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1988 Australian Open – Women's Singles

First-seeded Steffi Graf defeated Chris Evert in the final, 6–1, 7–6(7–3) to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1988 Australian Open. Hana Mandlíková was the defending champion, but lost to Graf in the quarterfinals.

Women's Singles
1988 Australian Open
ChampionGermany Steffi Graf
Runner-upUnited States Chris Evert
Final score6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
← 1987 · Australian Open · 1989 →

Martina Navratilova's streak of eleven Grand Slam final appearances came to an end after starting from the 1985 French Open. She lost to Evert in the semifinals.

This would be Evert's 34th (and last) appearance in a Grand Slam final, a record unequaled by any man or woman in history, and her 6th Australian final in six attempts as Evert made the final in every Australian Open she played. This was the first Grand Slam Final played under a roof. There was a 1 hour and 23 minute delay to close the roof at 1-1 in the first set. This was Graf's first step towards completing the first and so far only Golden Slam.

Contents

SeedsEdit

  1.   Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2.   Martina Navratilova (Semifinals)
  3.   Chris Evert (Final)
  4.   Pam Shriver (Fourth round)
  5.   Hana Mandlíková (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Helena Suková (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Zina Garrison (Second round)
  8.   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Semifinals)
  9.   Lori McNeil (Fourth round)
  10.   Barbara Potter (Fourth round)
  11.   Sylvia Hanika (Fourth round)
  12.   Bettina Bunge (Withdrew due to knee injury)
  13.   Catarina Lindqvist (Fourth round)
  14.   Dianne Balestrat (First round)
  15.   Wendy Turnbull (Withdrew)
  16.   Elizabeth Smylie (First round)

Bunge's position in the draw was taken over by lucky loser, Katie Rickett; Turnbull was replaced by lucky loser Jill Smoller

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
5   Hana Mandlíková 2 2
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
8   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 2 3
    Anne Minter 2 4
8   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6 6
1   Steffi Graf 6 77
3   Chris Evert 1 63
    Claudia Porwik 3 1
3   Chris Evert 6 6
3   Chris Evert 6 7
2   Martina Navratilova 2 5
6   Helena Suková 4 63
2   Martina Navratilova 6 77

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Graf 6 6
  A Jonsson 3 1 1   S Graf 6 6
WC   C Thompson 0 6 4   J Tremelling 0 1
  J Tremelling 6 4 6 1   S Graf 6 6
Q   P Jung 3 6 3   Ca MacGregor 1 2
  M Javer 6 4 6   M Javer 4 4
  S Walsh-Pete 0 0   Ca MacGregor 6 6
  Ca MacGregor 6 6 1   S Graf 6 7
  R White 77 6 13   C Lindqvist 0 5
WC   R McQuillan 633   R White 6 6
  K Steinmetz 4 78 3 Q   L Bartlett 1 3
Q   L Bartlett 6 666   R White 1 4
  A Henricksson 4 6 10 13   C Lindqvist 6 6
  B Nagelsen 6 1 8   A Henricksson 2 2
Q   J Fuchs 4 1 13   C Lindqvist 6 6
13   C Lindqvist 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   L McNeil 6 6
  D-A Hansel 2 1 9   L McNeil 6 6
WC   X Adams 0 2   M Bollegraf 4 0
  M Bollegraf 6 6 9   L McNeil 6 6
LL   P Moreno 6 6   J Byrne 4 2
  M van der Torre 3 2 LL   P Moreno 2 77 4
  J Byrne 6 636   J Byrne 6 656
  S Niox-Château 4 77 1 9   L McNeil 2 4
WC   M Bowrey 2 0 5   H Mandlíková 6 6
  C Tanvier 6 6   C Tanvier 4 6 6
  J Salmon 4 2   J Durie 6 3 3
  J Durie 6 6   C Tanvier 4 3
Q   S Loosemore 4 66 5   H Mandlíková 6 6
  H ter Riet 6 78   H ter Riet 1 1
  M Jaušovec 4 1 5   H Mandlíková 6 6
5   H Mandlíková 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   P Shriver 6 6
  E Pfaff 1 3 4   P Shriver 7 6
  R Fairbank 6 6   R Fairbank 5 0
  Y Koizumi 2 0 4   P Shriver 6 6
  M Yanagi 1 1   N Jagerman 3 3
  J Halard 6 6   J Halard 1 5
  A Tobin-Dingwall 2 5   N Jagerman 6 7
  N Jagerman 6 7 4   P Shriver 2 4
  L O'Neill 2 6 8   A Minter 6 6
  O Tsarbopoulou 6 2 6   L O'Neill 2 4
WC   K Deed 3 1   A Minter 6 6
  A Minter 6 6   A Minter 6 6
Q   J Goodling 3 0   C Christian 1 4
  C Christian 6 6   C Christian 6 6
  M-C Damas 6 6   M-C Damas 2 4
LL   K Rickett 3 0

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
LL   J Smoller 610
  R Zrubáková 77 6   R Zrubáková 6 6
  P Smith 5 2   E Galphin 1 1
  E Galphin 7 6   R Zrubáková 6 6
  M Laval 640   E Okagawa 0 0
  E Okagawa 77 6   E Okagawa 6 6
  C Reynolds 6 77   C Reynolds 4 4
  M-C Calleja 0 65   R Zrubáková 6 0 3
  P Casale 3 0 8   C Kohde-Kilsch 3 6 6
  M Brown 6 6   M Brown 616 6
WC   A Scott 6 1 4   M Jaggard 77 4 1
  M Jaggard 3 6 6   M Brown 2 1
WC   J-A Faull 6 77 8   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6
  S Mascarin 2 64 WC   J-A Faull 2 4
  W Probst 6 2 0 8   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6
8   C Kohde-Kilsch 3 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   Z Garrison 6 6
  S Faulkner 0 0 7   Z Garrison 6 3 4
  A Frazier 6 2 2   E Krapl 3 6 6
  E Krapl 3 6 6   E Krapl 2 63
  V Nelson-Dunbar 4 2   C Porwik 6 77
  C Porwik 6 6   C Porwik 4 6 13
  P Hy 612   Cy MacGregor 6 2 11
  Cy MacGregor 77 6   C Porwik 77 7
  A Nishiya 6 7 10   B Potter 635
  P Paradis 4 5   A Nishiya 1 2
  E Inoue 77 6   E Inoue 6 6
  J Novotná 644   E Inoue 3 2
  A Schwartz 6 6 10   B Potter 6 6
LL   S Norris 1 2   A Schwartz 3 1
  C Wood 3 66 10   B Potter 6 6
10   B Potter 6 78

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   E Smylie 1 3
  H Ludloff 6 6   H Ludloff 653
  L Antonoplis 6 77   L Antonoplis 77 6
  A Croft 4 64   L Antonoplis 6 1 7
  J Hetherington 2 6 1   C Cohen 4 6 9
  C Cohen 6 1 6   C Cohen 647 11
  C Suire 4 6 7   C Suire 77 5 9
Q   E Iida 6 1 5   C Cohen 1 1
LL   S Savides 3 1 3   C Evert 6 6
  S Wasserman 6 6   S Wasserman 630
  P Fendick 77 7   P Fendick 77 6
  P Barg 655   P Fendick 6 1 1
  T Mochizuki 4 6 4 3   C Evert 4 6 6
  B Bowes 6 1 6   B Bowes 0 1
  G Magers 4 0 3   C Evert 6 6
3   C Evert 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   H Suková 6 6
  J Golder 2 2 6   H Suková 6 6
  E Derly 631   L Field 4 3
  L Field 77 6 6   H Suková 6 6
  A Devries 2 6 6   M Lindström 2 3
Q   T Catlin 6 0 1   A Devries 4 1
  M Lindström 6 6   M Lindström 6 6
  C Bakkum 1 3 6   H Suková 77 6
  S McCann 6 6   B Cordwell 643
  B Schultz 3 2   S McCann 2 2
  C Jolissaint 1 77 0   B Cordwell 6 6
  B Cordwell 6 656   B Cordwell 6 5 6
  N Provis 6 6   N Provis 3 7 2
  V Lake 3 2   N Provis 6 6
Q   W Wood 6 4 8 Q   W Wood 3 2
14   D Balestrat 2 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   S Hanika 3 6 6
  S Gomer 6 4 1 11   S Hanika 6 6
  M Werdel 6 6   M Werdel 4 2
  K Adams 4 1 11   S Hanika 6 6
  K Okamoto 5 2   L-A Eldredge 4 1
  J Richardson 7 6   J Richardson 624
  C Benjamin 4 2   L-A Eldredge 77 6
  L-A Eldredge 6 6 11   S Hanika 4 0
  A Kijimuta 77 6 2   M Navratilova 6 6
  P Vásquez 601   A Kijimuta 2 77 6
  S Collins 656 6   S Collins 6 652
  M Mesker 77 4 3   A Kijimuta 6 2 2
  A-M Fernandez 79 6 2   M Navratilova 4 6 6
WC   K Radford 673   A-M Fernandez 1 0
  E Minter 3 0 2   M Navratilova 6 6
2   M Navratilova 6 6

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