Hard / Indoor
| Tier I|
| October 14 – October 20|
The 1996 Barilla Indoors was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts at the Hallenstadion in Zürich in Switzerland that was part of Tier I of the 1996 WTA Tour. The tournament was held from October 14 through October 20, 1996. Jana Novotná won the singles titles.
Gabriela Sabatini announced her retirement after losing her first-round match against Jennifer Capriati.
1996 Barilla Indoors Wikipedia
Jana Novotná defeated Martina Hingis 6–2, 6–2It was Novotná's 8th title of the year and the 74th of her career.
Martina Hingis / Helena Suková defeated Nicole Arendt / Natasha Zvereva 7–5, 6–4It was Hingis' 3rd title of the year and the 4th of her career. It was Suková's 4th title of the year and the 76th of her career.