1988 US Open (tennis)

The 1988 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City in New York in the United States. It was the 108th edition of the US Open and was held from August 29 to September 11, 1988.

1988 US Open
DateAugust 29 – September 11
Edition108th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt
LocationNew York City, NY, United States
Champions
Men's Singles
Sweden Mats Wilander
Women's Singles
West Germany Steffi Graf
Men's Doubles
Spain Sergio Casal / Spain Emilio Sánchez
Women's Doubles
United States Gigi Fernández / United States Robin White
Mixed Doubles
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná / United States Jim Pugh
Boys' Singles
Venezuela Nicolás Pereira
Girls' Singles
United States Carrie Cunningham
Boys' Doubles
United States Jonathan Stark / United States John Yancey
Girls' Doubles
United States Meredith McGrath / United States Kimberly Po
← 1987 · US Open · 1989 →

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Mats Wilander defeated   Ivan Lendl 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4

  • It was Wilander's 7th and last career Grand Slam title and his only US Open title. He became the first male player since Jimmy Connors in 1974 to win three Grand Slam titles in a season. The final was the longest in the Open's history, lasting 4 hours and 55 minutes

Women's SinglesEdit

  Steffi Graf defeated   Gabriela Sabatini 6–3, 3–6, 6–1

  • It was Graf's 5th career Grand Slam title and her 1st US Open title. She became the second woman in the Open Era to complete a singles Grand Slam in a calendar year after Margaret Court did so in 1970. She was also the first and so far only man or woman to win a calendar year Golden Slam having also won the Olympic title.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Sergio Casal /   Emilio Sánchez defeated   Rick Leach /   Jim Pugh by Walkover

  • It was Casal's 2nd career Grand Slam title and his 2nd and last US Open title. It was Sánchez's 4th career Grand Slam title and his 2nd and last US Open title.

Women's DoublesEdit

  Gigi Fernández /   Robin White defeated   Patty Fendick /   Jill Hetherington 6–4, 6–1

  • It was the 1st career Grand Slam title and 1st US Open title for both Fernández and White.

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Jana Novotná /   Jim Pugh defeated   Elizabeth Smylie /   Patrick McEnroe 7–5, 6–3

  • It was Novotná's 2nd career Grand Slam title and her 1st US Open title. It was Pugh's 3rd career Grand Slam title and his only US Open title.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Nicolás Pereira defeated   Nicklas Kulti 6–1, 6–2

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Carrie Cunningham defeated   Rachel McQuillan 7–5, 6–3

Boys' DoublesEdit

  Jonathan Stark /   John Yancey defeated   Massimo Boscatto /   Stefano Pescosolido 7–6, 7–5

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Meredith McGrath /   Kimberly Po defeated   Cathy Caverzasio /   Laura Lapi 6–3, 6–1

NotesEdit

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Preceded by
1988 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1989 Australian Open