1991 French Open – Women's Singles

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1991 French Open
Champion   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Runner-up   Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Final score   6–3, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  
French Open
 < 1990 1992 > 

Monica Seles was the defending champion. She defeated Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–4 in the final of the 1991 French Open to win the Women's Singles tennis title for the second time in a row.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles (Champion)
  2. Germany Steffi Graf (Semifinalist)
  3. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Mary Joe Fernandez (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Finalist)
  6. Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Spain Conchita Martínez (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United States Zina Garrison (First round)
  1. Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (Second round)
  2. United States Jennifer Capriati (Fourth round)
  3. Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva (Third round)
  4. Czechoslovakia Helena Suková (Second round)
  5. France Nathalie Tauziat (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Soviet Union Leila Meskhi (Fourth round)
  7. Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva (Second round)
  8. Germany Anke Huber (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6 7    
7  Spain Conchita Martínez 0 5    
  1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6 6    
  3  Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 4 1    
3  Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 5 712 6
  6  Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 7 610 0  
    1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6 6  
  5  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 4  
  5  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
4  United States Mary Joe Fernandez 3 2    
  5  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6  
  2  Germany Steffi Graf 0 2    
13  France Nathalie Tauziat 3 2  
  2  Germany Steffi Graf 6 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles 6 6    
 Czechoslovakia Zrubáková 3 0       1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles 6 6    
 South Africa de Swardt 62 77 6    South Africa de Swardt 0 2    
WC  France Fusai 77 65 1       1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles 6 6    
 United States Fendick 6 6          France Quentrec 1 2    
 Greece Kanellopoulou 4 2        United States Fendick 1 6 3
 France Quentrec 79 78      France Quentrec 6 4 6  
 United States Helgeson 67 66         1  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles 3 6 6
 Italy Cecchini 6 3 7        Italy Cecchini 6 3 0
 Germany Cueto 3 6 5      Italy Cecchini 6 6    
WC  France Suire 6 6     WC  France Suire 2 2    
 France Paradis 2 3          Italy Cecchini 6 6  
 Italy Bonsignori 6 6         16  Germany Huber 3 4    
 France Herreman 3 4        Italy Bonsignori 0 2  
16  Germany Huber 6 6     16  Germany Huber 6 6    
 Italy Garrone 2 3    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
10  United States Capriati 6 7    
 Italy Piccolini 2 5       10  United States Capriati 6 6    
 Hungary Temesvári 6 6      Hungary Temesvári 2 1    
 Japan Miyagi 1 3         10  United States Capriati 6 6    
WC  France van Lottum 6 2 6        Japan Kidowaki 3 0    
 Bulgaria Pampoulova 4 6 3     WC  France van Lottum 3 7 6
 Japan Kidowaki 6 6      Japan Kidowaki 6 5 8  
 Netherlands Schultz 4 4         10  United States Capriati 3 3  
 United States Cunningham 6 6         7  Spain Martínez 6 6  
 United States Martin 2 2        United States Cunningham 6 7    
 France Halard 6 7      France Halard 2 5    
 Czechoslovakia Habšudová 4 5          United States Cunningham 1 4  
 United States Rehe 7 6         7  Spain Martínez 6 6    
 Indonesia Basuki 5 3        United States Rehe 1 63  
7  Spain Martínez 6 6     7  Spain Martínez 6 77    
 Austria Wiesner 4 3    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  Argentina Sabatini 6 6    
 United States Werdel 1 1       3  Argentina Sabatini 6 6    
 Switzerland Zardo 6 6      Switzerland Zardo 1 1    
 Argentina Paz 3 2         3  Argentina Sabatini 6 6    
 Germany Martinek 6 6          France Pierce 2 1    
 Germany Porwik 1 0        Germany Martinek 3 0  
 France Pierce 77 6      France Pierce 6 6    
 Sweden Dahlman 61 0         3  Argentina Sabatini 6 6  
 United States Fernández 77 6          Australia McQuillan 3 0  
 Japan Takagi 64 2        United States Fernández 2 2    
 Australia McQuillan 6 7      Australia McQuillan 6 6    
 Hungary Bartos 3 5          Australia McQuillan 6 2 6
 Canada Kelesi 6 6          Canada Kelesi 4 6 4  
 Germany Rittner 0 2        Canada Kelesi 4 7 6
12  Czechoslovakia Suková 6 6     12  Czechoslovakia Suková 6 5 0  
 Czechoslovakia Sviglerova 0 1    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14  Soviet Union Meskhi 6 6    
LL  Austria Dopfer 2 2       14  Soviet Union Meskhi 7 6    
 Germany Kohde-Kilsch 6 6      Germany Kohde-Kilsch 5 1    
 United Kingdom Loosemore 1 3         14  Soviet Union Meskhi 6 6    
 United States Harvey-Wild 6 7          United States Harvey-Wild 3 1    
Q  Italy Baudone 4 5        United States Harvey-Wild 79 67 11
 Peru Gildemeister 6 2 6    Peru Gildemeister 67 79 9  
 United Kingdom Smith 3 6 1       14  Soviet Union Meskhi 0 67  
 Switzerland Caverzasio 6 6         6  Czechoslovakia Novotná 6 79  
 United States Keller 4 3        Switzerland Caverzasio 2 2    
 Soviet Union Brioukhovets 1 6 7    Soviet Union Brioukhovets 6 6    
 France Dechaume 6 2 5        Soviet Union Brioukhovets 66 2  
 Canada Hy 6 6         6  Czechoslovakia Novotná 78 6    
 France Mothes-Jobkel 2 2        Canada Hy 2 1  
6  Czechoslovakia Novotná 7 6     6  Czechoslovakia Novotná 6 6    
LL  Italy Farina 5 2    

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
 United States McNeil 2 2       5  Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
 Australia Godridge 6 4 6    Australia Godridge 1 2    
 United States McGrath 4 6 3       5  Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
Q  Argentina Fulco 6 6         Q  Argentina Fulco 1 1    
 Australia Smylie 4 0       Q  Argentina Fulco 6 6  
 Argentina Tessi 6 6      Argentina Tessi 2 2    
 United Kingdom Wood 4 1         5  Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6  
 United States Rinaldi 6 6          United States Whitlinger 2 1  
Q  Czechoslovakia Laskova 2 3        United States Rinaldi 4 0    
 United States Whitlinger 6 79      United States Whitlinger 6 6    
 United States de Lone 1 67          United States Whitlinger 79 6  
 United States Grossman 7 6          United States Grossman 67 4    
 Italy Golarsa 5 0        United States Grossman 4 6 6
15  Soviet Union Zvereva 6 6     15  Soviet Union Zvereva 6 1 4  
 United States Faber 0 0    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11  Bulgaria Maleeva 6 6    
Q  Australia Jaggard 3 4       11  Bulgaria Maleeva 6 6    
 Japan Kijimuta 6 6      Japan Kijimuta 2 3    
 Sweden Strandlund 0 4         11  Bulgaria Maleeva 4 4    
 South Africa Reinach 6 6          South Africa Reinach 6 6    
 Netherlands Bollegraf 0 2        South Africa Reinach 6 6  
 United States Cioffi 7 4 6    United States Cioffi 3 1    
 Italy Ferrando 5 6 0        South Africa Reinach 4 62  
Q  Finland Thoren 6 6         4  United States Fernandez 6 77  
 United Kingdom Javer 2 2       Q  Finland Thoren 6 3 7  
 Soviet Union Savchenko 6 6      Soviet Union Savchenko 3 6 5  
WC  France Housset 1 4         Q  Finland Thoren 4 3  
 Germany Hack 6 7         4  United States Fernandez 6 6    
 United Kingdom Durie 4 5        Germany Hack 4 0  
4  United States Fernandez 6 6     4  United States Fernandez 6 6    
 Italy Romano 3 0    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Japan Sawamatsu 6 6    
8  United States Garrison 4 0        Japan Sawamatsu 6 77    
 Poland Baranski 3 6 6    Poland Baranski 0 63    
WC  France Laval 6 4 3        Japan Sawamatsu 5 6 6  
WC  France Niox-Chateau 6 6          United States Graham 7 2 4  
 France Demongeot 4 4       WC  France Niox-Chateau 4 0  
 United States Graham 6 7      United States Graham 6 6    
 Austria Reinstadler 1 5          Japan Sawamatsu 5 6 10
 Netherlands Jagerman 6 6         13  France Tauziat 7 2 12
 Czechoslovakia Strnadová 2 4        Netherlands Jagerman 6 5 6  
 Australia Provis 4 79 6    Australia Provis 4 7 3  
 Japan Hiraki 6 67 2        Netherlands Jagerman 4 0  
WC  France Guerree-Spitzer 6 713         13  France Tauziat 6 6    
 United Kingdom Gomer 3 611       WC  France Guerree-Spitzer 2 1  
13  France Tauziat 6 6     13  France Tauziat 6 6    
WC  France Etchemendy 3 1    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  Switzerland Maleeva-Fragniere 6 6    
Q  Finland Dahlman 2 2       9  Switzerland Maleeva-Fragniere 4 0    
 Czechoslovakia Rajchrtová 6 6      Czechoslovakia Rajchrtová 6 6    
 Germany Probst 4 3          Czechoslovakia Rajchrtová 2 0    
 South Africa Coetzer 5 7 6        Belgium Appelmans 6 6    
 Australia Minter 7 5 3      South Africa Coetzer 3 7 1
 Belgium Appelmans 6 3 7    Belgium Appelmans 6 5 6  
Q  United States Bowes 1 6 5        Belgium Appelmans 2 2  
 United States Stafford 6 6         2  Germany Graf 6 6  
 France Tanvier 2 1        United States Stafford 6 7    
 Argentina Labat 1 7 6    Argentina Labat 3 5    
Q  Netherlands Rottier 6 5 1        United States Stafford 0 1  
 Czechoslovakia Langrová 6 0 9       2  Germany Graf 6 6    
 France Testud 2 6 7      Czechoslovakia Langrová 0 1  
2  Germany Graf 6 78     2  Germany Graf 6 6    
 Bulgaria Maleeva 3 66    

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