1996 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1996 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Germany Steffi Graf
Runner-up Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Final score 6–3, 7–5
Details
Draw 128 (8Q / 8WC)
Seeds 16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
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Steffi Graf successfully defended her title, defeating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the final, 6–3, 7–5 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1996 Wimbledon Championships, giving Graf the sixth Wimbledon title of her career.[1] It was the second consecutive major final between the two women, with Graf also winning the French Open crown a month earlier, with this victory, Graf captured her seventh and final Wimbledon crown, while it marked Sánchez Vicario's last appearance in the ladies' Wimbledon final.

Seeds[edit]

01.   Germany Steffi Graf (Champion)
02.   United States Monica Seles (Second round)
03.   Spain Conchita Martínez (Fourth round)
04.   Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Final)
05.   Germany Anke Huber (Third round)
06.   Czech Republic Jana Novotná (Quarterfinals)
07.   United States Chanda Rubin (Withdrew)
08.   United States Lindsay Davenport (Second round)
09.   United States Mary Joe Fernández (Quarterfinals)
10.   Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva (Second round)
11.   Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (Third round)
12.   Japan Kimiko Date (Semifinals)
13.   France Mary Pierce (Quarterfinals)
14.   South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Second round)
15.   Romania Irina Spîrlea (Second round)
16.   Switzerland Martina Hingis (Fourth round)
17.   Slovakia Karina Habšudová (First round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Chanda Rubin withdrew due to injury. She was replaced in the draw by the highest-ranked non-seeded player Karina Habšudová, who became the #17 seed.

Qualifying[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                             
1 Germany Steffi Graf 6 6
6 Czech Republic Jana Novotná 3 2
1 Germany Steffi Graf 6 2 6
12 Japan Kimiko Date 2 6 3
12 Japan Kimiko Date 3 6 6
13 France Mary Pierce 6 3 1
1 Germany Steffi Graf 6 7
4 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 5
Austria Judith Wiesner 4 0
4 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6
4 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6 6
United States Meredith McGrath 2 1
9 United States Mary Joe Fernández 3 1
United States Meredith McGrath 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Germany S Graf 6 6
Czech Republic L Richterová 4 1 1 Germany S Graf 7 6
Italy N Baudone 0 6 6 Italy N Baudone 5 3
Slovakia J Husárová 6 1 1 1 Germany S Graf 6 6
Slovakia H Nagyová 3 2 United States N Arendt 2 1
United States N Arendt 6 6 United States N Arendt 2 6 6
Germany C Porwik 2 7 6 Germany C Porwik 6 2 3
WC United Kingdom C Wood 6 5 4 1 Germany S Graf 6 6
France A Fusai 7 7 16 Switzerland M Hingis 1 4
Austria S Dopfer 5 6 France A Fusai 4 2
Australia R Stubbs 1 4 United States L Wild 6 6
United States L Wild 6 6 United States L Wild 3 6 1
WC United Kingdom R Viollet 6 2 6 16 Switzerland M Hingis 6 2 6
WC United Kingdom M Miller 2 6 1 WC United Kingdom R Viollet 1 1
Canada J Nejedly 2 2 16 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6
16 Switzerland M Hingis 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 6
Germany B Rittner 2 1 10 Bulgaria M Maleeva 67 6 7
Netherlands P Kamstra 2 6 1 France N Tauziat 79 3 9
France N Tauziat 6 3 6 France N Tauziat 3 6 4
Belarus N Zvereva 6 6 Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 3 6
Italy F Lubiani 3 1 Belarus N Zvereva 2 4
South Africa M de Swardt 62 4 Canada P Hy-Boulais 6 6
Canada P Hy-Boulais 77 6 Canada P Hy-Boulais 3 1
Sweden Å Carlsson 6 3 3 6 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6
Germany K Kschwendt 4 6 6 Germany K Kschwendt 2 0
Romania R Dragomir 67 7 8 Romania R Dragomir 6 6
Indonesia Y Basuki 79 5 6 Romania R Dragomir 3 1
Belgium L Courtois 4 6 6 6 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6
Germany A Glass 6 2 2 Belgium L Courtois 6 3
Germany V Martinek 4 0 6 Czech Republic J Novotná 7 6
6 Czech Republic J Novotná 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Spain C Martínez 6 6
Italy S Farina 0 0 3 Spain C Martínez 7 7
United States L Raymond 6 3 6 United States L Raymond 5 5
Spain Á Montolio 2 6 2 3 Spain C Martínez 7 77
United States L McNeil 67 6 6 United States L McNeil 5 64
Q Italy L Golarsa 79 4 4 United States L McNeil 4 6 6
United States K Po 6 6 United States K Po 6 0 3
Q France A Cocheteux 4 3 3 Spain C Martínez 7 65 3
Spain V Ruano Pascual 7 4 2 12 Japan K Date 5 77 6
Netherlands K Boogert 5 6 6 Netherlands K Boogert 4 6 6
Australia N Bradtke 3 0 Q Australia K-A Guse 6 3 1
Q Australia K-A Guse 6 6 Netherlands K Boogert 6 4 2
France A-G Sidot 6 6 12 Japan K Date 2 6 6
Q Romania C Cristea 4 1 France A-G Sidot 77 3 3
Japan K Nagatsuka 0 3 12 Japan K Date 65 6 6
12 Japan K Date 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 France M Pierce 6 6
Switzerland P Schnyder 3 2 13 France M Pierce 6 6
WC United Kingdom J Ward 3 2 WC United Kingdom C Taylor 4 2
WC United Kingdom C Taylor 6 6 13 France M Pierce 6 6
Japan R Hiraki 7 6 Ukraine N Medvedeva 4 1
Germany C Singer 5 4 Japan R Hiraki 3 2
United States C Morariu 7 5 4 Ukraine N Medvedeva 6 6
Ukraine N Medvedeva 5 7 6 13 France M Pierce 6 6
Russia E Likhovtseva 77 6 Russia E Likhovtseva 2 3
Belgium E Callens 64 3 Russia E Likhovtseva 6 6
Mexico A Gavaldón 64 1 United States K Adams 4 3
United States K Adams 77 6 Russia E Likhovtseva 6 4 6
Latvia L Neiland 6 6 Latvia L Neiland 3 6 0
WC United States K Rinaldi-Stunkel 3 3 Latvia L Neiland 6 6
Austria M Schnell 4 1 8 United States L Davenport 3 2
8 United States L Davenport 6 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
17 Slovakia K Habšudová 0 5
Austria J Wiesner 6 7 Austria J Wiesner 6 6
United States M Werdel-Witmeyer 4 4 Q Argentina M Paz 2 3
Q Argentina M Paz 6 6 Austria J Wiesner 6 7
Poland K Nowak 0 2 United States G Fernández 2 5
Italy G Pizzichini 6 6 Italy G Pizzichini 2 1
Serbia and Montenegro T Ječmenica 6 3 4 United States G Fernández 6 6
United States G Fernández 2 6 6 Austria J Wiesner 6 6
Slovakia R Zrubáková 2 2 United States A Frazier 4 4
South Korea S-h Park 6 6 South Korea S-h Park 4 1
United States A Frazier 6 6 United States A Frazier 6 6
Madagascar D Randriantefy 3 1 United States A Frazier 6 6
Argentina I Gorrochategui 6 77 Argentina I Gorrochategui 0 3
Israel A Smashnova 4 65 Argentina I Gorrochategui 6 2 6
WC United Kingdom S Smith 6 1 2 15 Romania I Spîrlea 3 6 4
15 Romania I Spîrlea 3 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6
South Africa J Kruger 0 3 11 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 6 6
Czech Republic R Bobková 3 3 United States J Watanabe 3 0
United States J Watanabe 6 6 11 Netherlands B Schultz-McCarthy 5 6 10
LL Poland A Olsza 6 6 Belgium S Appelmans 7 3 12
Poland M Grzybowska 4 4 LL Poland A Olsza 3 1
Japan N Miyagi 3 4 Belgium S Appelmans 6 6
Belgium S Appelmans 6 6 Belgium S Appelmans 6 2 1
LL Italy F Perfetti 4 6 11 4 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 3 6 6
Spain M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 2 9 LL Italy F Perfetti 4 0
Japan N Sawamatsu 77 6 Japan N Sawamatsu 6 6
Japan N Kijimuta 63 2 Japan N Sawamatsu 4 1
Netherlands M Oremans 77 6 4 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Italy R Grande 64 3 Netherlands M Oremans 5 3
Italy A Serra Zanetti 3 4 4 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 7 6
4 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Germany A Huber 6 6
Spain G León García 1 1 5 Germany A Huber 6 6
WC United States P Shriver 6 6 WC United States P Shriver 2 1
Q Australia A Ellwood 4 4 5 Germany A Huber 63 1
Australia K Godridge 3 3 Japan A Sugiyama 77 6
Czech Republic H Suková 6 6 Czech Republic H Suková 4 1
Q Luxembourg A Kremer 5 4 Japan A Sugiyama 6 6
Japan A Sugiyama 7 6 Japan A Sugiyama 4 6 3
Germany P Begerow 4 6 6 9 United States MJ Fernández 6 1 6
Austria B Schett 6 2 3 Austria B Schett 2 6 2
Argentina F Labat 6 2 7 Argentina F Labat 6 2 6
United States T Whitlinger-Jones 1 6 5 Argentina F Labat 2 0
United States S Cacic 1 3 9 United States MJ Fernández 6 6
France S Testud 6 6 France S Testud 4 4
Germany J Kandarr 0 0 9 United States MJ Fernández 6 6
9 United States MJ Fernández 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 South Africa A Coetzer 6 6
Bulgaria E Pampoulova 1 1 14 South Africa A Coetzer 64 6 3
Japan M Endo 2 5 United States M McGrath 77 2 6
United States M McGrath 6 7 United States M McGrath 7 64 6
France A Dechaume-Balleret 1 1 Belgium N Feber 5 77 2
Belgium N Feber 6 6 Belgium N Feber 6 6
United States A Miller 6 6 United States A Miller 1 2
Argentina P Suárez 2 2 United States M McGrath 6 6
Japan Y Kamio 6 6 Slovakia K Studeníková 4 0
France N Dechy 2 3 Japan Y Kamio 0 0
Belgium D Van Roost 6 6 Belgium D Van Roost 6 6
Q Canada M Drake 3 3 Belgium D Van Roost 3 2
Russia E Makarova 2 4 Slovakia K Studeníková 6 6
Slovakia K Studeníková 6 6 Slovakia K Studeníková 7 5 6
United States A Grossman 1 2 2 United States M Seles 5 7 4
2 United States M Seles 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230. 

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