1996 State Farm Evert Cup – Singles

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1996 Newsweek Champions Cup
and the State Farm Evert Cup
1995 champion   United States Mary Joe Fernandez
Champion   Germany Steffi Graf
Runner-up   Spain Conchita Martínez
Final score   7–6 (7–5), 7–6 (7–5)
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women

Mary Joe Fernandez was the defending champion but lost in the third round to Nathalie Tauziat.

Steffi Graf won in the final 7–6 (7–5), 7–6 (7–5) against Conchita Martínez.

Seeds[edit]

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated. The top nine seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1. Germany Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2. Spain Conchita Martínez (Final)
  3. n/a
  4. Japan Kimiko Date (Semifinals)
  5. United States Chanda Rubin (Quarterfinals)
  6. Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Third Round)
  7. United States Lindsay Davenport (Semifinals)
  8. United States Mary Joe Fernandez (Third Round)
  9. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Quarterfinals)
  1. France Julie Halard-Decugis (Third Round)
  2. United States Amy Frazier (First Round)
  3. United States Zina Garrison-Jackson (First Round)
  4. France Nathalie Tauziat (Quarterfinals)
  5. Romania Irina Spîrlea (Third Round)
  6. Austria Judith Wiesner (Third Round)
  7. United States Lisa Raymond (Second Round)
  8. Japan Naoko Sawamatsu (Second Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
 
1  Germany Steffi Graf 66 77 6  
7  United States Lindsay Davenport 78 63 4  
  1  Germany Steffi Graf 77 77  
  2  Spain Conchita Martínez 65 65  
4  Japan Kimiko Date 0 4  
2  Spain Conchita Martínez 6 6    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  Germany S Graf 6 6    
   Czech Republic L Richterová 4 3       WC  Sweden K Triska 0 1    
WC  Sweden K Triska 6 6         1  Germany S Graf 6 7    
   Mexico A Gavaldón 6 6         10  France J Halard-Decugis 3 5    
Q  Venezuela M Vento 4 3          Mexico A Gavaldón 1 6 4
Q  United States V Williams 2 4       10  France J Halard-Decugis 6 3 6  
10  France J Halard-Decugis 6 6         1  Germany S Graf 6 6  
14  Romania I Spîrlea 6 6         9  South Africa A Coetzer 4 1  
   Italy A Serra Zanetti 4 2       14  Romania I Spîrlea 7 7    
   Germany S Hack 6 6          Germany S Hack 5 5    
   Germany C Singer 3 3         14  Romania I Spîrlea 2 1  
Q  Romania C Cristea 1 6 1       9  South Africa A Coetzer 6 6    
WC  United States M Tu 6 4 6     WC  United States M Tu 1 1  
    9  South Africa A Coetzer 6 6    
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    5  United States C Rubin 6 6    
   Australia N Bradtke 6 2 6        Australia N Bradtke 2 0    
   Austria B Schett 4 6 3       5  United States C Rubin 6 6    
   Italy R Grande 4 1            United States J Capriati 3 3    
   United States J Capriati 6 6          United States J Capriati 6 6  
   Chinese Taipei S-T Wang 6 6          Chinese Taipei S-T Wang 0 0    
11  United States A Frazier 0 2         5  United States C Rubin 0 3  
15  Austria J Wiesner 6 77         7  United States L Davenport 6 6  
Q  China F Li 3 61       15  Austria J Wiesner 6 6    
   Russia E Likhovtseva 77 2 6        Russia E Likhovtseva 4 2    
   Poland K Nowak 65 6 4       15  Austria J Wiesner 66 1  
   United States M Werdel-Witmeyer 4 5         7  United States L Davenport 78 6    
   South Africa M de Swardt 6 7          South Africa M de Swardt 3 5  
    7  United States L Davenport 6 7    
 

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    8  United States M J Fernandez 6 2 6  
LL  Israel A Smashnova 5 7 6     LL  Israel A Smashnova 0 6 1  
   Argentina I Gorrochategui 7 5 3       8  United States M J Fernandez 63 4    
Q  Spain Á Montolio 2 0         13  France N Tauziat 77 6    
   France S Testud 6 6          France S Testud 0 66  
Q  France A Dechaume-Balleret 6 1 4     13  France N Tauziat 6 78    
13  France N Tauziat 4 6 6       13  France N Tauziat 77 3 3
17  Japan N Sawamatsu 6 6         4  Japan K Date 62 6 6
WC  United States A Stevenson 3 0       17  Japan N Sawamatsu 5 6 2  
Q  Latvia L Neiland 3 6 6     Q  Latvia L Neiland 7 1 6  
   United States G Fernández 6 3 2       Q  Latvia L Neiland 4 0  
LL  Japan N Kijimuta 7 4 3       4  Japan K Date 6 6    
   Romania R Dragomir 5 6 6        Romania R Dragomir 77 1 2
    4  Japan K Date 65 6 6  
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    6  Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6    
Q  United States J Watanabe 5 5          United States J Watanabe 4 4    
   South Africa J Kruger 7 5 r       6  Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 5 78 3  
   Belgium N Feber 6 3 5          United States L Lee 7 66 6  
   United States L Lee 4 6 7        United States L Lee 6 6  
LL  China J-Q Yi 0 6 6     LL  China J-Q Yi 4 4    
12  United States Z Garrison-Jackson 6 1 4          United States L Lee 5 2  
16  United States L Raymond 4 6 7       2  Spain C Martínez 7 6  
   Italy S Farina 6 2 5     16  United States L Raymond 5 6 4  
   Japan A Sugiyama 6 6          Japan A Sugiyama 7 3 6  
   United States T Whitlinger-Jones 2 3            Japan A Sugiyama 0 3  
   Argentina F Labat 6 6         2  Spain C Martínez 6 6    
   Australia R McQuillan 3 1          Argentina F Labat 1 6 2
    2  Spain C Martínez 6 2 6  
 

References[edit]