1996 Lipton Championships – Women's Singles

1996 Lipton Championships
1995 champion   Germany Steffi Graf
Champion   Germany Steffi Graf
Runner-up   United States Chanda Rubin
Final score   6–1, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women

Steffi Graf was the defending champion and won in the final 6–1, 6–3 against Chanda Rubin.

Seeds

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated. All thirty-two seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1. Germany Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Second Round)
  3. Germany Anke Huber (Quarterfinals)
  4. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (Quarterfinals)
  5. Japan Kimiko Date (Quarterfinals)
  6. United States Chanda Rubin (Final)
  7. Czech Republic Jana Novotná (Third Round)
  8. United States Lindsay Davenport (Semifinals)
  9. United States Mary Joe Fernandez (Fourth Round)
  10. South Africa Amanda Coetzer (Third Round)
  11. Switzerland Martina Hingis (Second Round)
  12. France Julie Halard-Decugis (Fourth Round)
  13. United States Zina Garrison-Jackson (Second Round)
  14. France Nathalie Tauziat (Fourth Round)
  15. Czech Republic Helena Suková (Third Round)
  16. Romania Irina Spîrlea (Quarterfinals)
  1. Austria Barbara Paulus (Third Round)
  2. Austria Judith Wiesner (Fourth Round)
  3. United States Lisa Raymond (Third Round)
  4. Japan Naoko Sawamatsu (Second Round)
  5. United States Marianne Werdel-Witmeyer (Third Round)
  6. Sweden Åsa Carlsson (Second Round)
  7. Japan Ai Sugiyama (Fourth Round)
  8. Netherlands Kristie Boogert (Third Round)
  9. Germany Petra Begerow (Second Round)
  10. Argentina Florencia Labat (Third Round)
  11. Japan Yone Kamio (Second Round)
  12. Italy Silvia Farina (Fourth Round)
  13. Russia Elena Likhovtseva (Second Round)
  14. Netherlands Miriam Oremans (Third Round)
  15. France Sandrine Testud (Third Round)
  16. Chinese Taipei Shi-Ting Wang (Third Round)

Draw

Key


Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  Germany Steffi Graf 77 6    
5  Japan Kimiko Date 64 3    
  1  Germany Steffi Graf 6 6    
  8  United States Lindsay Davenport 4 4    
3  Germany Anke Huber 0 1  
  8  United States Lindsay Davenport 6 6    
    1  Germany Steffi Graf 6 6  
  6  United States Chanda Rubin 1 3  
  6  United States Chanda Rubin 6 5 6  
4  Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 3 7 3  
  6  United States Chanda Rubin 4 6 6
     Slovakia Karina Habšudová 6 4 2  
16  Romania Irina Spîrlea 4 5  
     Slovakia Karina Habšudová 6 7    

Top Half

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  Germany S Graf 6 7    
   Federal Republic of Yugoslavia T Ječmenica 4 2          United States S Cacic 1 5    
   United States S Cacic 6 6         1  Germany S Graf 6 6    
Q  Hungary V Csurgo 2 3            United States G Fernández 3 2    
   United States G Fernández 6 6          United States G Fernández 66 6 6
    20  Japan N Sawamatsu 78 3 3  
      1  Germany S Graf 6 6  
      9  United States M J Fernandez 1 0  
    26  Argentina F Labat 4 6 6  
Q  Argentina P Suárez 0 2          Belgium D Van Roost 6 2 3  
   Belgium D Van Roost 6 6         26  Argentina F Labat 2 6 4
Q  Italy S Cecchini 3 6 3       9  United States M J Fernandez 6 4 6  
   Indonesia Y Basuki 6 4 6        Indonesia Y Basuki 2 1  
    9  United States M J Fernandez 6 6    
 

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    15  Czech Republic H Suková 1 6 6  
Q  France A Dechaume-Balleret 6 6       Q  France A Dechaume-Balleret 6 4 2  
   United States L McNeil 3 3         15  Czech Republic H Suková 0 5    
   Austria B Reinstadler 4 4         28  Italy S Farina 6 7    
   Japan M Endo 6 6          Japan M Endo 0 4  
    28  Italy S Farina 6 6    
      28  Italy S Farina 2 2  
      5  Japan K Date 6 6  
    21  United States M Werdel-Witmeyer 6 2 6  
   Italy R Grande 6 4 3        Germany S Hack 4 6 1  
   Germany S Hack 4 6 6       21  United States M Werdel-Witmeyer 0 0  
   Austria B Schett 7 6         5  Japan K Date 6 6    
   Poland K Nowak 5 0          Austria B Schett 3 5  
    5  Japan K Date 6 7    
 

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    3  Germany A Huber 6 68 6  
   Japan N Kijimuta 3 3       LL  United States J Watanabe 3 710 1  
LL  United States J Watanabe 6 6         3  Germany A Huber 6 5 6  
Q  United States E de Lone 7 3 7       32  Chinese Taipei S-T Wang 0 7 4  
   Spain V Ruano-Pascual 5 6 5     Q  United States E de Lone 2 3  
    32  Chinese Taipei S-T Wang 6 6    
      3  Germany A Huber 6 6  
      18  Austria J Wiesner 4 4  
    18  Austria J Wiesner 1 6 6  
   Latvia L Neiland 6 6          Latvia L Neiland 6 2 4  
WC  Bulgaria K Maleeva 4 4         18  Austria J Wiesner 6 6  
LL  Japan N Miyagi 5 6 6       LL  Japan N Miyagi 2 2    
   Romania R Dragomir 7 3 2     LL  Japan N Miyagi 5 6 6
    11  Switzerland M Hingis 7 1 3  
 

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    13  United States Z Garrison-Jackson 4 5    
   Australia R Stubbs 1 0          United States A Grossman 6 7    
   United States A Grossman 6 6            United States A Grossman 6 0 6  
   United States L Wild 6 6         30  Netherlands M Oremans 4 6 2  
LL  Italy F Lubiani 2 1          United States L Wild 2 6 3
    30  Netherlands M Oremans 6 2 6  
         United States A Grossman 0 2  
      8  United States L Davenport 6 6  
    24  Netherlands K Boogert 6 1 6  
Q  Germany C Porwik 6 6       Q  Germany C Porwik 4 6 2  
   United States G Helgeson-Nielsen 4 0         24  Netherlands K Boogert 4 5  
   Germany B Rittner 63 6 2       8  United States L Davenport 6 7    
Q  Italy L Golarsa 77 4 6     Q  Italy L Golarsa 1 2  
    8  United States L Davenport 6 6    
 

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    6  United States C Rubin 6 6    
   France A Fusai 6 6          France A Fusai 2 0    
LL  Argentina M J Gaidano 3 1         6  United States C Rubin 6 6    
   United States M McGrath 6 7            United States M McGrath 2 3    
   United States T Whitlinger-Jones 1 5          United States M McGrath 6 67 6
    22  Sweden Å Carlsson 2 79 3  
      6  United States C Rubin 6 6  
      14  France N Tauziat 3 4  
    25  Germany P Begerow 3 4    
   Belgium N Feber 4 2       WC  United States K Adams 6 6    
WC  United States K Adams 6 6         WC  United States K Adams 0 2  
   United States L Lee 6 6         14  France N Tauziat 6 6    
   China J-Q Yi 3 0          United States L Lee 4 5  
    14  France N Tauziat 6 7    
 

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    10  South Africa A Coetzer 6 6    
   Germany V Martinek 7 2 3     WC  United States D Graham 4 3    
WC  United States D Graham 5 6 6       10  South Africa A Coetzer 4 6 1  
   France L Ghirardi 5 1            United States J Capriati 6 0 6  
   United States J Capriati 7 6          United States J Capriati 77 6  
    29  Russia E Likhovtseva 65 4    
         United States J Capriati 1 4  
      4  Argentina G Sabatini 6 6  
    27  Japan Y Kamio 1 6 2  
   Germany J Kandarr 4 6 68        Germany K Kschwendt 6 3 6  
   Germany K Kschwendt 6 4 710          Germany K Kschwendt 3 2  
   Israel A Smashnova 6 6         4  Argentina G Sabatini 6 6    
   Japan K Nagatsuka 3 4          Israel A Smashnova 3 0  
    4  Argentina G Sabatini 6 6    
 

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    7  Czech Republic J Novotná 7 6    
WC  United States K Rinaldi-Stunkel 3 6 4        United States S Stafford 5 3    
   United States S Stafford 6 1 6       7  Czech Republic J Novotná 3 3    
   Czech Republic L Richterová 3 4         23  Japan A Sugiyama 6 6    
   Mexico A Gavaldón 6 6          Mexico A Gavaldón 1 1  
    23  Japan A Sugiyama 6 6    
      23  Japan A Sugiyama 4 5  
      16  Romania I Spîrlea 6 7  
    19  United States L Raymond 6 6    
   Slovakia K Studeníková 6 6          Slovakia K Studeníková 2 3    
Q  Canada M Drake 4 2         19  United States L Raymond 4 4  
   United States N Arendt 3 2         16  Romania I Spîrlea 6 6    
   Germany C Singer 6 6          Germany C Singer 3 2  
    16  Romania I Spîrlea 6 6    
 

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    12  France J Halard-Decugis 6 6    
   United States C Morariu 6 1          United States C Morariu 4 0    
WC  United States P Shriver 0 0 r       12  France J Halard-Decugis 3 79 6  
WC  United States T Snyder 64 3         17  Austria B Paulus 6 67 4  
   Australia R McQuillan 77 6          Australia R McQuillan 5 3  
    17  Austria B Paulus 7 6    
      12  France J Halard-Decugis 6 4 4
         Slovakia K Habšudová 1 6 6
    31  France S Testud 6 6    
   Canada P Hy-Boulais 63 3          Italy A Serra Zanetti 1 1    
   Italy A Serra Zanetti 77 6         31  France S Testud 4 2  
   Slovakia K Habšudová 6 4 6          Slovakia K Habšudová 6 6    
   Germany S Meier 4 6 1        Slovakia K Habšudová 2 6 77
    2  Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 3 64  
 

References

  • 1996 Lipton Championships Draw
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