1997 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1997 Australian Open
ChampionSwitzerland Martina Hingis
Runner-upFrance Mary Pierce
Final score6–2, 6–2
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
← 1996 · Australian Open · 1998 →

Fourth-seeded Martina Hingis won in the final 6–2, 6–2 over Mary Pierce to capture the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1997 Australian Open. Hingis did not lose a set in the entire tournament. She became the youngest woman (at the age of 16 years and three months) to win a Grand Slam singles title since Lottie Dod won the 1887 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Monica Seles was the defending champion, but did not compete that year. Steffi Graf's 45-match major winning streak came to an end (started from 1995 French Open) when she was defeated by Amanda Coetzer in the fourth round.

Until 2019, this would remain the last time that the top three seeded players would fail to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Germany Steffi Graf (Fourth round)
  2. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Third round)
  3. Spain Conchita Martínez (Fourth round)
  4. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Champion)
  5. Germany Anke Huber (Fourth round)
  6. Croatia Iva Majoli (First round)
  7. United States Lindsay Davenport (Fourth round)
  8. Romania Irina Spîrlea (Quarterfinals)
  9. Slovakia Karina Habšudová (Fourth rund)
  10. Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Second round)
  11. Austria Judith Wiesner (First round)
  12. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Semifinals)
  13. Russia Elena Likhovtseva (First round)
  14. United States Mary Joe Fernández (Semifinals)
  15. United States Chanda Rubin (Fourth round)
  16. Belgium Sabine Appelmans (Quarterfinals)

Qualifying[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
12 South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6 6
  United States Kimberly Po 4 1
12 South Africa Amanda Coetzer 5 1
  France Mary Pierce 7 6
16 Belgium Sabine Appelmans 6 4 4
  France Mary Pierce 1 6 6
  France Mary Pierce 2 2
4 Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6
8 Romania Irina Spîrlea 5 2
4 Switzerland Martina Hingis 7 6
4 Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6
14 United States Mary Joe Fernández 1 3
14 United States Mary Joe Fernández 7 4
  Belgium Dominique Van Roost 5 0r

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Germany S Graf 5
  Slovakia J Husárová 1 r 1 Germany S Graf 7 6
WC Australia E Dominikovic 2 77 0   Latvia L Neiland 5 2
  Latvia L Neiland 6 62 6 1 Germany S Graf 7 6
  Argentina I Gorrochategui 6 6   Argentina I Gorrochategui 5 3
WC Australia B Stewart 2 1   Argentina I Gorrochategui 7 77
  Belgium E Callens 4 3   United States G Fernández 5 63
  United States G Fernández 6 6 1 Germany S Graf 2 5
  United States L Lee 2 6 6 12 South Africa A Coetzer 6 7
  Slovenia B Mulej 6 3 2   United States L Lee 5 62
Q Spain M Serna 6 66 7 Q Spain M Serna 7 77
Q Japan M Saeki 3 78 5 Q Spain M Serna 3 2
  Germany J Kandarr 6 3 6 12 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6
  Japan K Nagatsuka 3 6 3   Germany J Kandarr 2 64
  Russia A Kournikova 2 2 12 South Africa A Coetzer 6 77
12 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 2 6
  South Korea S-h Park 2 6 2 10 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 1 4
  Japan R Hiraki 6 2 6   Japan R Hiraki 0 6 6
  Czech Republic L Richterová 4 6 4   Japan R Hiraki 2 2
  Spain G León García 6 64 2   United States K Po 6 6
  United States K Po 4 77 6   United States K Po 6 4 6
  Romania C Cristea 63 4   Japan A Sugiyama 0 6 3
  Japan A Sugiyama 77 6   United States K Po 715 6
WC Australia J Taylor 7 4 7 7 United States L Davenport 613 4
  Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 5 6 5 WC Australia J Taylor 4 3
  Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 1 6   Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6
  Russia E Makarova 3 6 4   Thailand T Tanasugarn 1 0
  Slovakia K Studeníková 4 61 7 United States L Davenport 6 6
  Italy F Perfetti 6 77   Italy F Perfetti 2 5
  France N Dechy 6 1 1 7 United States L Davenport 6 7
7 United States L Davenport 4 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Spain C Martínez 6 6
  Netherlands M Oremans 0 2 3 Spain C Martínez 6 78
  Austria S Dopfer 67 2   Czech Republic A Gerši 2 66
  Czech Republic A Gerši 79 6 3 Spain C Martínez 6 6
  Sweden Å Carlsson 6 6   Sweden Å Carlsson 0 1
  Czech Republic P Langrová 3 2   Sweden Å Carlsson 2 6 6
  Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 2 6   Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 3 0
  France A Dechaume-Balleret 0 6 4 3 Spain C Martínez 6 5 1
  United States N Arendt 6 3 4 16 Belgium S Appelmans 2 7 6
  Netherlands K Boogert 3 6 6   Netherlands K Boogert 6 7
  Italy R Grande 6 6   Italy R Grande 3 5
  Spain Á Montolio 2 4   Netherlands K Boogert 1 0 r
  United States A Grossman 7 6 16 Belgium S Appelmans 6 3
  United States A Miller 5 2   United States A Grossman 4 1
  Czech Republic H Suková 2 2 16 Belgium S Appelmans 6 6
16 Belgium S Appelmans 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Russia E Likhovtseva 6 2 4
  France M Pierce 3 6 6   France M Pierce 6 6
WC China L-L Chen 2 6 3   Ukraine N Medvedeva 2 2
  Ukraine N Medvedeva 6 3 6   France M Pierce 6 6
Q Germany M Kochta 4 77 6 Q Germany M Kochta 0 2
  United States M Werdel-Witmeyer 6 64 0 Q Germany M Kochta 6 4 6
WC Australia A Ellwood 6 6 WC Australia A Ellwood 0 6 1
  United States L McNeil 3 2   France M Pierce 6 6
  Belarus N Zvereva 711 6 5 Germany A Huber 2 3
  Belgium N Feber 69 1   Belarus N Zvereva 77 6
  United States S Cacic 4 6 5   Germany W Probst 65 3
  Germany W Probst 6 2 7 Belarus N Zvereva 5 0
  Italy F Lubiani 6 77 5 Germany A Huber 7 6
WC Australia R McQuillan 2 64   Italy F Lubiani 6 2 0
  United States A Frazier 6 2 5 5 Germany A Huber 4 6 6
5 Germany A Huber 0 6 7

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6
  Japan N Kijimuta 2 4 8 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6
  South Africa J Kruger 6 2 6   South Africa J Kruger 1 1
  Madagascar D Randriantefy 3 6 2 8 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6
  Argentina P Suárez 711 6   Italy S Farina 1 3
  Austria K Kschwendt 69 3   Argentina P Suárez 4 1
  Poland A Olsza 3 2   Italy S Farina 6 6
  Italy S Farina 6 6 8 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6
  United States J Capriati 2 6 4 9 Slovakia K Habšudová 4 4
  United States J Watanabe 6 3 6   United States J Watanabe 5 3
  Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 6 6   Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 7 6
  United States L Wild 3 1   Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 3 65
  United States C Morariu 3 2 9 Slovakia K Habšudová 6 77
  Australia N Bradtke 6 6   Australia N Bradtke 3 3
  Croatia S Talaja 1 2 9 Slovakia K Habšudová 6 6
9 Slovakia K Habšudová 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Austria J Wiesner 6 3 8
  Romania R Dragomir 4 6 10   Romania R Dragomir 77 6
  Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 3 6   Spain V Ruano Pascual 63 1
  Spain C Torrens Valero 0 6 3   Romania R Dragomir 6 6
  Germany S Hack 6 3 2 Q Puerto Rico K Brandi 1 1
LL France N van Lottum 4 6 6 LL France N van Lottum 0 6 4
  Germany P Begerow 1 1 Q Puerto Rico K Brandi 6 1 6
Q Puerto Rico K Brandi 6 6   Romania R Dragomir 66 1
  United States G Helgeson-Nielsen 2 2 4 Switzerland M Hingis 78 6
  France A Fusai 6 6   France A Fusai 6 5 5
  Austria B Schett 710 78   Austria B Schett 2 7 7
  Japan N Miyagi 68 66   Austria B Schett 2 1
WC Australia S Drake-Brockman 2 2 4 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
  United States L Raymond 6 6   United States L Raymond 4 2
  Germany B Rittner 1 5 4 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
4 Switzerland M Hingis 6 7

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Croatia I Majoli 5 1
  Switzerland P Schnyder 7 6   Switzerland P Schnyder 6 6
WC Australia K Radford 5 1   Japan M Endo 0 4
  Japan M Endo 7 6   Switzerland P Schnyder 77 6
Q United States M Tu 3 6 6 Q Poland M Grzybowska 64 1
  Czech Republic L Cenková 6 2 3 Q United States M Tu 4 77 1
Q Poland M Grzybowska 4 6 6 Q Poland M Grzybowska 6 63 6
  France S Pitkowski 6 3 1   Switzerland P Schnyder 6 4 1
  Argentina F Labat 7 4 6 14 United States MJ Fernández 4 6 6
  Luxembourg A Kremer 5 6 2   Argentina F Labat 3 2
  Slovakia H Nagyová 6 77   Slovakia H Nagyová 6 6
  Switzerland E Gagliardi 3 63   Slovakia H Nagyová 2 1
  Indonesia Y Basuki 6 4 14 United States MJ Fernández 6 6
  Japan N Sawamatsu 3 1 r   Indonesia Y Basuki 5 4
Q Italy L Golarsa 2 6 2 14 United States MJ Fernández 7 6
14 United States MJ Fernández 6 4 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 United States C Rubin 77 6
  Slovakia R Zrubáková 62 3 15 United States C Rubin 6 6
  France S Testud 6 6   France S Testud 2 1
  Germany E Wagner 3 1 15 United States C Rubin 6 6
LL Czech Republic S Kleinová 714 6 LL Czech Republic S Kleinová 1 3
  United States T Whitlinger-Jones 612 1 LL Czech Republic S Kleinová 6 4 8
  France A-G Sidot 5 7 6   France A-G Sidot 4 6 6
  Federal Republic of Yugoslavia T Ječmenica 7 5 4 15 United States C Rubin 5 4
  United States K Adams 5 3   Belgium D Van Roost 7 6
Q Japan Y Yoshida 7 6 Q Japan Y Yoshida 6 5 3
  Argentina B Fulco-Villella 0 3   Belgium D Van Roost 4 7 6
  Belgium D Van Roost 6 6   Belgium D Van Roost 1 6 8
  Czech Republic D Chládková 3 77 6 2 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 4 6
  Belgium S Devillé 6 62 8   Belgium S Devillé 0 r
  Italy G Pizzichini 4 4 2 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 1
2 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robin Finn (25 January 1997). "The Future Has Risen: It's Hingis". The New York Times.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1996 US Open – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1997 French Open – Women's Singles