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1988 Australian Open

The 1988 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at Flinders Park in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 76th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 11 through 24 January 1988 and was the first edition of the tournament hosted at Flinders Park. It would mark the first time a Grand Slam final would be played indoors under a roof; after the first 3 games of the Women's Final, there was a 1-hour & 23 min delay to close the roof.

1988 Australian Open
Date11–24 January
Edition76th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt (Rebound Ace)
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueFlinders Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Sweden Mats Wilander
Women's Singles
West Germany Steffi Graf
Men's Doubles
United States Rick Leach / United States Jim Pugh
Women's Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
Mixed Doubles
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná / United States Jim Pugh
Boys' Singles
Australia Johan Anderson
Girls' Singles
Australia Jo-Anne Faull
Boys' Doubles
Australia Jason Stoltenberg / Australia Todd Woodbridge
Girls' Doubles
Australia Jo-Anne Faull / Australia Rachel McQuillan
← 1987 · Australian Open · 1989 →

This was the first Australian Open to have 128-players in each singles category, in line with the other three majors.

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Mats Wilander defeated   Pat Cash 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 3–6, 6–1, 8–6

  • It was Wilander's 5th career Grand Slam title and his 3rd and last Australian Open title.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Steffi Graf defeated   Chris Evert 6–1, 7–6(7–3)

  • It was Graf's 2nd career Grand Slam title and her 1st Australian Open title. She became the first German player – male or female – to win an Australian Open singles title.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Rick Leach /   Jim Pugh defeated   Jeremy Bates /   Peter Lundgren 6–3, 6–2, 6–3

  • It was Leach's 1st career Grand Slam title and his 1st Australian Open title. It was Pugh's 1st career Grand Slam title and his 1st Australian Open title.

Women's DoublesEdit

  Martina Navratilova /   Pam Shriver defeated   Chris Evert /   Wendy Turnbull 6–0, 7–5

  • It was Navratilova's 49th career Grand Slam title and her 10th Australian Open title. It was Shriver's 20th career Grand Slam title and her 7th Australian Open title.

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Jana Novotná /   Jim Pugh defeated   Martina Navratilova /   Tim Gullikson 5–7, 6–2, 6–4

  • It was Novotná's 1st career Grand Slam title and her 1st Australian Open title. It was Pugh's 2nd career Grand Slam title and his 2nd Australian Open title.

JuniorsEdit

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