1991 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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1991 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Germany Steffi Graf
Runner-up   Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Final score   6–4, 3–6, 8–6
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1990 1992 > 

Steffi Graf defeated Gabriela Sabatini 6–4, 3–6, 8–6 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles title at the 1991 Wimbledon Championships. After splitting the first two sets, Sabatini served twice for the title, and was two points away from her second Grand Slam win before Steffi Graf rallied. With the victory, Steffi Graf captured her third Wimbledon Singles Championship, while it proved to be Sabatini's third and final appearance in a Grand Slam final.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Germany Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (Finalist)
  3. United States Martina Navratilova (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Quarterfinalist)
  5. United States Mary Joe Fernandez (Semifinalist)
  6. Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná (Second round)
  7. United States Zina Garrison (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva (Fourth round)
  1. United States Jennifer Capriati (Semifinalist)
  2. Czechoslovakia Helena Suková (First round)
  3. France Nathalie Tauziat (Fourth round)
  4. Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva (Second round)
  5. Germany Anke Huber (Fourth round)
  6. United States Amy Frazier (Fourth round)
  7. Italy Anna-Maria Cecchini (First round)
  8. Austria Judith Wiesner (Fourth round)

Monica Seles, the World no. 1 and supposed to be the first seed, who withdrew before the tournament draw was made. The seeds numbered 2-15 all rose one place and a new no.16 was added.[1]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  Germany Steffi Graf 6 6    
7  United States Zina Garrison 1 3    
  1  Germany Steffi Graf 6 6    
  5  United States Mary Joe Fernandez 2 4    
4  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2 5  
  5  United States Mary Joe Fernandez 6 7    
    1  Germany Steffi Graf 6 3 8
  2  Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 4 6 6
  9  United States Jennifer Capriati 6 7    
3  United States Martina Navratilova 4 5    
  9  United States Jennifer Capriati 4 4  
  2  Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6 6    
   Peru Laura Gildemeister 2 1  
  2  Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Germany Graf 6 6
Belgium Appelmans 2 2 1 Germany Graf 6 6
United States Louie-Harper 6 6 United States Louie-Harper 0 1
Germany Porwik 4 1 1 Germany Graf 6 6
France Herreman 7 6 Indonesia Basuki 2 3
United States Rinaldi 5 2 France Herreman 4 4
Indonesia Basuki 6 7 Indonesia Basuki 6 6
United States Henricksson 4 6 1 Germany Graf 6 6
France Halard 6 2 6 14 United States Frazier 2 1
LL New Zealand Toleafoa 1 6 3 France Halard 2 4
United States Werdel 6 6 United States Werdel 6 6
United States Graham 3 2 United States Werdel 2 1
United States White 6 6 14 United States Frazier 6 6
Italy Bonsignori 1 1 United States White 5 4
14 United States Frazier 7 6 14 United States Frazier 7 6
Luxembourg Kschwendt 6 4

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Germany Huber 6 6
Germany Martinek 1 2 13 Germany Huber 6 6
United States Whitlinger 6 6 United States Whitlinger 2 1
Bulgaria Maleeva 1 3 13 Germany Huber 6 6 6
Netherlands Bollegraf 6 6 Netherlands Bollegraf 3 7 0
WC United Kingdom Humphreys-Davies 4 4 Netherlands Bollegraf 6 5 6
United Kingdom Durie 6 6 United Kingdom Durie 3 7 3
Canada Kelesi 3 2 13 Germany Huber 6 3 0
Switzerland Zardo 6 6 7 United States Garrison 4 6 6
Japan Miyagi 0 3 Switzerland Zardo 4 4
Sweden Strandlund 6 7 Sweden Strandlund 6 6
Japan Hiraki 2 6 Sweden Strandlund 3 3
Bulgaria Pampoulova 2 6 6 7 United States Garrison 6 6
WC United Kingdom Borneo 6 3 4 Bulgaria Pampoulova 3 1
7 United States Garrison 6 6 7 United States Garrison 6 6
United Kingdom Gomer 3 3

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Germany Rittner 1 2 4 Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6
South Africa Coetzer 7 6 South Africa Coetzer 4 1
Italy Romano 6 2 4 Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6
United States McNeil 6 7 United States McNeil 2 4
Czechoslovakia Langrová 4 5 United States McNeil 3 6 6
Japan Sawamatsu 6 6 Japan Sawamatsu 6 2 2
Hungary Bartos 2 2 4 Spain Sánchez Vicario 7 3 6
LL Australia Faull 6 6 Australia Minter 5 6 1
Australia Godridge 0 2 LL Australia Faull 3 2
Australia Minter 6 6 Australia Minter 6 6
United States Martin 4 0 Australia Minter 6 6
United States Faber 6 6 6 United States Fernández 3 3
Switzerland Caverzasio 3 7 2 United States Faber 5 5
United States Fernández 4 6 6 United States Fernández 7 7
10 Czechoslovakia Suková 6 1 4

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Austria Wiesner 6 6
United States Cioffi 1 2 16 Austria Wiesner 6 6
Soviet Union Savchenko-Neiland 6 6 8 Soviet Union Savchenko-Neiland 3 0
Hungary Temesvári 2 7 6 16 Austria Wiesner 3 7 6
Germany Kohde-Kilsch 6 6 Germany Kohde-Kilsch 6 5 1
WC United Kingdom Griffiths 1 3 Germany Kohde-Kilsch 7 6
Q Netherlands Jagerman 7 6 Q Netherlands Jagerman 6 2
Q Netherlands Oremans 5 4 16 Austria Wiesner 0 5
United States Shriver 6 7 5 United States Fernandez 6 7
United States Leand 0 5 United States Shriver 6 6
Argentina Fulco 3 6 6 Argentina Fulco 0 3
United States de Lone 6 2 4 United States Shriver 3 5
United States Keller 7 6 5 United States Fernandez 6 7
Italy Golarsa 5 3 United States Keller 6 1
5 United States Fernandez 6 6 5 United States Fernandez 7 6
Q Netherlands Kamstra 2 4

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Czechoslovakia Novotná 6 6
LL Australia Pratt 3 0 6 Czechoslovakia Novotná 6 6 4
Netherlands Schultz 6 6 Netherlands Schultz 4 7 6
Austria Reinstadler 3 0 Netherlands Schultz 5 6 7
Soviet Union Brioukhovets 6 6 Soviet Union Brioukhovets 7 4 5
United States Nagelsen 2 1 Soviet Union Brioukhovets 7 6
Australia Provis 3 6 6 Australia Provis 6 4
United Kingdom Smith 6 4 2 Netherlands Schultz 6 1 1
Germany Probst 7 7 9 United States Capriati 3 6 6
Czechoslovakia Sviglerova 6 5 Germany Probst 7 6
Q Belgium Callens 7 2 7 Q Belgium Callens 6 3
France van Lottum 6 6 5 Germany Probst 3 6 3
Czechoslovakia Zrubáková 7 6 9 United States Capriati 6 1 6
Australia McQuillan 6 2 Czechoslovakia Zrubáková 2 3
9 United States Capriati 6 7 9 United States Capriati 6 6
United States Stafford 0 5

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Australia Smylie 6 3 6
15 Italy Cecchini 3 6 1 Australia Smylie 6 6
Q France Suire 6 6 Q France Suire 3 4
United States Sloane 2 2 Australia Smylie 1 6
Sweden Lindqvist 6 6 Sweden Lindqvist 6 7
Q France Demongeot 1 0 Sweden Lindqvist 6 6
Czechoslovakia Habšudová 6 6 Czechoslovakia Habšudová 3 2
Sweden Dahlman 3 2 Sweden Lindqvist 1 3
Japan Kidowaki 1 7 6 3 United States Navratilova 6 6
WC United Kingdom Bentley 6 5 1 Japan Kidowaki 4 3
Italy Garrone 6 7 Italy Garrone 6 6
United States Magers 4 6 Italy Garrone 2 2
WC United Kingdom Grunfeld 6 6 3 United States Navratilova 6 6
France Dechaume 4 4 WC United Kingdom Grunfeld 3 1
3 United States Navratilova 4 6 6 3 United States Navratilova 6 6
South Africa Reinach 6 2 4

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Bulgaria Maleeva 7 6
WC United Kingdom Salmon 5 3 8 Bulgaria Maleeva 6 6
United States Grossman 6 6 United States Grossman 4 4
WC United Kingdom Hand 0 4 8 Bulgaria Maleeva 6 6
Canada Hy 6 3 6 Canada Hy 3 4
South Africa Fairbank-Nideffer 2 6 0 Canada Hy 4 6 6
France Paradis-Mangon 6 6 France Paradis-Mangon 6 4 2
Q Australia Radford 3 2 8 Bulgaria Maleeva 6 2 3
South Africa de Swardt 6 3 6 Peru Gildemeister 3 6 6
United States Rehe 3 6 4 South Africa de Swardt 4 1
Peru Gildemeister 6 6 Peru Gildemeister 6 6
United Kingdom Wood 4 4 Peru Gildemeister 2
United States Harvey-Wild 6 6 United States Harvey-Wild 2 r.
United States Bonder-Kreiss 4 2 United States Harvey-Wild 6 6
12 Soviet Union Zvereva 7 6 12 Soviet Union Zvereva 4 1
Argentina Tessi 6 4

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 France Tauziat 6 7
Czechoslovakia Rajchrtová 4 5 11 France Tauziat 3 6 6
Japan Kijimuta 6 6 Japan Kijimuta 6 2 2
Argentina Paz 1 3 11 France Tauziat 6 6
United States Fendick 7 4 6 Italy Ferrando 1 1
LL Canada Hetherington 6 6 1 United States Fendick 6 1 5
Italy Ferrando 6 3 6 Italy Ferrando 4 6 7
LL Japan Date 4 6 2 11 France Tauziat 6 3
United States Cunningham 7 6 2 Argentina Sabatini 7 6
United States Helgeson 6 4 United States Cunningham 1 3
Czech Republic Strnadová 6 7 Czech Republic Strnadová 6 6
WC United Kingdom Loosemore 4 5 Czech Republic Strnadová 1 3
France Quentrec 6 6 2 Argentina Sabatini 6 6
Q Australia Stubbs 2 2 France Quentrec 4 2
2 Argentina Sabatini 6 6 2 Argentina Sabatini 6 6
United Kingdom Javer 4 0

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8