1997 US Open – Women's Singles

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1997 US Open
Champion   Switzerland Martina Hingis
Runner-up   United States Venus Williams
Final score   6–0, 6–4
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
US Open
 < 1996 1998 > 

Steffi Graf was the defending champion, but withdrew due to injury.

World No. 1 Martina Hingis won the title, defeating unseeded Venus Williams in the final, 6–0, 6–4. By reaching the final, she became the seventh woman, after Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Monica Seles, to reach all four Grand Slam finals in a calendar year. She also became the youngest woman to reach all Grand Slam finals, and the youngest woman to win three Grand Slams in a calendar year.

Seeds[edit]

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6    
10  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 2    
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6    
  6  United States Lindsay Davenport 2 4    
3  Czech Republic Jana Novotná 2 6 6
  6  United States Lindsay Davenport 6 4 7  
    1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6  
     United States Venus Williams 0 4  
     United States Venus Williams 7 7    
   France Sandrine Testud 5 5    
     United States Venus Williams 7 4 7
  11  Romania Irina Spîrlea 6 6 6  
11  Romania Irina Spîrlea 6 7 6
  2  United States Monica Seles 7 6 3  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
 United States T Whitlinger-Jones 0 1       1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
 Czech Republic D Chládková 6 1 6    Czech Republic D Chládková 1 2    
 Czech Republic H Suková 1 6 1       1  Switzerland M Hingis 7 6    
 Czech Republic P Langrová 5 4          Kazakhstan E Likhovtseva 5 2    
 Kazakhstan E Likhovtseva 7 6        Kazakhstan E Likhovtseva 7 6  
 Germany J Kandarr 1 1     Q  Czech Republic L Richterová 5 1    
Q  Czech Republic L Richterová 6 6         1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6  
Q  Mexico A Gavaldón 2 1          Argentina F Labat 0 2  
 Argentina F Labat 6 6        Argentina F Labat 6 6    
Q  China F Li 4 6 2    Italy F Lubiani 1 1    
 Italy F Lubiani 6 3 6        Argentina F Labat 4 7 6
 Italy L Golarsa 3 3          Belarus O Barabanschikova 6 6 1  
 Belarus O Barabanschikova 6 6        Belarus O Barabanschikova 6 6  
 Sweden Å Carlsson 7 3 4   13  Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 3 3    
13  Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6 6  

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
10  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
 Australia K-A Guse 2 4       10  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 5 6  
 United States J Watanabe 3 5      United States M Tu 2 7 2  
 United States M Tu 6 7         10  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
 Argentina I Gorrochategui 2 5          France A Fusai 2 1    
 Japan N Miyagi 6 7        Japan N Miyagi 3 6 4
 France A Fusai 6 6      France A Fusai 6 3 6  
 Monaco E Gagliardi 1 1         10  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6  
 Japan R Hiraki 6 4 6        Australia R McQuillan 1 2  
 Argentina M Díaz-Oliva 4 6 2      Japan R Hiraki 0 2    
 Australia R McQuillan 4 7 6    Australia R McQuillan 6 6    
 Spain C Torrens Valero 6 5 4        Australia R McQuillan 6 7  
Q  United Kingdom S Smith 6 6         7  Spain C Martínez 2 5    
Q  Australia N Pratt 3 1       Q  United Kingdom S Smith 1 0  
 United States J Capriati 1 2     7  Spain C Martínez 6 6    
7  Spain C Martínez 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6    
 Spain V Ruano Pascual 0 4       3  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6    
 Indonesia Y Basuki 6 6      Indonesia Y Basuki 4 2    
 France N van Lottum 3 4         3  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6 6  
WC  United States B Rippner 6 6          Croatia M Lučić 2 7 3  
 Ukraine N Medvedeva 2 2       WC  United States B Rippner 0 1  
 Czech Republic S Kleinová 0 3      Croatia M Lučić 6 6    
 Croatia M Lučić 6 6         3  Czech Republic J Novotná 7 6  
 Austria S Dopfer 3 6 6       12  United States MJ Fernández 5 4  
 Argentina P Suárez 6 3 7      Argentina P Suárez 4 7 6  
WC  United States J Trail 7 6     WC  United States J Trail 6 5 4  
 Czech Republic A Gerši 6 2          Argentina P Suárez 1 2  
 United States S Cacic 2 1         12  United States MJ Fernández 6 6    
 Italy R Grande 6 6        Italy R Grande 6 2 2
 Japan N Kijimuta 2 3     12  United States MJ Fernández 4 6 6  
12  United States MJ Fernández 6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16  United States K Po 6 6    
 Czech Republic E Martincová 4 1       16  United States K Po 6 4 7  
 Austria M Maruska 1 0      Austria B Schett 3 6 5  
 Austria B Schett 6 6         16  United States K Po 4 3    
 Spain M Serna 6 1 6        Spain M Serna 6 6    
 Poland M Grzybowska 4 6 3      Spain M Serna 6 6  
 Germany P Begerow 3 1     Q  France N Dechy 4 4    
Q  France N Dechy 6 6          Spain M Serna 0 3  
 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6         6  United States L Davenport 6 6  
 Belgium D Van Roost 2 2        Switzerland P Schnyder 4 6 6  
 United States K Brandi 7 1 4    Japan Y Yoshida 6 2 4  
 Japan Y Yoshida 6 6 6        Switzerland P Schnyder 6 1 4
 Germany W Probst 6 5 6       6  United States L Davenport 1 6 6  
WC  United States L Lee 1 7 3      Germany W Probst 2 3  
WC  United States L McNeil 2 6     6  United States L Davenport 6 6    
6  United States L Davenport 6 7    

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8  Germany A Huber 6 6    
 Italy G Pizzichini 2 2       8  Germany A Huber 6 6    
 United States J Lee 6 6 6    United States J Lee 2 1    
 Japan M Saeki 3 7 3       8  Germany A Huber 3 4    
 Latvia L Neiland 7 0 1        United States V Williams 6 6    
 United States V Williams 5 6 6      United States V Williams 6 6  
 Spain G León García 4 6 6    Spain G León García 0 1    
 United States A Miller 6 2 3        United States V Williams 6 6  
 United States C Rubin 4 0          South Africa J Kruger 2 3  
 Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6        Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6    
 Venezuela M-A Vento 1 7 6    Venezuela M-A Vento 4 3    
 Germany A Glass 6 6 2        Thailand T Tanasugarn 7 5 4
 Slovakia H Nagyová 6 6          South Africa J Kruger 6 7 6  
 Poland A Olsza 3 0        Slovakia H Nagyová 4 6  
 South Africa J Kruger 6 6 6    South Africa J Kruger 6 7    
14  Austria B Paulus 1 7 1  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  Romania R Dragomir 2 6 3  
 United States L Raymond 6 3 6      United States L Raymond 6 2 4  
 Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 6      Bulgaria M Maleeva 3 6 6  
Q  Bulgaria P Stoyanova 2 3          Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 5 1  
 France N Tauziat 5 6          Slovakia K Habšudová 0 7 6  
 Slovakia K Habšudová 7 7        Slovakia K Habšudová 5 6 7
 United States A Grossman 7 5 2    Japan A Sugiyama 7 3 5  
 Japan A Sugiyama 6 7 6        Slovakia K Habšudová 3 6 6
 Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 6          France S Testud 6 4 7
 Germany M Kochta 2 1        Canada P Hy-Boulais 3 6 6  
 Slovakia K Studeníková 2 3      Bulgaria E Pampoulova 6 0 7  
 Bulgaria E Pampoulova 6 6          Bulgaria E Pampoulova 1 3  
 Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 3 3          France S Testud 6 6    
 France S Testud 6 6        France S Testud 6 2 6
 Romania C Cristea 3 2     4  Croatia I Majoli 4 6 1  
4  Croatia I Majoli 6 6    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  South Africa A Coetzer 6 6    
 United States N Arendt 3 2       5  South Africa A Coetzer 6 6    
 France A-G Sidot 3 6 3    France A Dechaume-Balleret 1 1    
 France A Dechaume-Balleret 6 3 6       5  South Africa A Coetzer 6 7    
 France S Pitkowski 6 4 7        Italy F Perfetti 2 5    
 Canada R Simpson 1 6 6      France S Pitkowski 4 3  
 Belgium E Callens 3 4      Italy F Perfetti 6 6    
 Italy F Perfetti 6 6         5  South Africa A Coetzer 6 4  
 United States C Morariu 7 7         11  Romania I Spîrlea 7 6  
 Australia A Ellwood 6 6        United States C Morariu 7 1 0r  
 Germany B Rittner 3 6 3   WC  United States L Osterloh 6 6 3  
WC  United States L Osterloh 6 1 6       WC  United States L Osterloh 2 5  
 Russia A Kournikova 6 6         11  Romania I Spîrlea 6 7    
 Belgium S Appelmans 2 0        Russia A Kournikova 1 6 3
 United States A Frazier 1 1     11  Romania I Spîrlea 6 3 6  
11  Romania I Spîrlea 6 6    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  France M Pierce 6 6    
WC  United States G Fernández 1 2       9  France M Pierce 6 3    
 Italy S Farina 6 6 6    Italy S Farina 2 0 r  
 United States L Wild 4 7 4       9  France M Pierce 7 6    
 Japan N Sawamatsu 6 6          Belarus N Zvereva 6 1    
WC  United States E de Lone 4 3        Japan N Sawamatsu 4 6 3
 Slovakia R Zrubáková 1 5      Belarus N Zvereva 6 3 6  
 Belarus N Zvereva 6 7         9  France M Pierce 6 2 2
 Russia T Panova 4 1         2  United States M Seles 1 6 6
 Germany M Babel 6 6        Germany M Babel 5 1    
 Russia E Makarova 6 4 4    Netherlands M Oremans 7 6    
 Netherlands M Oremans 3 6 6        Netherlands M Oremans 1 1  
WC  United States T Snyder 6 7         2  United States M Seles 6 6    
Q  Ukraine O Lugina 0 6       WC  United States T Snyder 2 3  
 Netherlands K Boogert 1 2     2  United States M Seles 6 6    
2  United States M Seles 6 6    

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