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1988 French Open – Women's Singles

Steffi Graf was the defending champion, and she successfully defended her title by defeating Natalia Zvereva in the final, 6–0, 6–0, to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1988 French Open.[1] The official time of the match given on the scoresheet was 34 minutes[2][3], however just 32[4] minutes of playing time, split into two periods of nine and 23 minutes due to a rain break. It is the only "double bagel" Grand Slam final of the Open Era.

Women's Singles
1988 French Open
ChampionWest Germany Steffi Graf
Runner-upSoviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Final score6–0, 6–0
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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Graf recorded a total of six 6–0 sets during her seven matches, and was her second step to complete the first and so far only Calendar Year Golden Slam. It was the first Grand Slam final not to be contested by either Martina Navratilova or Chris Evert since the 1981 French Open. Graf won the championship without dropping a set the entire tournament.

SeedsEdit

  1.   Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2.   Martina Navratilova (Fourth Round)
  3.   Chris Evert (Third Round)
  4.   Gabriela Sabatini (Semifinals)
  5.   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière (Third Round)
  6.   Helena Suková (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Third Round)
  8.   Hana Mandlíková (Second Round)
  9.   Lori McNeil (Third Round)
  10.   Zina Garrison (Fourth Round)
  11.   Katerina Maleeva (First Round)
  12.   Raffaella Reggi (Second Round)
  13.   Natasha Zvereva (Final)
  14.   Anna-Maria Cecchini (Third Round)
  15.   Sylvia Hanika (Fourth Round)
  16.   Mary Joe Fernández (Withdrew before event)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
    Bettina Fulco 0 1
1   Steffi Graf 6 77
4   Gabriela Sabatini 3 63
4   Gabriela Sabatini 4 6 6
    Helen Kelesi 6 1 3
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
13   Natasha Zvereva 0 0
    Nicole Provis 7 3 6
    Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 5 6 4
    Nicole Provis 3 77 5
13   Natasha Zvereva 6 637
6   Helena Suková 2 3
13   Natasha Zvereva 6 6

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Graf 6 6
WC   N Guerrée 0 4 1   S Graf 6 6
  N Sodupe 3 3   R Reis 1 0
  R Reis 6 6 1   S Graf 6 6
  E Pfaff 6 6   S Sloane 0 1
  A Frazier 3 2   E Pfaff 3 6 3
  C Benjamin 2 6 1   S Sloane 6 3 6
  S Sloane 6 0 6 1   S Graf 6 6
  P Paradis 1 6 4   N Tauziat 1 3
  J Byrne 6 1 6   J Byrne 7 77
  K Rinaldi 6 5 5   D Van Rensburg 5 63
  D Van Rensburg 4 7 7   J Byrne 5 2
  N Tauziat 6 6   N Tauziat 7 6
  M Bollegraf 3 2   N Tauziat 6 6
  H Cioffi 0 4 LL   L Corsato 3 0
LL   L Corsato 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   L McNeil 6 6
  E Hakami 3 2 9   L McNeil 6 4 6
  C Jolissaint 656 6   C Jolissaint 1 6 2
  C Casale 77 1 1 9   L McNeil 6 3 1
  T Scheuer-Larsen 6 6 Q   C Martínez 1 6 6
  C Suire 3 2   T Scheuer-Larsen 2 0
Q   C Martínez 6 6 Q   C Martínez 6 6
  A Dechaume 0 2 Q   C Martínez 2 4
  R Zrubáková 6 6   B Fulco 6 6
  M Javer 0 0   R Zrubáková 6 6
  P Tarabini 1 6 6   P Tarabini 4 4
  J Novotná 6 3 2   R Zrubáková 2 1
  B Fulco 6 6   B Fulco 6 6
Q   M-C Damas 0 2   B Fulco 6 6
  E Minter 2 1 8   H Mandlíková 4 3
8   H Mandlíková 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   G Sabatini 6 7
WC   M Laval 1 5 4   G Sabatini 6 6
  M Lindström 77 3 1   K Schimper 3 0
  K Schimper 646 6 4   G Sabatini 6 6
  M Louie-Harper 1 6 6   M Yanagi 3 0
  L Bonder 6 3 4   M Louie-Harper 6 1 2
  M Jaggard 3 3   M Yanagi 4 6 6
  M Yanagi 6 6 4   G Sabatini 6 6
  M Perez-Roldan 77 4 6   B Schultz 4 1
  S Mascarin 626 4   M Perez-Roldan w/o
  B Schultz 7 6   B Schultz
  S Wasserman 5 0   B Schultz 6 7
  R Fairbank 6363 14   A-M Cecchini 4 5
Q   J Pospíšilová 77 77 Q   J Pospíšilová 1 0
  K Okamoto 1 3 14   A-M Cecchini 6 6
14   A-M Cecchini 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   R Reggi 6 6
  S Goleš 4 2 12   R Reggi 6 1 3
  C Singer 6 2 2 Q   M Strandlund 3 6 6
Q   M Strandlund 1 6 6 Q   M Strandlund 6 1 3
  M Mesker 3 1 LL   N Jagerman 4 6 6
LL   N Jagerman 6 6 LL   N Jagerman 77 77
  G Miró 3 2   J Halard 6562
  J Halard 6 6 LL   N Jagerman 2 1
WC   M-C Calleja 6 2 4   H Kelesi 6 6
  H Kelesi 4 6 6   H Kelesi 6 6
  N Herreman 2 2   A Holíková 2 2
  A Holíková 6 6   H Kelesi 6 6
  K Horvath 2 6 3 5   M Maleeva-Fragnière 4 2
  L Ferrando 6 2 6   L Ferrando 0 2
  P Huber 3 1 5   M Maleeva-Fragnière 6 6
5   M Maleeva-Fragnière 6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6
  A Kanellopoulou 2 4 7   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6
  F Bonsignori 5 6 6   F Bonsignori 4 0
  H Na 7 4 3 7   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 4 5
WC   S Niox-Château 0 3   N Provis 1 6 7
  N Provis 6 6   N Provis 5 6 6
  R Maršíková 2 2 WC   E Derly 7 3 1
WC   E Derly 6 6   N Provis 77 77
Q   S Hack 4 1 15   S Hanika 6164
  W Probst 6 6   W Probst 4 1
  A Kijimuta 4 6 6   I Demongeot 6 6
  I Demongeot 6 3 2   I Demongeot 6 5 4
WC   K Quentrec 6 3 3 15   S Hanika 3 7 6
  A Villagrán 2 6 6 WC   K Quentrec 7 2 2
  C Porwik 1 3 15   S Hanika 5 6 6
15   S Hanika 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   K Maleeva 4 5
  C Tanvier 6 7   C Tanvier 6 6
  H Witvoet 78 6   H Witvoet 1 1
Q   A Tiezzi 663   C Tanvier 3 6 6
  T Phelps 632   E Reinach 6 4 3
  J Durie 77 6   J Durie 1 4
  C Bassett-Seguso 3 0   E Reinach 6 6
  E Reinach 6 6   C Tanvier 2 0
  S Meier 6 6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  A Minter 1 3   S Meier 5 0
  I Kuczyńska 2 0   A Sánchez Vicario 7 6
  A Sánchez Vicario 6 6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 77
Q   B Romanò 6 6 3   C Evert 1 64
Q   J Jonerup 2 0 Q   B Romanò 5 2
  J Wiesner 1 4 3   C Evert 7 6
3   C Evert 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   H Suková 6 6
  I Cueto 2 0 6   H Suková 6 6
LL   S Appelmans 6 646 LL   S Appelmans 1 4
  E Burgin 4 77 0 6   H Suková 6 6
  C Lindqvist 7 4 3   M Paz 4 4
  M Paz 5 6 6   M Paz 77 6
  D Faber 6 6   D Faber 644
WC   C Mothes-Jobkel 0 4 6   H Suková 6 6
  K Adams 5 6 3 10   Z Garrison 1 2
  L Garrone 7 1 6   L Garrone 1 6 4
  M Torres 6 6   M Torres 6 2 6
  N Bykova 1 2   M Torres 1 1
  N Dias 78 3 5 10   Z Garrison 6 6
  I Budařová 666 7   I Budařová 0 77 2
  S Rehe 2 6 1 10   Z Garrison 6 646
10   Z Garrison 6 4 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   N Zvereva 77 6
  L Golarsa 650 13   N Zvereva 6 6
  C Christian 1 6 1   L Field 2 0
  L Field 6 4 6 13   N Zvereva 6 6
  S Auer 5 5   M Gurney 0 4
  M Gurney 7 7   M Gurney 2 6 7
WC   N van Lottum 7 6 WC   N van Lottum 6 2 5
  C Cohen 5 3 13   N Zvereva 6 77
LL   C Wood 1 63 2   M Navratilova 3 65
  B Paulus 6 77   B Paulus 6 6
  E Krapl 3 6 5   A Devries 3 2
  A Devries 6 4 7   B Paulus 2 2
  H ter Riet 6 7 2   M Navratilova 6 6
  B Herr 0 5   H ter Riet 1 0 r
  P Medrado 0 3 2   M Navratilova 6 2
2   M Navratilova 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 397. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Steven Pye (27 May 2014). "The 1988 French Open: how Agassi arrived, Graf ruled and Wilander won". The Guardian.
  3. ^ https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1988-07-02-8801120571-story.html
  4. ^ Times, Robin Herman and Special To the New York. "TENNIS; Graf Shuts Out Zvereva to Gain French Open Title". Retrieved 2018-05-02.

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