1988 WTA Tour

The 1988 WTA Tour was the elite tour for professional women's tennis of the Women's International Tennis Association (WITA) for the 1988 season. The 1988 WTA Tour included the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WITA Tour Championships and the WTA Category 1-5 events.[1][2] ITF tournaments were not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

1988 WTA Tour
Steffi Graf Farewell World Tour 2000 trim.jpg
Details
DurationNovember 30, 1987
– November 27, 1988
Edition18th
Tournaments63
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Summer Olympics
WTA Category 5 (9)
WTA Category 4 (10)
WTA Category 3 (8)
WTA Category 2 (14)
WTA Category 1 (16)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesWest Germany Steffi Graf (11)
Most tournament finalsWest Germany Steffi Graf (12)
Prize money leaderWest Germany Steffi Graf $1,378,128
Points leaderWest Germany Steffi Graf 325.78
Awards
Player of the yearWest Germany Steffi Graf
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
Most improved
player of the year
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Newcomer of the yearSoviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Comeback
player of the year
France Pascale Paradis
1987
1989

The tour was governed by the Women's International Professional Tennis Council (WIPTC), a cooperation between WITA, ITF and recognized tournaments.[2] Philip Morris sponsored the tour under its Virginia Slims brand.[2]

Having become the only player in history to win the Golden Grand Slam by taking the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open singles titles, along with the Olympic Gold Medal; Steffi Graf's defeat in the semi finals by Pam Shriver at the final tournament of the year, the Virginia Slims Championships, deprived her of the Super Slam and the Super Golden Slam.[3]

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1988 WTA Tour schedule.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
Category 6 events
Category 5 events
Category 4 events
Category 3 events
Category 2 and 1 events
Summer Olympics
Team events

December 1987Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
30 Nov Argentine Open
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Category 1
$50,000 - Clay -56S/28D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–0, 6–2
  Isabel Cueto   Bettina Fulco
  Barbara Paulus
  Mercedes Paz
  Gisele Miró
  Patricia Tarabini
  Laura Garrone
  Mercedes Paz
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–2, 6–2
  Jill Hetherington
  Christiane Jolissaint
7 Dec Brazilian Open
Guarujá, Brazil
Category 1
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Neige Dias
6–0, 6–7(2–7), 6–4
  Pat Madrado   Amy Frazier
  Bettina Fulco
  Barbara Paulus
  Laura Garrone
  Mercedes Paz
  Céline Cohen
  Katrina Adams
  Cheryl Jones
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
  Jill Hetherington
  Mercedes Paz
28 Dec Ariadne Women's Classic
Brisbane, Australia
Category 2
$150,000 - Grass - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Pam Shriver
7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–4)
  Jana Novotná   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Patty Fendick
  Claudia Porwik
  Manon Bollegraf
  Sylvia Hanika
  Pascale Paradis
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Pam Shriver
2–6, 7–5, 6–2
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Jan New South Wales Open
Sydney, Australia
Category 3
$200,000 - Grass - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–3
  Helena Suková   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Patty Fendick
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Etsuko Inoue
  Brenda Schultz
  Hester Witvoet
  Ann Henricksson
  Christiane Jolissaint
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
11 Jan
18 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$711,445 - Hard(Rebound Ace) - 128S/64D/32X/64Q
Singles - Doubles - Mixed
  Steffi Graf
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
  Chris Evert   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Martina Navratilova
  Hana Mandlíková
  Claudia Porwik
  Anne Minter
  Helena Suková
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–0, 7–5
  Chris Evert
  Wendy Turnbull
  Jana Novotná
  Jim Pugh
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
  Martina Navratilova
  Tim Gullikson
25 Jan Nutri-Metics Open
Auckland, New Zealand
Category 1
$50,000 -Hard - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Patty Fendick
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Sara Gomer   Beverly Bowes
  Emmanuelle Derly
  Sandra Wasserman
  Terry Phelps
  Gretchen Magers
  Clare Wood
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
6–2, 6–1
  Cammy MacGregor
  Cynthia MacGregor

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Feb Fernleaf Classic
Wellington, New Zealand
Category 1
$50,000 - Hard - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Jill Hetherington
6–1, 6–1
  Katrina Adams   Patty Fendick
  Anne Minter
  Simone Schilder
  Terry Phelps
  Gretchen Magers
  Belinda Cordwell
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
6–3, 6–3
  Belinda Cordwell
  Julie Richardson
8 Feb Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, United States
Category 4
$250,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–3
  Pam Shriver   Zina Garrison
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Katerina Maleeva
  Barbara Potter
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Natasha Zvereva
  Lori McNeil
  Eva Pfaff
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Gigi Fernández
  Zina Garrison
15 Feb Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, United States
Category 4
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–2
  Larisa Savchenko   Zina Garrison
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Natasha Zvereva
  Hu Na
  Hana Mandlíková
  Robin White
  Rosie Casals
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–4
  Hana Mandlíková
  Jana Novotná
22 Feb Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–2
  Pam Shriver   Hana Mandlíková
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Zina Garrison
  Natasha Zvereva
  Barbara Potter
  Helena Suková
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Helena Suková
Virginia Slims of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Lori McNeil
6–3, 6–2
  Brenda Schultz   Catarina Lindqvist
  Raffaella Reggi
  Helen Kelesi
  Dinky Van Rensburg
  Elna Reinach
  Jana Novotná
  Jana Novotná
  Catherine Suire
6–4, 6–4
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
29 Feb Virginia Slims of Kansas
Kansas City, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
7–6(7–5), 7–5
  Sylvia Hanika   Svetlana Parkhomenko
  Hester Witvoet
  Jana Novotná
  Natalia Bykova
  Peanut Louie-Harper
  Pascale Paradis
  Natalia Bykova
  Svetlana Parkhomenko
6–3, 6–4
  Jana Novotná
  Catherine Suire
U.S. Women's Hard Court Championships
San Antonio, United States
Category 3
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–1
  Katerina Maleeva   Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Natasha Zvereva
  Etsuko Inoue
  Patty Fendick
  Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Gretchen Magers

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Mar Virginia Slims of Florida
Boca Raton, United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Hard - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
2–6, 6–3, 6–1
  Steffi Graf   Pam Shriver
  Chris Evert
  Pascale Paradis
  Gigi Fernández
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Sandra Cecchini
  Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
14 Mar
21 Mar
Lipton International Players Championships
Key Biscayne, United States
Category 6
$750,000 - Hard - 128S/64D/64Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–4
  Chris Evert   Stephanie Rehe
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Barbara Potter
  Elna Reinach
  Helena Suková
  Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
7–6(8–6), 6–3
  Gigi Fernández
  Zina Garrison
28 Mar Eckerd Open
Tampa, United States
Category 3
$200,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Chris Evert
7–6(7–3), 6–4
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Halle Cioffi
  Patricia Tarabini
  Sylvia Hanika
  Wiltrud Probst
  Katerina Maleeva
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Terry Phelps
  Raffaella Reggi
6–2, 6–4
  Cammy MacGregor
  Cynthia MacGregor

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Apr Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head Island, United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Clay - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 4–6, 6–4
  Gabriela Sabatini   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Zina Garrison
  Raffaella Reggi
  Lori McNeil
  Helen Kelesi
  Sylvia Hanika
  Lori McNeil
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Gabriela Sabatini
11 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Clay - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–2
  Gabriela Sabatini   Steffi Graf
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Katerina Maleeva
  Michelle Torres
  Zina Garrison
  Kathleen Horvath
  Zina Garrison
  Eva Pfaff
4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
  Katrina Adams
  Penny Barg
Suntory Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Patty Fendick
6–3, 7–5
  Stephanie Rehe   Marianne Werdel
  Leila Meskhi
  Monique Javer
  Brenda Schultz
  Anne Minter
  Larisa Savchenko
  Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
6–1, 6–4
  Lea Antonoplis
  Barbara Gerken
18 Apr Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
Category 4
$250,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Chris Evert
6–0, 6–4
  Martina Navratilova   Elly Hakami
  Zina Garrison
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Patricia Tarabini
  Isabel Cueto
  Gretchen Magers
  Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison
6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–4
  Martina Navratilova
  Lori McNeil
Taipei Women's Championship
Taipei, Taiwan
Category 1
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Stephanie Rehe
6–4, 6–4
  Brenda Schultz   Catarina Lindqvist
  Patty Fendick
  Jonna Jonerup
  Belinda Cordwell
  Ann Henricksson
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Patty Fendick
  Ann Henricksson
6–2, 2–6, 6–2
  Belinda Cordwell
  Julie Richardson
Singapore Open
Singapore
Category 1
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Monique Javer
7–6(7–3), 6–3
  Leila Meskhi   Dianne Balestrat
  Natalia Egorova
  Carin Bakkum
  Michelle Jaggard-Lai
  Masako Yanagi
  Anne Minter
  Natalia Bykova
  Natalia Medvedeva
7–6(7–4), 6–3
  Leila Meskhi
  Svetlana Parkhomenko
25 Apr Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Category 4
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Pam Shriver
7–5, 6–1
  Helena Suková   Larisa Savchenko
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Peanut Louie-Harper
  Natasha Zvereva
  Etsuko Inoue
  Anne Minter
  Pam Shriver
  Helena Suková
4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
  Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
Citta de Taranto
Taranto, Italy
Category 1
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Helen Kelesi
6–1, 6–0
  Laura Garrone   Veronika Martinek
  Linda Ferrando
  Radka Zrubáková
  Alexia Dechaume
  Jana Pospíšilová
  Laura Lapi
  Andrea Betzner
  Claudia Porwik
6–1, 6–2
  Laura Garrone
  Helen Kelesi
International Championships of Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Category 1
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Neige Dias
6–3, 6–3
  Bettina Fulco   Mariana Pérez Roldán
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Sylvia Hanika
  Sandra Wasserman
  Pat Medrado
  Barbara Romanò
  Iva Budařová
  Sandra Wasserman
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Anna-Karin Olsson
  María José Llorca

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Category 3
$200,000 - Clay - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
  Helen Kelesi   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Judith Wiesner
  Raffaella Reggi
  Bettina Fulco
  Sandra Cecchini
  Sylvia Hanika
  Jana Novotná
  Catherine Suire
6–3, 4–6, 7–5
  Jenny Byrne
  Janine Tremelling
9 May German Open
West Berlin, West Germany
Category 5
$300,000 - Clay - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–2
  Helena Suková   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Sylvia Hanika
  Nicole Provis
  Sandra Cecchini
  Radka Zrubáková
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
16 May European Open
Geneva, Switzerland
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Barbara Paulus
6–4, 5–7, 6–1
  Lori McNeil   Isabelle Demongeot
  Mariana Pérez Roldán
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Iva Budařová
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Mercedes Paz
  Christiane Jolissaint
  Dinky Van Rensburg
6–1, 6–3
  Maria Lindström
  Claudia Porwik
Grand Prix de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Sandra Cecchini
6–3, 6–0
  Judith Wiesner   Natasha Zvereva
  Nicole Provis
  Kathleen Horvath
  Bettina Fulco
  Susan Sloane
  Anne Minter
  Manon Bollegraf
  Nicole Provis
7–5, 6–7(11–13), 6–3
  Jenny Byrne
  Janine Tremelling
23 May
30 May
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$1,488,000 - Clay - 128S/64D/56X/64Q
Singles - Doubles - Mixed
  Steffi Graf
6–0, 6–0
  Natasha Zvereva   Gabriela Sabatini
  Nicole Provis
  Bettina Fulco
  Helen Kelesi
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Helena Suková
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–2, 7–5
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
  Lori McNeil
  Jorge Lozano
7–5, 6–2
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Michiel Schapers

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Jun Dow Chemical Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
Category 2
$150,000 - Grass - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
6–2, 6–1
  Pam Shriver   Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Anne Minter
  Elna Reinach
  Belinda Cordwell
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–1
  Leila Meskhi
  Svetlana Parkhomenko
13 Jun Pilkington Championships
Eastbourne, Great Britain
Category 4
$250,000 - Grass - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–2
  Natasha Zvereva   Mary Joe Fernández
  Pascale Paradis
  Larisa Savchenko
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Anne Minter
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Eva Pfaff
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
  Belinda Cordwell
  Dinky Van Rensburg
20 Jun
27 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$1,717,085 - Grass - 128S/64D/64X/64Q
Singles - Doubles - Mixed
  Steffi Graf
5–7, 6–2, 6–1
  Martina Navratilova   Pam Shriver
  Chris Evert
  Pascale Paradis
  Zina Garrison
  Helena Suková
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–3, 1–6, 12–10
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
  Zina Garrison
  Sherwood Stewart
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
  Gretchen Magers
  Kelly Jones

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Jul Volvo Ladies Open
Båstad, Sweden
Category 1
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Isabel Cueto
7–5, 6–1
  Sandra Cecchini   Neige Dias
  Sandra Wasserman
  Mercedes Paz
  Laura Lapi
  Cecilia Dahlman
  Gretchen Magers
  Sandra Cecchini
  Mercedes Paz
6–0, 6–2
  Linda Ferrando
  Silvia La Fratta
11 Jul Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, United States
Category 3
$200,000 - Grass - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Lori McNeil
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
  Barbara Potter   Pam Shriver
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Wendy White
  Robin White
  Lea Antonoplis
  Ann Henricksson
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Barbara Potter
6–4, 6–3
  Gigi Fernández
  Lori McNeil
Nice Ladies Open
Nice, France
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Sandra Cecchini
7–5, 6–4
  Nathalie Tauziat   Bettina Fulco
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Silke Frankl
  Patricia Tarabini
  Laura Garrone
  Barbara Paulus
  Catherine Suire
  Catherine Tanvier
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
Belgian Ladies Open
Brussels, Belgium
Category 1
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–0, 7–5
  Raffaella Reggi   Isabel Cueto
  Angeliki Kanellopoulou
  Zina Garrison
  Mercedes Paz
  Silvia La Fratta
  Neige Dias
  Mercedes Paz
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
7–6(7–3), 6–1
  Katerina Maleeva
  Raffaella Reggi
18 Jul WTA Aix-en-Provence Open
Aix-en-Provence, France
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Judith Wiesner
6–1, 6–2
  Sylvia Hanika   Bettina Fulco
  Sandra Cecchini
  Nathalie Guerrée
  Iva Budařová
  Neige Dias
  Conchita Martínez
  Nathalie Herreman
  Catherine Tanvier
6–4, 7–5
  Sandra Cecchini
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
OTB Open
Schenectady, United States
Category 1
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Gretchen Magers
7–6(7–3), 6–4
  Terry Phelps   Camille Benjamin
  Stacey Martin
  Elly Hakami
  Ronni Reis
  Carrie Cunningham
  Akemi Nishiya
  Ann Henricksson
  Julie Richardson
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
  Lea Antonoplis
  Cammy MacGregor
25 Jul Women's California State Championships
Aptos, California, United States
Category 1
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Sara Gomer
6–4, 7–5
  Robin White   Patty Fendick
  Stephanie Rehe
  Anne Smith
  Jo Durie
  Ann Grossman
  Gretchen Magers
  Lise Gregory
  Ronni Reis
6–3, 6–4
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
Citizen Cup
Hamburg, West Germany
Category 3
$200,000 - Clay - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–2
  Katerina Maleeva   Bettina Fulco
  Radka Zrubáková
  Raffaella Reggi
  Sandra Cecchini
  Silke Meier
  Isabel Cueto
  Jana Novotná
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–4, 6–2
  Andrea Betzner
  Judith Wiesner

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Aug Pringles Light Classic
Mason, United States
Category 4
$250,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Barbara Potter
6–2, 6–2
  Helen Kelesi   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Halle Cioffi
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Susan Sloane
  Peanut Louie-Harper
  Beth Herr
  Beth Herr
  Candy Reynolds
4–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–1
  Lindsay Bartlett
  Helen Kelesi
Virginia Slims of San Diego
San Diego, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Stephanie Rehe
6–1, 6–1
  Ann Grossman   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Deborah Graham
  Jennifer Santrock
  Jo Durie
  Lisa Bonder
  Gretchen Magers
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
7–6(12–10), 6–4
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Dianne van Rensburg
Athens Open
Athens, Greece
Category 1
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Isabel Cueto
6–0, 6–1
  Laura Golarsa   Barbara Paulus
  Leona Lásková
  Angeliki Kanellopoulou
  Silke Frankl
  Sabine Hack
  Judith Wiesner
  Sabrina Goleš
  Judith Wiesner
7–5, 6–0
  Silke Frankl
  Sabine Hack
8 Aug Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Hard - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Chris Evert
2–6, 6–1, 6–1
  Gabriela Sabatini   Stephanie Rehe
  Zina Garrison
  Patty Fendick
  Lori McNeil
  Anne Minter
  Amy Frazier
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
7–6(7–2), 5–7, 6–4
  Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
Sofia Open
Sofia, Bulgaria
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–1, 6–2
  Barbara Paulus   Katerina Maleeva
  Ann Devries
  Iva Budařová
  Sabrina Goleš
  Hana Fukárková
  Sandra Wasserman
  Conchita Martínez
  Barbara Paulus
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Sabrina Goleš
  Katerina Maleeva
15 Aug Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
Category 5
$300,000 - Hard - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 6–2
  Natasha Zvereva   Pam Shriver
  Chris Evert
  Martina Navratilova
  Terry Phelps
  Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
7–6(7–2), 7–6(8–6)
  Zina Garrison
  Pam Shriver
22 Aug United Jersey Bank Classic
Mahwah, United States
Category 3
$200,000 - Hard - 28S/16D/48Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–0, 6–1
  Nathalie Tauziat   Katerina Maleeva
  Helena Suková
  Sylvia Hanika
  Stephanie Rehe
  Natasha Zvereva
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–3, 6–2
  Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
29 Aug
5 Sep
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$1,937,333 - Hard - 128S/64D/32X/64Q
Singles - Doubles - Mixed
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
  Gabriela Sabatini   Chris Evert
  Zina Garrison
  Katerina Maleeva
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Larisa Savchenko
  Martina Navratilova
  Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
6–4, 6–1
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
  Jana Novotná
  Jim Pugh
7–5, 6–3
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Patrick McEnroe

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 Sep Virginia Slims of Arizona
Phoenix, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
  Dinky Van Rensburg   Elise Burgin
  Susan Sloane
  Terry Phelps
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Wendy White
  Elly Hakami
  Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–3), 7–6(10–8)
  Beth Herr
  Terry Phelps
19 Sep Clarins Open
Paris, France
Category 1
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Petra Langrová
7–6(7–0), 6–2
  Sandra Wasserman   Laura Lapi
  Cathy Caverzasio
  Jana Pospíšilová
  Marie-Christine Damas
  Laura Garrone
  Sabine Hack
  Alexia Dechaume
  Emmanuelle Derly
6–0, 6–2
  Louise Field
  Nathalie Herreman
19 Sep
26 Sep
Summer Olympic Games
Seoul, South Korea
Summer Olympic Games
Hard
48S/14D
SinglesDoubles
  Gold   Silver   Bronze   Larisa Savchenko
  Pam Shriver
  Natasha Zvereva
  Raffaella Reggi
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–3
  Gabriela Sabatini   Zina Garrison
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Zina Garrison
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 6–2, 10–8
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Wendy Turnbull
  Steffi Graf
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Oct Virginia Slims of New Orleans
New Orleans, United States
Category 4
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Chris Evert
6–4, 6–1
  Anne Smith   Stephanie Rehe
  Monica Seles
  Susan Sloane
  Robin White
  Lori McNeil
  Barbara Potter
  Beth Herr
  Candy Reynolds
6–4, 6–4
  Lori McNeil
  Betsy Nagelsen
10 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, West Germany
Category 4
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–3
  Chris Evert   Eva Pfaff
  Raffaella Reggi
  Radka Zrubáková
  Elna Reinach
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Sylvia Hanika
  Iwona Kuczyńska
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–4
  Raffaella Reggi
  Elna Reinach
Honda Classic
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Category 1
$75,000 - Hard - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Anne Minter
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Mercedes Paz   Gigi Fernández
  Neige Dias
  Stephanie Rehe
  Gretchen Magers
  Michelle Jaggard
  Camille Benjamin
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
6–4, 6–2
  Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
17 Oct European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
Category 3
$200,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Conchita Martínez
  Brenda Schultz
  Raffaella Reggi
  Katerina Maleeva
  Jana Pospíšilová
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 6–3
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
Virginia Slims of Nashville
Nashville, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Susan Sloane
6–3, 6–2
  Beverly Bowes   Leila Meskhi
  Lori McNeil
  Barbara Potter
  Halle Cioffi
  Helen Kelesi
  Ann Grossman
  Jenny Byrne
  Janine Thompson
7–5, 6–7(1–7), 6–4
  Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
24 Oct Midland Group Championships
Brighton, Great Britain
Category 4
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–2, 6–0
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière   Lori McNeil
  Pam Shriver
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Sandra Cecchini
  Sylvia Hanika
  Lori McNeil
  Betsy Nagelsen
7–6(7–5), 2–6, 7–6(7–3)
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Katerina Maleeva
6–3, 2–6, 6–2
  Zina Garrison   Louise Allen
  Stephanie Rehe
  Hu Na
  Stacey Martin
  Gretchen Magers
  Amy Frazier
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
  Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison
31 Oct Virginia Slims of New England
Worcester, United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–3
  Natasha Zvereva   Gabriela Sabatini
  Chris Evert
  Helena Suková
  Helen Kelesi
  Stephanie Rehe
  Barbara Potter
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Helena Suková

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Nov Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Category 4
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–2
  Chris Evert   Helena Suková
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Zina Garrison
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Ann Grossman
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Lori McNeil
  Betsy Nagelsen
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
Rainha Cup
Guarujá, Brazil
Category 1
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Mercedes Paz
7–5, 6–2
  Rene Simpson   Pilar Vásquez
  Andrea Vieira
  Bettina Fulco
  Donna Faber
  Gisele Miró
  Neige Dias
  Bettina Fulco
  Mercedes Paz
6–3, 6–4
  Carin Bakkum
  Simone Schilder
14 Nov Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, United States
Year-End Championship
$1,000,000 - Carpet (i) - 16S/8D
Singles - Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
7–5, 6–2, 6–2
  Pam Shriver   Steffi Graf
  Helena Suková
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Chris Evert
  Natasha Zvereva
  Martina Navratilova
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
21 Nov Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 8D
Doubles
  Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison
7–5, 7–5
  Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
  Fendick /   Hetherington
  Pfaff /   Smylie
  Smith /   Tremelling
  Maleeva /   Maleeva-Fragnière
  Herr /   Reynolds
  McNeil /  Nagelsen

DecemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Dec Fed Cup
Melbourne, Australia
Team
Hard
  Czechoslovakia
2–1
  Soviet Union
  West Germany
  Canada
  Australia
  Spain
  Denmark
  Sweden

Statistical InformationEdit

Titles won by playerEdit

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 1988 WTA Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the Year-end championships and regular WTA tour events. The players/nations are sorted by:

1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
2) highest amount of highest category tournaments (for example, having a single Grand Slam gives preference over any kind of combination without a Grand Slam title);
3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Total titles Player Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Regular
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed

Titles won by nationEdit

Total titles Country Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Regular
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed

RankingsEdit

Below are the 1988 WTA year-end rankings (December 19, 1988) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[4]
No Player Name Points 1987 Change
1   Steffi Graf (FRG) 325.7833 1 =
2   Martina Navratilova (USA) 211.8887 2 =
3   Chris Evert (USA) 161.8657 3 =
4   Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 145.2492 6 +2
5   Pam Shriver (USA) 120.6795 4 -1
6   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière (BUL) 82.6617 8 +2
7   Natasha Zvereva (URS) 82.5276 19 +12
8   Helena Suková (TCH) 80.2134 7 -1
9   Zina Garrison (USA) 68.3145 9 =
10   Barbara Potter (USA) 60.4733 12 +2
11   Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 58.1541 13 +2
12   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 57.1342 10 -2
13   Lori McNeil (USA) 54.5813 11 -2
14   Stephanie Rehe (USA) 47.6667 28 +14
15   Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 46.7500 20 +5
16   Larisa Savchenko (URS) 45.2000 24 +8
17   Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 43.1330 14 -3
18   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 42.7813 54 +36
19   Helen Kelesi (CAN) 40.6579 32 +13
20   Pascale Paradis (FRA) 38.2083 103 +83
Doubles Year-end Ranking[5]
No Player Name Points 1987 Change
1   Martina Navratilova (USA) 447.7693 1 =
2   Pam Shriver (USA) 387.3688 2 =
3   Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 278.7871 5 +2
4   Helena Suková (TCH) 250.3829 6 +2
5   Steffi Graf (FRG) 217.3968 13 +8
6   Gigi Fernández (USA) 214.0572 20 +14
7   Zina Garrison (USA) 211.8664 7 =
8   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 202.8296 3 -5
9   Larisa Savchenko (URS) 196.0084 11 +2
10   Lori McNeil (USA) 190.2514 4 -6
11   Natasha Zvereva (URS) 177.0948 94 +83
12   Betsy Nagelsen (USA) 168.0760 14 +2
13   Jana Novotná (TCH) 158.0526 24 +11
14   Katrina Adams (USA) 154.1429 105 +91
15   Robin White (USA) 150.5205 17 +2
16   Jill Hetherington (CAN) 145.8150 91 +75
17   Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 138.7857 15 -2
18   Patty Fendick (USA) 131.9659 71 +53
19   Chris Evert (USA) 122.5000 30 +11
20   Elizabeth Smylie (AUS) 121.3810 8 -12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (1988). World of Tennis 1988. London: Willow Books. ISBN 978-0002182690.
  2. ^ a b c "Rules and Regulations". Women's Tennis Association (WITA). 1988 – via University of California San Francisco (UCSF)'s Truth Tobacco Industry Documents.
  3. ^ Collins, Bud. The Bud Collins History of Tennis. New Chapter Press; 3rd ed. edition (15 Jan. 2016). ISBN 978-1937559380
  4. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1988" (PDF). WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  5. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1988" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-05-24.