1999 Evert Cup – Singles

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1999 Newsweek Champions Cup
and the Evert Cup
Champion   United States Serena Williams
Runner-up   Germany Steffi Graf
Final score   6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women

The 1999 Evert Cup – Singles was the singles event of the eleventh edition of the tennis tournament played at Indian Wells, California, United States. It is the second WTA Tier I tournament of the year, and part of the US Spring tennis season. World No. 1 Martina Hingis was the defending champion but lost in the quarterfinals to Chanda Rubin.

Unseeded player and World No. 21 Serena Williams won in the final 6–3, 3–6, 7–5 against Steffi Graf.

Seeds[edit]

The top eight seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Quarterfinals)
  2. United States Lindsay Davenport (Second Round)
  3. United States Monica Seles (Third Round)
  4. Czech Republic Jana Novotná (Quarterfinals)
  5. Germany Steffi Graf (Final)
  6. France Mary Pierce (Quarterfinals)
  7. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Third Round)
  8. France Nathalie Tauziat (Third Round)
  9. Russia Anna Kournikova (First Round)
  10. Switzerland Patty Schnyder (Third Round)
  11. Belgium Dominique Van Roost (First Round)
  12. France Sandrine Testud (Semifinals)
  13. Romania Irina Spîrlea (Second Round)
  14. Spain Conchita Martínez (Second Round)
  15. Belarus Natasha Zvereva (First Round)
  16. Austria Barbara Schett (First Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 3 62    
   United States Chanda Rubin 6 77    
     United States Chanda Rubin 6 4 2  
  5  Germany Steffi Graf 2 6 6  
4  Czech Republic Jana Novotná 2 0  
  5  Germany Steffi Graf 6 6    
    5  Germany Steffi Graf 3 6 5
     United States Serena Williams 6 3 7
  12  France Sandrine Testud 6 6    
   Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 1 3    
  12  France Sandrine Testud 5 0  
     United States Serena Williams 7 6    
6  France Mary Pierce 5 61  
     United States Serena Williams 7 77    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
WC  United States A Stevenson 7 6       WC  United States A Stevenson 3 4    
   United States T Snyder 5 4         1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
Q  Australia A Molik 6 6         10  Switzerland P Schnyder 1 3    
   France A Fusai 2 3       Q  Australia A Molik 6 1 3
   Thailand T Tanasugarn 3 4       10  Switzerland P Schnyder 3 6 6  
10  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6         1  Switzerland M Hingis 3 62  
14  Spain C Martínez 6 4 6          United States C Rubin 6 77  
   Belgium S Appelmans 2 6 2     14  Spain C Martínez 3 4    
   United States C Rubin 6 6          United States C Rubin 6 6    
   Romania R Dragomir 4 3            United States C Rubin 6 6  
   China Li F 2 64         7  South Africa A Coetzer 4 4    
   France J Halard-Decugis 6 77          France J Halard-Decugis 4 78 63
    7  South Africa A Coetzer 6 66 77  
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    4  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6    
WC  United States MJ Fernández 6 6       WC  United States MJ Fernández 0 3    
   Ukraine E Tatarkova 4 3         4  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6    
   Austria S Plischke 4 2         Q  United States B Rippner 1 4    
Q  United States B Rippner 6 6       Q  United States B Rippner 6 6  
Q  Germany B Rittner 0 6 6     Q  Germany B Rittner 4 4    
11  Belgium D Van Roost 6 4 3       4  Czech Republic J Novotná 2 0  
15  Belarus N Zvereva 4 4         5  Germany S Graf 6 6  
   United States L Raymond 6 6          United States L Raymond 66 5    
   Japan A Sugiyama 2 6 7        Japan A Sugiyama 78 7    
   France A-G Sidot 6 2 5          Japan A Sugiyama 0 1  
Q  Russia T Panova 4 1         5  Germany S Graf 6 6    
   Czech Republic K Hrdličková 6 6          Czech Republic K Hrdličková 1 2  
    5  Germany S Graf 6 6    
 

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    8  France N Tauziat 6 63 6  
   Spain M Serna 6 65 2     Q  Japan M Saeki 1 77 3  
Q  Japan M Saeki 4 77 6       8  France N Tauziat 63 2    
WC  Belarus O Barabanschikova 5 6 6       12  France S Testud 77 6    
   Israel A Smashnova 7 1 2     WC  Belarus O Barabanschikova 63 0  
   Venezuela M Vento 1 1       12  France S Testud 77 6    
12  France S Testud 6 6         12  France S Testud 6 6  
9  Russia A Kournikova 63 6 5          Slovakia H Nagyová 1 3  
   Italy S Farina 77 1 7        Italy S Farina 2 4    
   Slovakia H Nagyová 7 7          Slovakia H Nagyová 6 6    
   United States C Morariu 5 5            Slovakia H Nagyová 6 6  
   Russia E Likhovtseva 6 6         3  United States M Seles 2 4    
   Croatia M Lučić 4 3          Russia E Likhovtseva 62 2  
    3  United States M Seles 77 6    
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    6  France M Pierce 6 6    
   United States A Frazier 4 6 6        United States A Frazier 0 3    
Q  Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 3 2       6  France M Pierce 6 6    
   South Africa M de Swardt 7 4 63          Italy R Grande 1 0    
   Italy R Grande 5 6 77        Italy R Grande 6 6  
WC  United States L Osterloh 6 6       WC  United States L Osterloh 4 4    
16  Austria B Schett 4 4         6  France M Pierce 5 61  
13  Romania I Spîrlea 77 77            United States S Williams 7 77  
Q  Germany A Glass 63 64       13  Romania I Spîrlea 77 4 5  
   Zimbabwe C Black 4 6 6        Zimbabwe C Black 64 6 7  
   Germany A Huber 6 3 2          Zimbabwe C Black 0 5  
   United States S Williams 6 7            United States S Williams 6 7    
Q  South Africa J Steck 1 5          United States S Williams 6 6  
    2  United States L Davenport 4 2    
 

Qualifying[edit]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo (Qualifier)
  2. France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret (Qualifying Competition)
  3. Germany Barbara Rittner (Qualifier)
  4. United States Kimberly Po (First Round)
  5. Puerto Rico Kristina Brandi (Qualifying Competition)
  6. Romania Cătălina Cristea (Qualifying Competition)
  7. Germany Andrea Glass (Qualifier)
  8. United States Meghann Shaughnessy (Qualifying Competition)

Qualifiers[edit]

Qualifying Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

First Qualifier[edit]

  First Round Qualifying Competition
                         
  1  Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6    
   Netherlands Kristie Boogert 4 3    
  1  Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6  
     Australia Nicole Pratt 4 4  
   Australia Nicole Pratt 6 6  
     Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva 2 1    

Second Qualifier[edit]

  First Round Qualifying Competition
                         
     Italy Tathiana Garbin 1 6 2  
   Australia Alicia Molik 6 3 6  
     Australia Alicia Molik 6 6  
  8  United States Meghann Shaughnessy 4 0  
   United States Jane Chi 6 4 5
  8  United States Meghann Shaughnessy 3 6 7  

Third Qualifier[edit]

  First Round Qualifying Competition
                         
  4  United States Kimberly Po 3 5    
   United States Brie Rippner 6 7    
     United States Brie Rippner 4 78 6
     Croatia Silvija Talaja 6 66 2
   Germany Elena Wagner 3 6 2
     Croatia Silvija Talaja 6 2 6  

Fourth Qualifier[edit]

  First Round Qualifying Competition
                         
     Canada Maureen Drake 7 2 1  
WC  South Africa Jessica Steck 5 6 6  
  WC  South Africa Jessica Steck 7 6  
  5  Puerto Rico Kristina Brandi 5 3  
   Poland Aleksandra Olsza 5 0  
  5  Puerto Rico Kristina Brandi 7 6    

Fifth Qualifier[edit]

  First Round Qualifying Competition
                         
  7  Germany Andrea Glass 6 6    
WC  United States Brandis Braverman 3 1    
  7  Germany Andrea Glass 7 7  
     Canada Jana Nejedly 5 5  
   United States Sandra Cacic 5 3  
     Canada Jana Nejedly 7 6    

Sixth Qualifier[edit]

  First Round Qualifying Competition
                         
     United States Samantha Reeves 7 6    
WC  United States Sarah Taylor 5 0    
     United States Samantha Reeves 3 64  
  3  Germany Barbara Rittner 6 77  
   Belgium Els Callens 2 5  
  3  Germany Barbara Rittner 6 7    

Seventh Qualifier[edit]

  First Round Qualifying Competition
                         
  6  Romania Cătălina Cristea 1 6 6  
   Chinese Taipei Janet Lee 6 2 4  
  6  Romania Cătălina Cristea 2 3  
     Japan Miho Saeki 6 6  
   Japan Miho Saeki 6 6  
     Bulgaria Pavlina Stoyanova 1 2    

Eighth Qualifier[edit]

  First Round Qualifying Competition
                         
     United States Jolene Watanabe 0 3    
   Russia Tatiana Panova 6 6    
     Russia Tatiana Panova 6 6  
  2  France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret 4 3  
WC  United States Katie Schlukebir 2 0  
  2  France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret 6 6    

References[edit]