Madison Square Garden New York, New York:
TUESDAY’S FIRST-ROUND MATCHES:
Martina Hingis (2) vs. Patty Schnyder
Jana Novotna (3) vs. Steffi Graf
Nathalie Tauziat (8) vs. Natasha Zvereva
Graf is a five-time winner here, capturing the season-ending tournament in 1987, ’89, ’93, ’95 and ’96…Graf has won 10 straight matches since returning from wrist surgery earlier this month, including titles in her native Germany and Philadelphia…Novotna is the defending Chase champion, having defeated Mary Pierce in last year’s final.