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Age: 19
Height:5'7"
Weight: 130
Plays: Right
Titles: 31
Martina Hingis (1)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Semifinals:
lost to (3) Venus Williams, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Quarterfinals:
def. Monica Seles (6), 6-0, 7-5
Fourth Round:
def. Sandrine Testud (11), 6-2, 6-1
Third Round:
def. Tathiana Garbin, 6-1, 6-0
Second Round:
def. Kristina Brandi, 6-1, 6-1
First Round:
def. Alina Jidkova, 6-3, 6-1
Scouting Report
The world's top-ranked player has not won a Grand Slam title this season, and is not even the favorite as Venus Williams brings a four-tournament winning streak into the final Grand Slam of the season; has won five titles in 2000 and compiled a 53-8 record; was runner-up at the Australian Open, where she lost to Lindsay Davenport, and advanced to the French Open semifinals and Wimbledon quarterfinals; has gone 8-2 in the summer hardcourt season, winning the du Maurier Open two weeks ago; 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; lost to eventual champion Serena Williams in last year's semifinals.
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Age: 24
Height: 6'2 1/2"
Weight: 175
Plays: Right
Titles: 28
Lindsay Davenport (2)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
lost to Venus Williams (3), 6-4, 7-5
Semifinals:
def. Elena Dementieva, 6-2, 7-6 (5)
Quarterfinals:
def. (5) Serena Williams, 6-4, 6-2
Fourth Round:
def. Justine Henin, 6-0, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Tamarine Tanasugarn, 6-2, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Kim Clijsters, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
First Round:
def. Gala Leon Garcia, 6-0, 6-1
Scouting Report
The 1998 U.S. Open champion arrives in New York seeking her first title since April; defeated Martina Hingis to win the Australian Open in January; put together a 21-match winning streak this season, which ended with a loss to Hingis in the Ericsson Open final; defeated Hingis to win the title at Indian Wells, California, her last tournament win; has a 38-9 record this season and has held the No. 1 ranking on two occasions; went 7-4 in the summer hardcourt season, finishing runner-up to Venus Williams at the Bank of the West Classic and falling to Venus' sister Serena in the estyle.com Classic final; failed to successfully defend her Wimbledon title as she lost to Venus Williams in the final; captured her first career Grand Slam title here in 1998, becoming the first American-born female to win the U.S. Open since Chris Evert in 1982.
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Age: 20
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 160
Plays: Right
Titles: 13
Venus Williams (3)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
def. Lindsay Davenport (2), 6-4, 7-5
Semifinals:
def. (1) Martina Hingis, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Quarterfinals:
def. Nathalie Tauziat (8), 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Fourth Round:
def. Magui Serna, 6-2, 6-2
Third Round:
def. Meghan Shaughnessy, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
Second Round:
def. Kveta Hrdlickova, 6-1, 6-1
First Round:
def. Anne-Gaelle Sidot 6-3, 6-4
Scouting Report
Must be considered the heavy favorite as she rides a four-tournament winning streak into New York; her incredible run started at Wimbledon, where she defeated Martina Hingis, younger sister Serena and Lindsay Davenport in consecutive matches to capture her first career Grand Slam singles title; followed that by dominating the summer hardcourt circuit with titles at the Bank of the West Classic, Acura Classic and Pilot Pen Tennis events; has gone 24-3 overall in seven tournaments since returning from a four-month layoff due to tendinitis in both wrists, and will take a 19-match winning streak into the final Grand Slam of the season; reached the final in 1997 in her U.S. Open debut and lost to Hingis in last year's semifinals.
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Age: 25
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150
Plays: Right
Titles: 15
Mary Pierce(4)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Anke Huber (10), 6-4, retired
Third Round:
def. Lisa Raymond, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Second Round:
def. Magdalena Maleeva, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1
First Round:
def. Alexandra Stevenson, 6-3, 6-4
Scouting Report
The reigning French Open champion is a question mark after missing the entire summer hardcourt season with a shoulder injury; captured the second Grand Slam of her career at Paris, becoming the first Frenchwoman in 33 years to capture the title at Roland Garros; suffered a second-round loss at Wimbledon in her most recent tournament; reached the quarterfinals at last year's U.S. Open before squandering two match points in a loss to Lindsay Davenport; is 21-7 lifetime in New York, also advancing to the quarters in 1994; other Grand Slam title came at the 1995 Australian Open.
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Age: 18
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 145
Plays: Right
Titles: 6
Serena Williams (5)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to (2) Lindsay Davenport, 6-4, 6-2
Fourth Round:
def. Jelena Dokic, 7-6 (9-7), 6-0
Third Round:
def. Giulia Casoni 6-4, 6-2
Second Round:
vs. Nadejda Petrova
First Round:
def. Tina Pisnik, 6-3, 6-2
Scouting Report
Returns to New York to defend her first Grand Slam singles title; defeated Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis in consecutive matches to become the lowest seeded female in the Open era (since 1968) to win the U.S. Open; has won two titles in an injury-plagued season, including the estyle.com Classic two weeks ago, and has compiled a 29-7 record; reached the final at last week's du Maurier Open, but was forced to retire in the third set against Hingis with an inflamed left foot and may not be at 100 percent; after missing the French Open with a left knee injury, reached the semifinals at Wimbledon before losing to older sister Venus in an emotionally-charged match.
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Age: 26
Height: 5'10 1/2"
Weight: 155
Plays: Left
Titles: 47
Monica Seles (6)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Martina Hingis (1), 6-0, 7-5
Fourth Round:
def. Jennifer Capriati (15), 6-3, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Chanda Rubin, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Second Round:
vs. Anne Kremer
First Round:
def. Anne Kremer, 6-3, 6-4
Scouting Report
The former world No. 1 appears ready to make a run at a third U.S. Open title; has reached the semifinals or better in each of the three summer hardcourt events she has played; after a semifinal showing at the Bank of the West Classic, advanced to the final at the Acura Classic and Pilot Pen Tennis, losing to Venus Williams both times; has won three titles this season and has put together a 42-9 record; missed the Australian Open while recovering from a broken foot but reached the quarterfinals at the French Open and Wimbledon; has compiled a 43-7 record at the U.S. Open, winning the title in 1991-91 and finishing runner-up in 1995-96; has won nine Grand Slam titles overall.
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Age: 28
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 132
Plays: Right
Titles: 32
Conchita Martinez (7)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Third Round:
lost to Elena Dementieva, 6-4, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Maria Antonia Sancez Lorenzo, 6-3, 6-2
First Round:
def. Amy Frazier, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Scouting Report
This year's French Open runner-up has played consistently in the summer hardcourt season, reaching the quarterfinals or better in four events; after losing to Mary Pierce in the final at Roland Garros, suffered a second-round loss at Wimbledon, where she claimed her only Grand Slam title in 1994; won lone title of the season at the German Open in May; also reached the final at the Australian Hardcourt Championships and the Bausch & Lomb Championships and was a semifinalist at the Australian Open; is 32-12 lifetime at the U.S. Open, reaching the semifinals in 1995 and 1996.
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Age: 32
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 120
Plays: Right
Titles: 7
Nathalie Tauziat (8)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Venus Williams (3), 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Fourth Round:
def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (9), 6-3, 6-2
Third Round:
def. Janet Lee, 6-3, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Maria Alejandra Vento 6-3, 6-1
First Round:
def. Ludmila Cervanova 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Scouting Report
Veteran hopes a strong showing at New Haven will lead to a strong showing in New York; reached the semifinals at the Pilot Pen Tennis in her best summer hardcourt showing; has managed to stay in the top 10 despite compiling a 21-17 record; has not fared well in this year's Grand Slams, falling in the second round at the Australian Open third round at the French Open and first round at Wimbledon, where she finished runner-up in 1998; claimed her only singles title of the year in Paris at the Open Gaz de France; will be making her 15th U.S. Open appearance, reaching the fourth round three times.
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Age: 28
Height: 5'6 1/2"
Weight: 124
Plays: Right
Titles: 27
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (9)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Nathalie Tauziat (8), 6-3, 6-2
Third Round:
def. Alison Bradshaw, 7-6 (7-2), 6-0
Second Round:
def. Sonya Jeyaseelan, 6-4, 6-1
First Round:
def. Joannette Kruger 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
Scouting Report
The four-time Grand Slam champion is a threat on any surface, as proven by her performance in this year's majors; reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, the semifinals at the French Open and the fourth round at Wimbledon; has not won a title this season, but was runner-up at Hilton Head, South Carolina and Hamburg, Germany and is 36-13 overall in 2000; the 1994 U.S. Open champion has compiled a 51-13 record in 13 U.S. Open appearances, also reaching the final in 1992; first Spanish professional tennis player ever to hold the No. 1 ranking.
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Age: 25
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 128
Plays: Right
Titles: 11
Anke Huber (10)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Elena Dementieva, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Fourth Round:
def. Mary Pierce (4), 6-4, retired
Third Round:
def. Elena Likhovtseva, 6-2, 6-3
Second Round:
def. Tatiana Panova, 6-2, 6-3
First Round:
def.Meilen Tu, 6-2, 6-3
Scouting Report
While unseeded, reached the quarterfinals at last year's U.S. Open, her best showing in 10 appearances; turned her season around after a disastrous 2-7 start, going 26-8 and winning her first title in four years at Estoril, Portugal in April; lost in the first round at the Australian Open, but reached the fourth round at the French Open and Wimbledon; went 2-3 in the U.S. Open tuneup events, reaching the quarterfinals at New Haven; advanced to her only Grand Slam final at the 1996 Australian Open.
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Age: 28
Height: 5'9 1/2"
Weight: 150
Plays: Right
Titles: 2
Sandrine Testud (11)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Martina Hingis (1), 6-2, 6-1
Third Round:
def. Kristie Boogert, 6-0, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Iroda Tulyaganova 6-4, 6-3
First Round:
def. Nicole Pratt 6-3, 6-1
Scouting Report
Appears ready for a good showing in New York after a consistent summer hardcourt season, reaching the quarterfinals in each of her four tuneup events; has compiled a 28-19 record this season, reaching her only final of the year at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo; advanced to the fourth round at the Australian Open but lost in the third round at the French Open and the first round at Wimbledon; has not won a singles title since Filderstadt, Germany in 1998; has gone 14-8 lifetime at the U.S. Open, reaching the quarterfinals in 1997.
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Age: 19
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 123
Plays: Right
Titles: 0
Anna Kournikova (12)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Third Round:
lost to Justine Henin, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Second Round:
def. Sandra Kleinova 6-4, 6-1
First Round:
def. Holly Parkinson, 6-2, 6-3
Scouting Report
The Russian starlet returns to New York after a one-year absence still searching for that elusive first career singles title; missed last year's U.S. Open with a stress fracture in her right foot; the hardcourt has been her best surface this season, compiling a 23-10 record which includes five semifinal appearances; reached back-to-back semifinals at summer hardcourt events in California; advanced to the fourth round at the Australian Open, but suffered second-round losses at the French Open and Wimbledon; is 7-3 lifetime at the U.S. Open, including fourth-round showings in 1996 and 1998.
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Age: 28
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 120
Plays: Right
Titles: 7
Amanda Coetzer (13)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Third Round:
lost to Magui Serna, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
Second Round:
def. Jana Kandarr, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
First Round:
def. Sandra Cacic 6-2, 6-2
Scouting Report
The diminutive South African will be making her 12th career U.S. Open appearance; after three straight second-round losses, posted her best showing of the summer hardcourt season at the Pilot Pen Tennis event, where she reached the semifinals; claimed her first title in two years at Antwerp, Belgium in May; has put together a season record of 39-17, including 17-9 on hard courts; has not fared well in this year's Grand Slams, suffering second-round losses at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, along with a third-round showing at the French Open; has reached three quarterfinals at the U.S. Open (1994, 1996, 1998) and is 19-11 lifetime.
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Age: 27
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 122
Plays: Right
Titles: 4
Dominique Van Roost (14)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Lilia Osterloh, 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, retired
First Round:
def. Angelika Bachman, 6-3, 6-3
Scouting Report
The former top-10 player will look to improve on her performance at this year's majors; lost in the second round at the Australian Open and eliminated an injured Lindsay Davenport in the first round at the French Open before falling in the second; also suffered a first-round loss at Wimbledon; is coming off a quarterfinal showing at New Haven; will be competing in her 10th U.S. Open, but has failed to advance past the third round, splitting 18 matches.
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Age: 24
Height: 5'8 1/2"
Weight: 135
Plays: Right
Titles: 8
Jennifer Capriati (15)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Monica Seles (6), 6-3, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Adriana Gersi, 6-2, 6-3
Second Round:
def. Henrieta Nagyova, 6-2, 6-2
First Round:
def. Emmanuelle Gagliardi 6-4, 6-0
Scouting Report
Former teenage sensation is seeded at the U.S. Open for the first time since 1993; made an emotional exit last year after losing to Monica Seles in the fourth round when she was asked repeated questions about her troubled past; after battling off-the-court problems in the mid 1990s, has enjoyed a career resurgence by winning two titles in 1999 and beginning 2000 by reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal in nine years at the Australian Open; struggled in the claycourt season after splitting with renowned coach Harold Solomon and lost in the first round at the French Open; reached the fourth round at Wimbledon; split four matches in her U.S. Open tuneupe events; advanced to the U.S. Open semifinals at age 15 in 1991.
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Age: 29
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 125
Plays: Right
Titles: 11
Julie Halard-Decugis (16)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Miriam Oremans, 6-3, 6-4
Scouting Report
Has struggled this season after reaching five finals in 1999; captured her only singles title of the year at the Direct Line Insurance Championships in Eastbourne, but is only 20-16 overall; advanced to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, but suffered first-round losses at the French Open and Wimbledon; reached the fourth round at the U.S. Open for the first time last year, but is 12-11 lifetime; did not compete for over a year due to wrist and knee injuries before returning to action in January, 1998.
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