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Singles, Women

Date23 July – 2 August 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationStone Mountain Tennis Center, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Participants64 from 34 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

Lindsay Davenport came from an Olympic family, as her father, Wink, had played volleyball for the United States in 1968. Coming into the 1996 Olympics, she had won five titles on the WTA tour, but had never made the semi-finals at a Grand Slam tournament. In the Olympic semi-finals, Davenport played her best friend, Mary Joe Fernandez, and defeated her in three sets. Her opponent in the final was Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, who had defeated Davenport all five times they had met. But Davenport reversed that streak, winning easily in two sets, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Lindsay DavenportUSAGold
2Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESPSilver
3Jana NovotnáCZEBronze
4Mary Joe FernandezUSA
=5Monica SelesUSA
=5Kimiko DateJPN
=5Iva MajoliCRO
=5Conchita MartínezESP
=9Gabriela SabatiniARG
=9Ai SugiyamaJPN
=9Brenda Schultz-McCarthyNED
=9Maggy MaleevaBUL
=9Anke HuberGER
=9Karina HabšudováSVK
=9Inés GorrochateguiARG
=9Natasha ZveravaBLR
=17Patricia Hy-BoulaisCAN
=17Angélica GavaldónMEX
=17Martina HingisSUI
=17Judith WiesnerAUT
=17Silvia FarinaITA
=17Choi Yeong-JaKOR
=17Florencia LabatARG
=17Virág CsurgóHUN
=17Mariaan de SwardtRSA
=17Naoko SawamatsuJPN
=17Laurence CourtoisBEL
=17Vivi RuanoESP
=17Wang Shi-TingTPE
=17Mary PierceFRA
=17Amanda CoetzerRSA
=17Radka ZrubákováSVK
=33Chen LiCHN
=33Rita GrandeITA
=33Khristina PapadakiGRE
=33Nathalie TauziatFRA
=33Joelle SchadDOM
=33Katarína StudeníkováSVK
=33Andrea TemesváriHUN
=33Ruxandra DragomirROU
=33Dominique Van RoostBEL
=33Clare WoodGBR
=33Joannette KrugerRSA
=33Selima SfarTUN
=33Rennae StubbsAUS
=33Yelena MakarovaRUS
=33Aleksandra OlszaPOL
=33Dally RandriantefyMAD
=33Cătălina CristeaROU
=33Helena SukováCZE
=33Park Seong-HuiKOR
=33Anne KremerLUX
=33Yayuk BasukiINA
=33Anna KournikovaRUS
=33Magdalena GrzybowskaPOL
=33Nicole Provis-BradtkeAUS
=33Yelena LikhovtsevaRUS
=33Adriana Serra-ZanettiITA
=33Yi JingqianCHN
=33Volha BarabanshchykavaBLR
=33Rachel McQuillanAUS
=33Sabine AppelmansBEL
=33Jana NejedlyCAN
=33Patty SchnyderSUI

Round One (23 – 24 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Monica SelesUSA 1Chen LiCHN WC6-0, 6-4
Match #2 Patricia Hy-BoulaisCAN ARita GrandeITA 6-4, 6-4
Match #3 Angélica GavaldónMEX AKhristina PapadakiGRE A6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Match #4 Gabriela SabatiniARG 13Nathalie TauziatFRA 7-5, 6-2
Match #5 Martina HingisSUI 15Joelle SchadDOM WC6-0, 6-1
Match #6 Ai SugiyamaJPN Katarína StudeníkováSVK 6-2, 6-3
Match #7 Judith WiesnerAUT Andrea TemesváriHUN A7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Match #8 Jana NovotnáCZE 6Ruxandra DragomirROU 6-4, 4-4 DNF
Match #9 Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 3Dominique Van RoostBEL 6-1, 7-5
Match #10 Silvia FarinaITA Clare WoodGBR A6-2, 6-2
Match #11 Choi Yeong-JaKOR WCJoannette KrugerRSA 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-1
Match #12 Brenda Schultz-McCarthyNED 11Selima SfarTUN WC6-4, 6-0
Match #13 Maggy MaleevaBUL 10Rennae StubbsAUS WC6-2, 6-1
Match #14 Florencia LabatARG Yelena MakarovaRUS 6-2, 7-5
Match #15 Virág CsurgóHUN Aleksandra OlszaPOL WC6-2, 7-5
Match #16 Kimiko DateJPN 8Dally RandriantefyMAD WC6-0, 6-1
Match #17 Anke HuberGER 5Cătălina CristeaROU WC2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Match #18 Mariaan de SwardtRSA Helena SukováCZE 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-5
Match #19 Naoko SawamatsuJPN Park Seong-HuiKOR A6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Match #20 Lindsay DavenportUSA 9Anne KremerLUX WC6-2, 6-1
Match #21 Karina HabšudováSVK 16Yayuk BasukiINA 6-3, 6-3
Match #22 Laurence CourtoisBEL Anna KournikovaRUS WC1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Match #23 Vivi RuanoESP Magdalena GrzybowskaPOL A6-4, 6-2
Match #24 Iva MajoliCRO Nicole Provis-BradtkeAUS 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Match #25 Mary Joe FernandezUSA 7Yelena LikhovtsevaRUS 6-2, 6-4
Match #26 Wang Shi-TingTPE Adriana Serra-ZanettiITA A7-5, 7-6 (–-5)
Match #27 Inés GorrochateguiARG WCYi JingqianCHN A6-2, 1-6, 6-1
Match #28 Mary PierceFRA 12Volha BarabanshchykavaBLR A6-3, 7-5
Match #29 Amanda CoetzerRSA 14Rachel McQuillanAUS WC6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Match #30 Natasha ZveravaBLR Sabine AppelmansBEL 7-5, 6-3
Match #31 Radka ZrubákováSVK WCJana NejedlyCAN WC6-3, 6-2
Match #32 Conchita MartínezESP 2Patty SchnyderSUI WC6-1, 6-2

Round Two (25 – 26 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to round three.

Match #1 Monica SelesUSA 1Patricia Hy-BoulaisCAN A6-3, 6-2
Match #2 Gabriela SabatiniARG 13Angélica GavaldónMEX A6-4, 6-0
Match #3 Ai SugiyamaJPN Martina HingisSUI 156-4, 6-4
Match #4 Jana NovotnáCZE 6Judith WiesnerAUT 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Match #5 Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 3Silvia FarinaITA 6-1, 6-3
Match #6 Brenda Schultz-McCarthyNED 11Choi Yeong-JaKOR WC6-2, 6-4
Match #7 Maggy MaleevaBUL 10Florencia LabatARG 7-6 (9-7), 6-1
Match #8 Kimiko DateJPN 8Virág CsurgóHUN 6-2, 6-3
Match #9 Anke HuberGER 5Mariaan de SwardtRSA 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Match #10 Lindsay DavenportUSA 9Naoko SawamatsuJPN 6-2, 6-2
Match #11 Karina HabšudováSVK 16Laurence CourtoisBEL 7-5, 6-2
Match #12 Iva MajoliCRO Vivi RuanoESP 7-5, 6-3
Match #13 Mary Joe FernandezUSA 7Wang Shi-TingTPE 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-1
Match #14 Inés GorrochateguiARG WCMary PierceFRA 126-4, 1-6, 7-5
Match #15 Natasha ZveravaBLR Amanda CoetzerRSA 146-1, 4-6, 6-2
Match #16 Conchita MartínezESP 2Radka ZrubákováSVK WC6-1, 6-4

Round Three (27 – 28 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Monica SelesUSA 1Gabriela SabatiniARG 136-3, 6-3
Match #2 Jana NovotnáCZE 6Ai SugiyamaJPN 6-3, 6-4
Match #3 Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 3Brenda Schultz-McCarthyNED 116-4, 7-6 (9-7)
Match #4 Kimiko DateJPN 8Maggy MaleevaBUL 106-4, 6-4
Match #5 Lindsay DavenportUSA 9Anke HuberGER 56-1, 3-6, 6-3
Match #6 Iva MajoliCRO Karina HabšudováSVK 166-4, 3-6, 6-4
Match #7 Mary Joe FernandezUSA 7Inés GorrochateguiARG WC6-0, 6-3
Match #8 Conchita MartínezESP 2Natasha ZveravaBLR 6-2, 7-5

Quarter-Finals (29 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Jana NovotnáCZE 6Monica SelesUSA 17-5, 3-6, 8-6
Match #2 Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 3Kimiko DateJPN 84-6, 6-3, 10-8
Match #3 Lindsay DavenportUSA 9Iva MajoliCRO 7-5, 6-3
Match #4 Mary Joe FernandezUSA 7Conchita MartínezESP 23-6, 6-2, 6-3

Semi-Finals (31 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 3Jana NovotnáCZE 66-4, 1-6, 6-3
Match #2 Lindsay DavenportUSA 9Mary Joe FernandezUSA 76-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Final Round (2 August 1996)

Match 1/2 Lindsay DavenportUSA 9Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 37-6 (8-6), 6-2
Match 3/4 Jana NovotnáCZE 6Mary Joe FernandezUSA 77-6 (8-6), 6-4