1998 French Open – Women's Singles

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1998 French Open
Champion   Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Runner-up   United States Monica Seles
Final score   7–6(7–5), 0–6, 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
 < 1997 1999 > 

Iva Majoli was the defending champion, but lost to Lindsay Davenport in the quarterfinals.

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario won the title, defeating Monica Seles, 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–2, in the final, marking the last time Sánchez Vicario defeated Seles at any tournament. It's also the personal last GS final of both Sánchez and Seles.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Semifinals)
  2. United States Lindsay Davenport (Semifinals)
  3. Czech Republic Jana Novotná (Quarterfinals)
  4. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Champion)
  5. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (First Round)
  6. United States Monica Seles (Final)
  7. Spain Conchita Martínez (Fourth Round)
  8. United States Venus Williams (Quarterfinals)
  9. Romania Irina Spîrlea (First Round)
  10. Croatia Iva Majoli (Quarterfinals)
  11. France Mary Pierce (Second Round)
  12. France Nathalie Tauziat (First Round)
  13. Russia Anna Kournikova (Fourth Round)
  14. France Sandrine Testud (Fourth Round)
  15. Belgium Dominique Van Roost (Third Round)
  16. United States Lisa Raymond (First Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6    
8  United States Venus Williams 3 4    
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 3 2    
  6  United States Monica Seles 6 6    
3  Czech Republic Jana Novotná 6 3 3
  6  United States Monica Seles 4 6 6  
    6  United States Monica Seles 65 6 2
  4  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 77 0 6
     Switzerland Patty Schnyder 2 77 0  
4  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 65 6  
  4  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 77  
  2  United States Lindsay Davenport 3 65    
10  Croatia Iva Majoli 1 7 3
  2  United States Lindsay Davenport 6 5 6  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
 Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 2 1       1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
 Germany M Babel 6 6      Germany M Babel 1 2    
 Japan Y Yoshida 1 0         1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
 Australia N Pratt 6 6          Slovakia K Habšudová 4 2    
 Argentina I Gorrochategui 0 2        Australia N Pratt 65 2  
 Slovakia K Habšudová 6 6      Slovakia K Habšudová 77 6    
 Czech Republic D Chládková 4 0         1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6  
WC  France S Berger 0 2          Israel A Smashnova 1 2  
 Germany B Rittner 6 6        Germany B Rittner 6 6    
 Japan N Sawamatsu 6 2 7    Japan N Sawamatsu 3 4    
 Czech Republic L Němečková 3 6 5        Germany B Rittner 6 4 1
 Israel A Smashnova 3 6 6        Israel A Smashnova 1 6 6  
 Latvia L Neiland 6 3 2      Israel A Smashnova 5 6 6
 Switzerland E Gagliardi 4 7 6    Switzerland E Gagliardi 7 0 1  
12  France N Tauziat 6 5 4  

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  Romania I Spîrlea 2 4    
 Austria S Plischke 6 6        Austria S Plischke 4 3    
 Slovakia H Nagyová 6 6      Slovakia H Nagyová 6 6    
 Australia R McQuillan 3 4          Slovakia H Nagyová 77 3 6  
 France N Dechy 6 1 6        France N Dechy 65 6 1  
 Belarus O Barabanschikova 3 6 1      France N Dechy 6 6  
 France A Cocheteux 5 65      United States A Wunderlich 1 1    
 United States A Wunderlich 7 77          Slovakia H Nagyová 1 3  
 France A Dechaume-Balleret 6 5 6       8  United States V Williams 6 6  
 Ukraine O Lugina 1 7 2      France A Dechaume-Balleret 6 5 6  
 Austria B Schett 7 2 2    Czech Republic A Gerši 2 7 1  
 Czech Republic A Gerši 5 6 6        France A Dechaume-Balleret 2 1  
 Italy L Golarsa 5 3         8  United States V Williams 6 6    
 Japan A Sugiyama 7 6        Japan A Sugiyama 0 2  
 Thailand T Tanasugarn 3 1     8  United States V Williams 6 6    
8  United States V Williams 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  Czech Republic J Novotná 7 6    
 United States A Miller 5 4       3  Czech Republic J Novotná 7 6    
WC  France É Loit 6 6     WC  France É Loit 5 0    
 Spain C Torrens Valero 4 3         3  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 77    
Q  Ukraine E Tatarkova 6 6         Q  Ukraine E Tatarkova 3 65    
 United States K Brandi 4 4       Q  Ukraine E Tatarkova 6 6  
 Czech Republic K Hrdličková 6 3 6    Czech Republic K Hrdličková 4 1    
Q  Spain E Bes-Ostariz 4 6 3       3  Czech Republic J Novotná 62 6 6
 United States G Helgeson-Nielsen 0 6 10       13  Russia A Kournikova 77 3 3
 Canada S Jeyaseelan 6 0 12      Canada S Jeyaseelan 4 0    
 Japan H Inoue 5 1      Sweden Å Carlsson 6 6    
 Sweden Å Carlsson 7 6          Sweden Å Carlsson 0 0  
 Czech Republic S Kleinová 3 1         13  Russia A Kournikova 6 6    
 Slovakia K Studeníková 6 6        Slovakia K Studeníková 2 62  
 France A Mauresmo 2 4     13  Russia A Kournikova 6 77    
13  Russia A Kournikova 6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16  United States L Raymond 3 4    
 Russia T Panova 6 6        Russia T Panova 1 1    
 United States L McNeil 6 3 4    United States C Rubin 6 6    
 United States C Rubin 3 6 6        United States C Rubin 6 6    
 France S Pitkowski 5 5          Japan M Saeki 3 4    
 Japan M Saeki 7 7        Japan M Saeki 6 77  
WC  France L Andretto 6 6     WC  France L Andretto 1 65    
 Venezuela M-A Vento 3 3          United States C Rubin 1 4  
 Germany W Probst 65 1         6  United States M Seles 6 6  
 Austria B Schwartz 77 6        Austria B Schwartz 6 6    
 Netherlands M Oremans 6 1 6    Netherlands M Oremans 4 2    
 Russia E Makarova 1 6 3        Austria B Schwartz 1 5  
 Australia K-A Guse 5 3         6  United States M Seles 6 7    
 Austria M Maruska 7 6        Austria M Maruska 6 1 0
 Australia A Ellwood 0 2     6  United States M Seles 2 6 6  
6  United States M Seles 6 6    

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  South Africa A Coetzer 4 6 6  
 Switzerland P Schnyder 6 3 8      Switzerland P Schnyder 6 3 6  
 Japan N Kijimuta 1 2     WC  France J Halard-Decugis 3 6 1  
WC  France J Halard-Decugis 6 6          Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6    
 Germany A Glass 3 4          Italy S Farina 2 1    
 South Africa J Kruger 6 6        South Africa J Kruger 6 3 0
 Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 2 1      Italy S Farina 4 6 6  
 Italy S Farina 6 6          Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6  
 Romania R Dragomir 6 4 6        Spain M Serna 1 3  
PR  Slovakia J Husárová 2 6 3      Romania R Dragomir 6 6    
 Italy F Perfetti 6 6      Italy F Perfetti 0 2    
 Italy S Cecchini 4 3          Romania R Dragomir 4 6 1
 Canada P Hy-Boulais 1 1          Spain M Serna 6 2 6  
 Spain M Serna 6 6        Spain M Serna 7 6  
 Belgium S Appelmans 2 3     11  France M Pierce 5 2    
11  France M Pierce 6 6    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  Belgium D Van Roost 7 3 6  
 Poland M Grzybowska 5 6 4     15  Belgium D Van Roost 6 6    
 France L Ghirardi-Rubbi 2 710 3   Q  Belgium E Callens 3 0    
Q  Belgium E Callens 6 68 6       15  Belgium D Van Roost 1 1    
 United States C Morariu 6 2          United States S Williams 6 6    
 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 3 0 r      United States C Morariu 1 0  
 Canada J Nejedly 2 6 4    United States S Williams 6 6    
 United States S Williams 6 1 6        United States S Williams 6 5 3
 United States T Snyder 7 6         4  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 4 7 6
WC  France E Curutchet 5 1        United States T Snyder 4 3    
 Austria B Paulus 1 5      France A Fusai 6 6    
 France A Fusai 6 7          France A Fusai 2 1  
 Romania C Cristea 6 6         4  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
 South Africa M de Swardt 1 2        Romania C Cristea 2 3  
 Germany J Kandarr 2 5     4  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
4  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 7    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  Spain C Martínez 6 6    
WC  France M Lamarre 1 1       7  Spain C Martínez 6 6    
 Chinese Taipei J Lee 67 3      Italy R Grande 1 2    
 Italy R Grande 79 6         7  Spain C Martínez 6 6    
 Germany S Klösel 1 2          Spain V Ruano Pascual 1 0    
 Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 6        Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 78  
WC  France N van Lottum 6 3 2    France A-G Sidot 4 66    
 France A-G Sidot 2 6 6       7  Spain C Martínez 61 77 3
 South Korea S-y Park 5 6 6       10  Croatia I Majoli 77 63 6
 Italy F Lubiani 7 1 2      South Korea S-y Park 2 2    
Q  Argentina M Díaz-Oliva 710 6     Q  Argentina M Díaz-Oliva 6 6    
 China F Li 68 1         Q  Argentina M Díaz-Oliva 2 62  
 Argentina F Labat 1 5         10  Croatia I Majoli 6 77    
 Belarus N Zvereva 6 7        Belarus N Zvereva 3 4  
 Bulgaria P Stoyanova 3 1     10  Croatia I Majoli 6 6    
10  Croatia I Majoli 6 6    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14  France S Testud 2 6 6  
 United States S Reeves 6 2 3     14  France S Testud 6 6    
 Japan N Miyagi 6 0 1    Bulgaria E Pampoulova 2 0    
 Bulgaria E Pampoulova 3 6 6       14  France S Testud 6 6    
 Indonesia N Basuki 3 2          Spain G León García 1 1    
 Spain G León García 6 6        Spain G León García 6 1 7
Q  Czech Republic R Bobková 6 61 7    Argentina P Suárez 2 6 5  
   Argentina P Suárez 3 77 9       14  France S Testud 3 6 2
 United States S Cacic 4 3         2  United States L Davenport 6 4 6
 Russia E Likhovtseva 6 6        Russia E Likhovtseva 7 7    
Q  Spain A Alcazar 3 6 3   Q  Zimbabwe C Black 5 5    
Q  Zimbabwe C Black 6 4 6        Russia E Likhovtseva 5 5  
WC  France C Dhenin 6 3 0       2  United States L Davenport 7 7    
Q  South Africa L Horn 3 6 6     Q  South Africa L Horn 2 0  
 United States K Po 2 2     2  United States L Davenport 6 6    
2  United States L Davenport 6 6    

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