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The 1990 WTA Tour (officially titled 1990 Kraft General Foods World Tour after its sponsor) was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 1990 tennis season. The 1990 WTA Tour calendar comprised the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, Tier IV and Tier V events. ITF tournaments were not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

1990 WTA Tour
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Steffi Graf
Details
DurationDecember 11, 1989
– November 18, 1990
Edition20th
Tournaments59
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (6)
WTA Tier II (14)
WTA Tier III (7)
WTA Tier IV (15)
WTA Tier V (12)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesGermany Steffi Graf (10)
Most tournament finalsGermany Steffi Graf (13)
Prize money leaderGermany Steffi Graf $1,921,853
Points leaderGermany Steffi Graf 278.10
Awards
Player of the yearWest Germany Steffi Graf
Doubles Team of the yearCzechoslovakia Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Most improved
player of the year
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Newcomer of the yearUnited States Jennifer Capriati
Comeback
player of the year
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
1989
1991

ScheduleEdit

The complete schedule of events on the 1990 calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
Tier I events
Tier II events
Tier III events
Tier IV and V events
Team events

December 1989Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Dec 11 Rainha Classic
Guarujá, Brazil
Tier V event
$75,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles - Doubles
  Federica Haumuller
7–6(9–7), 6–4
  Patricia Tarabini   Noëlle van Lottum
  Renata Baranski
  Cristina Tessi
  Maureen Drake
  Hellas ter Riet
  Andrea Tiezzi
  Mercedes Paz
  Patricia Tarabini
6–2, 6–2
  Cláudia Chabalgoity
  Luciana Corsato

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Jan 1 Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 12 teams
  Spain
2–1
  United States   Australia
  Czech Republic
  Italy
  Soviet Union
  France
  Austria
Danone Hardcourt Championships
Brisbane, Australia
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 64S/32Q/32D
Singles – Doubles
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–1
  Rachel McQuillan   Brenda Schultz
  Judith Wiesner
  Helena Suková
  Kristin Godridge
  Kimiko Date
  Jana Novotná
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–3, 6–1
  Hana Mandlíková
  Pam Shriver
Jan 8 Holden NSW Open
Sydney, Australia
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 64S/32Q/32D
Singles – Doubles
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
  Barbara Paulus   Judith Wiesner
  Amy Frazier
  Radka Zrubáková
  Claudia Porwik
  Julie Halard
  Raffaella Reggi
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–3, 7–5
  Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
Jan 15
Jan 22
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$1,000,000 – Hard – 128S/48Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–4
  Mary Joe Fernández   Helena Suková
  Claudia Porwik
  Patty Fendick
  Katerina Maleeva
  Zina Garrison
  Angélica Gavaldón
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
  Patty Fendick
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
  Jim Pugh
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Zina Garrison
  Rick Leach
Jan 29 Nutri-Metics International
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier V event
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Leila Meskhi
6–1, 6–0
  Sabine Appelmans   Belinda Cordwell
  Robin White
  Beverly Bowes
  Andrea Leand
  Jo Durie
  Sandra Wasserman
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Leila Meskhi
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Jill Hetherington
  Robin White
Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–2
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Akiko Kijimuta
  Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
  Brenda Schultz
  Nana Miyagi
  Gigi Fernández
  Gigi Fernández
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–2, 6–2
  Jo-Anne Faull
  Rachel McQuillan

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Feb 5 Fernleaf Classic
Wellington, New Zealand
Tier V event
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Wiltrud Probst
1–6, 6–4, 6–0
  Leila Meskhi   Sabine Appelmans
  Claudine Toleafoa
  Emanuela Zardo
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Sandra Wasserman
  Beate Reinstadler
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Leila Meskhi
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
  Michelle Jaggard-Lai
  Julie Richardson
Breyers Tennis Classic
Wichita, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Dianne Van Rensburg
2–6, 7–5, 6–2
  Nathalie Tauziat   Mareen Louie Harper
  Susan Sloane
  Manon Bollegraf
  Anne Minter
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Amy Frazier
  Manon Bollegraf
  Meredith McGrath
6–0, 6–2
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Wendy White
Feb 12 Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Tier I event
$500,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–2
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere   Pam Shriver
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Linda Harvey-Wild
  Tami Whitlinger
  Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Martina Navratilova
  Anne Smith
6–7(9–11), 6–4, 6–3
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Nathalie Tauziat
Feb 19 Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–0
  Zina Garrison-Jackson   Monica Seles
  Natalia Zvereva
  Anne Smith
  Pam Shriver
  Nicole Provis
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Martina Navratilova
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
6–0, 6–3
  Ann Henricksson
  Dianne Van Rensburg
Virginia Slims of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Amy Frazier
6–4, 6–2
  Manon Bollegraf   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Angélica Gavaldón
  Etsuko Inoue
  Anne Minter
  Jennifer Santrock
  Brenda Schultz
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Wendy White
7–5, 6–2
  Manon Bollegraf
  Lise Gregory
Feb 26 Virginia Slims of Indian Wells
Indian Wells, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles – Doubles Draw
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 5–7, 6–1
  Helena Suková   Katerina Maleeva
  Amy Frazier
  Nathalie Herreman
  Meredith McGrath
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–2, 7–6(8–6)
  Gigi Fernández
  Martina Navratilova

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Mar 5
Mar 12
Virginia Slims of Florida
Boca Raton, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles – Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–4, 7–5
  Jennifer Capriati   Mary Joe Fernández
  Laura Gildemeister
  Dianne Van Rensburg
  Amanda Coetzer
  Helena Suková
  Jana Novotná
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–2
  Elise Burgin
  Wendy Turnbull
Mar 19 Lipton International Players Championships
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$750,000 – Hard – 96S/64Q/48D
Singles – Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–1, 6–2
  Judith Wiesner   Conchita Martínez
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Nathalie Herreman
  Claudia Porwik
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–3
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Robin White
Mar 25 U.S. Women's Hard Court Championships
San Antonio, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 16S/16Q/8D
Singles – Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–4, 6–3
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere   Lori McNeil
  Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
  Gigi Fernández
  Carrie Cunningham
  Jana Novotná
  Hana Mandlíková
  Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
7–5, 7–5
  Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Clay – 16S/16Q/8D
Singles – Doubles
  Katerina Maleeva
6–1, 1–6, 6–4
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Martina Navratilova
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Andrea Temesvári
  Laura Gildemeister
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Sandra Cecchini
Not completed

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Apr 2 Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, United States
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles – Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
  Jennifer Capriati   Regina Rajchrtová
  Natasha Zvereva
  Katerina Maleeva
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Conchita Martínez
  Helen Kelesi
  Martina Navratilova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–1
  Mercedes Paz
  Natasha Zvereva
Apr 9 Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–0
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Natasha Zvereva
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Carling Bassett-Seguso
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Helen Kelesi
  Isabel Cueto
  Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Regina Kordová
  Andrea Temesvári
Suntory Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Catarina Lindqvist
6–3, 6–2
  Elizabeth Smylie   Eva Švíglerová
  Naoko Sawamatsu
  Belinda Cordwell
  Monique Javer
  Kumiko Okamoto
  Kimiko Date
  Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–0, 3–6, 6–1
  Hu Na
  Michelle Jaggard
Apr 16 Eckerd Tennis Open
Tampa, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–1, 6–0
  Katerina Maleeva   Conchita Martínez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Susan Sloane
  Cammy MacGregor
  Sandra Cecchini
  Helen Kelesi
  Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–0
  Sandra Cecchini
  Laura Gildemeister
Apr 23 DHL Singapore Open
Kallang, Singapore
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Naoko Sawamatsu
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–4
  Sarah Loosemore   Maya Kidowaki
  Sarah Loosemore
  Pilar Vásquez
  Tamaka Takagi
  Patricia Hy
  Marianne Werdel
  Jo Durie
  Jill Hetherington
6–4, 6–1
  Pascale Paradis
  Catherine Suire
International Championships of Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–2
  Isabel Cueto   Judith Wiesner
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Rachel McQuillan
  Julie Halard
  Laura Golarsa
  Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–7(7–9), 6–2, 6–1
  Sabrina Goleš
  Patricia Tarabini
Apr 30 Citizen Cup
Hamburg, West Germany
Tier II event
$350,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
5–7, 6–0, 6–1
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Judith Wiesner
  Martina Navratilova
  Helena Suková
  Petra Langrová
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
  Leila Meskhi
  Gigi Fernández
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–3
  Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
  Helena Suková
Ilva Trophy
Taranto, Italy
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Raffaella Reggi
5–7, 6–0, 6–1
  Alexia Dechaume   Pascale Etchemendy
  Petra Ritter
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
  Ann Grossman
  Katia Piccolini
  Laura Golarsa
  Elena Brioukhovets
  Eugenia Maniokova
7–6(7–4), 6–1
  Silvia Farina
  Rita Grande

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 7 Peugeot Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–1, 6–1
  Martina Navratilova   Gabriela Sabatini
  Helen Kelesi
  Conchita Martínez
  Jennifer Capriati
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Helen Kelesi
  Monica Seles
6–3, 6–4
  Laura Garrone
  Laura Golarsa
May 14 Lufthansa Cup German Open
West Berlin, West Germany
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–4, 6–3
  Steffi Graf   Natasha Zvereva
  Sandra Cecchini
  Leila Meskhi
  Judith Wiesner
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Conchita Martínez
  Nicole Provis
  Elna Reinach
6–2, 6–1
  Hana Mandlíková
  Jana Novotná
May 21 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Mercedes Paz
6–2, 6–3
  Ann Grossman   Karine Quentrec
  Manon Bollegraf
  Isabel Cueto
  Veronika Martinek
  Florencia Labat
  Elena Pampoulova
  Nicole Provis
  Elna Reinach
6–1, 6–4
  Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
Geneva European Open
Geneva, Switzerland
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Barbara Paulus
2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
  Helen Kelesi   Sabine Hack
  Emanuela Zardo
  Shaun Stafford
  Cathy Caverzasio
  Laura Garrone
  Amanda Coetzer
  Louise Field
  Dianne Van Rensburg
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 7–5
  Elise Burgin
  Betsy Nagelsen
May 28
June 4
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$2,019,720 – Clay – 128S/64Q/64D/64X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Monica Seles
7–6(8–6), 6–4
  Steffi Graf   Jana Novotná
  Jennifer Capriati
  Conchita Martínez
  Katerina Maleeva
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–4, 7–5
  Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Jorge Lozano
7–6(7–5), 7–6(10–8)
  Nicole Provis
  Danie Visser

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Jun 11 Dow Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Grass – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
6–4, 6–1
  Helena Suková   Nathalie Tauziat
  Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
  Belinda Cordwell
  Anne Smith
  Gigi Fernández
  Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
  Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Lise Gregory
  Gretchen Magers
Jun 18 Pilkington Glass Championships
Eastbourne, Great Britain
Tier II event
$350,000 – Grass – 64S/32Q/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–2
  Gretchen Magers   Jana Novotná
  Lori McNeil
  Natasha Zvereva
  Helena Suková
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Manon Bollegraf
  Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Patty Fendick
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
Jun 25
July 2
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$2,561,585 – Grass – 128S/64Q/64D/64X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–1
  Zina Garrison-Jackson   Gabriela Sabatini
  Steffi Graf
  Jana Novotná
  Monica Seles
  Natasha Zvereva
  Katerina Maleeva
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–1
  Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Rick Leach
7–5, 6–2
  Elizabeth Smylie
  John Fitzgerald

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Jul 9 Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sandra Cecchini
6–1, 6–2
  Csilla Bartos   Elena Pampoulova
  Radka Zrubáková
  Sabine Appelmans
  Mercedes Paz
  Sandra Dopfer
  Sabine Hack
  Mercedes Paz
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–3, 6–7(10–12), 6–2
  Carin Bakkum
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
Torneo Internazionale
Palermo, Italy
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Isabel Cueto
6–2, 6–3
  Barbara Paulus   Francesca Romano
  Beate Reinstadler
  Emanuela Zardo
  Katia Piccolini
  Cathy Caverzasio
  Maïder Laval
  Laura Garrone
  Karin Kschwendt
6–2, 6–4
  Florencia Labat
  Barbara Romanò
Jul 16 Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier V event
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Federica Bonsignori
2–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Laura Garrone   Sabine Hack
  Patricia Tarabini
  Isabel Cueto
  Catherine Mothes
  Emanuela Zardo
  Katia Piccolini
  Patricia Tarabini
  Sandra Cecchini
1–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Carin Bakkum
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, United States
Tier III event
$255,000 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–5
  Jo Durie   Gretchen Magers
  Anne Smith
  Meredith McGrath
  Louise Field
  Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Lise Gregory
  Gretchen Magers
7–6(9–7), 6–1
  Patty Fendick
  Anne Smith
Jul 23 Fed Cup
Norcross, GA, United States, Hard
Team Event
$0 - Hard – 32 Teams
  United States
2–1
  Soviet Union   Austria
  Spain
  Czechoslovakia
  Great Britain
  Netherlands
  France
July 30 Canadian Open
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Tier I event
$500,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles – Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
  Katerina Maleeva   Nathalie Tauziat
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Natasha Zvereva
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Naoko Sawamatsu
  Jennifer Capriati
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Gabriela Sabatini
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Helen Kelesi
  Raffaella Reggi

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Aug 6 Virginia Slims of Albuquerque
Albuquerque, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–4
  Laura Gildemeister   Anne Smith
  Susan Sloane
  Karine Quentrec
  Amanda Coetzer
  Dianne Van Rensburg
  Anne Minter
  Meredith McGrath
  Anne Smith
7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Mareen Louie Harper
  Wendy White
Great American Bank Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–2
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere   Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Barbara Paulus
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Terry Phelps
  Ann Grossman
  Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
  Patty Fendick
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
  Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
Aug 13 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Manhattan Beach, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–4, 3–6, 7–6(8–6)
  Martina Navratilova   Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Katerina Maleeva
  Stephanie Rehe
  Amy Frazier
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
  Mercedes Paz
  Gabriela Sabatini
Aug 20 OTB International Open
Schenectady, United States
Tier V event
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Anke Huber
6–1, 5–7, 6–4
  Marianne Werdel   Wiltrud Probst
  Mercedes Paz
  Sylvia Hanika
  Alexia Dechaume
  Elna Reinach
  Raffaella Reggi
  Alysia May
  Nana Miyagi
6–4, 5–7, 6–3
  Linda Ferrando
  Wiltrud Probst
Aug 27
Sep 3
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$2,707,250 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
  Steffi Graf   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Jana Novotná
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Leila Meskhi
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Gigi Fernández
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Todd Woodbridge
6–4, 6–2
  Natasha Zvereva
  Jim Pugh

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Sep 10 Austrian Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
Tier V event
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Rachel McQuillan   Judith Wiesner
  Sandra Cecchini
  Petra Langrová
  Veronika Martinek
  Cathy Caverzasio
  Iva Budařová
  Petra Langrová
  Radka Zrubáková
6–0, 6–4
  Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
Athens Trophy
Athens, Greece
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Cecilia Dahlman
7–5, 7–5
  Katia Piccolini   Federica Bonsignori
  Mary Pierce
  Sabine Hack
  Emanuela Zardo
  Samantha Smith
  Petra Thorén
  Laura Garrone
  Karin Kschwendt
6–0, 1–6, 7–6(8–6)
  Leona Lásková
  Jana Pospíšilová
Light 'n' Lively Doubles Championships
Orlando, United States
$175,000 – Clay – 12D
Doubles
  Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–1
  Manon Bollegraf
  Meredith McGrath
Sep 17 Clarins Open
Paris, France
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Conchita Martínez
7–5, 6–3
  Patricia Tarabini   Julie Halard
  Sandra Cecchini
  Rachel McQuillan
  Debbie Graham
  Petra Langrová
  Regina Rajchrtová
  Kristin Godridge
  Kirrily Sharpe
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
  Alexia Dechaume
  Nathalie Herreman
Sep 24 Volkswagen Damen Grand Prix
Leipzig, East Germany
Tier III event
$225,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–1
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Conchita Martínez
  Barbara Paulus
  Manon Bollegraf
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Judith Wiesner
  Andrea Strnadová
  Gretchen Magers
  Lise Gregory
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
  Manon Bollegraf
  Jo Durie
Nichirei International Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Mary Joe Fernández
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Amy Frazier   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Katerina Maleeva
  Martina Navratilova
  Helena Suková
  Jennifer Capriati
  Monica Seles
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Robin White
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
  Gigi Fernández
  Martina Navratilova
Tournoi de Bayonne
Bayonne, France
Tier V event
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 7–6(10–8)
  Anke Huber   Catherine Tanvier
  Noëlle van Lottum
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Pascale Paradis
  Maïder Laval
  Cecilia Dahlman
  Louise Field
  Catherine Tanvier
7–6(7–3), 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
  Jo-Anne Faull
  Rachel McQuillan

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Oct 1 Kraft General Foods of Moscow
Moscow, Soviet Union
Tier V event
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Leila Meskhi
6–4, 6–4
  Elena Brioukhovets   Anne Minter
  Gretchen Magers
  Karina Habšudová
  Kristin Godridge
  Rachel McQuillan
  Beate Reinstadler
  Gretchen Magers
  Robin White
6–2, 6–4
  Elena Brioukhovets
  Svetlana Parkhomenko
Oct 8 BMW European Indoors
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–2
  Gabriela Sabatini   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Jana Novotná
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Brenda Schultz
  Wiltrud Probst
  Helena Suková
  Manon Bollegraf
  Eva Pfaff
7–5, 6–4
  Catherine Suire
  Dianne Van Rensburg
Oct 15 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, West Germany
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Mary Joe Fernández
6–1, 6–3
  Barbara Paulus   Gabriela Sabatini
  Katerina Maleeva
  Helena Suková
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Jana Novotná
  Sabine Appelmans
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
7–5, 6–3
  Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arizona Classic
Scottsdale, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Conchita Martínez
7–5, 6–1
  Marianne Werdel   Monique Javer
  Amy Frazier
  Amanda Coetzer
  Erika deLone
  Susan Sloane
  Stephanie Rottier
  Elise Burgin
  Helen Kelesi
6–4, 6–2
  Sandy Collins
  Ronni Reis
Oct 22 Midland Bank Championships
Brighton, Great Britain
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
7–5, 6–3
  Helena Suková   Catarina Lindqvist
  Katerina Maleeva
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Cathy Caverzasio
  Sara Gomer
  Sandra Cecchini
  Helena Suková
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–4
  Jo Durie
  Natasha Zvereva
Puerto Rico Open
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Jennifer Capriati
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
  Zina Garrison-Jackson   Carrie Cunningham
  Gigi Fernández
  Ann Grossman
  Florencia Labat
  Audra Keller
  Maria Strandlund
  Elena Brioukhovets
  Natalia Medvedeva
6–4, 6–2
  Amy Frazier
  Julie Richardson
Oct 29 Virginia Slims of Nashville
Brentwood, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Natalia Medvedeva
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Susan Sloane   Elena Brioukhovets
  Elna Reinach
  Cecilia Dahlman
  Tami Whitlinger
  Raffaella Reggi
  Linda Harvey-Wild
  Kathy Jordan
  Larisa Neiland
6–1, 6–2
  Brenda Schultz
  Caroline Vis
Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  Martina Navratilova   Meredith McGrath
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Radka Zrubáková
  Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
  Marianne Werdel
  Stephanie Rehe
  Meredith McGrath
  Anne Smith
2–6, 6–0, 6–4
  Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
  Robin White

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Nov 5 Virginia Slims of New England
Worcester, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Gabriela Sabatini   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
  Mercedes Paz
  Helena Suková
  Amy Frazier
  Gigi Fernández
  Helena Suková
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Jana Novotná
Jello Tennis Classic
Indianapolis, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–4, 6–2
  Leila Meskhi   Katerina Maleeva
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Susan Sloane
  Raffaella Reggi
  Meredith McGrath
  Nicole Provis
  Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
6–1, 6–1
  Katrina Adams
  Jill Hetherington
Nov 12 Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, United States
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/8D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Gabriela Sabatini   Steffi Graf
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Katerina Maleeva
  Conchita Martínez
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
7–6(7–4), 6–4
  Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

RankingsEdit

Below are the 1990 WTA year-end rankings (November 26, 1990) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1989 Change
1   Steffi Graf (GER)* 278.1021 1 =
2   Monica Seles (YUG) 203.7537 6 +4
3   Martina Navratilova (USA) 199.4231 2 -1
4   Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 147.0286 12 +8
5   Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 137.0174 3 -2
6   Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 115.8375 15 +9
7   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 112.6067 5 -2
8   Jennifer Capriati (USA) 103.4132 NR NR
9   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 103.1532 9 =
10   Zina Garrison (USA) 100.5247 4 -6
11   Conchita Martínez (ESP) 98.5629 7 -4
12   Natasha Zvereva (URS) 77.5000 27 +15
13   Jana Novotná (CZE) 77.2556 11 -2
14   Helena Suková (CZE) 77.1402 8 -6
15   Barbara Paulus (AUT) 69.9286 24 +9
16   Amy Frazier (USA) 64.0667 33 +17
17   Judith Wiesner (AUT) 62.7778 35 +18
18   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 60.3500 25 +7
19   Leila Meskhi (URS) 53.7500 30 +11
20   Sandra Cecchini (ITA) 41.8000 26 +6
Doubles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1989 Change
1   Helena Suková (CZE) 413.6944 2 +1
2   Jana Novotná (CZE) 387.3147 5 +3
3   Gigi Fernández (USA) 335.6825 7 +4
4   Martina Navratilova (USA) 309.4167 1 -3
5   Natasha Zvereva (URS) 243.7574 6 +1
6   Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 237.4000 8 +2
7   Larisa Savchenko (URS) 231.9031 3 -4
8   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 222.8333 49 +31
9   Kathy Jordan (USA) 219.1909 65 +56
10   Elizabeth Smylie (AUS) 218.0220 14 +4
11   Patty Fendick (USA) 199.3477 15 +4
12   Robin White (USA) 194.9389 12 =
13   Zina Garrison (USA) 178.7692 9 -4
14   Mercedes Paz (ARG) 166.3103 41 +27
15   Betsy Nagelsen (USA) 164.0500 23 +6
16   Meredith McGrath (USA) 161.3462 33 +17
17   Anne Smith (USA) 148.3911 129 +112
18   Gretchen Magers (USA) 134.9474 29 +11
19   Elna Reinach (RSA) 128.5588 20 +1
20   Lise Gregory (RSA) 125.9091 35 +15

* West Germany (FRG) prior to 3 October 1990.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "WTA Tour Singles Rankings" (PDF). WTA. 23 November 1990. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2013-12-17.