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1998 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

Jana Novotná defeated Nathalie Tauziat in the final, 6–4, 7–6(7–2) to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships.[1] This was Novotná's first win in a Wimbledon final on her third attempt. This would be the last time a Czech player would win Wimbledon (or win a Grand Slam title) until Petra Kvitová won in 2011.[2] Martina Hingis was the defending champion but lost in the semifinals to Novotná, in a rematch of the previous year's final.

Women's Singles
1998 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionCzech Republic Jana Novotná
Runner-upFrance Nathalie Tauziat
Final score6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Details
Draw128 (8Q / 8WC)
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
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The 1998 final was the first time in the Open Era at Wimbledon that neither of the finalists had won a major previously, and the first time this had happened at any major since the 1980 Australian Open.

SeedsEdit

01.     Martina Hingis (Semifinals)
02.     Lindsay Davenport (Quarterfinals)
03.     Jana Novotná (Champion)
04.     Steffi Graf (Third round)
05.     Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Quarterfinals)
06.     Monica Seles (Quarterfinals)
07.     Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
08.     Conchita Martínez (Third round)
09.     Amanda Coetzer (Second round)
10.     Irina Spîrlea (Fourth round)
11.     Mary Pierce (First round)
12.     Anna Kournikova (Withdrew)
13.     Patty Schnyder (Second round)
14.     Sandrine Testud (Fourth round)
15.     Dominique Van Roost (Fourth round)
16.     Nathalie Tauziat (Final)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Anna Kournikova withdrew due to a thumb injury. She was replaced in the draw by Lucky Loser Lilia Osterloh.

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Martina Hingis 6 3 6
5   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 6 3
1   Martina Hingis 4 4
3   Jana Novotná 6 6
3   Jana Novotná 7 77
7   Venus Williams 5 62
3   Jana Novotná 6 77
16   Nathalie Tauziat 4 62
6   Monica Seles 642
  Natasha Zvereva 77 6
  Natasha Zvereva 6 613
16   Nathalie Tauziat 1 77 6
16   Nathalie Tauziat 6 6
2   Lindsay Davenport 3 3

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   M Hingis 7 6
  L Raymond 5 3 1   M Hingis 77 6
  E Makarova 6 6   E Makarova 624
Q   S Talaja 4 2 1   M Hingis 6 6
  F Perfetti 6 6   E Likhovtseva 2 1
  D Chládková 0 1   F Perfetti 4 0
  Y Yoshida 662   E Likhovtseva 6 6
  E Likhovtseva 78 6 1   M Hingis 6 6
WC   K Cross 6 6   T Tanasugarn 3 2
WC   J Ward 3 4 WC   K Cross 2 5
  T Tanasugarn 6 7   T Tanasugarn 6 7
  K Hrdličková 0 5   T Tanasugarn 6 6
Q   C Black 6 6 Q   C Black 4 0
  S Jeyaseelan 2 4 Q   C Black 637 6
  H Suková 6 4 3 13   P Schnyder 77 5 3
13   P Schnyder 3 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   D Van Roost 6 6
  J Kruger 1 3 15   D Van Roost 6 6
  N Dechy 632   A Miller 1 1
  A Miller 77 6 15   D Van Roost 6 6
WC   L Latimer 6 6   S Appelmans 1 2
  J Kandarr 4 1 WC   L Latimer 1 4
  S Appelmans 6 6   S Appelmans 6 6
  C Torrens Valero 3 3 15   D Van Roost 6 3 2
  J Lee 6 6 5   A Sánchez Vicario 3 6 6
WC   L Woodroffe 4 1   J Lee 2 0
  A Sugiyama 4 77 3   S Plischke 6 6
  S Plischke 6 626   S Plischke 5 2
  M Grzybowska 6 6 5   A Sánchez Vicario 7 6
  R Dragomir 2 4   M Grzybowska 6 4 3
  C Cristea 7 2 0 5   A Sánchez Vicario 4 6 6
5   A Sánchez Vicario 5 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   J Novotná 6 6
  S Kleinová 2 2 3   J Novotná 6 4 6
  E Gagliardi 6 5 4   T Panova 3 6 1
  T Panova 4 7 6 3   J Novotná 6 6
  P Hy-Boulais 4 6 6   C Morariu 3 1
  M Babel 6 2 3   P Hy-Boulais 5 0
  C Morariu 4 6 6   C Morariu 7 6
  M Maruska 6 1 2 3   J Novotná 6 6
Q   S de Beer 6 6 10   I Spîrlea 2 3
  I Gorrochategui 4 4 Q   S de Beer 6 4 6
  K Brandi 645   S-t Wang 2 6 3
  S-t Wang 77 7 Q   S de Beer 4 4
  B Rittner 78 6 10   I Spîrlea 6 6
  A Cocheteux 660   B Rittner 4 4
  F Lubiani 5 3 10   I Spîrlea 6 6
10   I Spîrlea 7 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
LL   L Osterloh 2 6 1
  K Po 6 2 6   K Po 2 4
  A Glass 1 77 3   V Ruano Pascual 6 6
  V Ruano Pascual 6 646   V Ruano Pascual 7 4
  L Golarsa 4 3   S Williams 5 1r
  S Williams 6 6   S Williams 6 6
  A Smashnova 4 77 3   M Lučić 3 0
  M Lučić 6 656   V Ruano Pascual 3 1
  G Helgeson-Nielsen 6 0 2 7   V Williams 6 6
  C Rubin 4 6 6   C Rubin 3 7 11
  T Snyder 6 6   T Snyder 6 5 9
  L Němečková 3 0   C Rubin 3 4
  B Schett 6 6 7   V Williams 6 6
  P Stoyanova 0 2   B Schett 1 2
  J Nejedly 3 3 7   V Williams 6 6
7   V Williams 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   M Seles 6 6
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 3 4 6   M Seles 6 6
  A Fusai 6 6   A Fusai 1 1
  K Studeníková 3 2 6   M Seles 6 6
  Y Basuki 6 6   Y Basuki 2 3
  S Reeves 4 0   Y Basuki 6 6
  A Mauresmo 6 6   A Mauresmo 3 4
Q   M Schnitzer 3 4 6   M Seles 6 6
  N Pratt 4 6 4 14   S Testud 3 2
WC   J Capriati 6 3 6 WC   J Capriati 6 4 2
WC   L McNeil 2 6 6 WC   L McNeil 4 6 6
Q   E Callens 6 4 4 WC   L McNeil 3 67
  S Noorlander 6 6 14   S Testud 6 79
  O Lugina 3 1   S Noorlander 3 1
Q   R Stubbs 650 14   S Testud 6 6
14   S Testud 77 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   M Pierce 643
  E Tatarkova 77 6   E Tatarkova 4 65
  B Schwartz 653   M de Swardt 6 77
  M de Swardt 77 6   M de Swardt 4 5
  A Gerši 1 1   M Oremans 6 7
  Å Carlsson 6 6   Å Carlsson 2 3
  E Wagner 6 3 2   M Oremans 6 6
  M Oremans 2 6 6   M Oremans 4 2
  N Miyagi 6 1 6   N Zvereva 6 6
WC   J Pullin 3 6 2   N Miyagi 1 3
  N Zvereva 7 6   N Zvereva 6 6
  R McQuillan 5 4   N Zvereva 6 7
  H Nagyová 636 6 4   S Graf 4 5
  A Frazier 77 2 4   H Nagyová 0 4
  G León García 4 1 4   S Graf 6 6
4   S Graf 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   C Martínez 6 6
  S Farina 1 0 8   C Martínez 7 7
  K Boogert 3 6 6   K Boogert 5 5
  M Saeki 6 2 1 8   C Martínez 6 3 5
  M Díaz Oliva 6 6 WC   S Smith 2 6 7
  P Suárez 3 2   M Díaz Oliva 1 3
  A-G Sidot 3 6 2 WC   S Smith 6 6
WC   S Smith 6 4 6 WC   S Smith 3 1
  S-h Park 2 4 16   N Tauziat 6 6
  J Halard-Decugis 6 6   J Halard-Decugis 6 78
  O Barabanschikova 4 77 9   A Dechaume-Balleret 4 66
  A Dechaume-Balleret 6 6511   J Halard-Decugis 656 4
  I Majoli 6 6 16   N Tauziat 77 3 6
  K Habšudová 2 3   I Majoli 0 1
Q   H Inoue 6 1 3 16   N Tauziat 6 6
16   N Tauziat 2 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   A Coetzer 6 6
  K-A Guse 2 2 9   A Coetzer 6 3 2
  N Sawamatsu 2 6 6   N Sawamatsu 3 6 6
  B Paulus 6 3 2   N Sawamatsu 3 7 0
  F Li 1 4   M Serna 6 5 6
  R Grande 6 6   R Grande 4 1
  M Serna 7 4 6   M Serna 6 6
Q   R Bobková 5 6 1   M Serna 1 0
LL   K Miller 6 3 4 2   L Davenport 6 6
  N Kijimuta 3 6 6   N Kijimuta 0 5
  M Vento 77 4 6   M Vento 6 7
  S Cacic 616 3   M Vento 3 6 2
  S Pitkowski 1 7 3 2   L Davenport 6 1 6
  L Neiland 6 5 6   L Neiland 1 5
  F Labat 2 2 2   L Davenport 6 7
2   L Davenport 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ Wimbledon 2011: Kvitova stuns Sharapova to lift women's title

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