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1999 French Open – Women's Singles

Steffi Graf defeated Martina Hingis 4–6, 7–5, 6–2 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1999 French Open. Graf became the first player in the Open Era to defeat the three top ranked players in the same Grand Slam tournament; defeating No. 2 Lindsay Davenport in the quarterfinals, No. 3 Seles in the semifinals and No. 1 Hingis in the final. Hingis missed a chance to complete a career Grand Slam in singles. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario was the defending champion, but lost to Martina Hingis in the semifinals.

Women's Singles
1999 French Open
ChampionGermany Steffi Graf
Runner-upSwitzerland Martina Hingis
Final score4–6, 7–5, 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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Graf equalled Chris Evert's record of nine French Open final appearances, and extended her record of total Open Era Grand Slam singles victories to 22 (a record surpassed by Serena Williams in 2017). This would end up being the last Grand Slam title Graf would ever win, as well as being the last French Open she would ever appear in. This was also the first Grand Slam appearance for future World No. 1 and four-time French Open champion Justine Henin.

Contents

SeedsEdit

  1.   Martina Hingis (Final)
  2.   Lindsay Davenport (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Monica Seles (Semifinals)
  4.   Jana Novotná (Fourth round)
  5.   Venus Williams (Fourth round)
  6.   Steffi Graf (Champion)
  7.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Semifinals)
  8.   Mary Pierce (Second round)
  9.   Nathalie Tauziat (Second round)
  10.   Serena Williams (Third round)
  11.   Patty Schnyder (Third round)
  12.   Sandrine Testud (Second round)
  13.   Dominique Van Roost (First round)
  14.   Amanda Coetzer (First round)
  15.   Barbara Schett (Third round)
  16.   Julie Halard-Decugis (Fourth round)

Qualifying drawEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Martina Hingis 6 6
Q   Barbara Schwartz 2 2
1   Martina Hingis 6 6
7   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 2
    Sylvia Plischke 2 4
7   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6
1   Martina Hingis 6 5 2
6   Steffi Graf 4 7 6
    Conchita Martínez 1 4
3   Monica Seles 6 6
3   Monica Seles 77 3 4
6   Steffi Graf 626 6
6   Steffi Graf 6 656
2   Lindsay Davenport 1 77 3

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   M Hingis 6 6
  A Hopmans 1 4 1   M Hingis 6 6
  A Mauresmo 6 6   A Mauresmo 3 3
  T Snyder 3 3 1   M Hingis 6 6
  K Hrdličková 6 6   K Hrdličková 3 4
  L Neiland 4 1   K Hrdličková 6 77
  B Rittner 3 77 6   B Rittner 4 65
  M Serna 6 652 1   M Hingis 6 77
  R Grande 601   R Dragomir 3 65
  R Dragomir 77 6   R Dragomir 6 6
  M Drake 2 3   A Kremer 4 2
  A Kremer 6 6   R Dragomir 6 3 6
Q   M Vavrinec 0 4   M de Swardt 2 6 3
  M de Swardt 6 6   M de Swardt 6 6
Q   S Naćuk 6 3 1 12   S Testud 3 2
12   S Testud 3 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   D Van Roost 1 0
Q   B Schwartz 6 6 Q   B Schwartz 6 6
Q   A Földényi 1 4   K Boogert 2 4
  K Boogert 6 6 Q   B Schwartz 6 6
LL   E Dementieva 6 6   N Dechy 2 1
  L Golarsa 1 4 LL   E Dementieva 2 6 5
WC   S Foretz 716 611   N Dechy 6 1 7
  N Dechy 61477 6 Q   B Schwartz 2 79 6
PR   B Schultz-McCarthy 6 3 2 5   V Williams 6 673
  A Molik 3 6 6   A Molik 6 6
WC   E Curutchet 77 3 11 WC   E Curutchet 2 2
WC   J Dokić 656 9   A Molik 3 1
  C Papadáki 3 5 5   V Williams 6 6
  N Zvereva 6 7   N Zvereva 630
  A Fusai 1 1 5   V Williams 77 6
5   V Williams 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   J Novotná 6 77
  Ľ Cervanová 2 64 4   J Novotná 6 6
  A Gerši 6 6   A Gerši 3 2
  M Weingärtner 4 0 4   J Novotná 6 3 6
  A-G Sidot 3 4   S Talaja 4 6 4
  S Talaja 6 6   S Talaja 2 6 6
  C Rubin 6 6   C Rubin 6 1 4
  M Oremans 0 3 4   J Novotná 3 65
  E Gagliardi 6 6   S Plischke 6 77
  N Pratt 2 2   E Gagliardi 1 3
  S Plischke 6 6   S Plischke 6 6
Q   M Tu 1 1   S Plischke 77 6
  D Chládková 653 15   B Schett 614
  K Po 77 6   K Po 3 6 1
  H Nagyová 1 2 15   B Schett 6 3 6
15   B Schett 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   S Williams 6 6
  L Courtois 4 0 10   S Williams 6 6
  M Díaz Oliva 6 6   M Díaz Oliva 3 4
  J Watanabe 0 2 10   S Williams 3 6 0
  T Panova 77 4 5   MJ Fernández 6 1 6
WC   L Ghirardi 626 7 WC   L Ghirardi 1 3
  MJ Fernández 6 6   MJ Fernández 6 6
  A Dechaume-Balleret 3 2   MJ Fernández w/o
  I Spîrlea 6 6 7   A Sánchez Vicario
  C Cristea 4 1   I Spîrlea 6 6
  O Barabanschikova 6 3 6   O Barabanschikova 3 3
  M Shaughnessy 4 6 1   I Spîrlea 4 1
WC   L Andretto 1 0 7   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  K Srebotnik 6 6   K Srebotnik 1 2
  M Lučić 2 2 7   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
7   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   M Pierce 6 6
  J Kruger 4 3 8   M Pierce 6 3 3
  C Black 6 3 3   C Martínez 4 6 6
  C Martínez 2 6 6   C Martínez 6 7
  S-t Wang 4 1   A Smashnova 2 5
  E Callens 6 6   E Callens 0 0
  S Jeyaseelan 6 1 3   A Smashnova 6 6
  A Smashnova 2 6 6   C Martínez 6 6
  K Studeníková 3 6 1   G León García 2 1
  E Likhovtseva 6 4 6   E Likhovtseva 6 3 6
  É Loit 3 2   P Suárez 2 6 4
  P Suárez 6 6   E Likhovtseva 6363
  G León García 6 6   G León García 77 77
  R Kuti-Kis 4 1   G León García 6 6
  A Cocheteux 4 3 9   N Tauziat 2 4
9   N Tauziat 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   J Halard-Decugis 1 6 6
  K Habšudová 6 4 1 16   J Halard-Decugis 4 6 6
  E Wagner 6 78   E Wagner 6 1 2
  S Smith 1 66 16   J Halard-Decugis 7 4 6
  A Glass 6 7   C Torrens Valero 5 6 4
  L Raymond 4 5   A Glass 4 6 1
  C Torrens Valero 6 6   C Torrens Valero 6 1 6
WC   S Georges 2 2 16   J Halard-Decugis 1 5
  B Rippner 7 4 3 3   M Seles 6 7
  R Sandu 5 6 6   R Sandu 2 1
  M Saeki 77 4 0   M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 646 6   M Sánchez Lorenzo 1 4
WC   V Razzano 3 4 3   M Seles 6 6
  L Bacheva 6 6   L Bacheva 3 4
  F Li 2 4 3   M Seles 6 6
3   M Seles 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   S Graf 6 6
PR   M Maleeva 2 0 6   S Graf 6 6
Q   I Gorrochategui 3 6 6 Q   I Gorrochategui 2 4
  S Noorlander 6 3 2 6   S Graf 6 6
  Ad Serra Zanetti 0 6 6   Å Carlsson 1 4
Q   P Stoyanova 6 2 4   Ad Serra Zanetti 3 62
  Å Carlsson 6 7   Å Carlsson 6 77
  S Appelmans 2 5 6   S Graf 6 77
  A Kournikova 6 6   A Kournikova 3 64
  T Tanasugarn 3 3   A Kournikova 6 6
  A Frazier 6 6   A Frazier 4 1
  E Tatarkova 4 2   A Kournikova 6 3 6
  N Arendt 6 7 11   P Schnyder 1 6 0
WC   S Lefèvre 3 5   N Arendt 4 2
  C Morariu 6 3 6 11   P Schnyder 6 6
11   P Schnyder 3 6 8

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   A Coetzer 5 1
  A Sugiyama 7 6   A Sugiyama 4 77 9
  S Farina 6 7   S Farina 6 6411
  E Kulikovskaya 0 5   S Farina 2 0 r
  V Ruano Pascual 2 3   J Capriati 6 4
  J Capriati 6 6   J Capriati 6 3 6
  J Lee 4 6 5   L Osterloh 3 6 2
  L Osterloh 6 2 7   J Capriati 2 3
  F Zuluaga 6 7 2   L Davenport 6 6
  S Pitkowski 2 5   F Zuluaga 6 6
  M Vento 4 6 0   J Nejedly 3 0
  J Nejedly 6 3 6   F Zuluaga 653
  K Brandi 4 2 2   L Davenport 77 6
Q   J Henin 6 6 Q   J Henin 3 6 5
  J Chi 3 1 2   L Davenport 6 2 7
2   L Davenport 6 6

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