1991 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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1991 Australian Open
Champion   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Runner-up   Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Final score   5–7, 6–3, 6–1
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
Australian Open
 < 1990 1992 > 

Monica Seles defeated Jana Novotná 5–7 6–3 6–1 in the final to win the Women's Singles title at the 1991 Australian Open, which was held from 14 through 27 January 1991. She became the first woman in the Open Era to win the Australian Open after saving a match point (in the semifinals, versus Mary Jo Fernandez).

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Monica Seles is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. Germany Steffi Graf (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles (Champion)
  3. United States Mary Joe Fernandez (Semifinalist)
  4. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Semifinalist)
  7. Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (Second round)
  8. United States Zina Garrison (Fourth round)
  1. Czechoslovakia Helena Suková (Third round)
  2. Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná (Finalist)
  3. Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva (Fourth round)
  4. Austria Barbara Paulus (Second round)
  5. United States Amy Frazier (Fourth round)
  6. South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer (Third round)
  7. Peru Laura Gildemeister (Second round)
  8. Belgium Sabine Appelmans (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  Germany Steffi Graf 7 4 6  
10  Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 5 6 8  
  10  Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 6 6    
  6  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2 4    
4  Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 1 3  
  6  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
    10  Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 7 3 1
  2  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 5 6 6
  5  Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva 3 2    
3  United States Mary Joe Fernandez 6 6    
  3  United States Mary Joe Fernandez 3 6 7
  2  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6 0 9  
   Germany Anke Huber 3 1  
  2  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Germany S Graf 6 6    
 United States J Santrock 3 0       1  Germany S Graf 6 6    
 Japan M Kidowaki 1 6 6    Japan M Kidowaki 1 0    
 Australia K Sharpe 6 1 4       1  Germany S Graf 6 6    
 Japan K Date 6 6          Australia N Provis 4 2    
 France N Herreman 2 1        Japan K Date 6 0 4
 Australia N Provis 6 6      Australia N Provis 4 6 6  
 South Africa E Reinach 2 0         1  Germany S Graf 6 6  
 Czechoslovakia K Habšudová 6 77          Czechoslovakia K Habšudová 0 1  
 Argentina C Tessi 2 65        Czechoslovakia K Habšudová 712 6    
 United States A Smith 6 6      United States A Smith 610 2    
 Czechoslovakia E Sviglerova 3 4          Czechoslovakia K Habšudová 6 3 8
 Australia E Smylie 2 6 6        Australia E Smylie 0 6 6  
 Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 6 4 4      Australia E Smylie 6 2 9
 Peru P Vasquez 1 1     15  Peru L Gildemeister 3 6 7  
15  Peru L Gildemeister 6 6    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
10  Czechoslovakia J Novotná 79 6    
 Australia A Minter 67 2       10  Czechoslovakia J Novotná 6 6    
 France K Quentrec 78 2 7    France K Quentrec 2 2    
 United States A Grossman 66 6 5       10  Czechoslovakia J Novotná 62 6 8  
 United States S Stafford 6 6          United States S Stafford 77 1 6  
 Netherlands M Bollegraf 4 4        United States S Stafford 5 6 6
 United States G Magers 6 6      United States G Magers 7 2 2  
 Switzerland E Zardo 4 2         10  Czechoslovakia J Novotná 77 6  
 France A Dechaume 6 7         8  United States Z Garrison 61 4  
 Australia K Godridge 3 5        France A Dechaume 6 6    
 Germany V Martinek 6 6      Germany V Martinek 2 3    
 Japan A Kijimuta 3 1          France A Dechaume 2 4  
 Japan N Miyagi 7 1 8       8  United States Z Garrison 6 6    
 Mexico A Gavaldón 5 6 6      Japan N Miyagi 6 0 2
WC  Australia R Stubbs 2 0     8  United States Z Garrison 2 6 6  
8  United States Z Garrison 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  Argentina G Sabatini 6 6    
 United States L Harvey-Wild 3 1       4  Argentina G Sabatini 6 6    
Q  Sweden M Ekstrand 6 7     Q  Sweden M Ekstrand 1 1    
 Czechoslovakia J Pospíšilová 1 5         4  Argentina G Sabatini 6 6    
 Czechoslovakia A Strnadová 77 6          Czechoslovakia A Strnadová 1 1    
 Belgium S Wasserman 62 4        Czechoslovakia A Strnadová 6 6  
 United Kingdom J Durie 6 3 7    United Kingdom J Durie 3 2    
WC  Australia T Morton 1 6 5       4  Argentina G Sabatini 6 6  
 Japan T Takagi 6 3 6        Australia R McQuillan 3 1  
 United States P Fendick 2 6 3      Japan T Takagi 2 4    
Q  United States S Schefflin 7 6     Q  United States S Schefflin 6 6    
LL  Netherlands M Oremans 5 4         Q  United States S Schefflin 4 0  
 Australia R McQuillan 2 6 6        Australia R McQuillan 6 6    
 Soviet Union E Brioukhovets 6 4 1      Australia R McQuillan 6 67 6
 Finland P Thoren 3 3     12  Austria B Paulus 4 79 4  
12  Austria B Paulus 6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13  United States A Frazier 6 6    
WC  Australia K McDonald 3 4       13  United States A Frazier 6 6    
 United States A Leand 77 1 8    United States A Leand 3 0    
Q  Netherlands I Driehuis 63 6 6       13  United States A Frazier 3 6 6  
 Sweden C Lindqvist 7 4 6        United States C Cunningham 6 2 2  
 United States C Macgregor 5 6 3      Sweden C Lindqvist 1 0  
 United States C Cunningham 6 6      United States C Cunningham 6 6    
WC  Australia N Pratt 1 1         13  United States A Frazier 3 2  
 United States L McNeil 5 77 6       6  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6  
 United States K Rinaldi 7 65 1      United States L McNeil 6 4 6  
 Soviet Union L Savchenko-Neiland 6 6      Soviet Union L Savchenko-Neiland 3 6 3  
WC  Australia D Jones 2 2          United States L McNeil 4 6 0
 United Kingdom M Javer 6 6         6  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 3 6  
 United States A Keller 2 2        United Kingdom M Javer 6 4 2
 Soviet Union N Medvedeva 0 2     6  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 4 6 6  
6  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  Bulgaria K Maleeva 6 6    
 Netherlands B Schultz 1 3       5  Bulgaria K Maleeva 6 6    
 United States S Martin 6 6      United States S Martin 2 0    
WC  Australia C Barclay 1 1         5  Bulgaria K Maleeva 6 6    
 Germany W Probst 4 78 6        United States D Faber 3 2    
 United States A Henricksson 6 66 4      Germany W Probst 2 0  
 United States D Faber 5 6 6    United States D Faber 6 6    
 United States E de Lone 7 3 2       5  Bulgaria K Maleeva 6 6  
 New Zealand C Toleafoa 7 6          Bulgaria M Maleeva 3 2  
 Netherlands S Rottier 5 0        New Zealand C Toleafoa 0 3    
 Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 5 6    Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 6    
 Australia M Jaggard 4 7 4        Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 6  
 United States T Whitlinger 63 6 6       14  South Africa R Fairbank-Nideffer 2 3    
 Italy R Reggi 77 2 2      United States T Whitlinger 4 1  
 United States G Fernández 3 2     14  South Africa R Fairbank-Nideffer 6 6    
14  South Africa R Fairbank-Nideffer 6 6    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16  Belgium S Appelmans 6 6    
 Argentina M Paz 0 1       16  Belgium S Appelmans 7 6    
 Argentina P Tarabini 6 6      Argentina P Tarabini 5 1    
 Sweden M Strandlund 4 0         16  Belgium S Appelmans 6 6    
 France J Halard 6 6         Q  Netherlands P Kamstra 4 3    
 Czechoslovakia D Szabová 2 3        France J Halard 3 4  
Q  Netherlands P Kamstra 6 6     Q  Netherlands P Kamstra 6 6    
 United States R White 4 2         16  Belgium S Appelmans 3 3  
 Germany B Rittner 4 6 6       3  United States M J Fernandez 6 6  
 United Kingdom S Loosemore 6 3 1      Germany B Rittner 3 3    
 Japan N Sawamatsu 6 6      Japan N Sawamatsu 6 6    
 United States E Burgin 4 3          Japan N Sawamatsu 1 1  
 Italy F Romano 7 6         3  United States M J Fernandez 6 6    
Q  Germany M Zivec-Skulj 5 2        Italy F Romano 1 2  
 United Kingdom S Gomer 1 0     3  United States M J Fernandez 6 6    
3  United States M J Fernandez 6 6    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  Switzerland M Maleeva-Fragniere 6 6    
WC  Australia J-A Faull 2 0       7  Switzerland M Maleeva-Fragniere 4 4    
 Germany A Huber 6 6      Germany A Huber 6 6    
 New Zealand J Richardson 4 1          Germany A Huber 6 7    
 Germany E Pfaff 78 3 6        United States P Shriver 3 5    
 Australia L Field 66 6 3      Germany E Pfaff 3 64  
 United States P Shriver 6 6      United States P Shriver 6 77    
 France N van Lottum 3 1          Germany A Huber 6 6  
 Hungary C Bartos 6 6         11  Soviet Union N Zvereva 3 4  
 France N Guerree-Spitzer 3 2        Hungary C Bartos 6 3 0  
 United Kingdom C Wood 3 77 6    United Kingdom C Wood 3 6 6  
Q  United States S Collins 6 64 0        United Kingdom C Wood 1 3  
 Germany C Porwik 78 6         11  Soviet Union N Zvereva 6 6    
Q  Germany M Kochta 66 3        Germany C Porwik 69 4  
11  Soviet Union N Zvereva 6 6     11  Soviet Union N Zvereva 711 6    
Q  United States G Helgeson 3 4    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 6    
 New Zealand B Cordwell 2 1       9  Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 7    
 Germany I Cueto 6 2 7    Germany I Cueto 2 5    
 Austria P Ritter 4 6 5       9  Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 1 4  
 France C Tanvier 6 6          France C Tanvier 4 6 6  
 Poland R Baranski 4 1        France C Tanvier 67 7 6
 Canada P Hy 6 6      Canada P Hy 79 5 1  
 United States B Bowes 4 3          France C Tanvier 2 1  
 Germany K Kschwendt 2 6 6       2  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Seles 6 6  
 Czechoslovakia P Langrová 6 3 2      Germany K Kschwendt 6 6    
 Czechoslovakia R Rajchrtová 4 7 8    Czechoslovakia R Rajchrtová 1 1    
WC  Australia L Stacey 6 5 6        Germany K Kschwendt 3 1  
 Italy C Caverzasio 6 3 6       2  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Seles 6 6    
 Germany S Meier 3 6 3      Italy C Caverzasio 1 0  
 Germany S Hack 0 0     2  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Seles 6 6    
2  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Seles 6 6    

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