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Singles, Women

Date28 July – 7 August 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationCentro Municipal de Tenis Vall d'Hebron, La Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Catalonia, ESP
Participants64 from 30 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The favorite and top seed was defending champion Steffi Graf. Her route was made easier because Monica Seles (YUG) and Martina Navratilova (USA) were ruled ineligible for not competing in the Federation Cup. Graf steamrolled into the final where she faced the 16-year-old American Jennifer Capriati. Capriati was a prodigy, having turned pro at 13, and reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals at 15. In the Olympic semi-finals, she faced Spanish crowd favorite Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, defeating her in three sets. Capriati had faced Graf four times previously, but had never won a set against her. She lost the first set in Barcelona but came back to win the gold medal, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Capriati later won three Grand Slam titles between 2001-2003, overcoming personal troubles, which had included arrests for shoplifting and marijuana possession, as well as several injuries.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1170Jennifer CapriatiUSAGold
272Steffi GrafGERSilver
=351Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESPBronze
=3174Mary Joe FernandezUSABronze
=522Sabine AppelmansBEL
=5153Manuela Maleeva-FragnièreSUI
=573Anke HuberGER
=550Conchita MartínezESP
=928Maggy MaleevaBUL
=953Yevgeniya ManyukovaEUN
=957Natasha ZveravaEUN
=9116Angélica GavaldónMEX
=9123Nicole Muns-JagermanNED
=984Yayuk BasukiINA
=9145Amanda CoetzerRSA
=974Barbara RittnerGER
=17125Brenda Schultz-McCarthyNED
=17103Kimiko DateJPN
=1713Nicole ProvisAUS
=1727Katerina MaleevaBUL
=1732Patricia Hy-BoulaisCAN
=1768Samantha SmithGBR
=17165Helena SukováTCH
=17102Raffaella Reggi-ConcatoITA
=17187Barbara PaulusAUT
=1760Julie HalardFRA
=1762Mary PierceFRA
=177Patricia TarabiniARG
=1797Sandra CecchiniITA
=17112Agnese BlumbergaLAT
=1764Nathalie TauziatFRA
=17104Mana EndoJPN
=33120Lupita NoveloMEX
=3338Li FangCHN
=33156Emanuela ZardoSUI
=3330Rene Simpson-AlterCAN
=3312Rachel McQuillanAUS
=33101Katia PiccoliniITA
=3317Petra RitterAUT
=33113Larisa NeilandeLAT
=3337Chen LiCHN
=33179Dally RandriantefyMAD
=3366Sara GomerGBR
=33163Jana NovotnáTCH
=33180Natacha RandriantefyMAD
=33161Catarina LindqvistSWE
=338Jenny ByrneAUS
=3323Andrea VieiraBRA
=33107Naoko SawamatsuJPN
=3367Monique JaverGBR
=33110Kim Il-SunKOR
=33134Katarzyna NowakPOL
=3354Leila MeskhiEUN
=335Mercedes PazARG
=33146Mariaan de SwardtRSA
=33149Elna ReinachRSA
=3319Judith WiesnerAUT
=3336Paulina SepúlvedaCHI
=3379Khristina PapadakiGRE
=33175Zina GarrisonUSA
=33167Radka ZrubákováTCH
=332Florencia LabatARG
=3329Elena Pampulova-WagnerBUL
=33144Irina SpîrleaROU

Round One (28 – 29 July 1992)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Steffi GrafGER 1Lupita NoveloMEX LL6-1, 6-1
Match #2 Brenda Schultz-McCarthyNED Li FangCHN Q7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4
Match #3 Maggy MaleevaBUL 6Emanuela ZardoSUI 6-2, 6-4
Match #4 Kimiko DateJPN 14Rene Simpson-AlterCAN Q7-5, 6-1
Match #5 Sabine AppelmansBEL 16Rachel McQuillanAUS 6-3, 6-3
Match #6 Nicole ProvisAUS Katia PiccoliniITA WC6-1, 6-0
Match #7 Yevgeniya ManyukovaEUN QPetra RitterAUT A6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
Match #8 Katerina MaleevaBUL 8Larisa NeilandeLAT 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Match #9 Mary Joe FernandezUSA 4Chen LiCHN Q6-2, 6-3
Match #10 Patricia Hy-BoulaisCAN Dally RandriantefyMAD Q6-2, 6-1
Match #11 Samantha SmithGBR ASara GomerGBR A2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Match #12 Natasha ZveravaEUN Jana NovotnáTCH 96-1, 6-0
Match #13 Helena SukováTCH 11Natacha RandriantefyMAD Q6-0, 6-1
Match #14 Angélica GavaldónMEX QCatarina LindqvistSWE 6-4, 6-3
Match #15 Raffaella Reggi-ConcatoITA Jenny ByrneAUS WC6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
Match #16 Manuela Maleeva-FragnièreSUI Andrea VieiraBRA Q6-2, 6-3
Match #17 Anke HuberGER 7Naoko SawamatsuJPN 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
Match #18 Barbara PaulusAUT Monique JaverGBR 6-7 (9-11), 6-4, 6-3
Match #19 Nicole Muns-JagermanNED QKim Il-SunKOR Q6-4, 6-4
Match #20 Julie HalardFRA 15Katarzyna NowakPOL Q6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
Match #21 Mary PierceFRA 13Leila MeskhiEUN 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
Match #22 Yayuk BasukiINA Mercedes PazARG WC6-1, 6-4
Match #23 Patricia TarabiniARG AMariaan de SwardtRSA 6-4, 6-2
Match #24 Jennifer CapriatiUSA 3Elna ReinachRSA WC6-1, 6-0
Match #25 Conchita MartínezESP 5Judith WiesnerAUT 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Match #26 Sandra CecchiniITA Paulina SepúlvedaCHI Q6-2, 6-3
Match #27 Agnese BlumbergaLAT LLKhristina PapadakiGRE LL4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Match #28 Amanda CoetzerRSA Zina GarrisonUSA 127-5, 6-1
Match #29 Nathalie TauziatFRA 10Radka ZrubákováTCH WC6-3, 6-2
Match #30 Barbara RittnerGER WCFlorencia LabatARG 6-3, 6-3
Match #31 Mana EndoJPN QElena Pampulova-WagnerBUL Q7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6)
Match #32 Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 2Irina SpîrleaROU Q6-1, 6-3

Round Two (30 – 31 July 1992)

Winner of each match advanced to round three.

Match #1 Steffi GrafGER 1Brenda Schultz-McCarthyNED 6-1, 6-0
Match #2 Maggy MaleevaBUL 6Kimiko DateJPN 146-2, 6-4
Match #3 Sabine AppelmansBEL 16Nicole ProvisAUS 6-2, 6-1
Match #4 Yevgeniya ManyukovaEUN QKaterina MaleevaBUL 87-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-0
Match #5 Mary Joe FernandezUSA 4Patricia Hy-BoulaisCAN 6-2, 1-6, 12-10
Match #6 Natasha ZveravaEUN Samantha SmithGBR A6-1, 6-2
Match #7 Angélica GavaldónMEX QHelena SukováTCH 114-6, 6-4, 5-3 DNF
Match #8 Manuela Maleeva-FragnièreSUI Raffaella Reggi-ConcatoITA 6-2, 6-4
Match #9 Anke HuberGER 7Barbara PaulusAUT 6-4, 6-1
Match #10 Nicole Muns-JagermanNED QJulie HalardFRA 157-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5)
Match #11 Yayuk BasukiINA Mary PierceFRA 130-6, 6-3, 10-8
Match #12 Jennifer CapriatiUSA 3Patricia TarabiniARG A6-4, 6-1
Match #13 Conchita MartínezESP 5Sandra CecchiniITA 6-4, 6-3
Match #14 Amanda CoetzerRSA Agnese BlumbergaLAT LL6-2, 6-4
Match #15 Barbara RittnerGER WCNathalie TauziatFRA 106-3, 6-2
Match #16 Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 2Mana EndoJPN Q6-0, 6-1

Round Three (1 August 1992)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Steffi GrafGER 1Maggy MaleevaBUL 66-3, 6-4
Match #2 Sabine AppelmansBEL 16Yevgeniya ManyukovaEUN Q6-1, 6-3
Match #3 Mary Joe FernandezUSA 4Natasha ZveravaEUN 7-6 (11-9), 6-1
Match #4 Manuela Maleeva-FragnièreSUI Angélica GavaldónMEX Q6-0, 6-3
Match #5 Anke HuberGER 7Nicole Muns-JagermanNED Q7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
Match #6 Jennifer CapriatiUSA 3Yayuk BasukiINA 6-3, 6-4
Match #7 Conchita MartínezESP 5Amanda CoetzerRSA 6-4, 6-3
Match #8 Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 2Barbara RittnerGER WC4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Quarter-Finals (3 August 1992)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Steffi GrafGER 1Sabine AppelmansBEL 166-1, 6-0
Match #2 Mary Joe FernandezUSA 4Manuela Maleeva-FragnièreSUI 5-7, 6-1, 6-0
Match #3 Jennifer CapriatiUSA 3Anke HuberGER 76-3, 7-6 (7-1)
Match #4 Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 2Conchita MartínezESP 56-4, 6-4

Semi-Finals (5 August 1992 — 11:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Steffi GrafGER 1Mary Joe FernandezUSA 46-4, 6-2
Match #2 Jennifer CapriatiUSA 3Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 26-3, 3-6, 6-1

Final Round (7 August 1992 — 14:00)

Match 1/2 Jennifer CapriatiUSA 3Steffi GrafGER 13-6, 6-3, 6-4