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1998 Lipton Championships – Women's Singles

Martina Hingis was the defending champion but lost in the semifinals to Venus Williams.

Women's Singles
1998 Lipton Championships
1997 ChampionSwitzerland Martina Hingis
ChampionUnited States Venus Williams
Runner-upRussia Anna Kournikova
Final score2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1997 · Lipton Championships · 1999 →

Williams won in the final 2–6, 6–4, 6–1 against Anna Kournikova.

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Martina Hingis (Semifinals)
  2.   Lindsay Davenport (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Jana Novotná (Quarterfinals)
  4. n/a
  5.   Monica Seles (Third Round)
  6.   Amanda Coetzer (Fourth Round)
  7. n/a
  8.   Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario (Semifinals)
  9.   Conchita Martínez (Fourth Round)
  10.   Irina Spîrlea (Second Round)
  11.   Venus Williams (Champion)
  12.   Nathalie Tauziat (Fourth Round)
  13.   Sandrine Testud (Fourth Round)
  14.   Anke Huber (Fourth Round)
  15.   Dominique Van Roost (Second Round)
  16.   Ai Sugiyama (Third Round)
  17.   Patty Schnyder (Fourth Round)
  18.   Sabine Appelmans (Third Round)
  19.   Natasha Zvereva (Third Round)
  20.   Ruxandra Dragomir (Second Round)
  21.   Joannette Kruger (Third Round)
  22.   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Second Round)
  23.   Anna Kournikova (Final)
  24.   Barbara Paulus (Third Round)
  25.   Yayuk Basuki (Third Round)
  26.   Henrieta Nagyová (Third Round)
  27.   Barbara Schett (Second Round)
  28.   Naoko Sawamatsu (Third Round)
  29.   Silvia Farina (Quarterfinals)
  30.   Maria Vento (Fourth Round)
  31.   Florencia Labat (Third Round)
  32.   Sarah Pitkowski (Second Round)
  33.   Tamarine Tanasugarn (Third Round)
  34.   Rita Grande (Fourth Round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Martina Hingis 6 1 7
    Serena Williams 3 6 6
1   Martina Hingis 2 7 2
11   Venus Williams 6 5 6
11   Venus Williams 6 6  
29   Silvia Farina 1 2  
11   Venus Williams 2 6 6
23   Anna Kournikova 6 4 1
8   Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario 6 6  
3   Jana Novotná 1 1  
8   Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario 6 1 3
23   Anna Kournikova 3 6 6
23   Anna Kournikova 6 2 6
2   Lindsay Davenport 4 6 2

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   M Hingis 6 6  
LL   L Němečková 3 3       C Rubin 1 0  
    C Rubin 6 6   1   M Hingis 6 6  
Q   L Ghirardi 4 7 1 21   J Kruger 0 0  
    A Miller 6 6 6     A Miller 4 0  
21   J Kruger 6 6  
1   M Hingis 6 5 6
13   S Testud 3 7 2
27   B Schett 2 2  
    P Hy-Boulais 0 6 5 WC   L McNeil 6 6  
WC   L McNeil 6 1 7 WC   L McNeil 3 3  
WC   B Rippner 6 5   13   S Testud 6 6  
    Å Carlsson 7 7       Å Carlsson 1 2  
13   S Testud 6 6  

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   I Spîrlea 6 0  
    S Williams 6 6       S Williams 7 6  
    D Chládková 4 0       S Williams 6 6  
    A Gerši 1 2   24   B Paulus 3 2  
    M Saeki 6 6       M Saeki 6 3  
24   B Paulus 7 6  
    S Williams 6 4 6
17   P Schnyder 0 6 3
17   P Schnyder 6 6  
WC   A Stevenson 6 3 2     C Torrens Valero 0 3  
    C Torrens Valero 2 6 6 17   P Schnyder 6 6  
    W Probst 3 6 3 33   T Tanasugarn 0 2  
    K Habšudová 6 4 6     K Habšudová 1 6 2
33   T Tanasugarn 6 3 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
34   R Grande 3 6 6
    S Plischke 7 7       S Plischke 6 3 2
    K Studeníková 6 5   34   R Grande 6 3 6
    L Golarsa 5 1   25   Y Basuki 4 6 4
    A Mauresmo 7 6       A Mauresmo 5 6  
25   Y Basuki 7 7  
34   R Grande 1 4  
11   V Williams 6 6  
32   S Pitkowski 4 0 r
    O Barabanschikova 7 2 6     O Barabanschikova 6 1  
Q   N Dechy 6 6 1     O Barabanschikova 2 1  
LL   T Panova 6 7   11   V Williams 6 6  
WC   M Washington 2 5   LL   T Panova 3 3  
11   V Williams 6 6  

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   A Sugiyama 6 6  
Q   J Watanabe 6 3 2     B Rittner 2 3  
    B Rittner 1 6 6 16   A Sugiyama 3 5  
    G León García 6 7   29   S Farina 6 7  
LL   A Ellwood 4 5       G León García 4 1  
29   S Farina 6 6  
29   S Farina 6 6 6
6   A Coetzer 7 2 1
19   N Zvereva 6 6  
    K-A Guse 6 5 1     Y Yoshida 3 4  
    Y Yoshida 0 7 6 19   N Zvereva 5 3  
    A Dechaume-Balleret 3 6 6 6   A Coetzer 7 6  
    M Oremans 6 3 2     A Dechaume-Balleret 7 3 3
6   A Coetzer 5 6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   A Sánchez-Vicario 4 6 6
    F Lubiani 4 1       S-T Wang 6 4 2
    S-T Wang 6 6   8   A Sánchez-Vicario 6 6  
    E Makarova 5 r   31   F Labat 0 1  
WC   T Snyder 7     WC   T Snyder 5 4  
31   F Labat 7 6  
8   A Sánchez-Vicario 6 6  
30   M Vento 2 1  
30   M Vento 7 6  
    L Neiland 6 3 6     L Neiland 5 3  
    S Kleinová 1 6 2 30   M Vento 7 5 6
    J Husárová 3 2       E Likhovtseva 5 7 3
    E Likhovtseva 6 6       E Likhovtseva 6 1  
15   D Van Roost 1 0 r

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   A Huber 2 6 6
    N Kijimuta 1 4   Q   J Lee 6 4 4
Q   J Lee 6 6   14   A Huber 6 6 6
    M Serna 6 5 3 18   S Appelmans 7 4 4
    J Halard-Decugis 3 7 6     J Halard-Decugis 2 1  
18   S Appelmans 6 6  
14   A Huber 2 2  
3   J Novotná 6 6  
22   B Schultz-McCarthy 1 4  
Q   J Kandarr 6 6   Q   J Kandarr 6 6  
    A Fusai 4 3   Q   J Kandarr 3 6 3
    M Grzybowska 6 7   3   J Novotná 6 4 6
WC   J Capriati 0 5       M Grzybowska 1 1  
3   J Novotná 6 6  

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   M Seles 6 6 6
    M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6       M Sánchez Lorenzo 4 7 3
    S Cacic 3 3   5   M Seles 5 4  
Q   M Díaz Oliva 3 0   23   A Kournikova 7 6  
    M Lučić 6 6       M Lučić 4 2  
23   A Kournikova 6 6  
23   A Kournikova 6 6  
9   C Martínez 3 0  
28   N Sawamatsu 7 6  
WC   K Brandi 6 5 6 WC   K Brandi 5 3  
    C Morariu 3 7 4 28   N Sawamatsu 2 2  
Q   A Smashnova 6 6   9   C Martínez 6 6  
    V Ruano Pascual 1 1   Q   A Smashnova 4 2  
9   C Martínez 6 6  

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   N Tauziat 7 6  
    S Cecchini 5 2   WC   A Wunderlich 5 4  
WC   A Wunderlich 7 6   12   N Tauziat 6 6  
WC   S Reeves 3 2   26   H Nagyová 1 1  
    M Babel 6 6       M Babel 2 1  
26   H Nagyová 6 6  
12   N Tauziat 1 2  
2   L Davenport 6 6  
20   R Dragomir 6 6 4
    F Li 7 6       F Li 2 7 6
    R McQuillan 6 2       F Li 6 1 3
Q   P Stoyanova 0 6 6 2   L Davenport 3 6 6
    A Frazier 6 3 4 Q   P Stoyanova 2 2  
2   L Davenport 6 6  

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