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Steffi Graf captured the title, beating Gabriela Sabatini in the final 6–3, 3–6, 6–1 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1988 U.S. Open. As a result, Steffi became the third woman to win the Grand Slam, after Maureen Connolly Brinker and Margaret Court. This was her fourth step to completing the first and so far only Golden Slam. The match was also the first major final for Sabatini, who reached two more Slam finals for her career. In the process, Graf also completed the career Grand Slam in singles. Martina Navratilova was the defending champion, but she lost in the quarterfinals to Zina Garrison.

Women's Singles
1988 US Open
ChampionWest Germany Steffi Graf
Runner-upArgentina Gabriela Sabatini
Final score6–3, 3–6, 6–1
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 · US Open · 1989 →

SeedsEdit

  1.   Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2.   Martina Navratilova (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Chris Evert (Semifinals, withdrew)[1]
  4.   Pam Shriver (Second Round)
  5.   Gabriela Sabatini (Final)
  6.   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Helena Suková (Fourth Round)
  8.   Natasha Zvereva (First Round)
  9.   Lori McNeil (Third Round)
  10.   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Third Round)
  11.   Zina Garrison (Semifinals)
  12.   Barbara Potter (Fourth Round)
  13.   Mary Joe Fernández (Third Round)
  14.   Katerina Maleeva (Quarterfinals)
  15.   Sylvia Hanika (Third Round)
  16.   Larisa Savchenko (Quarterfinals)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Steffi Graf 6 6
14   Katerina Maleeva 3 0
1   Steffi Graf
3   Chris Evert w/o
3   Chris Evert 3 6 6
6   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 6 4 2
1   Steffi Graf 6 3 6
5   Gabriela Sabatini 3 6 1
5   Gabriela Sabatini 4 6 6
16   Larisa Savchenko 6 4 1
5   Gabriela Sabatini 6 7
11   Zina Garrison 4 5
11   Zina Garrison 6 637
2   Martina Navratilova 4 77 5

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Graf 6 6
  E Minter 1 1 1   S Graf 6 6
  M Bollegraf 6 4 7   M Bollegraf 1 0
  I Demongeot 2 6 5 1   S Graf 6 6
  R Reis 6 6   N Herreman 0 1
WC   M Werdel 4 0   R Reis 2 4
  K Rinaldi 4 2   N Herreman 6 6
  N Herreman 6 6 1   S Graf 6 6
  K Adams 2 63   P Fendick 4 2
  N Jagerman 6 77   N Jagerman 5 6 1
  R Fairbank 2 3   P Fendick 7 4 6
  P Fendick 6 6   P Fendick 646 7
  B Schultz 3 5 15   S Hanika 77 3 5
  A Grossman 6 7   A Grossman 2 2
  S Gomer 1 3 15   S Hanika 6 6
15   S Hanika 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   K Maleeva 6 6
  E Inoue 2 1 14   K Maleeva 6 6
WC   L Poruri 77 6 WC   L Poruri 1 1
  M Javer 634 14   K Maleeva 5 6 6
  A Holiková 6 0 6   S Wasserman 7 2 1
  B Cordwell 3 6 4   A Holiková 3 78 1
  S Cecchini 613   S Wasserman 6 666
  S Wasserman 77 6 14   K Maleeva 6 6
  A Frazier 6 77 7   H Suková 1 3
  O Tsarbopoulou 1 64   A Frazier 3 6 6
  A Devries 6 1 77   A Devries 6 1 3
  J Halard 2 6 63   A Frazier 5 5
  G Fernández 4 0 7   H Suková 7 7
  D Balestrat 6 6   D Balestrat 2 3
WC   L Bonder-Kreiss 1 4 7   H Suková 6 6
7   H Suková 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   C Evert 6 6
  C Martínez 4 1 3   C Evert 6 6
  H Cioffi 6 6   H Cioffi 1 0
  L Lapi 4 4 3   C Evert 6 6
  M Torres 1 6 6   M Torres 3 3
  M Yanagi 6 4 4   M Torres 7 77
  P Huber 1 6 65   R Rajchrtová 5 64
  R Rajchrtová 6 1 77 3   C Evert 6 6
  B Herr 6 1 6   J Wiesner 2 4
  M-L Daniels 3 6 2   B Herr 6 4 0
  J Wiesner 6 6   J Wiesner 3 6 6
  J Novotná 2 3   J Wiesner 77 3 6
  N Bykova 6 4 6 9   L McNeil 636 4
  A Dechaume 3 6 4   N Bykova 5 3
  I Budařová 4 0 9   L McNeil 7 6
9   L McNeil 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   B Potter 6 6
  W Probst 2 3 12   B Potter 6 7
  S Frankl 666 63   R White 3 5
  R White 78 2 77 12   B Potter 7 6
  M Gurney 1 1   B Nagelsen 5 3
  C Porwik 6 6   C Porwik 665
  B Nagelsen 6 6   B Nagelsen 78 7
  C Benjamin 2 2 12   B Potter 3 2
  C Tanvier 663 6   M Maleeva-Fragnière 6 6
  L Garrone 78 6   L Garrone 1 1
  I Cueto 6 6   I Cueto 6 6
Q   L Green 4 0   I Cueto 1 6 3
WC   J Santrock 2 6 6 6   M Maleeva-Fragnière 6 1 6
  F Bonsignori 6 2 1 WC   J Santrock 642
  N Dias 1 4 6   M Maleeva-Fragnière 77 6
6   M Maleeva-Fragnière 6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   G Sabatini 6 6
  B Fulco 3 0 5   G Sabatini 6 6
  A Kijimuta 2 3   B Bowes 2 0
  B Bowes 6 6 5   G Sabatini 6 6
  D Van Rensburg 6 6 Q   J Richardson 1 1
  W White 3 4   D Van Rensburg 6 5 5
  P Medrado 2 5 Q   J Richardson 1 7 7
Q   J Richardson 6 7 5   G Sabatini 7 6
  H Ludloff 632   S Rehe 5 4
  I Kuczyńska 77 6   I Kuczyńska 2 2
Q   K Okamoto 1 1   S Rehe 6 6
  S Rehe 6 6   S Rehe 6 2 6
  R Reggi 77 7 10   C Kohde-Kilsch 3 6 3
Q   J-A Faull 645   R Reggi 2 6 4
  A Kanellopoulou 4 2 10   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 2 6
10   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   L Savchenko 77 6
  L Golarsa 642 16   L Savchenko 5 7 6
  E Burgin 6   E Burgin 7 5 4
  E Pfaff 3 16   L Savchenko 6 6
  G Magers 6 5 6   C Bassett-Seguso 4 3
  S Meier 3 7 4   G Magers 4 1
  A Villagrán 3 0   C Bassett-Seguso 6 6
  C Bassett-Seguso 6 6 16   L Savchenko 6 6
  T Phelps 3 6 6   T Phelps 3 1
WC   C Cunningham 6 1 2   T Phelps 7 6
WC   D Graham 4 6 1   A Henricksson 5 2
  A Henricksson 6 4 6   T Phelps 4 6 77
  L Meskhi 7 4 6   L Meskhi 6 3 64
Q   T Scheuer-Larsen 5 6 3   L Meskhi 4 6 6
  A Smith 4 3 4   P Shriver 6 1 4
4   P Shriver 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   N Zvereva 6 3 4
Q   K Steinmetz 4 6 6 Q   K Steinmetz 2 2
  A Sánchez Vicario 6 6   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
WC   K Keil 3 0   A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
  S Sloane 6 6   S Sloane 3 3
  J Durie 3 1   S Sloane 6 6
Q   C Suire 6 4 6 Q   C Suire 2 3
  K Schimper 3 6 2   A Sánchez Vicario 6 5 2
  H Na 2 6 4 11   Z Garrison 4 7 6
  J Hetherington 6 2 6   J Hetherington 6 6
  C Singer 5 1   L Ferrando 2 1
  L Ferrando 7 6   J Hetherington 1 1
  H Kelesi 6 6 11   Z Garrison 6 6
WC   C Christian 2 3   H Kelesi 6 5 0
  N Provis 0 3 11   Z Garrison 3 7 6
11   Z Garrison 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   M J Fernández 6 6
LL   J Byrne 1 2 13   M J Fernández 6 6
  M Louie-Harper 6 631   N Tauziat 4 4
  N Tauziat 1 77 6 13   M J Fernández 5 3
  M Paz 7 6   E Reinach 7 6
Q   C Wood 5 2   M Paz 6 2 1
  R Zrubáková 1 4   E Reinach 2 6 6
  E Reinach 6 6   E Reinach 4 1
  W Turnbull 3 1 2   M Navratilova 6 6
  A Minter 6 6   A Minter 1 6 6
  S Goleš 6 6   S Goleš 6 0 3
  S Martin 0 3   A Minter 1 3
  E Hakami 3 6 6 2   M Navratilova 6 6
  M Lindström 6 3 2   E Hakami 2 1
  C Lindqvist 1 3 2   M Navratilova 6 6
2   M Navratilova 6 6

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