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The WTA Tour is the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The 1989 WTA Tour included the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Category 1-5 events.[1] ITF tournaments are not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

1989 WTA Tour
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Details
DurationNovember 28, 1988
– November 20, 1989
Edition19th
Tournaments61
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Category 5 (11)
WTA Category 4 (9)
WTA Category 3 (7)
WTA Category 2 (20)
WTA Category 1 (9)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesWest Germany Steffi Graf (14)
Most tournament finalsWest Germany Steffi Graf (16)
Prize money leaderWest Germany Steffi Graf 1,562,905
Points leaderWest Germany Steffi Graf 300.10
Awards
Player of the yearWest Germany Steffi Graf
Doubles Team of the yearCzechoslovakia Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Most improved
player of the year
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Newcomer of the yearSpain Conchita Martínez
Comeback
player of the year
United States Kathy Rinaldi
1988
1990

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1989 WTA Tour schedule.

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

November 1988Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
28 Nov Danone Southern Cross Classic
Adelaide, Australia
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard -32S/16D/30Q
Singles - Doubles
  Jana Novotná
7–5, 6–4
  Jana Pospíšilová   Maria Strandlund
  Radka Zrubáková
  Dianne Balestrat
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Rachel McQuillan
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
  Sylvia Hanika
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
7–5, 6–7, 6–4
  Lori McNeil
  Jana Novotná

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Jan Danone Hardcourt Championships
Brisbane, Australia
Category 2
$150,000 - Grass - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Helena Suková
7–6(8–6), 7–6(8–6)
  Brenda Schultz   Patty Fendick
  Jenny Byrne
  Catherine Tanvier
  Nicole Provis
  Jana Novotná
  Anne Minter
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–7(4–7), 6–1, 6–2
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
9 Jan New South Wales Holden Open
Sydney, Australia
Category 3
$200,000 -Grass - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
 Catarina Lindqvist   Hana Mandlíková
  Terry Phelps
  Patty Fendick
  Judith Wiesner
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Pam Shriver
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–3
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Wendy Turnbull
16 Jan Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
$937,882 - Grass - 128S/64D/32X/48Q
Singles - Doubles - Mixed
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 6-4
  Helena Suková   Gabriela Sabatini
  Belinda Cordwell
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Martina Navratilova
  Zina Garrison
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
  Jana Novotná
  Jim Pugh
6–3, 6–4
  Zina Garrison
  Sherwood Stewart
30 Jan Nutri-Metics Open
Auckland, New Zealand
Category 1
$75,000 -Hard -56S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Patty Fendick
6–2, 6–0
  Belinda Cordwell   Donna Faber
  Jo Durie
  Maria Lindström
  Conchita Martínez
  Beverly Bowes
  Wiltrud Probst
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
6–4, 6–4
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Janine Thompson
Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Category 4
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  Lori McNeil   Mary Joe Fernández
  Zina Garrison
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Molly Van Nostrand
  Chris Evert
  Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Feb Fernleaf Classic
Wellington, New Zealand
Category 1
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/28Q
Singles - Doubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–1, 6–2
  Jo-Anne Faull   Leigh-Anne Eldredge
  Sandra Wasserman
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Martina Pawlik
  Halle Cioffi
  Belinda Cordwell
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Janine Tremelling
7–6(7–3), 6–1
  Tracey Morton
  Heidi Sprung
13 Feb Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/30Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–1, 7–5
 Zina Garrison   Natasha Zvereva
  Monica Seles
  Helen Kelesi
  Leila Meskhi
  Manuela Maleeva
  Gigi Fernández
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–3
  Natasha Zvereva
  Larisa Savchenko
20 Feb Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, United States
Category 4
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Zina Garrison
6–1, 7–5
 Larisa Savchenko   Martina Navratilova
  Natasha Zvereva
  Jenny Byrne
  Patty Fendick
  Gigi Fernández
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
  Natasha Zvereva
  Larisa Savchenko
Virginia Slims of Kansas
Wichita, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Amy Frazier
4–6, 6–4, 6–0
 Barbara Potter   Susan Sloane
  Meredith McGrath
  Leila Meskhi
  Louise Allen
  Manon Bollegraf
  Helen Kelesi
  Manon Bollegraf
  Lise Gregory
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
  Sandy Collins
  Leila Meskhi
27 Feb U.S. Women's Hard Court Championships
San Antonio, United States
Category 3
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–4
  Ann Henricksson   Hana Mandlíková
  Katrina Adams
  Terry Phelps
  Camille Benjamin
  Linda Ferrando
  Patty Fendick
  Katrina Adams
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
Virginia Slims of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Manon Bollegraf
6–4, 6–4
 Leila Meskhi   Etsuko Inoue
  Raffaella Reggi
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Amy Frazier
  Carling Bassett-Seguso
  Claudia Porwik
  Lori McNeil
  Betsy Nagelsen
w/o
  Elise Burgin
  Elizabeth Smylie

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Mar Virginia Slims of Indian Wells
Palm Springs, United States
Category 4
$250,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/64Q
Singles - Doubles
  Manuela Maleeva
6–4, 6–1
  Jenny Byrne   Hana Mandlíková
  Helena Suková
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Pam Shriver
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Jana Novotná
  Hana Mandlíková
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Gretchen Magers
13 Mar Virginia Slims of Florida
Boca Raton, United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Hard - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Chris Evert   Helena Suková
  Jana Novotná
  Helen Kelesi
  Halle Cioffi
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Terry Phelps
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–2
  Jo Durie
  Mary Joe Fernández
20 Mar Lipton International Players Championships
Key Biscayne, United States
Category 5
$750,000 - Hard - 128S/64D/16X/64Q
Singles - Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 4–6, 6–2
  Chris Evert   Helena Suková
  Zina Garrison
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Raffaella Reggi
  Jana Novotná
  Helen Kelesi
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
7–6 (7–5), 6–4
  Gigi Fernández
  Lori McNeil

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Apr Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–1
  Natasha Zvereva   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Martina Navratilova
  Radka Zrubáková
  Linda Ferrando
  Leila Meskhi
  Hana Mandlíková
  Hana Mandlíková
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–1
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Wendy White
10 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Steffi Graf   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Martina Navratilova
  Hana Mandlíková
  Judith Wiesner
  Angelika Kanellopoulou
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–1
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
1989 DHL Open
Singapore
Category 1
$75,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Belinda Cordwell
6–1, 6–0
  Akiko Kijimuta   Monique Javer
  Sandra Wasserman
  Iwona Kuczyńska
  Eva Krapl
  Ann Devries
  Louise Allen
  Belinda Cordwell
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–7(6–8), 6–2, 6–1
  Ann Henricksson
  Beth Herr
17 Apr Eckerd Open
Tampa, United States
Category 3
$200,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–3, 6–2
  Gabriela Sabatini   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Sandra Cecchini
  Linda Ferrando
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Halle Cioffi
  Petra Langrová
  Brenda Schultz
  Andrea Temesvári
7–6(8–6), 6–4
  Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
Suntory Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kumiko Okamoto
6–4, 6–2
  Elizabeth Smylie   Anne Minter
  Belinda Cordwell
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Sandra Wasserman
  Kimiko Date
  Etsuko Inoue
  Jill Hetherington
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–1, 6–3
  Ann Henricksson
  Beth Herr
24 Apr Spanish Open
Barcelona, Spain
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 5–7, 6–1
  Helen Kelesi   Jana Novotná
  Eva Švíglerová
  Raffaella Reggi
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
  Sylvia Hanika
  Barbara Romanò
  Jana Novotná
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–2, 2–6, 7–6(7–3)
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Judith Wiesner
Taiwan Open
Taipei, Taiwan
Category 1
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Anne Minter
6–1, 4–6, 6–2
  Cammy MacGregor   Eva Krapl
  Heather Ludloff
  Beth Herr
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Sabine Appelmans
  Maria Lindström
  Heather Ludloff
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
  Cecilia Dahlman
  Nana Miyagi
Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
Category 4
$250,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
3–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Chris Evert   Susan Sloane
  Carrie Cunningham
  Gretchen Magers
  Lori McNeil
  Kim Kessaris
  Andrea Temesvári
  Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison
6–3, 6–4
  Gigi Fernández
  Lori McNeil

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 May Citizen Cup
Hamburg, West Germany
Category 3
$200,000 - Clay - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
w/o
  Jana Novotná   Bettina Fulco
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Rachel McQuillan
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Barbara Paulus
  Radka Zrubáková
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
w/o
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
Mantegazza Cup
Taranto, Italy
Category 1
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Karine Quentrec
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
  Cathy Caverzasio   Neige Dias
  Sabrina Goleš
  Luciana Corsato
  Silvia Farina
  Laura Golarsa
  Mercedes Paz
  Sabrina Goleš
  Mercedes Paz
6–2, 6–2
  Sophie Amiach
  Emmanuelle Derly
8 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Category 5
$300,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Bettina Fulco
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Sandra Cecchini
  Raffaella Reggi
  Sabrina Goleš
  Judith Wiesner
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Janine Tremelling
6–4, 6–3
  Manon Bollegraf
  Mercedes Paz
15 May Lufthansa Cup
Berlin, West Germany
Category 5
$300,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–1
  Gabriela Sabatini   Helen Kelesi
  Isabel Cueto
  Sandra Cecchini
  Barbara Paulus
  Regina Rajchrtová
  Sylvia Hanika
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Janine Tremelling
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
  Lise Gregory
  Gretchen Magers
22 May European Open
Geneva, Switzerland
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Manuela Maleeva
6–4, 6–0
  Conchita Martínez   Barbara Paulus
  Laura Garrone
  Larisa Savchenko
  Belinda Cordwell
  Elise Burgin
  Laura Lapi
  Katrina Adams
  Lori McNeil
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Jana Novotná
6–1, 6–2
  Patricia Tarabini   Wiltrud Probst
  Jo-Anne Faull
  Ann Grossman
  Bettina Fulco
  Susan Sloane
  Gretchen Magers
  Mercedes Paz
  Judith Wiesner
6–3, 6–3
  Lise Gregory
  Gretchen Magers
29 May French Open
Paris, France
$1,945,400 - Clay - 128S/64D/56X/64Q
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles Draw
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–5
  Steffi Graf   Monica Seles
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Conchita Martínez
  Manuela Maleeva
  Jana Novotná
  Helen Kelesi
  Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–4
  Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Manon Bollegraf
  Tom Nijssen
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
  Horacio de la Peña
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 Jun Dow Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Category 2
$150,000 - Grass - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Zina Garrison   Elna Reinach
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Kristine Radford
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Ann Henricksson
  Kimiko Date
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 5–7, 6–0
  Meredith McGrath
  Pam Shriver
19 Jun Pilkington Glass Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Category 5
$300,000 - Grass - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
7–6(7–2), 6–2
  Raffaella Reggi   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Gigi Fernández
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Etsuko Inoue
  Akiko Kijimuta
  Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison
6–3, retired
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
26 Jun The Championships, Wimbledon
London, United Kingdom
$2,204,162 - Grass - 128S/64D/64Q/64X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles Draw
  Steffi Graf
6–2, 6–7(1–7), 6–1
  Martina Navratilova   Chris Evert
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Laura Golarsa
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Gretchen Magers
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–1, 6–2
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
  Jana Novotná
  Jim Pugh
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
  Jenny Byrne
  Mark Kratzmann

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Jul Arcachon Cup
Arcachon, France
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Judith Wiesner
6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
  Barbara Paulus   Nicole Jagerman
  Mercedes Paz
  Cathy Caverzasio
  Sabine Hack
  Isabel Cueto
  Florencia Labat
  Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  Mercedes Paz
  Brenda Schultz
17 Jul Belgian Open
Brussels, Belgium
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Radka Zrubáková
7–6(8–6), 6–4
  Mercedes Paz   Manon Bollegraf
  Nicole Jagerman
  Jana Novotná
  Leona Lásková
  Sandra Wasserman
  Brenda Schultz
  Manon Bollegraf
  Mercedes Paz
6–1, 6–2
  Carin Bakkum
  Simone Schilder
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Isabel Cueto
7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Sandra Cecchini   Katia Piccolini
  Patricia Tarabini
  Laura Garrone
  Regina Rajchrtová
  Andrea Vieira
  Barbara Paulus
  Iva Budařová
  Regina Rajchrtová
6–2, 6–4
  Gaby Castro
  Conchita Martínez
Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, United States
Category 3
$200,000 - Grass - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Zina Garrison
6–0, 6–1
  Pam Shriver   Gigi Fernández
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Michelle Jaggard
  Laura Gildemeister
  Hu Na
  Jill Hetherington
  Gigi Fernández
  Lori McNeil
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Wendy Turnbull
24 Jul OTB Open
Schenectady, United States
Category 1
$75,000 - Hard - 56S/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Laura Gildemeister
6–4, 6–3
  Marianne Werdel   Gretchen Magers
  Halle Cioffi
  Ann Henricksson
  Renata Baranski
  Stacey Martin
  Sandra Birch
  Michelle Jaggard
  Hu Na
6–3, 6–2
  Sandra Birch
  Debbie Graham
Volvo Open
Båstad, Sweden
Category 1
$75,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Katerina Maleeva
6–1, 6–3
  Sabine Hack   Sandra Cecchini
  Maria Strandlund
  Cathy Caverzasio
  Nanne Dalhman
  Isabel Cueto
  Radka Zrubáková
  Mercedes Paz
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–2, 7–5
  Sabrina Goleš
  Katerina Maleeva
31 Jul Vitosha New Otani Open
Sofia, Bulgaria
Category 1
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Isabel Cueto
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
  Katerina Maleeva   Barbara Romanò
  Angelika Kanellopoulou
  Silke Meier
  Petra Langrová
  Cecilia Dahlman
  Sabrina Goleš
  Laura Garrone
  Laura Golarsa
6–4, 7–5
  Silke Meier
  Elena Pampoulova
Great American Bank Classic
San Diego, United States
Category 3
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 7–5
  Zina Garrison   Bettina Bunge
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Ann Grossman
  Robin White
  Gretchen Magers
  Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Gretchen Magers
  Robin White

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Aug Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Manhattan Beach, United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Hard - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–2
  Gabriela Sabatini   Zina Garrison
  Pam Shriver
  Hana Mandlíková
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Martina Navratilova
  Wendy Turnbull
5–2, retired
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
14 Aug United Jersey Bank Classic
Mahwah, United States
Category 3
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
7–5, 6–2
  Andrea Temesvári   Linda Ferrando
  Stacey Martin
  Hana Mandlíková
  Laura Gildemeister
  Pascale Paradis
  Sylvia Hanika
  Steffi Graf
  Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–4
  Louise Allen
  Laura Gildemeister
Virginia Slims of Albuquerque
Albuquerque, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Lori McNeil
6–1, 6–3
  Elna Reinach   Betsy Nagelsen
  Amy Frazier
  Anne Smith
  Beverly Bowes
  Anne Minter
  Manuela Maleeva
  Nicole Provis
  Elna Reinach
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Raffaella Reggi
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
21 Aug Player's Canadian Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Category 5
$300,000 - Hard - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–2
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Anne Minter
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Nana Miyagi
  Sylvia Hanika
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Jana Novotná
  Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
6–1, 7–5
  Martina Navratilova
  Larisa Savchenko
28 Aug US Open
New York City, United States
$2,000,000 - Hard - 128S/64D/64Q/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles Draw
  Steffi Graf
3–6, 7–5, 6–1
  Martina Navratilova   Gabriela Sabatini
  Zina Garrison
  Helena Suková
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Chris Evert
  Manuela Maleeva
  Hana Mandlíková
  Martina Navratilova
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Pam Shriver
  Robin White
  Shelby Cannon
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
  Meredith McGrath
  Rick Leach

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 Sep Athens Trophy
Athens, Greece
Category 1
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Cecilia Dahlman
6–3, 1–6, 7–5
  Rachel McQuillan   Laura Garrone
  Francesca Romano
  Barbara Romanò
  Iva Budařová
  Angelika Kanellopoulou
  Sandra Cecchini
  Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Silke Meier
  Elena Pampoulova
Virginia Slims of Arizona
Scottsdale, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Conchita Martínez
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Elise Burgin   Amanda Coetzer
  Nicole Provis
  Shaun Stafford
  Beverly Bowes
  Florencia Labat
  Katerina Maleeva
  Penny Barg
  Peanut Louie Harper
7–6(16–14), 7–6(7–3)
  Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
Virginia Slims Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Championships
$175,000 - Carpet (i) - 8D
Doubles
  Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
6–2, 6–2
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Wendy Turnbull
18 Sep Clarins Open
Paris, France
Category 2
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Sandra Cecchini
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
  Regina Rajchrtová   Cathy Caverzasio
  Petra Langrová
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Radka Zrubáková
  Elena Pampoulova
  Isabel Cueto
  Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
6–1, 6–1
  Nathalie Herreman
  Catherine Suire
Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, United States
Category 4
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
7–6(7–2), 6–3
  Monica Seles   Manuela Maleeva
  Anne Smith
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Raffaella Reggi
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Betsy Nagelsen
7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Oct Fed Cup
Tokyo, Japan, Hard
Team Event
$0 - Clay – 32 Teams
  United States
3–0
  Spain   Czechoslovakia
  Australia
  West Germany
  Austria
  Bulgaria
  Soviet Union
9 Oct Virginia Slims of Moscow
Moscow, Soviet Union
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Gretchen Magers
6–3, 6–4
  Natasha Zvereva   Larisa Savchenko
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Julie Halard
  Laura Golarsa
  Sabine Hack
  Maria Strandlund
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–4
  Nathalie Herreman
  Catherine Suire
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, West Germany
Category 4
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Mary Joe Fernández   Laura Gildemeister
  Zina Garrison
  Hana Mandlíková
  Radka Zrubáková
  Monica Seles
  Gigi Fernández
  Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
6–4, 7–6(6–2)
  Raffaella Reggi
  Elna Reinach
16 Oct Open de la Côte Basque
Bayonne, France
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Katerina Maleeva
6–2, 6–2
  Conchita Martínez   Raffaella Reggi
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Barbara Paulus
  Wiltrud Probst
  Bettina Bunge
  Claudia Porwik
  Manon Bollegraf
  Catherine Tanvier
7–6(7–3), 7–5
  Elna Reinach
  Raffaella Reggi
BMW European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
Category 4
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–1, 7–6(8–6)
  Jana Novotná   Helena Suková
  Monica Seles
  Karine Quentrec
  Hana Mandlíková
  Helen Kelesi
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Judith Wiesner
12 Oct Midland Group Championships
Brighton, United Kingdom
Category 4
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
7–5, 6–4
  Monica Seles   Jana Novotná
  Manuela Maleeva
  Elna Reinach
  Raffaella Reggi
  Hana Mandlíková
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Katrina Adams
  Lori McNeil
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
  Hana Mandlíková
  Jana Novotná
Puerto Rico Open
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Laura Gildemeister
6–1, 6–2
  Gigi Fernández   Natasha Zvereva
  Helen Kelesi
  Donna Faber
  Camille Benjamin
  Rene Simpson
  Patricia Tarabini
  Cammy MacGregor /   Ronni Reis
vs.
  Gigi Fernández /   Robin White
Suspended due to rain
30 Oct Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Katerina Maleeva
6–4, 6–4
  Raffaella Reggi   Amy Frazier
  Ronni Reis
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Halle Cioffi
  Larisa Savchenko
  Jana Pospíšilová
  Katrina Adams
  Lori McNeil
6–4, 6–4
  Claudia Porwik
  Larisa Savchenko
Virginia Slims of New England
Worcester, United States
Category 5
$300,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–3
  Zina Garrison   Anne Smith
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Pam Shriver
  Conchita Martínez
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Nov Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Category 4
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Zina Garrison
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
  Larisa Savchenko   Helena Suková
  Manuela Maleeva
  Martina Navratilova
  Ann Henricksson
  Gretchen Magers
  Pam Shriver
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
Virginia Slims of Nashville
Nashville, United States
Category 2
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Leila Meskhi
6–2, 6–3
  Helen Kelesi   Manon Bollegraf
  Susan Sloane
  Katerina Maleeva
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Wendy White
  Jana Pospíšilová
  Manon Bollegraf
  Meredith McGrath
1–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4)
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Leila Meskhi
13 Nov Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, United States
WTA Championships
$1,000,000 - Carpet (i) - 16S/8D
Singles - Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
  Martina Navratilova   Gabriela Sabatini
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Helena Suková
  Zina Garrison
  Manuela Maleeva
  Monica Seles
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–2
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva

RankingsEdit

Below are the 1989 WTA year-end rankings (November 26, 1989) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1988 Change
1   Steffi Graf (FRG) 300.9980 1 =
2   Martina Navratilova (USA) 208.1995 2 =
3   Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 166.5597 4 +1
4   Zina Garrison (USA) 128.4947 9 +5
5   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 121.2214 18 +13
6   Monica Seles (YUG) 117.2153 86 +80
7   Conchita Martínez (ESP) 87.8854 41 +34
8   Helena Suková (TCH) 87.3127 8 =
9   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 84.0804 6 -3
10   Chris Evert (USA) 79.7917 3 -7
11   Jana Novotná (TCH) 74.7833 35 +24
12   Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 71.5744 15 +3
13   Helen Kelesi (CAN) 52.7489 19 +6
14   Hana Mandlíková (AUS) 51.1944 29 +15
15   Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 51.1071 11 -4
16   Catarina Lindqvist (SWE) 46.6842 42 +26
17   Pam Shriver (USA) 46.0357 6 +11
18   Belinda Cordwell (NZL) 44.7692 61 +43
19   Laura Gildemeister (PER) 44.4286 NR NR
20   Larisa Savchenko (URS) 43.2813 16 -4
  • When Evert played her final tour match at the 1989 US Open, she was world No. 4.
Doubles Year-end Ranking[3]
No Player Name Points 1988 Change
1   Martina Navratilova (USA) 361.8135 1 =
2   Helena Suková (TCH) 290.7845 4 +2
3   Larisa Savchenko (URS) 280.1181 9 +6
4   Pam Shriver (USA) 279.7621 2 -2
5   Jana Novotná (TCH) 270.7337 13 +8
6   Natasha Zvereva (URS) 259.5676 11 +5
7   Gigi Fernández (USA) 210.1921 6 -1
8   Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 209.0000 63 +55
9   Zina Garrison (USA) 199.6011 7 -2
10   Katrina Adams (USA) 193.6407 14 +4
11   Steffi Graf (FRG) 174.2000 5 -6
12   Robin White (USA) 168.2980 15 +3
13   Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 167.7390 17 +14
14   Elizabeth Smylie (AUS) 163.7508 20 +6
15   Patty Fendick (USA) 162.9735 18 +3
16   Lori McNeil (USA) 159.6453 10 -6
17   Hana Mandlíková (AUS) 155.3529 60 +43
18   Jill Hetherington (CAN) 151.3596 16 -2
19   Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 148.700 3 -16
20   Elna Reinach (RSA) 136.4375 42 +22

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (1990). World of Tennis 1990. London: Collins Willow. p. 163. ISBN 0002183552.
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Single ranking Run date 11/20/89 As of 11/20/89" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  3. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Doubles ranking Run date 11/20/89 As of 11/20/89" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-05-24.