Serna 7 6
  S Appelmans 2 3 11   M Pierce 5 2
11   M Pierce 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   D Van Roost 7 3 6
  M Grzybowska 5 6 4 15   D Van Roost 6 6
  L Ghirardi-Rubbi 2 710 3 Q   E Callens 3 0
Q   E Callens 6 686 15   D Van Roost 1 1
  C Morariu 6 2   S Williams 6 6
  B Schultz-McCarthy 3 0r   C Morariu 1 0
  J Nejedly 2 6 4   S Williams 6 6
  S Williams 6 1 6   S Williams 6 5 3
  T Snyder 7 6 4   A Sánchez Vicario 4 7 6
WC   E Curutchet 5 1   T Snyder 4 3
  B Paulus 1 5   A Fusai 6 6
  A Fusai 6 7   A Fusai 2 1
  C Cristea 6 6 4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  M de Swardt 1 2   C Cristea 2 3
  J Kandarr 2 5 4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 7

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   C Martínez 6 6
WC   M Lamarre 1 1 7   C Martínez 6 6
  J Lee 673   R Grande 1 2
  R Grande 79 6 7   C Martínez 6 6
  S Klösel 1 2   V Ruano Pascual 1 0
  V Ruano Pascual 6 6   V Ruano Pascual 6 78
WC   N van Lottum 6 3 2   A-G Sidot 4 66
  A-G Sidot 2 6 6 7   C Martínez 6177 3
  S-y Park 5 6 6 10   I Majoli 77 636
  F Lubiani 7 1 2   S-y Park 2 2
Q   M Díaz Oliva 710 6 Q   M Díaz Oliva 6 6
  F Li 681 Q   M Díaz Oliva 2 62
  F Labat 1 5 10   I Majoli 6 77
  N Zvereva 6 7   N Zvereva 3 4
  P Stoyanova 3 1 10   I Majoli 6 6
10   I Majoli 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   S Testud 2 6 6
  S Reeves 6 2 3 14   S Testud 6 6
  N Miyagi 6 0 1   E Pampoulova 2 0
  E Pampoulova 3 6 6 14   S Testud 6 6
  N Basuki 3 2   G León García 1 1
  G León García 6 6   G León García 6 1 7
Q   R Bobková 6 617   P Suárez 2 6 5
  P Suárez 3 77 9 14   S Testud 3 6 2
  S Cacic 4 3 2   L Davenport 6 4 6
  E Likhovtseva 6 6   E Likhovtseva 7 7
Q   A Alcázar 3 6 3 Q   C Black 5 5
Q   C Black 6 4 6   E Likhovtseva 5 5
WC   C Dhenin 6 3 0 2   L Davenport 7 7
Q   L Horn 3 6 6 Q   L Horn 2 0
  K Po 2 2 2   L Davenport 6 6
2   L Davenport 6 6

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