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Tennis at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's Singles

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Vall d'Hebron Municipal Tennis Centre, La Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Catalonia, ESP
Date Started: July 28, 1992
Date Finished: August 7, 1992
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Jennifer Capriati
Silver: GER Steffi Graf
Bronze: ESP Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
USA Mary Joe Fernandez


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.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jennifer Capriati 16 United States USA Gold
2 Steffi Graf 23 Germany GER Silver
3T Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 20 Spain ESP Bronze
3T Mary Joe Fernandez 20 United States USA Bronze
5T Sabine Appelmans 20 Belgium BEL
5T Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 25 Switzerland SUI
5T Anke Huber 18 Germany GER
5T Conchita Martínez 20 Spain ESP
9T Maggy Maleeva 17 Bulgaria BUL
9T Yevgeniya Manyukova 24 Unified Team EUN
9T Natasha Zvereva 21 Unified Team EUN
9T Angélica Gavaldón 18 Mexico MEX
9T Nicole Muns-Jagerman 25 Netherlands NED
9T Yayuk Basuki 21 Indonesia INA
9T Amanda Coetzer 20 South Africa RSA
9T Barbara Rittner 19 Germany GER
17T Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 21 Netherlands NED
17T Kimiko Date 21 Japan JPN
17T Nicole Provis-Bradtke 22 Australia AUS
17T Katerina Maleeva 23 Bulgaria BUL
17T Patricia Hy-Boulais 26 Canada CAN
17T Samantha Smith 20 Great Britain GBR
17T Helena Suková 27 Czechoslovakia TCH
17T Raffaella Reggi-Concato 26 Italy ITA
17T Barbara Paulus 21 Austria AUT
17T Julie Halard-Décugis 21 France FRA
17T Mary Pierce 17 France FRA
17T Patricia Tarabini 23 Argentina ARG
17T Sandra Cecchini 27 Italy ITA
17T Agnese Blumberga 21 Latvia LAT
17T Nathalie Tauziat 24 France FRA
17T Mana Endo 21 Japan JPN
33T Lupita Novelo 25 Mexico MEX
33T Li Fang 19 China CHN
33T Emanuela Zardo 22 Switzerland SUI
33T Rene Simpson-Alter 26 Canada CAN
33T Rachel McQuillan 20 Australia AUS
33T Katia Piccolini 19 Italy ITA
33T Petra Ritter 20 Austria AUT
33T Larisa Savčenko-Neilande 26 Latvia LAT
33T Chen Li 21 China CHN
33T Dally Randriantefy 15 Madagascar MAD
33T Sara Gomer 28 Great Britain GBR
33T Jana Novotná 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
33T Natacha Randriantefy 14 Madagascar MAD
33T Catarina Lindqvist 29 Sweden SWE
33T Jenny Byrne 25 Australia AUS
33T Andrea Vieira 21 Brazil BRA
33T Naoko Sawamatsu 19 Japan JPN
33T Monique Javer 25 Great Britain GBR
33T Kim Il-Sun 23 South Korea KOR
33T Katarzyna Nowak 23 Poland POL
33T Leila Meskhi 24 Unified Team EUN
33T Mercedes Paz 26 Argentina ARG
33T Mariaan de Swardt 21 South Africa RSA
33T Elna Reinach 23 South Africa RSA
33T Judith Wiesner 26 Austria AUT
33T Paulina Sepúlveda 23 Chile CHI
33T Khristina Papadaki 19 Greece GRE
33T Zina Garrison 28 United States USA
33T Radka Zrubáková 21 Czechoslovakia TCH
33T Florencia Labat 21 Argentina ARG
33T Elena Pampulova-Wagner 20 Bulgaria BUL
33T Irina Spîrlea 18 Romania ROU