1999 French Open – Women's Singles

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1999 French Open
Champion   Germany Steffi Graf
Runner-up   Switzerland Martina Hingis
Final score   4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
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French Open
 < 1998 2000 > 

The 1999 French Open – Women's Singles was the women's singles event of the ninety-eighth edition of the French Open, the second Grand Slam of the year, the most prestigious tournament in Continental Europe, and the largest clay court tournament in the world. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario was the defending champion, but she was knocked out by Martina Hingis in the semifinals.

Hingis reached the final, but was defeated by sixth seed Steffi Graf, 4–6, 7–5, 6–2. Graf became the first player in the Open Era to defeat the first, second and third ranked players in the same Grand Slam tournament; defeating No. 2 Davenport in the quarterfinals, No. 3 Seles in the semifinals and No. 1 Hingis in the final. Graf equalled Chris Evert's record of nine French Open final appearances, and extended her record of total Open Era Grand Slam singles victories to 22. This would end up being the last Grand Slam title Steffi Graf would ever win.

This tournament also saw the Grand Slam debut of future World No. 1 and four-times French Open champion Justine Henin.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Final)
  2. United States Lindsay Davenport (Quarterfinals)
  3. United States Monica Seles (Semifinals)
  4. Czech Republic Jana Novotná (Fourth Round)
  5. United States Venus Williams (Fourth Round)
  6. Germany Steffi Graf (Champion)
  7. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Semifinals)
  8. France Mary Pierce (Second Round)
  9. France Nathalie Tauziat (Second Round)
  10. United States Serena Williams (Third Round)
  11. Switzerland Patty Schnyder (Third Round)
  12. France Sandrine Testud (Second Round)
  13. Belgium Dominique Van Roost (First Round)
  14. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (First Round)
  15. Austria Barbara Schett (Third Round)
  16. France Julie Halard-Decugis (Fourth Round)

Qualifying Draw[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6    
Q  Austria Barbara Schwartz 2 2    
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6    
  7  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 2    
   Austria Sylvia Plischke 2 4  
  7  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
    1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 5 2
  6  Germany Steffi Graf 4 7 6
     Spain Conchita Martínez 1 4    
3  United States Monica Seles 6 6    
  3  United States Monica Seles 77 3 4
  6  Germany Steffi Graf 62 6 6  
6  Germany Steffi Graf 6 65 6
  2  United States Lindsay Davenport 1 77 3  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
 Netherlands A Hopmans 1 4       1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
 France A Mauresmo 6 6      France A Mauresmo 3 3    
 United States T Snyder 3 3         1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 6    
 Czech Republic K Hrdličková 6 6          Czech Republic K Hrdličková 3 4    
 Latvia L Neiland 4 1        Czech Republic K Hrdličková 6 77  
 Germany B Rittner 3 77 6    Germany B Rittner 4 65    
 Spain M Serna 6 65 2       1  Switzerland M Hingis 6 77  
 Italy R Grande 60 1          Romania R Dragomir 3 65  
 Romania R Dragomir 77 6        Romania R Dragomir 6 6    
 Canada M Drake 2 3      Luxembourg A Kremer 4 2    
 Luxembourg A Kremer 6 6          Romania R Dragomir 6 3 6
Q  Switzerland M Vavrinec 0 4          South Africa M de Swardt 2 6 3  
 South Africa M de Swardt 6 6        South Africa M de Swardt 6 6  
Q  Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Naćuk 6 3 1   12  France S Testud 3 2    
12  France S Testud 3 6 6  

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13  Belgium D Van Roost 1 0    
Q  Austria B Schwartz 6 6       Q  Austria B Schwartz 6 6    
Q  Hungary A Földényi 1 4      Netherlands K Boogert 2 4    
 Netherlands K Boogert 6 6         Q  Austria B Schwartz 6 6    
LL  Russia E Dementieva 6 6          France N Dechy 2 1    
 Italy L Golarsa 1 4       LL  Russia E Dementieva 2 6 5
WC  France S Foretz 716 61 1    France N Dechy 6 1 7  
 France N Dechy 614 77 6       Q  Austria B Schwartz 2 79 6
PR  Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 3 2       5  United States V Williams 6 67 3
 Australia A Molik 3 6 6      Australia A Molik 6 6    
WC  France E Curutchet 77 3 11   WC  France E Curutchet 2 2    
WC  Australia J Dokić 65 6 9        Australia A Molik 3 1  
 Greece C Papadáki 3 5         5  United States V Williams 6 6    
 Belarus N Zvereva 6 7        Belarus N Zvereva 63 0  
 France A Fusai 1 1     5  United States V Williams 77 6    
5  United States V Williams 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 77    
 Slovakia Ľ Cervanová 2 64       4  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6    
 Czech Republic A Gerši 6 6      Czech Republic A Gerši 3 2    
 Germany M Weingärtner 4 0         4  Czech Republic J Novotná 6 3 6  
 France A-G Sidot 3 4          Croatia S Talaja 4 6 4  
 Croatia S Talaja 6 6        Croatia S Talaja 2 6 6
 United States C Rubin 6 6      United States C Rubin 6 1 4  
 Netherlands M Oremans 0 3         4  Czech Republic J Novotná 3 65  
 Switzerland E Gagliardi 6 6          Austria S Plischke 6 77  
 Australia N Pratt 2 2        Switzerland E Gagliardi 1 3    
 Austria S Plischke 6 6      Austria S Plischke 6 6    
Q  United States M Tu 1 1          Austria S Plischke 77 6  
 Czech Republic D Chládková 65 3         15  Austria B Schett 61 4    
 United States K Po 77 6        United States K Po 3 6 1
 Slovakia H Nagyová 1 2     15  Austria B Schett 6 3 6  
15  Austria B Schett 6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
10  United States S Williams 6 6    
 Belgium L Courtois 4 0       10  United States S Williams 6 6    
 Argentina M Díaz-Oliva 6 6      Argentina M Díaz-Oliva 3 4    
 United States J Watanabe 0 2         10  United States S Williams 3 6 0  
 Russia T Panova 77 4 5        United States MJ Fernández 6 1 6  
WC  France L Ghirardi 62 6 7     WC  France L Ghirardi 1 3  
 United States MJ Fernández 6 6      United States MJ Fernández 6 6    
 France A Dechaume-Balleret 3 2          United States MJ Fernández w/o    
 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6         7  Spain A Sánchez Vicario      
 Romania C Cristea 4 1        Romania I Spîrlea 6 6    
 Belarus O Barabanschikova 6 3 6    Belarus O Barabanschikova 3 3    
 United States M Shaughnessy 4 6 1        Romania I Spîrlea 4 1  
WC  France L Andretto 1 0         7  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6    
 Slovenia K Srebotnik 6 6        Slovenia K Srebotnik 1 2  
 Croatia M Lučić 2 2     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  France M Pierce 6 6    
 South Africa J Kruger 4 3       8  France M Pierce 6 3 3  
 Zimbabwe C Black 6 3 3    Spain C Martínez 4 6 6  
 Spain C Martínez 2 6 6        Spain C Martínez 6 7    
 Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 4 1          Israel A Smashnova 2 5    
 Belgium E Callens 6 6        Belgium E Callens 0 0  
 Canada S Jeyaseelan 6 1 3    Israel A Smashnova 6 6    
 Israel A Smashnova 2 6 6        Spain C Martínez 6 6  
 Slovakia K Studeníková 3 6 1        Spain G León García 2 1  
 Russia E Likhovtseva 6 4 6      Russia E Likhovtseva 6 3 6  
 France É Loit 3 2      Argentina P Suárez 2 6 4  
 Argentina P Suárez 6 6          Russia E Likhovtseva 63 63  
 Spain G León García 6 6          Spain G León García 77 77    
 Hungary R Kuti-Kis 4 1        Spain G León García 6 6  
 France A Cocheteux 4 3     9  France N Tauziat 2 4    
9  France N Tauziat 6 6    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
16  France J Halard-Decugis 1 6 6  
 Slovakia K Habšudová 6 4 1     16  France J Halard-Decugis 4 6 6  
 Germany E Wagner 6 78      Germany E Wagner 6 1 2  
 United Kingdom S Smith 1 66         16  France J Halard-Decugis 7 4 6  
 Germany A Glass 6 7          Spain C Torrens Valero 5 6 4  
 United States L Raymond 4 5        Germany A Glass 4 6 1
 Spain C Torrens Valero 6 6      Spain C Torrens Valero 6 1 6  
WC  France S Georges 2 2         16  France J Halard-Decugis 1 5  
 United States B Rippner 7 4 3       3  United States M Seles 6 7  
 Romania R Sandu 5 6 6      Romania R Sandu 2 1    
 Japan M Saeki 77 4 0    Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6    
 Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 64 6 6        Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 1 4  
WC  France V Razzano 3 4         3  United States M Seles 6 6    
 Bulgaria L Bacheva 6 6        Bulgaria L Bacheva 3 4  
 China F Li 2 4     3  United States M Seles 6 6    
3  United States M Seles 6 6    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6  Germany S Graf 6 6    
PR  Bulgaria M Maleeva 2 0       6  Germany S Graf 6 6    
Q  Argentina I Gorrochategui 3 6 6   Q  Argentina I Gorrochategui 2 4    
 Netherlands S Noorlander 6 3 2       6  Germany S Graf 6 6    
 Italy Ad Serra Zanetti 0 6 6        Sweden Å Carlsson 1 4    
Q  Bulgaria P Stoyanova 6 2 4      Italy Ad Serra Zanetti 3 62  
 Sweden Å Carlsson 6 7      Sweden Å Carlsson 6 77    
 Belgium S Appelmans 2 5         6  Germany S Graf 6 77  
 Russia A Kournikova 6 6          Russia A Kournikova 3 64  
 Thailand T Tanasugarn 3 3        Russia A Kournikova 6 6    
 United States A Frazier 6 6      United States A Frazier 4 1    
 Ukraine E Tatarkova 4 2          Russia A Kournikova 6 3 6
 United States N Arendt 6 7         11  Switzerland P Schnyder 1 6 0  
WC  France S Lefèvre 3 5        United States N Arendt 4 2  
 United States C Morariu 6 3 6   11  Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6    
11  Switzerland P Schnyder 3 6 8  

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
14  South Africa A Coetzer 5 1    
 Japan A Sugiyama 7 6        Japan A Sugiyama 4 77 9  
 Italy S Farina 6 7      Italy S Farina 6 64 11  
 Russia E Kulikovskaya 0 5          Italy S Farina 2 0 r  
 Spain V Ruano Pascual 2 3          United States J Capriati 6 4    
 United States J Capriati 6 6        United States J Capriati 6 3 6
 Chinese Taipei J Lee 4 6 5    United States L Osterloh 3 6 2  
 United States L Osterloh 6 2 7        United States J Capriati 2 3  
 Colombia F Zuluaga 6 7         2  United States L Davenport 6 6  
 France S Pitkowski 2 5        Colombia F Zuluaga 6 6    
 Venezuela M Vento 4 6 0    Canada J Nejedly 3 0    
 Canada J Nejedly 6 3 6        Colombia F Zuluaga 65 3  
 United States K Brandi 4 2         2  United States L Davenport 77 6    
Q  Belgium J Henin 6 6       Q  Belgium J Henin 3 6 5
 United States J Chi 3 1     2  United States L Davenport 6 2 7  
2  United States L Davenport 6 6    

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