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Tennis at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Women's Singles

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Stone Mountain Tennis Center, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Date Started: July 23, 1996
Date Finished: August 2, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Lindsay Davenport
Silver: ESP Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Bronze: CZE Jana Novotná

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Lindsay Davenport 20 United States USA Gold
2 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 24 Spain ESP Silver
3 Jana Novotná 27 Czech Republic CZE Bronze
4 Mary Joe Fernandez 24 United States USA
5T Monica Seles 22 United States USA
5T Kimiko Date 25 Japan JPN
5T Iva Majoli 18 Croatia CRO
5T Conchita Martínez 24 Spain ESP
9T Gabriela Sabatini 26 Argentina ARG
9T Ai Sugiyama 21 Japan JPN
9T Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 25 Netherlands NED
9T Maggy Maleeva 21 Bulgaria BUL
9T Anke Huber 22 Germany GER
9T Karina Habšudová 22 Slovakia SVK
9T Inés Gorrochategui 23 Argentina ARG
9T Natasha Zvereva 25 Belarus BLR
17T Patricia Hy-Boulais 30 Canada CAN
17T Angélica Gavaldón 22 Mexico MEX
17T Martina Hingis 15 Switzerland SUI
17T Judith Wiesner 30 Austria AUT
17T Silvia Farina-Elia 24 Italy ITA
17T Choi Yeong-Ja 21 South Korea KOR
17T Florencia Labat 25 Argentina ARG
17T Virág Csurgó 23 Hungary HUN
17T Mariaan de Swardt 25 South Africa RSA
17T Naoko Sawamatsu 23 Japan JPN
17T Laurence Courtois 25 Belgium BEL
17T Vivi Ruano 22 Spain ESP
17T Wang Shi-Ting 22 Chinese Taipei TPE
17T Mary Pierce 21 France FRA
17T Amanda Coetzer 24 South Africa RSA
17T Radka Zrubáková 25 Slovakia SVK
33T Chen Li 25 China CHN
33T Rita Grande 21 Italy ITA
33T Khristina Papadaki 23 Greece GRE
33T Nathalie Tauziat 28 France FRA
33T Joëlle Schad 23 Dominican Republic DOM
33T Katarína Studeníková 23 Slovakia SVK
33T Andrea Temesvári 30 Hungary HUN
33T Ruxandra Dragomir 23 Romania ROU
33T Dominique Van Roost 23 Belgium BEL
33T Clare Wood 28 Great Britain GBR
33T Joannette Kruger 22 South Africa RSA
33T Selima Sfar 19 Tunisia TUN
33T Rennae Stubbs 25 Australia AUS
33T Yelena Makarova 23 Russia RUS
33T Aleksandra Olsza 18 Poland POL
33T Dally Randriantefy 19 Madagascar MAD
33T Cătălina Cristea 21 Romania ROU
33T Helena Suková 31 Czech Republic CZE
33T Park Seong-Hui 21 South Korea KOR
33T Anne Kremer 20 Luxembourg LUX
33T Yayuk Basuki 25 Indonesia INA
33T Anna Kournikova 15 Russia RUS
33T Magdalena Grzybowska 17 Poland POL
33T Nicole Provis-Bradtke 26 Australia AUS
33T Yelena Likhovtseva 20 Russia RUS
33T Adriana Serra-Zanetti 20 Italy ITA
33T Yi Jingqian 22 China CHN
33T Olga Barabanshchikova 16 Belarus BLR
33T Rachel McQuillan 24 Australia AUS
33T Sabine Appelmans 24 Belgium BEL
33T Jana Nejedly 22 Canada CAN
33T Patty Schnyder 17 Switzerland SUI