1996 French Open – Women's Singles

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1996 French Open
Champion   Germany Steffi Graf
Runner-up   Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Final score   6–3, 6–7(4–7), 10–8
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
 < 1995 1997 > 

Steffi Graf defeated Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 10–8 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1996 French Open.

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. United States Monica Seles (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Spain Conchita Martínez (Semifinalist)
  4. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Finalist)
  5. Croatia Iva Majoli (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Germany Anke Huber (Fourth round)
  7. Japan Kimiko Date (Fourth round)
  8. Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Third round)
  1. United States Lindsay Davenport (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Czech Republic Jana Novotná (Semifinalist)
  3. United States Mary Joe Fernández (Fourth round)
  4. France Mary Pierce (Third round)
  5. Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva (Fourth round)
  6. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Fourth round)
  7. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Third round)
  8. Austria Barbara Paulus (Third round)

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    
5  Croatia Iva Majoli 3 1    
  1  Germany Steffi Graf 6 6    
  3  Spain Conchita Martínez 3 1    
3  Spain Conchita Martínez 6 6  
  9  United States Lindsay Davenport 1 3    
    1  Germany Steffi Graf 6 64 10
  4  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 77 8
     Slovakia Karina Habšudová 2 77 8  
4  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 64 10  
  4  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 7  
  10  Czech Republic Jana Novotná 3 5    
10  Czech Republic Jana Novotná 79 6  
  2  United States Monica Seles 67 3    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Germany Graf 6 6    
 Latvia Neiland 3 2       1  Germany Graf 6 6    
 Australia Bradtke 6 6      Australia Bradtke 2 2    
 United States Watanabe 2 3         1  Germany Graf 6 1    
 Netherlands Kamstra 6 7         Q  Czech Republic Langrová 0 0 r.  
 Italy Golarsa 1 5        Netherlands Kamstra 2 6 1
Q  Czech Republic Langrová 6 714     Q  Czech Republic Langrová 6 4 6  
 United States Arendt 2 612         1  Germany Graf 6 79  
 France Halard-Decugis 2 6 6       11  United States Fernández 1 67  
 United States Lee 6 1 0      France Halard-Decugis 77 4 5  
LL  Italy Pizzichini 77 6     LL  Italy Pizzichini 64 6 7  
 Germany Kschwendt 62 2         LL  Italy Pizzichini 2 3  
 Slovakia Nagyová 2 6 6       11  United States Fernández 6 6    
 Switzerland Schnyder 6 4 4      Slovakia Nagyová 2 4  
11  United States Fernández 6 6     11  United States Fernández 6 6    
 Poland Grzybowska 0 1    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16  Austria Paulus 6 6    
 Japan Kijimuta 4 4       16  Austria Paulus 6 6    
 Netherlands Boogert 6 6      Netherlands Boogert 2 4    
Q  Spain Montolio 1 4         16  Austria Paulus 4 6 3  
 Japan Nagatsuka 6 3 6       Q  Spain León García 6 2 6  
 United States Adams 4 6 2      Japan Nagatsuka 1 0  
Q  Spain León García 6 6     Q  Spain León García 6 6    
 Japan Miyagi 4 4         Q  Spain León García 3 1  
 Argentina Suárez 1 6 6       5  Croatia Majoli 6 6  
 South Africa de Swardt 6 3 2      Argentina Suárez 5 3    
 France Testud 6 5 6    France Testud 7 6    
 Spain Ruano Pascual 3 7 4        France Testud 6 5 4
 Italy Grande 6 6         5  Croatia Majoli 4 7 6  
 United States Cacic 3 1        Italy Grande 3 64  
5  Croatia Majoli 6 6     5  Croatia Majoli 6 77    
 Germany Meier 3 4    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  Spain Martínez 6 6    
 Belgium Callens 1 1       3  Spain Martínez 6 7    
 Slovakia Zrubáková 5 6 6    Slovakia Zrubáková 3 5    
WC  France Sidot 7 3 2       3  Spain Martínez 6 6    
 United States Grossman 6 6          United States Grossman 2 1    
 Japan Kamio 4 0        United States Grossman 6 6  
 France Dechy 6 7      France Dechy 3 3    
 Slovakia Husárová 2 5         3  Spain Martínez 6 6  
 Italy Serra Zanetti 2 6 7       14  South Africa Coetzer 2 3  
 Argentina Labat 6 1 5      Italy Serra Zanetti 3 3    
 Belarus Zvereva 6 6      Belarus Zvereva 6 6    
 Belgium Van Roost 3 4          Belarus Zvereva 3 6 2
Q  Italy Lubiani 6 7         14  South Africa Coetzer 6 3 6  
 Germany Porwik 4 5       Q  Italy Lubiani 4 1  
14  South Africa Coetzer 6 7     14  South Africa Coetzer 6 6    
 Japan Sugiyama 1 5    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  United States Davenport 6 6    
Q  Italy Perfetti 4 1       9  United States Davenport 6 6    
 South Korea Park 5 6 6    South Korea Park 1 2    
 Japan Endo 7 1 3       9  United States Davenport 6 6    
 Indonesia Basuki 6 6          Indonesia Basuki 3 2    
 United States Werdel-Witmeyer 4 2        Indonesia Basuki 7 6  
 Belgium Courtois 6 5      Belgium Courtois 5 2    
 Argentina Gaidano 3 2 r.       9  United States Davenport 3 6 8
 United States Wild 6 6         7  Japan Date 6 4 6
 Japan Hiraki 2 0        United States Wild 65 77 6  
Q  Italy Cecchini 6 6     Q  Italy Cecchini 77 63 2  
 United States McGrath 2 1          United States Wild 3 5  
 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ječmenica 7 77         7  Japan Date 6 7    
 Germany Hack 5 60        Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ječmenica 4 2  
7  Japan Date 3 6 6   7  Japan Date 6 6    
 Sweden Carlsson 6 3 4  

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6  Germany Huber 6 6    
 United States Fernández 2 2       6  Germany Huber 6 6    
 Hungary Temesvári 6 7      Hungary Temesvári 3 2    
 United States Stafford 1 5         6  Germany Huber 6 6    
 Belgium Feber 6 6         WC  France Pitkowski 2 2    
 Czech Republic Suková 4 4        Belgium Feber 2 5  
WC  France Pitkowski 6 5 7   WC  France Pitkowski 6 7    
Q  Australia McQuillan 4 7 5       6  Germany Huber 5 3  
 Slovakia Habšudová 65 6 7        Slovakia Habšudová 7 6  
 Australia Godridge 77 0 5      Slovakia Habšudová 6 4 8  
 France Tauziat 6 6      France Tauziat 2 6 6  
 United States Miller 1 1          Slovakia Habšudová 4 7 6
 Germany Begerow 2 7 6       15  Switzerland Hingis 6 5 4  
 Germany Singer 6 5 4      Germany Begerow 5 5  
15  Switzerland Hingis 6 6     15  Switzerland Hingis 7 7    
 Austria Schett 3 0    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
12  France Pierce 7 6    
LL  Austria Schnell 5 2       12  France Pierce 6 2 6  
LL  Madagascar Randriantefy 78 6     LL  Madagascar Randriantefy 3 6 2  
Q  Canada Nejedly 66 1         12  France Pierce 4 2    
 Germany Rittner 6 6          Germany Rittner 6 6    
 Slovakia Studeníková 0 1        Germany Rittner 6 6  
 China Yi 6 7      China Yi 0 3    
 United States Capriati 3 5          Germany Rittner 3 4  
 Spain Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6         4  Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6  
WC  France Cocheteux 2 2        Spain Sánchez Lorenzo 3 6 7  
 Russia Likhovtseva 6 1 6    Russia Likhovtseva 6 3 9  
 Austria Wiesner 3 6 4        Russia Likhovtseva 0 0  
 Germany Martinek 6 6         4  Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
 Germany Kandarr 3 4        Germany Martinek 0 1  
4  Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6     4  Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
 Germany Glass 2 3    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8  Netherlands Schultz-McCarthy 6 6    
 France Dechaume-Balleret 4 4       8  Netherlands Schultz-McCarthy 6 5 7  
WC  France Mauresmo 6 1 6   WC  France Mauresmo 4 7 5  
 Austria Reinstadler 2 6 4       8  Netherlands Schultz-McCarthy 3 6 2  
 Italy Farina 6 6          Romania Spîrlea 6 3 6  
 Romania Cristea 3 4        Italy Farina 0 r.  
 Romania Spîrlea 6 6      Romania Spîrlea 4      
WC  France Mothes-Jobkel 0 1          Romania Spîrlea 1 5  
 Russia Makarova 6 3 6       10  Czech Republic Novotná 6 7  
 Italy Baudone 0 6 1      Russia Makarova 6 6    
 France Fusai 6 6      France Fusai 1 1    
 Canada Hy-Boulais 2 4          Russia Makarova 1 5  
 Chinese Taipei Wang 6 6         10  Czech Republic Novotná 6 7    
 Israel Smashnova 2 4        Chinese Taipei Wang 4 3  
10  Czech Republic Novotná 6 6     10  Czech Republic Novotná 6 6    
 Czech Republic Richterová 0 2    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13  Bulgaria Maleeva 6 64 12  
 United States Raymond 1 77 10     13  Bulgaria Maleeva 6 2 6  
 United States Whitlinger-Jones 6 6      United States Whitlinger-Jones 2 6 2  
 Bulgaria Pampoulova 1 2         13  Bulgaria Maleeva 6 6    
 Netherlands Oremans 6 6          Netherlands Oremans 2 1    
WC  France Ghirardi-Rubbi 3 0        Netherlands Oremans 7 6  
 Czech Republic Bobková 6 7      Czech Republic Bobková 5 1    
WC  France Demongeot 2 5         13  Bulgaria Maleeva 1 1  
 Romania Dragomir 6 6         1  United States Seles 6 6  
 United States Frazier 3 3        Romania Dragomir 2 2    
 Belgium Appelmans 6 6      Belgium Appelmans 6 6    
 Australia Stubbs 1 1          Belgium Appelmans 2 5  
 Japan Sawamatsu 6 6         1  United States Seles 6 7    
 Poland Nowak 2 1        Japan Sawamatsu 64 2  
1  United States Seles 6 6     1  United States Seles 77 6    
WC  France Dhenin 1 1    

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