1998 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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1998 Australian Open
Champion   Switzerland Martina Hingis
Runner-up   Spain Conchita Martínez
Final score   6–3, 6–3
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
 < 1997 1999 > 

This page shows the events and outcome of the 1998 Australian Open – Women's Singles tennis tournament.

Martina Hingis was the defending champion, and she successfully defended her title by defeating Conchita Martínez, 6–3, 6–3. in the final.

This was the first Grand Slam tournament in which Serena Williams competed in the main draw.[1] She drew her older sister Venus in the second round, and was defeated.[2]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Champion)
  2. United States Lindsay Davenport (Semifinals)
  3. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Fourth Round)
  4. Croatia Iva Majoli (Third Round)
  5. France Mary Pierce (Quarterfinals)
  6. Romania Irina Spîrlea (First Round)
  7. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Quarterfinals)
  8. Spain Conchita Martínez (Final)
  9. France Sandrine Testud (Quarterfinals)
  10. Germany Anke Huber (Semifinals)
  11. Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Second Round)
  12. Belgium Sabine Appelmans (First Round)
  13. United States Lisa Raymond (Third round)
  14. Belgium Dominique Van Roost (Third Round)
  15. Romania Ruxandra Dragomir (Fourth Round)
  16. Japan Ai Sugiyama (Fourth Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6    
5  France Mary Pierce 2 3    
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 2 6  
  10  Germany Anke Huber 1 6 1  
10  Germany Anke Huber 79 7  
  7  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 67 5    
    1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6  
  8  Spain Conchita Martínez 3 3  
  8  Spain Conchita Martínez 6 6    
9  France Sandrine Testud 3 2    
  8  Spain Conchita Martínez 4 6 6
  2  United States Lindsay Davenport 6 3 3  
   United States Venus Williams 6 5 3
  2  United States Lindsay Davenport 1 7 6  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
 Germany W Probst 1 2       1  Switzerland M Hingis 7 6    
 Germany B Rittner 6 77      Germany B Rittner 5 1    
Q  Ukraine E Tatarkova 1 65         1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 4 6  
 Belgium E Callens 4 6 3        Russia A Kournikova 4 6 4  
 United States C Morariu 6 1 6      United States C Morariu 5 2  
 Russia A Kournikova 6 6      Russia A Kournikova 7 6    
 Slovakia K Studeníková 2 1         1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6  
 Indonesia Y Basuki 64 6 6        Indonesia Y Basuki 0 0  
 United States M Tu 77 3 1      Indonesia Y Basuki 5 6 6  
 Netherlands K Boogert 6 6      Netherlands K Boogert 7 4 3  
Q  Czech Republic R Bobková 3 2          Indonesia Y Basuki 6 6  
 Canada P Hy-Boulais 65 4         14  Belgium D Van Roost 4 4    
 United States T Snyder 77 6        United States T Snyder 3 4  
 Canada R Simpson 3 2     14  Belgium D Van Roost 6 6    
14  Belgium D Van Roost 6 6    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11  Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 78 7    
 Austria M Maruska 66 5       11  Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 1 4    
 Slovakia H Nagyová 6 6      Slovakia H Nagyová 6 6    
 United States A Wunderlich 3 1          Slovakia H Nagyová 61 7 6  
PR  United States M McGrath 1 3          Russia E Likhovtseva 77 5 2  
 Japan Y Yoshida 6 6        Japan Y Yoshida 4 6 1
WC  Australia R Reid 2 1      Russia E Likhovtseva 6 4 6  
 Russia E Likhovtseva 6 6          Slovakia H Nagyová 0 0  
Q  Canada J Nejedly 6 6         5  France M Pierce 6 6  
 United States C Rubin 2 4       Q  Canada J Nejedly 2 4    
 Belarus O Barabanschikova 6 6      Belarus O Barabanschikova 6 6    
 Czech Republic D Chládková 3 3          Belarus O Barabanschikova 5 3  
 Spain C Torrens Valero 6 6         5  France M Pierce 7 6    
 Ukraine O Lugina 4 4        Spain C Torrens Valero 1 2  
 China F Li 0 0     5  France M Pierce 6 6    
5  France M Pierce 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  South Africa A Coetzer 6 6    
 Austria B Paulus 2 0       3  South Africa A Coetzer 2 6 6  
 Latvia L Neiland 6 77      Latvia L Neiland 6 1 0  
WC  Australia C Barclay 3 63         3  South Africa A Coetzer 6 6    
 United States K Brandi 4 7 3        Australia A Ellwood 3 1    
 Australia A Ellwood 6 5 6      Australia A Ellwood 4 6 6
PR  France L Ghirardi 1 7 6   PR  France L Ghirardi 6 4 1  
 Japan N Kijimuta 6 5 1       3  South Africa A Coetzer 6 4 5
 Mexico A Gavaldón 0 0 r       10  Germany A Huber 2 6 7
 South Africa J Kruger 6 2        South Africa J Kruger 6 6    
 Canada S Jeyaseelan 62 6 7    Canada S Jeyaseelan 3 2    
 South Korea S-h Park 77 1 5        South Africa J Kruger 77 3 2
Q  United States A Miller 4 7 6       10  Germany A Huber 64 6 6  
 Czech Republic H Suková 6 5 0     Q  United States A Miller 4 0  
 France S Pitkowski 7 0 0   10  Germany A Huber 6 6    
10  Germany A Huber 5 6 6  

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16  Japan A Sugiyama 4 6 6  
 Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 1 3     16  Japan A Sugiyama 64 7 6  
 Japan M Saeki 6 6      Japan M Saeki 77 5 1  
 Japan M Endo 4 3         16  Japan A Sugiyama 77 1 6  
 Poland M Grzybowska 6 6          Poland M Grzybowska 65 6 4  
 Romania C Cristea 3 2        Poland M Grzybowska 6 6  
WC  India N Vaidyanathan 5 6 6   WC  India N Vaidyanathan 2 1    
 Italy G Pizzichini 7 4 2       16  Japan A Sugiyama 2 4  
Q  Bulgaria S Krivencheva 3 67         7  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6  
Q  United States G Helgeson-Nielsen 6 79       Q  United States G Helgeson-Nielsen 65 5    
 Germany A Glass 2 2      Japan R Hiraki 77 7    
 Japan R Hiraki 6 6          Japan R Hiraki 2 3  
 Russia E Makarova 6 1 6       7  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
 Italy L Golarsa 4 6 4      Russia E Makarova 0 0  
 United States J Lee 0 4     7  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
7  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8  Spain C Martínez 6 6    
 Germany S Klösel 2 2       8  Spain C Martínez 7 6    
WC  Australia K Kunce 5 2      Netherlands M Oremans 5 2    
 Netherlands M Oremans 7 6         8  Spain C Martínez 3 6 6  
 Czech Republic S Kleinová 62 5          France A-G Sidot 6 0 3  
 Spain V Ruano Pascual 77 7        Spain V Ruano Pascual 4 4  
 Czech Republic L Němečková 4 3      France A-G Sidot 6 6    
 France A-G Sidot 6 6         8  Spain C Martínez 6 6  
 Italy F Lubiani 4 4          Austria B Schett 3 3  
 Russia T Panova 6 6        Russia T Panova 3 2    
 Argentina M Díaz-Oliva 4 1      Austria B Schett 6 6    
 Austria B Schett 6 6          Austria B Schett 6 6  
Q  United States M Shaughnessy 4 3          Belarus N Zvereva 3 1    
 Italy R Grande 6 6        Italy R Grande 4 4  
 Belarus N Zvereva 2 6 6    Belarus N Zvereva 6 6    
12  Belgium S Appelmans 6 2 3  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  France S Testud 6 6    
 Spain G León García 3 2       9  France S Testud 66 6 6  
 Germany J Kandarr 6 6      Germany J Kandarr 78 0 1  
WC  Australia S Drake-Brockman 1 4         9  France S Testud 6 6    
PR  Slovakia J Husárová 4 6 7        Czech Republic A Gerši 4 2    
 Japan H Inoue 6 4 5     PR  Slovakia J Husárová 2 5  
 Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 2 2    Czech Republic A Gerši 6 7    
 Czech Republic A Gerši 2 6 6       9  France S Testud 3 6 6
 Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6          Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 1 2
 Venezuela M-A Vento 1 3        Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 4 6  
 Bulgaria E Pampoulova 6 6      Bulgaria E Pampoulova 4 6 4  
 United States J Watanabe 2 1          Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6  
WC  Australia R Stubbs 5 1         4  Croatia I Majoli 0 2    
 Croatia M Lučić 7 6        Croatia M Lučić 5 4  
 Japan N Sawamatsu 4 2     4  Croatia I Majoli 7 6    
4  Croatia I Majoli 6 6    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6  Romania I Spîrlea 77 3 1  
 United States S Williams 65 6 6      United States S Williams 64 1    
 France A Dechaume-Balleret 3 0      United States V Williams 77 6    
 United States V Williams 6 6          United States V Williams 6 6    
 France A Mauresmo 77 7          France A Mauresmo 1 4    
 Italy S Farina 64 5        France A Mauresmo 1 6 6
 Switzerland E Gagliardi 5 1      Austria S Plischke 6 4 3  
 Austria S Plischke 7 6          United States V Williams 6 6  
 Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 6 4 6        Switzerland P Schnyder 4 1  
 Argentina I Gorrochategui 1 6 4      Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 3 4    
 France N Dechy 1 2      Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6    
 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6          Switzerland P Schnyder 2 6 8
 Austria S Dopfer 2 1         13  United States L Raymond 6 3 6  
 Japan N Miyagi 6 6        Japan N Miyagi 2 6 5
 Australia N Pratt 1 6 3   13  United States L Raymond 6 3 7  
13  United States L Raymond 6 2 6  

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  Romania R Dragomir 6 6    
 Germany M Babel 2 1       15  Romania R Dragomir 77 2 6  
 Spain M Serna 6 4 9    Spain M Serna 65 6 3  
 Australia R McQuillan 3 6 7       15  Romania R Dragomir 6 7    
 Australia K-A Guse 6 3 4        Argentina F Labat 2 5    
 Argentina F Labat 2 6 6      Argentina F Labat 6 5 6
 Sweden Å Carlsson 6 2 6    Sweden Å Carlsson 4 7 4  
WC  Australia E Dominikovic 3 6 4       15  Romania R Dragomir 0 0  
WC  Australia T Musgrave 3 5         2  United States L Davenport 6 6  
 Argentina P Suárez 6 7        Argentina P Suárez 3 2    
 United States S Cacic 7 4 6    Italy F Perfetti 6 6    
 Italy F Perfetti 5 6 8        Italy F Perfetti 2 2  
 Slovakia K Habšudová 6 6         2  United States L Davenport 6 6    
Q  United States S Reeves 3 4        Slovakia K Habšudová 6 0 7
 France A Cocheteux 2 3     2  United States L Davenport 2 6 9  
2  United States L Davenport 6 6    

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