Tennis at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

The United States' Jennifer Capriati defeated the defending gold medalist, Germany's Steffi Graf, in the final, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 to win the gold medal in Women's Singles tennis at the 1992 Summer Olympics. It was the first victory for the United States in the event since 1924, and the first medal in the event for united Germany (rather than West Germany) since 1912. The United States' Mary Joe Fernández and Spain's Arantxa Sánchez Vicario won the bronze medals. It was Spain's first medal in the women's singles.

Women's singles
Tennis at the 1992 Summer Olympics
Champion Jennifer Capriati (USA)
Runner-up Steffi Graf (GER)
Final score3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1988 · Summer Olympics · 1996 →
Women's singles tennis
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Jennifer Capriati Wimbledon 2004.jpg
Gold medalist Jennifer Capriati (2004)
VenueTennis de la Vall d'Hebron
Dates28 July–7 August
Competitors64 from 30 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jennifer Capriati
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Steffi Graf
 Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Mary Joe Fernández
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
 Spain
← 1988
1996 →

The tournament was held from 28 July to 7 August at the Tennis de la Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona, Spain.[1] There were 64 competitors from 30 nations, with each nation having up to 3 players.[1]

BackgroundEdit

This was the seventh appearance of the women's singles tennis. A women's event was held only once during the first three Games (only men's tennis was played in 1896 and 1904), but has been held at every Olympics for which there was a tennis tournament since 1908. Tennis was not a medal sport from 1928 to 1984, though there were demonstration events in 1968 and 1984.[1]

Germany's Steffi Graf was the defending Olympic champion (who had achieved the Golden version of the Grand Slam in 1988) and the #1 seed again in 1992. Two of her top competitors, Martina Navratilova of the United States and Monica Seles of Yugoslavia, were ineligible because they had not played in the Billie Jean King Cup. The #2 seed was home crowd favorite Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. The United States had the #3 seed and #4 seed in young phenom Jennifer Capriati and Mary Joe Fernández.[1]

Chile, the People's Republic of China, Latvia, Madagascar, Poland, Romania, South Africa, and Switzerland each made their debut in the event; some former Soviet republics competed as the Unified Team. France and Great Britain each made their sixth appearance, tied for most among nations to that point.

Competition formatEdit

The competition was a single-elimination tournament. Unlike previous Olympic tournaments, no bronze medal match was held. All matches were best-of-three sets. The 12-point tie-breaker was used in any set, except the third, that reached 6–6.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 28 July 1992
Wednesday, 29 July 1992
Round of 64
Thursday, 30 July 1992
Friday, 31 July 1992
Round of 32
Saturday, 1 August 1992 Round of 16
Monday, 3 August 1992 Quarterfinals
Wednesday, 5 August 1992 11:00 Semifinals
Friday, 7 August 1992 14:00 Final

SeedsEdit

  1.   Steffi Graf (GER) (Final, Silver Medalist)
  2.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) (Semifinals, Bronze Medalist)
  3.   Jennifer Capriati (USA) (Champion, Gold Medalist)
  4.   Mary Joe Fernández (USA) (Semifinals, Bronze Medalist)
  5.   Conchita Martínez (ESP) (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Anke Huber (GER) (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Katerina Maleeva (BUL) (Second Round)
  9.   Jana Novotná (TCH) (First Round)
  10.   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) (Second Round)
  11.   Helena Suková (TCH) (Second Round)
  12.   Zina Garrison-Jackson (USA) (First Round)
  13.   Mary Pierce (FRA) (Second Round)
  14.   Kimiko Date (JPN) (Second Round)
  15.   Julie Halard (FRA) (Second Round)
  16.   Sabine Appelmans (BEL) (Quarterfinals)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Steffi Graf (GER) 6 6  
16   Sabine Appelmans (BEL) 1 0  
1   Steffi Graf (GER) 6 6  
4   Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 4 2  
4   Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 5 6 6
6   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 7 1 0
1   Steffi Graf (GER) 6 3 4
3   Jennifer Capriati (USA) 3 6 6
7   Anke Huber (GER) 3 61 
3   Jennifer Capriati (USA) 6 7  
3   Jennifer Capriati (USA) 6 3 6
2   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 3 6 1
5   Conchita Martínez (ESP) 4 4
2   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 6 6  

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   S Graf (GER) 6 6  
LL   L Novelo (MEX) 1 1   1   S Graf (GER) 6 6  
    B Schultz (NED) 7 646     B Schultz (NED) 1 0  
Q   F Li (CHN) 5 7 4 1   S Graf (GER) 6 6  
    E Zardo (SUI) 2 4       Mag Maleeva (BUL) 3 4  
    Mag Maleeva (BUL) 6 6       Mag Maleeva (BUL) 6 6  
Q   R Simpson-Alter (CAN) 5 1   14   K Date (JPN) 2 4  
14   K Date (JPN) 7 6   1   S Graf (GER) 6 6  
16   S Appelmans (BEL) 6 6   16   S Appelmans (BEL) 1 0  
    R McQuillan (AUS) 3 3   16   S Appelmans (BEL) 6 6  
    N Provis (AUS) 6 6       N Provis (AUS) 2 1
WC   K Piccolini (ITA) 1 0   16   S Appelmans (BEL) 6 6  
Alt   P Ritter (AUT) 1 64  Q   E Maniokova (EUN) 1 3  
Q   E Maniokova (EUN) 6 7   Q   E Maniokova (EUN) 7 4 6
    L Savchenko (LAT) 632   8   K Maleeva (BUL) 656 0
8   K Maleeva (BUL) 7 6  

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4   M J Fernández (USA) 6 6  
Q   L-L Chen (CHN) 2 3   4   M J Fernández (USA) 6 1 12
    P Hy (CAN) 6 6       P Hy (CAN) 2 6 10
Q   D Randriantefy (MAD) 2 1   4   M J Fernández (USA) 7 6  
Alt   S Gomer (GBR) 6 3 1     N Zvereva (EUN) 691  
Alt   S Smith (GBR) 2 6 6 Alt   S Smith (GBR) 1 2  
    N Zvereva (EUN) 6 6       N Zvereva (EUN) 6 6  
9   J Novotná (TCH) 1 0   4   M J Fernández (USA) 5 6 6
11   H Suková (TCH) 6 6   6   Man Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 7 1 0
Q   N Randriantefy (MAD) 0 1   11   H Suková (TCH) 6 4 3/r
Q   A Gavaldón (MEX) 6 6   Q   A Gavaldón (MEX) 4 6 5
    C Lindqvist (SWE) 4 3   Q   A Gavaldón (MEX) 0 3  
WC   J Byrne (AUS) 4 62  6   Man Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 6 6  
    R Reggi-Concato (ITA) 6 7       R Reggi-Concato (ITA) 2 4  
Q   A Vieira (BRA) 2 3   6   Man Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 6 6  
6   Man Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 6 6  

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7   A Huber (GER) 6 4 6
    N Sawamatsu (JPN) 0 6 2 7   A Huber (GER) 6 6  
    M Javer (GBR) 7 4 3     B Paulus (AUT) 4 1  
    B Paulus (AUT) 696 6 7   A Huber (GER) 7 7  
Q   I-S Kim (KOR) 4 4   Q   N Muns-Jagerman (NED) 5 63 
Q   N Muns-Jagerman (NED) 6 6   Q   N Muns-Jagerman (NED) 7 7  
Q   K Nowak (POL) 4 61  15   J Halard (FRA) 6365 
15   J Halard (FRA) 6 7   7   A Huber (GER) 3 61 
13/WC   M Pierce (FRA) 7 7   3   J Capriati (USA) 6 7  
    L Meskhi (EUN) 655   13/WC   M Pierce (FRA) 6 3 8
WC   M Paz (ARG) 1 4       Y Basuki (INA) 0 6 10
    Y Basuki (INA) 6 6       Y Basuki (INA) 3 4  
Alt   P Tarabini (ARG) 6 6   3   J Capriati (USA) 6 6  
    M de Swardt (RSA) 4 2   Alt   P Tarabini (ARG) 4 1  
WC   E Reinach (RSA) 1 0   3   J Capriati (USA) 6 6  
3   J Capriati (USA) 6 6  

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5   C Martínez (ESP) 4 6 6
    J Wiesner (AUT) 6 1 2 5   C Martínez (ESP) 6 6  
Q   P Sepúlveda (CHI) 2 3       S Cecchini (ITA) 4 3  
    S Cecchini (ITA) 6 6   5   C Martínez (ESP) 6 6  
LL   C Papadáki (GRE) 6 1 2     A Coetzer (RSA) 4 3  
LL   A Blumberga (LAT) 4 6 6 LL   A Blumberga (LAT) 2 4  
    A Coetzer (RSA) 7 6       A Coetzer (RSA) 6 6  
12/WC   Z Garrison-Jackson (USA) 5 1   5   C Martínez (ESP) 4 4  
10   N Tauziat (FRA) 6 6   2   A Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 6 6  
WC   R Zrubáková (TCH) 3 2   10   N Tauziat (FRA) 3 2  
    F Labat (ARG) 3 3   WC   B Rittner (GER) 6 6  
WC   B Rittner (GER) 6 6   WC   B Rittner (GER) 6 3 1
Q   E Pampoulova (BUL) 6466  2   A Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 4 6 6
Q   M Endo (JPN) 7 7   Q   M Endo (JPN) 0 1  
Q   I Spîrlea (ROM) 1 3   2   A Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 6 6  
2   A Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 6 6  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Singles, Women". Olympedia. Retrieved 15 July 2021.