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Lindsay Davenport defeated defending champion Martina Hingis, 6–3, 7–5, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1998 US Open. This was a rematch of the previous year's semifinal.

Women's Singles
1998 US Open
ChampionUnited States Lindsay Davenport
Runner-upSwitzerland Martina Hingis
Final score6–3, 7–5
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
← 1997 · US Open · 1999 →

The tournament was notable for the final US Open appearance of five-time champion Steffi Graf in the main draw, who lost to Patty Schnyder in the fourth round. It was also the first US Open appearance of six-time champion Serena Williams, where she won her first title in the following year.

SeedsEdit

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Martina Hingis 6 6
6   Monica Seles 4 4
1   Martina Hingis 3 6 6
3   Jana Novotná 6 1 4
3   Jana Novotná 6 6
11   Patty Schnyder 2 3
1   Martina Hingis 3 5
2   Lindsay Davenport 6 7
5   Venus Williams 2 6 6
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 1 1
5   Venus Williams 4 4
2   Lindsay Davenport 6 6
13   Amanda Coetzer 0 4
2   Lindsay Davenport 6 6

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   M Hingis 6 6
Q   A Olsza 2 0 1   M Hingis 77 6
  A Huber 3 3   I Majoli 640
  I Majoli 6 6 1   M Hingis 4 6 6
Q   L Richterová 2 1   A Mauresmo 6 2 2
  A Mauresmo 6 6   A Mauresmo 6 6
Q   J Craybas 1 6 3   M Saeki 4 1
  M Saeki 6 2 6 1   M Hingis 6 6
  S-h Park 1 6 6   N Dechy 4 4
  L Němečková 6 3 4   S-h Park 2 4
  N Dechy 6 7   N Dechy 6 6
  B Paulus 2 5   N Dechy 6 6
  J Lee 4 78 64   G León García 4 4
  G León García 6 6677   G León García 2
  R Dragomir 1 2 16   A Sugiyama 3 r
16   A Sugiyama 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   D Van Roost 6 6
  J Halard-Decugis 2 2 14   D Van Roost 6 6
  K Studeníková 0 1   M Grzybowska 0 0
  M Grzybowska 6 6 14   D Van Roost 4 2
WC   L Granville 6 6   K Po 6 6
  P Suárez 4 4 WC   L Granville 3 3
  K Guse 4 1   K Po 6 6
  K Po 6 6   K Po 2 6 3
Q   E Kulikovskaya 4 6 6 6   M Seles 6 4 6
  S Kleinová 6 1 3 Q   E Kulikovskaya 1 6 2
Q   S Načuk 2 3   A Miller 6 4 6
  A Miller 6 6   A Miller 3 3
  J Kruger 6 6 6   M Seles 6 6
  B Rittner 1 3   J Kruger 2 3
  F Labat 602 6   M Seles 6 6
6   M Seles 77 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   J Novotná 6 6
WC   J Capriati 4 3 3   J Novotná 6 77
  A Cocheteux 6 6   A Cocheteux 2 61
  S Dopfer 3 3 3   J Novotná 6 6
  K Hrdličková 6 6   S Testud 2 3
  B Schwartz 2 3   K Hrdličková 653
  S Testud 6 6   S Testud 77 6
  S-t Wang 0 2 3   J Novotná 6 6
  T Tanasugarn 632 9   I Spîrlea 3 3
Q   P Stoyanova 77 6 Q   P Stoyanova 2 1
  N Pratt 3 6 4   S Williams 6 6
  S Williams 6 3 6   S Williams 3 6 5
  E Tatarkova 6 663 9   I Spîrlea 6 0 7
Q   M Schnitzer 0 78 6 Q   M Schnitzer 3 2
  E Likhovtseva 604 9   I Spîrlea 6 6
9   I Spîrlea 77 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   P Schnyder 77 7
  Y Yoshida 655 11   P Schnyder 6 6
  A Frazier 3 1 WC   B Rippner 1 2
WC   B Rippner 6 6 11   P Schnyder 6 77
  MJ Fernández 6 77   MJ Fernández 1 63
Q   T Križan 4 64   MJ Fernández 6 4 712
WC   A Stevenson 4 4   A Fusai 3 6 610
  A Fusai 6 6 11   P Schnyder 6 6
  M Lučić 6 6 8   S Graf 3 4
  K Boogert 3 2   M Lučić 4 6 6
  N Sawamatsu 4 7 6   N Sawamatsu 6 1 1
  C Torrens Valero 6 5 1   M Lučić 1 1
Q   M Weingärtner 6 1 6 8   S Graf 6 6
  M Shaughnessy 4 6 2 Q   M Weingärtner 0 1
  C Morariu 2 6 1 8   S Graf 6 6
8   S Graf 6 3 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   V Williams 6 6
  E Pampoulova 1 0 5   V Williams 6 6
Q   A Kremer 6 5 7 Q   A Kremer 1 3
  N Basuki 4 7 5 5   V Williams 5
Q   L Courtois 634   L Neiland 0 r
  M de Swardt 77 6   M de Swardt 7 0 2
  L Neiland 656 6   L Neiland 5 6 6
  T Panova 77 3 4 5   V Williams 6 77
  M Serna 77 5 4 12   M Pierce 1 64
  MA Vento 627 6   MA Vento 4 6 4
  E Gagliardi 3 63   L Golarsa 6 3 6
  L Golarsa 6 77   L Golarsa 1 0
WC   V Webb 4 2 12   M Pierce 6 6
  C Black 6 6   C Black 1 1
  M Babel 1 6 2 12   M Pierce 6 6
12   M Pierce 6 4 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   A Kournikova 6 6
  L Ghirardi 1 3 15   A Kournikova 6 6
Q   J Okada 2 2   R Bobková 3 4
  R Bobková 6 6 15   A Kournikova 6 6
  A Dechaume-Balleret 6 6   S Farina 4 1
  K Miller 4 2   A Dechaume-Balleret 3 6 3
  A Smashnova 4 6 2   S Farina 6 1 6
  S Farina 6 3 6 15   A Kournikova 653
  Å Carlsson 6 6 4   A Sánchez Vicario 77 6
  S Smith 2 4   Å Carlsson 3 3
  K Habšudová 6 5 3   S Pitkowski 6 6
  S Pitkowski 1 7 6   S Pitkowski 2 3
Q   F Zuluaga 6 6 4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  R Grande 4 4 Q   F Zuluaga 3 2
WC   K Brandi 2 2 4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
4   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   C Martínez 6 6
  M Oremans 1 2 7   C Martínez 77 6
Q   M Díaz Oliva 6 r Q   J Trail 641
  J Trail 6 7   C Martínez 6 3 6
  N Zvereva 3 6 6   L Raymond 3 6 2
  R McQuillan 6 3 4   N Zvereva 2 2
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 3 3   L Raymond 6 6
  L Raymond 6 6 7   C Martínez 4 6 2
WC   M Washington 3 3 13   A Coetzer 6 4 6
  B Schett 6 6   B Schett 6 78
  N Miyagi 6 5 2   S Plischke 1 66
  S Plischke 3 7 6   B Schett 6 0 3
Q   L Horn 4 4 13   A Coetzer 3 6 6
Q   R Sandu 6 6 Q   R Sandu 0 2
  S Cacic 1 63 13   A Coetzer 6 6
13   A Coetzer 6 77

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   N Tauziat 6 6
  F Perfetti 3 2 10   N Tauziat 646 6
  O Barabanschikova 6 646   O Barabanschikova 77 2 3
  G Sidot 1 77 3 10   N Tauziat 6 6
  F Li 3 2   H Nagyová 1 1
  C Rubin 6 6   C Rubin 634
  H Nagyová 6 6   H Nagyová 77 6
  A Gerši 2 0 10   N Tauziat 1 4
  T Snyder 6 6 2   L Davenport 6 6
  A Glass 4 1   T Snyder 4 4
  V Ruano Pascual 6 6   V Ruano Pascual 6 6
  J Nejedly 3 2   V Ruano Pascual 2 1
WC   S Reeves 6 4 1 2   L Davenport 6 6
  L McNeil 4 6 6   L McNeil 1 1
  C Cristea 0 2 2   L Davenport 6 6
2   L Davenport 6 6

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