1996 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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1996 Australian Open
Champion   United States Monica Seles
Runner-up   Germany Anke Huber
Final score   6–4, 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
 < 1995 1997 > 

Mary Pierce was the defending champion, but she was defeated by Elena Likhovtseva in the second round.

Monica Seles won the title, defeating Anke Huber in the final. This would be Seles' first and only Grand Slam victory since her stabbing.

Seeds[edit]

  1. United States Monica Seles (Champion)
  2. Spain Conchita Martínez (Quarterfinals)
  3. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Quarterfinals)
  4. France Mary Pierce (Second Round)
  5. Japan Kimiko Date (Second Round)
  6. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (Fourth Round)
  7. Croatia Iva Majoli (Quarterfinals)
  8. Germany Anke Huber (Final)
  9. United States Mary Joe Fernández (Fourth Round)
  10. United States Lindsay Davenport (Fourth Round)
  11. Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Fourth Round)
  12. Belarus Natasha Zvereva (First Round)
  13. United States Chanda Rubin (Semifinals)
  14. United States Amy Frazier (First round)
  15. Japan Naoko Sawamatsu (Fourth Round)
  16. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Semifinals)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  United States Monica Seles 6 6    
7  Croatia Iva Majoli 1 2    
  1  United States Monica Seles 62 6 7  
  13  United States Chanda Rubin 77 1 5  
3  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4 6 14
  13  United States Chanda Rubin 6 2 16  
    1  United States Monica Seles 6 6  
  8  Germany Anke Huber 4 1  
     Switzerland Martina Hingis 5 6 1  
16  South Africa Amanda Coetzer 7 4 6  
  16  South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6 4 2
  8  Germany Anke Huber 4 6 6  
8  Germany Anke Huber 4 6 6
  2  Spain Conchita Martínez 6 2 1  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States M Seles 6 6
Q United States J Lee 3 0 1 United States M Seles 6 6
Slovakia K Studeníková 7 6 Slovakia K Studeníková 1 1
Belgium D Van Roost 5 4 1 United States M Seles 7 6
Q Italy F Lubiani 6 4 6 France J Halard-Decugis 5 0
Australia N Bradtke 2 6 4 Q Italy F Lubiani 2 6 2
France J Halard-Decugis 6 6 France J Halard-Decugis 6 0 6
WC Australia J Taylor 1 1 1 United States M Seles 6 6
Slovakia R Zrubáková 6 5 1 15 Japan N Sawamatsu 1 3
Japan A Sugiyama 0 7 6 Japan A Sugiyama 6 6
France S Pitkowski 4 63 Q France A Dechaume-Balleret 2 2
Q France A Dechaume-Balleret 6 77 Japan A Sugiyama 4 0
Slovakia J Husárová 2 1 15 Japan N Sawamatsu 6 6
United States L Wild 6 6 United States L Wild 4 3
Romania C Cristea 6 2 1 15 Japan N Sawamatsu 6 6
15 Japan N Sawamatsu 4 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Belarus N Zvereva 2 6 5
Israel A Smashnova 6 4 7 Israel A Smashnova 7 4 2
United States T Whitlinger-Jones 6 6 United States T Whitlinger-Jones 5 6 6
Japan N Kijimuta 3 0 United States T Whitlinger-Jones 3 2
Romania I Spîrlea 6 64 8 Belgium S Appelmans 6 6
France S Testud 4 77 6 Romania I Spîrlea 3 3
Italy N Baudone 5 4 Belgium S Appelmans 6 6
Belgium S Appelmans 7 6 Belgium S Appelmans 2 2
Q United States J Watanabe 6 6 7 Croatia I Majoli 6 6
South Africa M de Swardt 4 3 Q United States J Watanabe 65 65
United States P Shriver 4 4 France A Fusai 77 77
France A Fusai 6 6 France A Fusai 2 1
WC Australia N Pratt 5 3 7 Croatia I Majoli 6 6
United States L McNeil 7 6 United States L McNeil 3 2
Russia E Makarova 4 2 7 Croatia I Majoli 6 6
7 Croatia I Majoli 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Austria B Reinstadler 2 2 3 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
United States A Grossman 3 2 Germany B Rittner 3 2
Germany B Rittner 6 6 3 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Australia K Godridge 4 6 3 United States S Cacic 3 3
WC Australia S Drake-Brockman 6 4 6 WC Australia S Drake-Brockman 2 5
United States S Cacic 6 6 United States S Cacic 6 7
Belgium E Callens 3 4 3 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
United States N Arendt 6 6 9 United States MJ Fernández 3 3
WC Australia K Radford 3 1 United States N Arendt 3 6 8
France L Ghirardi-Rubbi 3 4 Italy S Farina 6 3 6
Italy S Farina 6 6 United States N Arendt 1 1
Germany V Martinek 2 3 9 United States MJ Fernández 6 6
Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6 Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 2 0
Spain V Ruano Pascual 4 3 9 United States MJ Fernández 6 6
9 United States MJ Fernández 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 United States C Rubin 4 6 6
Australia R McQuillan 6 3 2 13 United States C Rubin 63 6 6
Slovenia T Križan 6 2 6 Slovenia T Križan 77 2 3
United States M McGrath 2 6 4 13 United States C Rubin 6 6
Belgium L Courtois 77 77 Belgium L Courtois 0 2
Netherlands M Oremans 64 64 Belgium L Courtois 6 77
Australia A Ellwood 6 5 1 South Africa J Kruger 3 65
South Africa J Kruger 4 7 6 13 United States C Rubin 6 6
Germany K Kschwendt 6 6 6 Argentina G Sabatini 2 4
Germany P Begerow 0 2 Germany K Kschwendt 2 6 6
Japan N Miyagi 6 7 Japan N Miyagi 6 2 1
Italy S Cecchini 3 5 Germany K Kschwendt 1 2
France I Demongeot 3 3 6 Argentina G Sabatini 6 6
Slovakia K Habšudová 6 6 Slovakia K Habšudová 4 3
United States S Stafford 0 1 6 Argentina G Sabatini 6 6
6 Argentina G Sabatini 6 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Japan K Date 6 6
Mexico A Gavaldón 2 0 5 Japan K Date 2 6 4
Japan M Endo 78 6 Japan M Endo 6 1 6
WC Australia K-A Guse 66 4 Japan M Endo 1 1
Canada J Nejedly 1 1 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
Switzerland M Hingis 6 6 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
Austria B Paulus 6 6 Austria B Paulus 1 4
Latvia L Neiland 0 0 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
Belgium N Feber 6 6 11 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 1 4
Q Canada S Jeyaseelan 4 0 Belgium N Feber 2 6 3
Italy A Serra Zanetti 3 2 Netherlands K Boogert 6 1 6
Netherlands K Boogert 6 6 Netherlands K Boogert 6 1 4
Hungary A Temesvári 65 1 11 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 4 6 6
Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 77 6 Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 4 6 3
Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 63 3 11 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 3 6
11 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 1 77 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6
Austria M Schnell 2 2 16 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6
Germany S Hack 2 6 6 Germany S Hack 1 1
Indonesia Y Basuki 6 4 4 16 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6
Q United States L Poruri 6 65 6 Q Japan R Hiraki 3 1
United States L Lee 3 77 3 Q United States L Poruri 3 6 2
Argentina MJ Gaidano 6 3 2 Q Japan R Hiraki 6 4 6
Q Japan R Hiraki 3 6 6 16 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6
United States L Raymond 4 3 Russia E Likhovtseva 3 3
Italy R Grande 6 6 Italy R Grande 6 77
Hong Kong M Tang 6 4 2 Germany S Meier 4 65
Germany S Meier 0 6 6 Italy R Grande 3 1
Japan K Nagatsuka 2 4 Russia E Likhovtseva 6 6
Russia E Likhovtseva 6 6 Russia E Likhovtseva 6 6
Austria P Schwarz 3 1 4 France M Pierce 4 4
4 France M Pierce 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Germany A Huber 6 6
Czech Republic S Kleinová 1 4 8 Germany A Huber 6 6
Sweden Å Carlsson 6 6 Sweden Å Carlsson 1 2
WC Australia K Sharpe 2 0 8 Germany A Huber 6 6
Sweden M Strandlund 5 64 Czech Republic L Richterová 2 1
Madagascar D Randriantefy 7 77 Madagascar D Randriantefy 64 6 5
Czech Republic L Richterová 6 6 Czech Republic L Richterová 77 4 7
WC Australia G Biggs 3 3 8 Germany A Huber 6 6
Czech Republic H Suková 6 6 Austria B Schett 3 2
Austria J Wiesner 4 0 Czech Republic H Suková 77 4 8
Poland M Grzybowska 4 6 6 Poland M Grzybowska 65 6 6
WC Australia T Musgrave 6 3 2 Czech Republic H Suková 2 7 6
Venezuela M Vento 77 4 4 Austria B Schett 6 5 8
South Korea S-h Park 62 6 6 South Korea S-h Park 4 3
Austria B Schett 4 7 9 Austria B Schett 6 6
14 United States A Frazier 6 5 7

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 United States L Davenport 6 6
Germany C Singer 1 2 10 United States L Davenport 77 6
United States G Fernández 3 4 Australia R Stubbs 65 3
Australia R Stubbs 6 6 10 United States L Davenport 6 7
Poland K Nowak 3 0 Finland N Dahlman 4 5
Finland N Dahlman 6 6 Finland N Dahlman 6 6
United States E de Lone 6 2 4 Romania R Dragomir 4 3
Romania R Dragomir 4 6 6 10 United States L Davenport 3 1
Japan Y Kamio 2 77 6 2 Spain C Martínez 6 6
China F Li 6 64 2 Japan Y Kamio 63 3
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia T Ječmenica 4 3 Germany J Kandarr 77 6
Germany J Kandarr 6 6 Germany J Kandarr 3 0
China J-Q Yi 2 2 2 Spain C Martínez 6 6
Argentina F Labat 6 6 Argentina F Labat 2 4
Q United Kingdom C Wood 4 1 2 Spain C Martínez 6 6
2 Spain C Martínez 6 6

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