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1987 Virginia Slims World Championship Series

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The 1987 Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the 15th season of the tennis circuit since the foundation of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced in January, 1987, and concluded in December, 1987 after events.

1987 Virginia Slims World Championship Series
Steffi Graf (Wimbledon 2009) 12.jpg
Steffi Graf at Wimbledon 2009. She won the most tournaments in the series for the year.
Details
DurationDecember 1, 1986 – November 22, 1987
Edition17th
Tournaments56
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
Virginia Slims Championships (1)
Category 4
Category 3
Category 2
Category 1+
Category 1
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesWest Germany Steffi Graf (11)
Most tournament finalsWest Germany Steffi Graf (13)
Prize money leaderWest Germany Steffi Graf $1,063,785
Points leaderWest Germany Steffi Graf 280.2080
Awards
Player of the yearWest Germany Steffi Graf
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
Most improved
player of the year
United States Lori McNeil
Newcomer of the yearSpain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Comeback
player of the year
West Germany Bettina Bunge
1986
1988

The Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). It was held in place of the WTA Tour from 1983 until 1987 and featured tournaments that had previously been part of the Toyota Series and the Avon Series. It included the four Grand Slam tournaments and a series of other events. ITF tournaments were not part of the tour, although they awarded points for the WTA World Ranking.

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1987 Virginia Slims World Championship Series schedule.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
Category 4 events
Category 3 events
Category 2 events
Category 1+ and 1 events
Team events

DecemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Dec Argentinian Open
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Category 1
$50,000 – Clay -56S/28D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 6–1
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Lori McNeil
  Mariana Perez-Rolden
  Patricia Tarabini
  Laura Golarsa
  Bettina Fulco
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
  Lori McNeil
  Mercedes Paz
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
  Manon Bollegraf
8 Dec Brazilian Open
São Paulo, Brazil
Category 1
$50,000 – Clay -56S/28D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Vicki Nelson-Dunbar
6–2, 7–6(7–1)
  Jenny Klitch   Kathrin Keil
  Amy Schwartz
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
  Adriana Villagrán
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Caterina Nozzoli
  Neige Dias
  Patricia Medrado
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
  Laura Arraya
  Petra Huber
29 Dec Jason 2000 Classic
Brisbane, Australia
Category 2
$100,000 – Grass – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Hana Mandlíková
6–2, 2–6, 6–4
  Pam Shriver   Helena Suková
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Helen Kelesi
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Eva Pfaff
  Hana Mandlíková
  Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 6–2
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Elizabeth Smylie

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Jan Family Circle NSW Open
Sydney, Australia
Category 3
$150,000 – Grass – 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Zina Garrison
6–2, 6–4
  Pam Shriver   Wendy Turnbull
  Manuela Maleeva
  Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
  Etsuko Inoue
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–1
  Jenny Byrne
  Janine Tremelling
12 Jan
19 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$670,101 – Grass – 112S/32Q/32D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Draw
  Hana Mandlíková
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
  Martina Navratilova   Catarina Lindqvist
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Zina Garrison
  Pam Shriver
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Lori McNeil
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–1, 6–0
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
  Zina Garrison
  Sherwood Stewart
3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Andrew Castle
  Anne Hobbs
26 Jan Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
$175,000 – Carpet (i) – 8D
Doubles
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
  Elise Burgin
  Pam Shriver
  Fernández /   White
  Collins /   Walsh
  Herr /   Moulton
  Byrne /   Thompson
  Nagelsen /   Smylie
  Reynolds /   Smith
Nutri-Metics Open
Auckland, New Zealand
Category 1
$50,000 – Grass – 56S/24D/32Q
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Gretchen Magers
6–2, 6–3
  Terry Phelps   Elizabeth Minter
  Kathrin Keil
  Anna-Maria Fernandez
  Michelle Jaggard
  Ann Devries
  Nicole Provis
  Anna-Maria Fernandez
  Julie Richardson
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Gretchen Magers
  Elizabeth Minter

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Feb Virginia Slims of Kansas
Wichita, Kansas, United States
Category 1+
$75,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Barbara Potter
7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5)
  Larisa Savchenko   Emmanuelle Derly
  Wendy Prausa
  Jana Novotná
  Natalia Bykova
  Natasha Zvereva
  Sylvia Hanika
  Svetlana Parkhomenko
  Larisa Savchenko
6–2, 6–4
  Barbara Potter
  Wendy Prausa
9 Feb Virginia Slims of California
San Francisco, California, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Zina Garrison
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
  Sylvia Hanika   Hana Mandlíková
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Manuela Maleeva
  Wendy White
  Wendy Turnbull
  Stephanie Rehe
  Hana Mandlíková
  Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Zina Garrison
  Gabriela Sabatini
Virginia Slims of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, United States
Category 1+
$75,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Elizabeth Smylie
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Lori McNeil   Larisa Savchenko
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Hu Na
  Natalia Bykova
  Camille Benjamin
  Anne Minter
  Svetlana Parkhomenko
  Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 6–4
  Lori McNeil
  Kim Sands
16 Feb Virginia Slims of Florida
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Category 4
$250,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–2, 6–3
  Helena Suková   Gabriela Sabatini
  Pam Shriver
  Kate Gompert
  Bettina Bunge
  Gigi Fernández
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Svetlana Parkhomenko
  Larisa Savchenko
6–0, 3–6, 6–2
  Chris Evert
  Pam Shriver
23 Feb
2 Mar
Lipton International Players Championships
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
Category 4
$750,000 – Hard – 128S/64D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–2
  Chris Evert   Martina Navratilova
  Hana Mandlíková
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Lisa Bonder
  Helena Suková
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Mar Virginia Slims of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Category 1+
$75,000 – Hard (i) – 48S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Anne White
6–1, 6–2
  Dianne Balestrat   Sharon Walsh-Pete
  Maria Lindström
  Catherine Suire
  Ann Henricksson
  Christiane Jolissaint
  Penny Barg
  Penny Barg
  Beth Herr
2–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
  Mary-Lou Piatek
  Anne White
16 Mar Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, United States
Category 4
$250,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert
6–1, 6–3
  Pam Shriver   Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
  Stephanie Rehe
  Bettina Bunge
  Manuela Maleeva
  Wendy Turnbull
  Mary-Lou Piatek
  Anne White
7–5, 6–3
  Elise Burgin
  Robin White
23 Mar Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
6–4, 6–2
  Barbara Potter   Helena Suková
  Zina Garrison
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Lori McNeil
  Ann Henricksson
  Sylvia Hanika
  Elise Burgin
  Pam Shriver
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
30 Mar Wild Dunes
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Category 1+
$75,000 – Clay – 48S/24D
SinglesDoubles
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
  Raffaella Reggi   Bettina Fulco
  Jana Novotná
  Halle Cioffi
  Sandra Cecchini
  Kate Gompert
  Wiltrud Probst
  Laura Gildemeister
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–4, 6–4
  Mercedes Paz
  Candy Reynolds
U.S. Indoors
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/14D
SinglesDoubles
  Helena Suková
6–0, 6–3
  Lori McNeil   Hana Mandlíková
  Gigi Fernández
  Sylvia Hanika
  Wendy Turnbull
  Grace Kim
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Gigi Fernández
  Lori McNeil
6–1, 6–4
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Elizabeth Smylie

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Apr Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Category 4
$300,000 – Clay – 56S/28D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière   Gabriela Sabatini
  Chris Evert
  Helen Kelesi
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Zina Garrison
  Bettina Bunge
  Mercedes Paz
  Eva Pfaff
7–6(8–6), 7–5
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
13 Apr WITA Championships
Amelia Island, Florida, United States
Category 4
$275,000 – Clay – 56S/28D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–4
  Hana Mandlíková   Gabriela Sabatini
  Zina Garrison
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Helen Kelesi
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Terry Phelps
  Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Hana Mandlíková
  Wendy Turnbull
Suntory Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Category 1
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Katerina Maleeva
6–2, 6–3
  Barbara Gerken   Etsuko Kaneshiro
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Melissa Gurney
  Kathy Jordan
  Kumiko Okamoto
  Beth Herr
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Kathy Jordan
6–3, 7–5
  Sandy Collins
  Sharon Walsh
20 Apr Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert
3–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
  Martina Navratilova   Zina Garrison
  Hana Mandlíková
  Lori McNeil
  Raffaella Reggi
  Kate Gompert
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Kathy Jordan
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
Taipei Women's Championships
Taipei, Taiwan
Category 1
$50,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Anne Minter
6–4, 6–1
  Claudia Porwik   Adriana Villagrán
  Heather Ludloff
  Cláudia Monteiro
  Ann Devries
  Caterina Nozzoli
  Laura Golarsa
  Cammy MacGregor
  Cynthia MacGregor
7–6(10–8), 5–7, 6–4
  Sandy Collins
  Sharon Walsh
27 Apr Eckerd Open
Tampa, Florida United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert
6–3, 6–2
  Kate Gompert   Beverly Bowes-Hackney
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Laura Gildemeister
  Terry Phelps
  Ronni Reis
  Gisele Miró
  Chris Evert
  Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 6–3
  Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
Singapore Open
Singapore
Category 1
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Anne Minter
6–4, 6–1
  Barbara Gerken   Emiko Okagawa
  Etsuko Kaneshiro
  Ann Devries
  Cammy MacGregor
  Annabel Croft
  Claudia Porwik
  Anna-Maria Fernandez
  Julie Richardson
6–1, 6–4
  Barbara Gerken
  Heather Ludloff

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 May Italian Open
Perugia, Italy
Category 3
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/32D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
7–5, 4–6, 6–0
  Gabriela Sabatini   Martina Navratilova
  Helena Suková
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Judith Polz
  Bettina Fulco
  Martina Navratilova
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–4, 6–1
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
11 May Fila German Open
Berlin, Germany
Category 3
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–2, 6–3
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Louise Field
  Raffaella Reggi
  Nicole Provis
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–1, 6–2
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
18 May European Open
Geneva, Switzerland
Category 2
$100,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière   Lori McNeil
  Raffaella Reggi
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Mariana Perez-Rolden
  Katerina Maleeva
  Iva Budařová
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Elizabeth Smylie
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Laura Gildemeister
  Catherine Tanvier
Grand Prix de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Category 1+
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Carling Bassett
6–3, 6–4
  Sandra Cecchini   Kathleen Horvath
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Isabel Cueto
  Elise Burgin
  Virginia Ruzici
  Terry Phelps
  Jana Novotná
  Catherine Suire
6–0, 6–2
  Kathleen Horvath
  Marcella Mesker
25 May
1 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$1,325,000 – Clay – 128S/64Q/64D/64X
SinglesDoublesMixed Draw
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 4–6, 8–6
  Martina Navratilova   Chris Evert
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Raffaella Reggi
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–1
  Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Pam Shriver
  Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  Lori McNeil
  Sherwood Stewart

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Jun Dow Chemical Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Category 2
$125,000 – Grass – 56S/32D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Larisa Savchenko   Etsuko Inoue
  Eva Pfaff
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Carling Bassett
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Rosalyn Fairbank
Cancelled due to rain
15 Jun Pilkington Glass Ladies Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Category 4
$200,000 – Grass – 64S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Helena Suková
7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Martina Navratilova   Pam Shriver
  Chris Evert
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Larisa Savchenko
  Svetlana Parkhomenko
  Larisa Savchenko
7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–5
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Elizabeth Smylie
22 Jun
29 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$1,467,542 – Grass – 128S/64Q/64D/64X
SinglesDoublesMixed Draw
  Martina Navratilova
7–5, 6–3
  Steffi Graf   Chris Evert
  Pam Shriver
  Dianne Balestrat
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
7–5, 7–5
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Jo Durie
  Jeremy Bates
7–6(12–10), 6–3
  Nicole Provis
  Darren Cahill

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Jul Volvo Ladies Open
Båstad, Sweden
Category 1+
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Sandra Cecchini
6–4, 6–4
  Catarina Lindqvist   Judith Wiesner
  Katerina Maleeva
  Adriana Villagrán
  Carina Karlsson
  Amy Jönsson
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
  Penny Barg
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–1, 6–2
  Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
Belgian Ladies Open
Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium
Category 1+
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Kathleen Horvath
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
  Bettina Bunge   Laura Garrone
  Nathalie Herreman
  Federica Bonsignori
  Ann Devries
  Mercedes Paz
  Isabel Cueto
  Bettina Bunge
  Manuela Maleeva
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Kathleen Horvath
  Marcella Mesker
13 Jul Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Grass – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–4
  Wendy White   Alycia Moulton
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Gigi Fernández
  Terry Phelps
  Heather Ludloff
  Lori McNeil
  Gigi Fernández
  Lori McNeil
7–6(7–5), 7–5
  Anne Hobbs
  Kathy Jordan
20 Jul Fed Cup
Vancouver, Canada
Team event
Hard
  West Germany
2–1
  United States
  Bulgaria
  Czechoslovakia
  Great Britain
  Australia
  Argentina
  Canada
27 Jul Women's California State Championships
Aptos, California, United States
Category 1
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Elly Hakami
6–3, 6–4
  Melissa Gurney   Mariana Perez-Rolden
  Terry Phelps
  Penny Barg
  Susan Mascarin
  Kathy Jordan
  Cammy MacGregor
  Kathy Jordan
  Robin White
6–1, 6–0
  Lea Antonoplis
  Barbara Gerken

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Aug Virginia Slims of San Diego
San Diego, California, United States
Category 1+
$75,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Raffaella Reggi
6–0, 6–4
  Anne Minter   Lori McNeil
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Elly Hakami
  Nathalie Herreman
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Kate Gompert
  Jana Novotná
  Catherine Suire
6–3, 6–4
  Elise Burgin
  Sharon Walsh
10 Aug Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States
Category 4
$250,000 – Hard – 56S/28D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–4
  Chris Evert   Gabriela Sabatini
  Martina Navratilova
  Elly Hakami
  Lori McNeil
  Hana Mandlíková
  Bettina Bunge
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
17 Aug Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
Category 4
$250,000 – Hard – 56S/32D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–1
  Zina Garrison   Chris Evert
  Bettina Bunge
  Helen Kelesi
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Anne Minter
  Barbara Potter
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
6–1, 6–2
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
24 Aug United Jersey Bank Classic
Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Hard – 28S/16D/48Q
SinglesDoubles
  Manuela Maleeva
1–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Sylvia Hanika   Katerina Maleeva
  Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
  Raffaella Reggi
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Dianne Balestrat
  Gigi Fernández
  Lori McNeil
6–3, 6–2
  Anne Hobbs
  Elizabeth Smylie
31 Augt
7 Sep
US Open
Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Grand Slam
$1,666,667 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Draw
  Martina Navratilova
7–6(7–4), 6–1
  Steffi Graf   Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
  Pam Shriver
  Chris Evert
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
  Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Martina Navratilova
  Emilio Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–7(6–8), 7–6(14–12)
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Paul Annacone

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 Sep Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Category 4
$250,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D/32Q
Singles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
  Manuela Maleeva   Katerina Maleeva
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Etsuko Inoue
  Dianne Balestrat
  Barbara Potter
  Marianne Werdel
  Anne White
  Robin White
6–1, 6–2
  Katerina Maleeva
  Manuela Maleeva
21 Sep Citizen Cup
Hamburg, West Germany
Category 3
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–2, 6–2
  Isabel Cueto   Sandra Cecchini
  Kathleen Horvath
  Wiltrud Probst
  Raffaella Reggi
  Sabrina Goleš
  Iwona Kuczyńska
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Jana Novotná
7–6(7–1), 7–6(8–6)
  Natalia Bykova
  Leila Meskhi
28 Sep Virginia Slims of New Orleans
New Orleans, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert
6–3, 7–5
  Lori McNeil   Wendy Turnbull
  Zina Garrison
  Anne Smith
  Robin White
  Kate Gompert
  Marianne Werdel
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
6–3, 6–3
  Peanut Louie-Harper
  Heather Ludloff
Clarins Open
Paris, France
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Sabrina Goleš
7–5, 6–1
  Sandra Wasserman   Michelle Torres
  Federica Bonsignori
  Raffaella Reggi
  Hana Fukárková
  Sandra Cecchini
  Brenda Schultz
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
1–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Sandra Cecchini
  Sabrina Goleš

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Oct Athens Open
Athens, Greece
Category 1+
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Katerina Maleeva
6–1, 6–0
  Julie Halard   Isabel Cueto
  Judith Wiesner
  Alexia Dechaume
  Leila Meskhi
  Patricia Tarabini
  Olga Tsarbopoulou
  Andrea Betzner
  Judith Wiesner
6–4, 7–6(7–0)
  Kathleen Horvath
  Dinky Van Rensburg
12 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, West Germany
Category 3
$175,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
7–5, 6–1
  Chris Evert   Gabriela Sabatini
  Pam Shriver
  Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
  Zina Garrison
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–1, 6–2
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
Honda Classic
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Category 1+
$75,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Stephanie Rehe
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
  Camille Benjamin   Pilar Vásquez
  Elizabeth Minter
  Wendy Turnbull
  Cammy MacGregor
  Niurka Sodupe
  Elly Hakami
  Lise Gregory
  Ronni Reis
7–5, 7–5
  Cammy MacGregor
  Cynthia MacGregor
19 Oct Volvo Classic
Brighton, United Kingdom
Category 4
$200,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
7–5, 6–4
  Pam Shriver   Kathy Jordan
  Helena Suková
  Sandra Cecchini
  Katerina Maleeva
  Sylvia Hanika
  Bettina Bunge
  Kathy Jordan
  Helena Suková
7–5, 6–1
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
  Catherine Tanvier
26 Oct European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–2, 6–2
  Hana Mandlíková   Manuela Maleeva
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Katerina Maleeva
  Raffaella Reggi
  Christina Singer
  Judith Wiesner
  Nathalie Herreman
  Pascale Paradis
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
  Jana Novotná
  Catherine Suire
Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
Category 1+
$75,000 – Hard – 56S/28D/32Q
SinglesDoubles
  Halle Cioffi
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(12–10)
  Anne Smith   Leila Meskhi
  Hu Na
  Barbara Potter
  Terry Phelps
  Gretchen Magers
  Elly Hakami
  Jenny Byrne
  Michelle Jaggard
6–2, 6–3
  Beverly Bowes
  Hu Na

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Nov Virginia Slims of New England
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Category 4
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Pam Shriver
6–4, 4–6, 6–0
  Chris Evert   Gabriela Sabatini
  Helena Suková
  Barbara Potter
  Lori McNeil
  Eva Pfaff
  Bettina Bunge
  Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
6–4, 6–4
  Bettina Bunge
  Eva Pfaff
Virginia Slims of Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Category 1+
$75,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sandra Cecchini
0–6, 6–1, 6–3
  Natasha Zvereva   Anne Smith
  Larisa Savchenko
  Niurka Sodupe
  Susan Sloane
  Barbara Gerken
  Manon Bollegraf
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Robin White
6–2, 6–4
  Lea Antonoplis
  Barbara Gerken
9 Nov Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Category 3
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D/28Q
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–2
  Natasha Zvereva   Helena Suková
  Barbara Potter
  Lori McNeil
  Leila Meskhi
  Zina Garrison
  Kate Gompert
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–3
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
16 Nov Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, United States
$1,000,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/8D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
4–6, 6–4, 6–0, 6–4
  Gabriela Sabatini   Manuela Maleeva
  Sylvia Hanika
  Helena Suková
  Raffaella Reggi
  Pam Shriver
  Martina Navratilova
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–1, 6–1
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková

RankingsEdit

WTAEdit

Below are the 1987 WTA year-end rankings (December 20, 1987) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles year-end ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1986 Change
1   Steffi Graf (FRG) 280.2080 3 +2
2   Martina Navratilova (USA) 231.2121 1 -1
3   Chris Evert (USA) 165.7604 2 -1
4   Pam Shriver (USA) 137.2733 5 +1
5   Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 120.9609 4 -1
6   Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 113.5794 9 +3
7   Helena Suková (TCH) 82.3588 6 -1
8   Manuela Maleeva (BUL) 83.1363 10 +2
9   Zina Garrison (USA) 80.9110 11 +2
10   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 65.7789 7 -3
11   Lori McNeil (USA) 63.6892 14 +3
12   Barbara Potter (USA) 47.0714 26 +14
13   Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 45.9723 29 +16
14   Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 44.2456 50 +36
15   Bettina Bunge (FRG) 42.2357 12 -3
16   Catarina Lindqvist (SWE) 40.3608 17 +1
17   Raffaella Reggi (ITA) 37.2617 22 +5
18   Sandra Cecchini (ITA) 35.9211 73 +55
19   Natasha Zvereva (URS) 34.3462 94 +75
20   Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 34.1071 27 +7
Doubles year-end ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1986 Change
1   Martina Navratilova (USA) 561.6961 1 =
2   Pam Shriver (USA) 476.5971 2 =
3   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 278.0561 5 -2
4   Lori McNeil (USA) 245.4736 28 +24
5   Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 238.1553 9 +4
6   Helena Suková (TCH) 233.1087 3 -3
7   Zina Garrison (USA) 228.2632 18 +11
8   Elizabeth Smylie (AUS) 209.6313 8 =
9   Svetlana Parkhomenko (URS) 193.1015 27 +18
10   Kathy Jordan (USA) 189.7692 10 =
11   Larisa Savchenko (URS) 187.2215 26 +15
12   Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 184.5000 7 -5
13   Steffi Graf (FRG) 178.2675 4 -9
14   Betsy Nagelsen (USA) 163.0163 15 +1
15   Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 160.0000 6 -9
16   Elise Burgin (USA) 152.3002 11 -5
17   Robin White (USA) 143.9266 22 +5
18   Anne Hobbs (GBR) 139.2727 36 +18
19   Rosalyn Fairbank (RSA) 133.8172 12 -7
20   Gigi Fernández (USA) 132.0368 17 -3

Virginia SlimsEdit

Singles year-end ranking
# Player Points #Trn
1   Steffi Graf (FRG) 5,455 13
2   Martina Navratilova (USA) 4,084 12
3   Chris Evert (USA) 3,901 18
4   Pam Shriver (USA) 3,426 17
5   Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 3,296 19
6   Helena Sukova (TCH) 2,934 22
7   Hana Mandlikova (TCH) 2,639 17
8   Lori McNeil (USA) 2,331 24
9   Zina Garrison (USA) 2,274 19
10   Manuela Maleeva (BUL) 2,182 18
11   Claudia Kohde Kilsch (FRG) 1,626 17
12   Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 1,454 19
13   Raffaella Reggi (ITA) 1,332 22
14   Catarina Lindqvist (SWE) 1,260 21
15   Bettina Bunge (FRG) 1,186 19
16   Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 1,174 18
17   Sandra Cecchini (ITA) 1,037 20
18   Barbara Potter (USA) 909 14
19   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 874 23
20   Kate Gompert (USA) 807 18

Statistical informationEdit

Titles won by playerEdit

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 1987 Virginia Slims World Championship Series: the Grand Slam tournaments, the Year-end championships and regular events. The players/nations are sorted by:

1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
2) highest amount of highest category tournaments (for example, having a single Grand Slam gives preference over any kind of combination without a Grand Slam title);
3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Total titles Player Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Regular
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed

Titles won by nationEdit

Total titles Country Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Regular
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1987" (PDF). WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1987" (PDF). WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24.

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