1997 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1997 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Switzerland Martina Hingis
Runner-up Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Final score 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women

Steffi Graf was the defending champion, but she did not compete this year due to injury.

World No. 1 Martina Hingis won title, defeating Jana Novotná in the final, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3, to become the youngest person since Lottie Dod to win Wimbledon. Anna Kounikova, aged 15, made the semifinals in her Wimbledon debut, the youngest ever woman to reach the semifinals.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Champion)
  2. United States Monica Seles (Third Round)
  3. Czech Republic Jana Novotná (Final)
  4. Croatia Iva Majoli (Quarterfinals)
  5. United States Lindsay Davenport (Second Round)
  6. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Second Round)
  7. Germany Anke Huber (Third Round)
  8. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Semifinals)
  9. France Mary Pierce (Fourth Round)
  10. Spain Conchita Martínez (Third Round)
  11. United States Mary Joe Fernández (Fourth Round)
  12. Romania Irina Spîrlea (Fourth Round)
  13. United States Kimberly Po (First Round)
  14. Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Third Round)
  15. Romania Ruxandra Dragomir (First Round)
  16. Austria Barbara Paulus (Second Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6    
   Czech Republic Denisa Chládková 3 2    
  1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 6 6    
     Russia Anna Kournikova 3 2    
4  Croatia Iva Majoli 6 4  
     Russia Anna Kournikova 7 6    
    1  Switzerland Martina Hingis 2 6 6
  3  Czech Republic Jana Novotná 6 3 3
  3  Czech Republic Jana Novotná 6 6    
   Indonesia Yayuk Basuki 3 3    
  3  Czech Republic Jana Novotná 6 6  
  8  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4 2    
8  Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 7  
     France Nathalie Tauziat 2 5    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
Q Luxembourg A Kremer 4 4 1 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
Germany P Begerow 3 3 Belarus O Barabanschikova 2 2
Belarus O Barabanschikova 6 6 1 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
Czech Republic E Martincová 4 2 United States N Arendt 1 3
United States L Raymond 6 6 United States L Raymond 6 4 3
United States N Arendt 6 6 United States N Arendt 1 6 6
Czech Republic P Langrová 2 0 1 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
Q Italy L Golarsa 6 4 6 Belgium S Appelmans 1 3
France A Dechaume-Balleret 1 6 3 Q Italy L Golarsa 2 0
Belgium S Appelmans 6 3 6 Belgium S Appelmans 6 6
Canada R Simpson 2 6 0 Belgium S Appelmans 6 6
United States S Cacic 5 4 14 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 2 3
United States A Frazier 7 6 United States A Frazier 6 3
Italy S Farina 6 3 2 14 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 7 6
14 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 4 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Romania R Dragomir 7 2 8
Germany A Glass 5 6 10 Germany A Glass 1 r
Australia A Ellwood 5 1 Q Venezuela M-A Vento 2
Q Venezuela M-A Vento 7 6 Q Venezuela M-A Vento 6 7
United States G Helgeson-Nielsen 6 6 Bulgaria M Maleeva 2 5
WC United Kingdom L Ahl 2 4 United States G Helgeson-Nielsen 5 5
Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 6 Bulgaria M Maleeva 7 7
WC United Kingdom J Pullin 1 3 Q Venezuela M-A Vento 1 3
Slovakia K Studeníková 3 6 3 Czech Republic D Chládková 6 6
Q Australia N Pratt 6 4 6 Q Australia N Pratt 4 5
Slovakia R Zrubáková 6 7 Slovakia R Zrubáková 6 7
Q Belgium N Feber 1 5 Slovakia R Zrubáková 7 3 6
Czech Republic D Chládková 7 6 Czech Republic D Chládková 6 6 8
Czech Republic S Kleinová 6 4 Czech Republic D Chládková 7 6
United States T Jones 7 2 2 5 United States L Davenport 5 2
5 United States L Davenport 5 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Croatia I Majoli 2 6 6
Argentina M Díaz-Oliva 6 0 3 4 Croatia I Majoli 6 6
Austria M Maruska 7 6 Austria M Maruska 3 3
Czech Republic A Gerši 6 2 4 Croatia I Majoli 4 7 6
Q United Kingdom K Cross 6 6 Q United Kingdom K Cross 6 6 4
United States L Wild 4 2 Q United Kingdom K Cross 6 6
Italy F Perfetti 4 4 Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 4 0
Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 6 4 Croatia I Majoli 6 6 9
WC United States G Fernández 7 6 12 Romania I Spîrlea 7 1 7
Netherlands M Oremans 6 3 WC United States G Fernández 6 4 6
France N Dechy 6 6 6 France N Dechy 3 6 3
Belgium L Courtois 7 1 2 WC United States G Fernández 3 1
Russia E Makarova 6 4 6 12 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6
Russia T Panova 4 6 3 Russia E Makarova 6 1 8
Slovakia H Nagyová 1 0 12 Romania I Spîrlea 4 6 10
12 Romania I Spîrlea 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Spain C Martínez 6 6
Slovakia K Habšudová 1 2 10 Spain C Martínez 6 6
Japan Y Yoshida 6 6 Japan Y Yoshida 0 0
Japan R Hiraki 2 3 10 Spain C Martínez 4 2
Czech Republic H Suková 7 6 Czech Republic H Suková 6 6
WC United Kingdom S-A Siddall 6 1 Czech Republic H Suková 6 6
Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 6 2 7 Chinese Taipei S-t Wang 0 3
United States L McNeil 1 6 5 Czech Republic H Suková 6 2 3
United States C Rubin 1 1 Russia A Kournikova 2 6 6
Russia A Kournikova 6 6 Russia A Kournikova 4 7 6
France A-G Sidot 6 4 Germany B Rittner 6 6 3
Germany B Rittner 7 6 Russia A Kournikova 3 6 6
South Africa J Kruger 7 6 7 Germany A Huber 6 4 4
Belgium S De Ville 6 3 South Africa J Kruger 2 0
Q Japan H Inoue 3 3 7 Germany A Huber 6 6
7 Germany A Huber 6 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 South Africa A Coetzer 7 6
France A Fusai 6 1 6 South Africa A Coetzer 2 1
Japan M Saeki 2 6 2 Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 6
Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 1 6 Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 6
United States V Williams 6 2 4 Poland M Grzybowska 4 1
Poland M Grzybowska 4 6 6 Poland M Grzybowska 4 6 6
Austria B Schett 2 6 6 Austria B Schett 6 3 2
Sweden Å Carlsson 6 3 0 Canada P Hy-Boulais 0 6
Japan A Sugiyama 3 0 Indonesia Y Basuki 6 7
Indonesia Y Basuki 6 6 Indonesia Y Basuki 6 6
United States M Tu 0 3 Argentina I Gorrochategui 2 0
Argentina I Gorrochategui 6 6 Indonesia Y Basuki 6 6
Latvia L Neiland 5 2 Japan N Kijimuta 3 2
Japan N Kijimuta 7 6 Japan N Kijimuta 5 6 6
Netherlands K Boogert 3 6 3 16 Austria B Paulus 7 3 3
16 Austria B Paulus 6 1 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 United States MJ Fernández 6 6
France N van Lottum 2 2 11 United States MJ Fernández 6 6
Poland A Olsza 3 6 6 Poland A Olsza 4 0
Czech Republic L Němečková 6 1 2 11 United States MJ Fernández 6 6
Japan N Sawamatsu 6 6 Thailand T Tanasugarn 2 4
WC United Kingdom S Smith 1 3 Japan N Sawamatsu 2 2
Czech Republic L Richterová 3 1 Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6
Thailand T Tanasugarn 6 6 11 United States MJ Fernández 7 4 5
Japan M Endo 3 3 3 Czech Republic J Novotná 5 6 7
Spain G León García 6 6 Spain G León García 3 6 6
Spain C Torrens Valero 1 6 6 Spain C Torrens Valero 6 2 3
Italy G Pizzichini 6 3 4 Spain G León García 4 2
Belarus N Zvereva 2 2 3 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6
Russia E Likhovtseva 6 6 Russia E Likhovtseva 1 6 4
Germany W Probst 4 6 0 3 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 4 6
3 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 4 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
WC United Kingdom C Wood 0 0 8 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Switzerland E Gagliardi 3 7 6 Switzerland E Gagliardi 4 2
Romania C Cristea 6 5 1 8 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Argentina F Labat 6 6 Argentina F Labat 1 2
Italy R Grande 4 4 Argentina F Labat 6 6
Belgium E Callens 6 6 Belgium E Callens 2 3
Argentina P Suárez 4 2 8 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Italy F Lubiani 3 6 1 9 France M Pierce 1 3
France S Pitkowski 6 4 6 France S Pitkowski 2 0
United States J Watanabe 3 1 Spain M Serna 6 6
Spain M Serna 6 6 Spain M Serna 4 3
Spain V Ruano Pascual 6 6 9 France M Pierce 6 6
Austria S Dopfer 2 2 Spain V Ruano Pascual 0 6 3
Belgium D Van Roost 3 4 9 France M Pierce 6 2 6
9 France M Pierce 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 United States K Po 6 5 2
Australia K-A Guse 3 7 6 Australia K-A Guse 0 3
France N Tauziat 6 6 France N Tauziat 6 6
LL Japan N Miyagi 3 4 France N Tauziat 3 6 6
WC United Kingdom L Woodroffe 6 6 Austria J Wiesner 6 3 2
Switzerland P Schnyder 4 4 WC United Kingdom L Woodroffe 2 3
Austria J Wiesner 7 6 Austria J Wiesner 6 6
Germany J Kandarr 5 2 France N Tauziat 4 7 12
United States C Morariu 6 6 France S Testud 6 5 10
WC United Kingdom C Taylor 2 1 United States C Morariu 7 3 1
Q Germany M Schnitzer 3 0 France S Testud 6 6 6
France S Testud 6 6 France S Testud 0 6 8
United States A Grossman 2 6 2 United States M Seles 6 4 6
United States K Brandi 6 7 United States K Brandi 7 3 3
Australia R McQuillan 0 2 2 United States M Seles 5 6 6
2 United States M Seles 6 6

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