1997 French Open – Women's Singles

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1997 French Open
Champion   Croatia Iva Majoli
Runner-up   Switzerland Martina Hingis
Final score   6–4, 6–2
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
 < 1996 1998 > 

Steffi Graf was the defending champion, but she was knocked out in the quarterfinals by Amanda Coetzer.

Iva Majoli won the title, defeating World No. 1 Martina Hingis in the final, 6–4, 6–2.

This tournament was notable for being the first Grand Slam in which Venus Williams competed in the main draw.[1]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Final)
  2. Germany Steffi Graf (Quarterfinals)
  3. United States Monica Seles (Semifinals)
  4. Czech Republic Jana Novotná (Third Round)
  5. United States Lindsay Davenport (Fourth Round)
  6. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Quarterfinals)
  7. Spain Conchita Martínez (Fourth Round)
  8. Germany Anke Huber (First Round)
  9. Croatia Iva Majoli (Champion)
  10. France Mary Pierce (Fourth Round)
  11. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Semifinals)
  12. United States Mary Joe Fernández (Quarterfinals)
  13. Romania Irina Spîrlea (Fourth Round)
  14. Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Third Round)
  15. Slovakia Karina Habšudová (Third Round)
  16. Austria Barbara Paulus (Fourth Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6    
6  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2 2    
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 62 7 6  
  3  United States Monica Seles 77 5 4  
3  United States Monica Seles 3 6 7
  12  United States Mary Joe Fernández 6 2 5  
    1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 4 2  
  9  Croatia Iva Majoli 6 6  
  9  Croatia Iva Majoli 6 5 6  
   Romania Ruxandra Dragomir 3 7 2  
  9  Croatia Iva Majoli 6 4 7
  11  South Africa Amanda Coetzer 3 6 5  
11  South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6 6  
  2  Germany Steffi Graf 1 4    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
 Slovakia H Nagyová 0 2       1  Switzerland M Hingis 3 6 6  
Q  United States S Cacic 65 5      Italy G Pizzichini 6 4 1  
 Italy G Pizzichini 77 7         1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
 Slovakia R Zrubáková 3 2          Russia A Kournikova 1 3    
 Russia A Kournikova 6 6        Russia A Kournikova 6 6  
 Japan M Endo 65 64      Italy A-M Cecchini 2 2    
 Italy A-M Cecchini 77 77         1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 0 6
 Italy S Farina 6 1 6       16  Austria B Paulus 3 6 0
 Austria J Wiesner 2 6 0      Italy S Farina 6 6    
 Poland M Grzybowska 6 3 4    Germany P Begerow 4 2    
 Germany P Begerow 3 6 6        Italy S Farina 4 1  
 Chinese Taipei Wang S-t 6 7         16  Austria B Paulus 6 6    
 Belgium S De Ville 3 5        Chinese Taipei Wang S-t 2 2  
 United States T Whitlinger-Jones 0 1     16  Austria B Paulus 6 6    
16  Austria B Paulus 6 6    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14  Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 7    
 Czech Republic L Cenková 3 5       14  Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 4 77 6  
 Argentina F Labat 7 6      Argentina F Labat 6 65 4  
 Netherlands K Boogert 5 0         14  Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 62 4    
WC  France M Lamarre 6            Belarus N Zvereva 77 6    
 Austria B Schett 1 r       WC  France M Lamarre 4 5  
 United States M Tu 3 6 4    Belarus N Zvereva 6 7    
 Belarus N Zvereva 6 3 6        Belarus N Zvereva 4 2  
 Germany B Rittner 0 r         6  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6  
 Belgium D Van Roost 3          Belgium D Van Roost 6 6    
 Switzerland E Gagliardi 6 6      Switzerland E Gagliardi 2 0    
 United States K Brandi 3 4          Belgium D Van Roost 0 3  
 Bulgaria E Pampoulova 7 4 1       6  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
 Japan A Sugiyama 5 6 6      Japan A Sugiyama 3 1  
WC  France K Jagieniak 0 2     6  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
6  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  United States M Seles 6 6    
 Japan M Saeki 0 3       3  United States M Seles 6 7    
 France S Pitkowski 77 6      France S Pitkowski 3 5    
 Italy F Lubiani 62 2         3  United States M Seles 6 6    
 Japan N Sawamatsu 2 77 5        France N Tauziat 0 1    
 United States V Williams 6 62 7      United States V Williams 7 3 5
 France N Tauziat 6 6      France N Tauziat 5 6 7  
 Canada R Simpson 3 2         3  United States M Seles 6 7  
 France S Testud 6 6         10  France M Pierce 4 5  
Q  South Korea Park S-h 0 4        France S Testud 6 6    
 Germany W Probst 3 4      Romania C Cristea 0 4    
 Romania C Cristea 6 6          France S Testud 1 3  
 Canada P Hy-Boulais 66 6 11       10  France M Pierce 6 6    
 France N Dechy 78 4 9      Canada P Hy-Boulais 1 3  
 Russia T Panova 2 6 4   10  France M Pierce 6 6    
10  France M Pierce 6 4 6  

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
12  United States M J Fernandez 6 6    
 United States L McNeil 2 3       12  United States M J Fernandez 6 6    
 Germany A Glass 6 4 6    Germany A Glass 1 0    
 Belgium E Callens 3 6 2       12  United States M J Fernandez 6 77    
 Netherlands M Oremans 6 2 3        Italy F Perfetti 3 64    
WC  France L Ghirardi-Rubbi 2 6 6     WC  France L Ghirardi-Rubbi 4 1  
 Japan N Miyagi 63 6 0    Italy F Perfetti 6 6    
 Italy F Perfetti 77 2 6       12  United States M J Fernandez 64 6 6
 Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 5 3        United States L Raymond 77 2 2
 United States L Raymond 4 7 6      United States L Raymond 6 6    
 Belgium L Courtois 62 4      Thailand T Tanasugarn 1 1    
 Thailand T Tanasugarn 77 6          United States L Raymond 6 2 6
 Japan Y Yoshida 6 6          United States K Po 4 6 1  
 Australia R McQuillan 2 4        Japan Y Yoshida 3 0  
 United States K Po 6 4 6    United States K Po 6 6    
8  Germany A Huber 3 6 3  

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  United States L Davenport 6 6    
Q  South Africa J Kruger 2 3       5  United States L Davenport 6 6    
 Russia E Makarova 6 6      Russia E Makarova 1 1    
 France A Dechaume-Balleret 4 2         5  United States L Davenport 4 6 9  
 Austria M Maruska 3 3          Switzerland P Schnyder 6 3 7  
 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6        Switzerland P Schnyder 6 2  
 Slovakia K Studeniková 6 6      Slovakia K Studeniková 0 0 r  
 Czech Republic P Langrová 2 2         5  United States L Davenport 7 4 2
 France A-G Sidot 2 5         9  Croatia I Majoli 5 6 6
 Latvia L Neiland 6 7        Latvia L Neiland 4 4    
 Czech Republic A Gerši 3 0      United States A Grossman 6 6    
 United States A Grossman 6 6          United States A Grossman 1 6 1
 Czech Republic L Richterová 5 0 r       9  Croatia I Majoli 6 4 6  
 France A Fusai 7 3        France A Fusai 2 3  
 Czech Republic S Kleinová 5 4     9  Croatia I Majoli 6 6    
9  Croatia I Majoli 7 6    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  Slovakia K Habšudová 6 6    
 Belarus O Barabanschikova 3 3       15  Slovakia K Habšudová 6 6    
 Czech Republic L Němečková 4 3      Russia E Likhovtseva 2 2    
 Russia E Likhovtseva 6 6         15  Slovakia K Habšudová 3 2    
 Sweden Å Carlsson 4 6 1        Romania R Dragomir 6 6    
 Indonesia Y Basuki 6 4 6      Indonesia Y Basuki 5 6 6
 Romania R Dragomir 6 6      Romania R Dragomir 7 4 8  
Q  Canada S Jeyaseelan 3 2          Romania R Dragomir 6 6  
 Japan R Hiraki 2 1          United States N Arendt 1 1  
 United States N Arendt 6 6        United States N Arendt 6 6    
Q  Italy L Golarsa 4 7 12   Q  Italy L Golarsa 2 2    
 France N van Lottum 6 5 10        United States N Arendt 3 6 6
 Germany J Kandarr 77 6         4  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 4 4  
 Spain G León García 61 3        Germany J Kandarr 4 0  
 Spain C Torrens Valero 3 2     4  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6    
4  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  Spain C Martínez 4 6 6  
WC  France É Loit 6 2 3     7  Spain C Martínez 6 6    
 United States C Rubin 77 7      United States C Rubin 3 0    
 Argentina M Díaz-Oliva 65 5         7  Spain C Martínez 6 6    
WC  France C Dhenin 67 6 6       WC  France C Dhenin 2 1    
 Belgium S Appelmans 79 2 1     WC  France C Dhenin 6 7  
 Croatia S Talaja 7 6      Croatia S Talaja 2 5    
Q  Germany M Kochta 5 3         7  Spain C Martínez 77 4 3
 Germany M Babel 1 6 6       11  South Africa A Coetzer 64 6 6
Q  France E Curutchet 6 4 2      Germany M Babel 4 6 12  
 Austria S Dopfer 3 4      Czech Republic H Suková 6 4 10  
 Czech Republic H Suková 6 6          Germany M Babel 4 2  
 Czech Republic D Chládková 4 0         11  South Africa A Coetzer 6 6    
 United States A Frazier 6 6        United States A Frazier 65 4  
 Italy R Grande 4 0     11  South Africa A Coetzer 77 6    
11  South Africa A Coetzer 6 6    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13  Romania I Spîrlea 6 6    
Q  United States J Lee 1 0       13  Romania I Spîrlea 6 4 6  
 Poland A Olsza 3 3      Argentina I Gorrochategui 4 6 2  
 Argentina I Gorrochategui 6 6         13  Romania I Spîrlea 6 6    
 Spain Á Montolio 0 0          Spain V Ruano Pascual 1 1    
 Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 6        Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 6  
 Australia A Ellwood 2 6 3   WC  France A Cocheteux 4 2    
WC  France A Cocheteux 6 3 6       13  Romania I Spîrlea 77 2 2
 Japan N Kijimuta 6 6         2  Germany S Graf 64 6 6
WC  France L Andretto 3 3        Japan N Kijimuta 6 4 2  
 Spain M Serna 77 6      Spain M Serna 3 6 6  
 United States L Wild 64 0          Spain M Serna 64 1  
WC  France A Mauresmo 6 6         2  Germany S Graf 77 6    
 United States J Watanabe 3 4       WC  France A Mauresmo 3 3  
 Argentina P Suárez 1 4     2  Germany S Graf 6 6    
2  Germany S Graf 6 6    

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