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WOMEN'S SEEDS
Hingis (1) | Davenport (2) | V.Williams (3) | Seles (4) | Pierce (5) | Coetzer (6) | S.Williams (7) | Novotna (8) | Halard-Decugis (9) | Sanchez-Vicario (10) | Tauziat (11) | Schett (12) | van Roost (13) | Testud (14) | Mauresmo (15) | Martinez (16)


Age: 18
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 130
Plays: Right
Titles: 23
Martina Hingis (1)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
lost to Serena Williams (7) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Semifinals:
def. Venus Williams (3), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Quarterfinals:
def. Anke Huber 6-2, 6-0
Fourth Round:
def. Sanchez-Vicario, 6-4, 7-5
Third Round:
def. Sandra Kloesel, 6-3, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Sarah Pitkowski, 6-1, 6-1
First Round:
def. Kveta Hrdlickova, 6-1, 7-5
Scouting Report
After back-to-back embarrassing displays at the French Open and Wimbledon, the 1997 U.S. Open champion and last year's runner-up has bounced back to win two tournaments and reclaim the No. 1 ranking; defeated Venus Williams to win the TIG Tennis Classic three weeks ago and beat Monica Seles to capture the du Maurier Open last week; frustrated by a vocal crowd in support of Steffi Graf and letting her temper get the best of her, Hingis lost in a dramatic three-set final at the French Open; followed her loss at Roland Garros with a humiliating 6-2, 6-0 first-round loss to Australian qualifier Jelena Dokic at Wimbledon; has won a WTA Tour-leading six tournaments this season, including her third straight Australian Open title in January; has compiled a 51-8 record in 14 events this season; regained the No. 1 ranking from Lindsay Davenport for the second time this year on August 9; leads the WTA Tour in earnings with $1,784,180; in 1997 became the second-youngest U.S. Open women's champion with her victory over Williams in the youngest Grand Slam women's final in the Open Era; 1994 U.S. Open junior girls finalist.

Age: 22
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175
Plays: Right
Titles: 23
Lindsay Davenport (2)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Semifinals:
lost to Serena Williams (7), 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Quarterfinals:
def. Mary Pierce (5), 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
Fourth Round:
def. J. Halard-Decugis (9) 6-1, 6-2
Third Round:
def. Amy Frazier, 6-1, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Ruxandra Dragomir, 6-0, 6-2
First Round:
def. Corina Morariu, 6-0, 6-3
Scouting Report
Returns to the site of her first Grand Slam singles title; defeated Martina Hingis, 6-3, 7-5, to become the first American-born female to win the U.S. Open since Chris Evert in 1982; claimed her second Grand Slam title last month at Wimbledon, handing the now-retired Steffi Graf her last loss in a Grand Slam with a 6-4, 7-5 victory; has not been as dominant on hard courts as she was last year, when she won three events in her home state of California before her triumph in New York; defeated Venus Williams four weeks ago to win the Bank of the West Classic, but lost in consecutive semifinals to Williams at the TIG Tennis Classic and Julie Halard-Decugis at the Acura Classic and was beaten by Williams again in the final of the Pilot Pen; lost her No. 1 ranking to Hingis for the second time this year following her loss to Williams in San Diego; was stunned by French teenager Amelie Mauresmo in the semifinals at the Australian Open and lost to Graf in the French Open quarterfinals; has won four tournaments this season after leading the WTA Tour with six in 1998.

Age: 19
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 168
Plays: Right
Titles: 8
Venus Williams (3)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Semifinals:
lost to Martina Hingis (1), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Quarterfinals:
def. Barbara Schett (12), 6-4, 6-3
Fourth Round:
def. Mary Joe Fernandez, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
Third Round:
def. Henrieta Nagyova of Bulgaria (withdrew)
Second Round:
def. Anne-Gaelle Sidot, 6-4, 6-3
First Round:
def. Tatiana Poutchek, 6-1, 6-2
Scouting Report
Has looked impressive during the summer hardcourt season, reaching consecutive finals at the Bank of the West Classic and TIG Tennis Classic and defeating Lindsay Davenport to win the Pilot Pen; a finalist in 1997 in her U.S. Open debut and a semifinalist last year; lost to Steffi Graf in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, reached the fourth round at the French Open and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open; has won five tournaments this season, including a victory over younger sister Serena to successfully defend her Lipton Championship; also led the United States into the Fed Cup final with two singles victories; in 1997, became the first unseeded female to reach the U.S. Open final since Pam Shriver in 1978 and the first African-American to play in a U.S. Open final since Arthur Ashe in 1972; lost to fellow teenager Martina Hingis in the youngest Grand Slam women's final in the Open Era.

Age: 25
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155
Plays: Left
Career Titles: 44
Monica Seles (4)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Serena Williams (7), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Fourth Round:
def. Jennifer Capriati 6-4, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Ai Sugiyama, 6-2, 6-3
Second Round:
def. Silvia Farina, 6-2, 6-3
First Round:
def. Barbara Rittner, 6-1, 6-1
Scouting Report
The two-time U.S. Open champion (1991-92) and nine-time Grand Slam champion rounds out the trio of American women among the top four seeds; was sidelined for a month with a left forearm injury, but came back to reach the final of the du Maurier Open last week before being denied of a fifth straight title there by Martina Hingis; suffered the arm injury during the Fed Cup semifinals and missed the California portion of the summer hardcourt season; reached the Australian Open and French Open semifinals before losing to Mirjana Lucic in the third round at Wimbledon; claimed her only title of the year at the Bausch & Lomb Championships in April; has compiled a 39-6 lifetime record at the U.S. Open, also finishing runner-up in 1995-96.

Age: 24
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150
Plays: Right
Titles: 12
Mary Pierce (5)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Lindsay Davenport (2), 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
Fourth Round:
def. Sabine Appelmans 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Third Round:
def. Angeles Montolio, 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
Second Round:
def. Gala Leon Garcia, 6-2, 6-3
First Round:
def. Sandra Nacuk, 6-3, 7-5
Scouting Report
Improved her performance in each of her three summer hardcourt tournaments; after a first-round loss TIG Tennis Classic, reached the quarterfinals at the Acura Classic and the semifinals at the du Maurier Open; returned from a one-year absence to reach the fourth round at last year's U.S. Open; best showing in six U.S. Open appearances was the quarterfinals in 1995; has reached three finals this season, but has come up short each time; opened the season by reaching the final at Gold Coast, Australia and lost to Venus Williams in the final of two straight claycourt events in Hamburg, Germany and Rome in May; has battled leg and back problems but has managed to compile a 29-13 record; reached the Australian Open quarterfinals, but lost in the second round at the French Open and the fourth round at Wimbledon; won her only Grand Slam title at the 1995 Australian Open.

Age: 27
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 120
Plays: Right
Titles: 6
Amanda Coetzer (6)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Irina Spirlea, 6-1, 7-5
Scouting Report
Has fared well in her U.S. Open tuneup events, reaching the semifinals at the Bank of the West Classic and TIG Tennis Classic and the quarterfinals at the du Maurier Open and Pilot Pen; reached the quarterfinals at last year's U.S. Open, tying her best performance in 1994 and 1996; reached the final of the Pan Pacific Open and the IGA Superthrift Tennis Classic this season and has compiled a 35-18 record in 1999; has not performed well in the Grand Slams, reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open before falling in the first round at the French Open and the third round at Wimbledon; is 19-10 lifetime at the U.S. Open.

Age: 17
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 145
Plays: Right
Titles: 2
Serena Williams (7)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
def. Martina Hingis (1) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Semifinals:
def. Lindsay Davenport (2), 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Quarterfinals:
def. Monica Seles (4), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Fourth Round:
def. Conchita Martinez (16) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Third Round:
def. Kim Clijsters, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Second Round:
Jelena Kostanic, 6-4, 6-2
First Round:
def. Kimberly Po, 6-1, 6-0
Scouting Report
Venus' younger sister enters the U.S. Open as a bit of a question mark after suffering a right shoulder strain in practice during last week's du Maurier Open; has climbed up the WTA rankings after winning her first three professional singles titles this season, including the Acura Classic in Los Angeles two weeks ago; has not much success in the Grand Slams, reaching the third round at the Australian Open and French Open and missing Wimbledon with a severe case of the flu; lost to her older sister in the final of the Lipton Championships; has compiled a 30-6 record in 1999, including 24-3 on hard courts; teamed with Venus to lead the United States into the Fed Cup final last month; reached the third round in her U.S. Open debut last year.

Age: 30
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 139
Plays: Right
Titles: 24
Jana Novotna (8)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Third Round:
lost to Anke Huber, 6-3, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Tina Krizian, 6-0, 6-3
First Round:
def. Wang Shi-Ting, 6-2, 6-2
Scouting Report
A lack of competition may result in an early-round defeat for last year's U.S. Open semifinalist; has competed in only three events since suffering a severe ankle sprain at the French Open; lost to eventual champion Lindsay Davenport in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and has suffered back-to-back losses at the du Maurier Open and the Pilot Pen in her U.S. Open tuneup events; endured a tough loss to Martina Hingis in last year's U.S. Open semifinals after winning the first set; reached the third round at the Australian Open and the fourth round at the French Open; has compiled a 36-12 lifetime record at the U.S. Open, also reaching the semifinals in 1994; has gone 24-12 this season, claiming her lone singles title at the Faber Grand Prix in Hannover, Germany in February; captured her first Grand Slam singles title at last year's Wimbledon.

Age: 28
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 125
Plays: Right
Titles: 10
Julie Halard-Decugis (9)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Lindsay Davenport (2) 6-1, 6-2
Third Round:
def. Amelie Cocheteux, 5-2, retired
Second Round:
def. Fang Li, 6-2, 6-4
First Round:
def. Cara Black, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Scouting Report
Has provided one of the great comeback stories in women's tennis by reaching five finals and winning two titles, cracking the top 10 for the first time in her career; won the ASB Bank Classic in Auckland, New Zealand in January and the DFS Classic grasscourt event in Birmingham, England in June; reached the final of claycourt tournaments in Bol, Croatia and Berlin in April and was runner-up at the Acura Classic two weeks ago; is coming off a second-round loss at the Pilot Pen; reached the second round at the Australian Open, fourth round at the French Open and the third round at Wimbledon; has not performed well at the U.S. Open in her career, reaching the third round only once in 10 appearances; did not compete for over a year due to wrist and knee injuries before returning to action in January, 1998.

Age: 27
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 124
Plays: Right
Titles: 27
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (10)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Martina Hingis (1), 4-6, 5-7
Third Round:
def. Patty Schnyder, 6-2, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Nicole Pratt, 6-2, 6-2
First Round:
def. Jelena Dokic, 7-5, 6-1
Scouting Report
The 1994 U.S. Open champion is one of four former champions in the women's draw, along with Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis and Monica Seles; has not been one of the better seasons for the former No. 1 player, winning only 21 of 35 matches; sidelined for part of the year with a knee injury, returned to action in April and claimed her only title that month by winning the Cairo Classic in Egypt, snapping a 10-month title drought; in defense of her French Open title, lost to Martina Hingis in the semifinals, but lost in the second round at the Australian Open and Wimbledon; has gone 4-3 in the summer hardcourt season, reaching the quarterfinals at the Acura Classic and the du Maurier Open; has compiled a 48-12 record in 12 U.S. Open appearances, also reaching the final in 1992; has won four Grand Slam titles, including three French Open titles.

Age: 31
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 120
Plays: Right
Career Titles: 4
Nathalie Tauziat (11)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Third Round:
lost to Jennifer Capriati, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Maria Antonia Sanchez Lorenzo, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
First Round:
def. Alexandra Stevenson, 6-2, 6-2
Scouting Report
Enters the U.S. Open mired in a five-match losing streak, including four straight opening-round defeats; is ranked No. 12 in the world despite going only 19-17 in 1999; her best showing was runner-up at the DFS Classic in Birmingham, England in June; missed the Australian Open, lost in the second round at the French Open and advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon after finishing runner-up at the All-England Club last year; will be making her 14th U.S. Open appearance, reaching the fourth round three times, including last year; finished in the year-end top 10 for the first time in her career last season; has not won a singles title since 1997.

Age: 23
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 149
Plays: Right
Titles: 2
Barbara Schett (12)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Venus Williams (3), 6-4, 6-3
Fourth Round:
def. Elena Likhovtseva, 6-0, 6-1
Third Round:
def. Virginia Ruano Pascual, 6-1, 6-0
Second Round:
def. Asa Carlsson, 6-4, 6-2
First Round:
def. Tracy Singian, 6-0, 6-1
Scouting Report
Enjoying a breakout year that has seen her compile a 36-18 record; has not reached a singles final this season, but reached the semifinals at Sydney, Australia and Hamburg, Germany for her best performances of the season; defeated Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in the second round at the Australian Open before losing to Steffi Graf in the fourth round; lost in the third round at the French Open and fell to eventual champion Lindsay Davenport in the fourth round at Wimbledon; reached the third round at the U.S. Open for the first time last year and is 4-5 lifetime; advanced to two finals last season, but has not won a singles title since Maria Lankowitz, Austria in 1997; won first career title at Palermo, Italy in 1996.

Age: 26
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 122
Plays: Right
Titles: 4
Dominique van Roost (13)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Third Round:
lost to Mary Joe Fernandez, 7-5, 6-0
Second Round:
def. Rita Grande, 6-3, 6-3
First Round:
def. Maureen Drake, 6-1, 6-0
Scouting Report
After reaching five finals last year, has advanced to one this season, finishing runner-up at Auckland, New Zealand in January; has gone 24-17 this season, including 14-9 on hard courts; lost to eventual runner-up Amelie Mauresmo in the Australian Open quarterfinals, suffered a first-round loss at the French Open and advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon; went 2-3 in her U.S. Open tuneup events, including a first-round loss at this week's Pilot Pen; has failed to advance past the third round in eight U.S. Open appearances, winning only seven of 15 matches.

Age: 27
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 150
Plays: Right
Titles: 2
Sandrine Testud (14)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Magui Serna, 6-3, 6-3
First Round:
def. Marlene Weingartner, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
Scouting Report
Has not reached a singles final this season after advancing to two last season; best performance this season was the semifinals at the Evert Cup and the Polish Open; reached the quarterfinals in four of five summer hardcourt events, including this week's Pilot Pen; has not fared well in the Grand Slams, advancing to the fourth round at the Australian Open, the second round at the French Open and the third round at Wimbledon; has gone 13-7 lifetime at the U.S. Open, reaching the quarterfinals in 1997; has not won a singles title since last year in Filderstadt, Germany.

Age: 20
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 142
Plays: Right
Titles: 0
Amelie Mauresmo (15)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
Lost to Anke Huber 6-4, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Tara Snyder, 6-4, 6-3
Second Round:
def. Mariaan De Swardt, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
First Round:
def. Justine Henin, 6-1, 6-4
Scouting Report
Is seeded at a Grand Slam event for the first time, helped by her surprise runner-up showing at the Australian Open; surprised then world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport in the semifinals at Melbourne, Australia before losing to Martina Hingis in the final; became embroiled in controversy after admitting she was a lesbian during the Australian Open, which created some disparaging comments from Davenport and Hingis; also lost to Serena Williams in the final of the Open Gaz de France in February; has put together a 25-10 in 1999 and is coming off a quarterfinal loss to Davenport at this week's Pilot Pen; reached the final of last year's German Open as a qualifier before losing to Conchita Martinez; reached the third round in her U.S. Open debut last year; won the French Open and Wimbledon junior titles in 1996.

Age: 27
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 132
Plays: Right
Titles: 31
Conchita Martinez (16)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Serena Williams (7) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Third Round:
def. Elena Dementieva, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Alexia Dechaume-Balleret, 6-0, 6-0
First Round:
def. Chanda Rubin, 6-2, 6-3
Scouting Report
Has not been seeded at a Grand Slam since the Australian Open; the hard court has not been her favorite surface this season, winning only nine of 17 matches; has fared well on the clay, going 20-6 and winning her lone singles title of the year at the Polish Open last month; has split eight matches in the summer hardcourt season and is coming off a third-round showing at last week's du Maurier Open; reached the third round at the Australian and Wimbledon and the quarterfinals at the French Open; is 29-11 lifetime at the U.S. Open, reaching the semifinals in 1995 and 1996; the 1994 Wimbledon title stands as her only career Grand Slam championship.



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