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The 1991 WTA Tour (officially titled 1991 Kraft General Foods World Tour after its sponsor) was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 1991 tennis season.

1991 WTA Tour
Monica Seles 1991.jpg
Monica Seles ended the year at number 1 for the first time
Details
DurationNovember 26, 1990
– November 18, 1991
Edition21st
Tournaments60
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (6)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (6)
WTA Tier IV (14)
WTA Tier V (14)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles (10)
Most tournament finalsSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles (16)
Prize money leaderSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles $2,457,758
Points leaderSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 277.03
Awards
Player of the yearSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Most improved
player of the year
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Newcomer of the yearCzechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová
Comeback
player of the year
United States Stephanie Rehe
1990
1992

The WTA Tour is the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The WTA Tour includes the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV events. ITF tournaments are not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

ScheduleEdit

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

November 1990Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Nov 26 Nivea Cup
São Paulo, Brazil
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Veronika Martinek
6–2, 6–4
  Donna Faber   Luciana Corsato
  Florencia Labat
  Eva Švíglerová
  Catherine Mothes
  Cristina Tessi
  Samantha Smith
  Bettina Fulco
  Eva Švíglerová
7–5, 6–4
  Mary Pierce
  Luanne Spadea

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Dec 31 Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 12 teams
  Yugoslavia
3–0
  United States    Switzerland
  France
  Czechoslovakia
  Australia
  Soviet Union
  Spain
Danone Hardcourt Championships
Brisbane, Australia
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/32D
Singles – Doubles
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–3
  Akiko Kijimuta   Larisa Neiland
  Linda Harvey-Wild
  Sabine Appelmans
  Rachel McQuillan
  Judith Wiesner
  Cristina Tessi
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–1
  Patty Fendick
  Helena Suková
Jan 7 Holden NSW Open
Sydney, Australia
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles – Doubles
  Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–2
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Barbara Paulus
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Natasha Zvereva
  Nicole Provis
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Helena Suková
6–1, 6–4
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
Jan 14
Jan 21
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$2,000,000 – Hard – 128S/48Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Monica Seles
5–7, 6–3, 6–1
  Jana Novotná   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Katerina Maleeva
  Anke Huber
  Patty Fendick
  Mary Joe Fernández
7–6(7–4), 6–1
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
  Jo Durie
  Jeremy Bates
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Robin White
  Scott Davis
Jan 28 Nutri-Metics Bendon Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier V event
$100,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Eva Švíglerová
6–2, 0–6, 6–1
  Andrea Strnadová   Cristina Tessi
  Mercedes Paz
  Larisa Neiland
  Donna Faber
  Sabine Hack
  Petra Kamstra
  Patty Fendick
  Larisa Neiland
6–3, 6–3
  Jo-Anne Faull
  Julie Richardson
Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
2–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Martina Navratilova   Mary Joe Fernández
  Laura Gildemeister
  Steffi Graf
  Nana Miyagi
  Robin White
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Robin White

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Feb 4 Fernleaf Classic
Wellington, New Zealand
Tier V event
$100,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Leila Meskhi
3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Andrea Strnadová   Karine Quentrec
  Kristin Godridge
  Eva Švíglerová
  Sabine Hack
  Barbara Rittner
  Louise Field
  Jo-Anne Faull
  Julie Richardson
2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
  Belinda Borneo
  Clare Wood
Oslo Open
Oslo, Norway
Tier V event
$75,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Catarina Lindqvist
6–3, 6–0
  Raffaella Reggi   Sabine Appelmans
  Pascale Paradis
  Nathalie Herreman
  Catherine Tanvier
  Cecilia Dahlman
  Beate Reinstadler
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Silke Meier
6–0, 6–2
  Sabine Appelmans
  Raffaella Reggi
Feb 11 Austrian Indoor Championships
Linz, Austria
Tier V event
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
7–5, 6–3
  Petra Langrová   Regina Rajchrtová
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Eugenia Maniokova
  Pascale Paradis
  Raffaella Reggi
  Marion Maruska
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
  Raffaella Reggi
6–4, 1–6, 6-3
  Petra Langrová
  Radka Zrubáková
Colorado Tennis Classic
Aurora (CO), United States
Tier V event
$100,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Lori McNeil
6–3, 6–4
  Manon Bollegraf   Carrie Cunningham
  Patty Fendick
  Susan Sloane
  Andrea Leand
  Halle Cioffi
  Peanut Louie Harper
  Lise Gregory
  Gretchen Rush
6–4, 6-4
  Patty Fendick
  Lori McNeil
Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–2
  Zina Garrison-Jackson   Helena Suková
  Helen Kelesi
  Anne Smith
  Jennifer Capriati
  Amy Frazier
  Katerina Maleeva
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–4
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
Feb 18 Virginia Slims of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Jana Novotná
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Anne Smith   Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
  Manon Bollegraf
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Renata Baranski
  Anne Minter
  Conchita Martínez
  Meredith McGrath
  Anne Smith
6–2, 6–4
  Katrina Adams
  Jill Hetherington
Feb 25 Virginia Slims of Palm Springs
Palm Springs, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 7–6(8–6)
  Monica Seles   Helen Kelesi
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Patricia Hy
  Peanut Louie Harper
  Katerina Maleeva
  Julie Halard
Cancelled due to rain

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Mar 4
Mar 11
Virginia Slims of Florida
Boca Raton, United States
Tier I event
$500,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
  Steffi Graf   Nathalie Tauziat
  Jennifer Capriati
  Meredith McGrath
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Claudia Porwik
  Regina Kordová
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 7–6 (7–3)
  Meredith McGrath
  Anne Smith
Mar 18 Lipton International Players Championships
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$750,000 – Hard – 96S/64Q/48D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–3, 7–5
  Gabriela Sabatini   Steffi Graf
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Manuela Maleeva
  Zina Garrison
  Ginger Helgeson
  Jennifer Capriati
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Zina Garrison
6–4, 6–3
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
Mar 25 U.S. Women's Hard Court Championships
San Antonio, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 16S/16Q/8D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–3
  Monica Seles   Manuela Maleeva
  Julie Halard
  Erika deLone
  Lori McNeil
  Eva Švíglerová
  Susan Sloane
  Patty Fendick
  Monica Seles
7–6, 6–2(7-2)
  Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Apr 1 Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, United States
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles – Doubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 6–1
  Leila Meskhi   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Natasha Zvereva
  Federica Bonsignori
  Helena Suková
  Martina Navratilova
  Jana Novotná
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–0
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Lise Gregory
Apr 8 Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
  Steffi Graf   Patty Fendick
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Natasha Zvereva
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Leila Meskhi
  Helena Suková
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Helena Suková
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Mercedes Paz
  Natasha Zvereva
Suntory Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lori McNeil
2–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Sabine Appelmans   Laura Gildemeister
  Rika Hiraki
  Amy Frazier
  Kumiko Okamoto
  Eva Švíglerová
  Marianne Werdel
  Amy Frazier
  Maya Kidowaki
6–2, 6–4
  Yone Kamio
  Akiko Kijimuta
Apr 15 Volvo Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier V event
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Yayuk Basuki
6–2, 6–2
  Naoko Sawamatsu   Rika Hiraki
  Marianne Werdel
  Sarah Loosemore
  Karin Kschwendt
  Misumi Miyauchi
  Monique Javer
  Nana Miyagi
  Suzanna Wibowo
6–1, 6–4
  Rika Hiraki
  Akemi Nishiya
Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–4, 6–3
  Mary Joe Fernández   Sandra Cecchini
  Linda Harvey-Wild
  Federica Bonsignori
  Katerina Maleeva
  Gigi Fernández
  Ann Grossman
  Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
  Patty Fendick
  Mary Joe Fernández
Apr 22 Croatian Lottery Cup
Bol, SFR Yugoslavia
Tier V event
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sandra Cecchini
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
  Magdalena Maleeva   Helen Kelesi
  Sandrine Testud
  Anna-Maria Foldenyi
  Laura Garrone
  Csilla Bartos
  Andrea Strnadová
  Laura Golarsa
  Magdalena Maleeva
w/o
  Sandra Cecchini
  Laura Garrone
International Championships of Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Tier III event
$225,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–4, 6–1
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere   Nathalie Tauziat
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Martina Navratilova
  Julie Halard
  Emanuela Zardo
  Judith Wiesner
  Martina Navratilova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–1, 6–3
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Judith Wiesner
Apr 29 Citizen Cup
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$350,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
  Monica Seles   Judith Wiesner
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Helena Suková
  Leila Meskhi
  Jana Novotná
  Katerina Maleeva
  Jana Novotná
  Larisa Neiland
7–5, 6–1
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Helena Suková
Ilva Trophy
Taranto, Italy
Tier V event
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Emanuela Zardo
7–5, 6–2
  Petra Ritter   Silvia Farina
  Nanne Dalhman
  Federica Bonsignori
  Florencia Labat
  Petra Thorén
  Noëlle van Lottum
  Alexia Dechaume
  Florencia Labat
6–2, 7–5
  Laura Golarsa
  Ann Grossman

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 6 Peugeot Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–3, 6–2
  Monica Seles   Mary Joe Fernández
  Conchita Martínez
  Leila Meskhi
  Bettina Fulco
  Martina Navratilova
  Jennifer Capriati
  Jennifer Capriati
  Monica Seles
7–5, 6–2
  Nicole Provis
  Elna Reinach
May 13 Lufthansa Cup
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–3
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Jana Novotná
  Jennifer Capriati
  Radka Zrubáková
  Ginger Helgeson
  Julie Halard
  Anke Huber
  Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–3
  Nicole Provis
  Elna Reinach
May 20 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Radka Zrubáková
7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–3)
  Rachel McQuillan   Naoko Sawamatsu
  Anne Minter
  Judith Wiesner
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Laura Gildemeister
  Lori McNeil
  Lori McNeil
  Stephanie Rehe
6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–4
  Manon Bollegraf
  Mercedes Paz
Geneva European Open
Geneva, Switzerland
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Helen Kelesi   Conchita Martínez
  Tami Whitlinger
  Christelle Fauche
  Ginger Helgeson
  Maya Kidowaki
  Shaun Stafford
  Nicole Provis
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–1, 6–2
  Cathy Caverzasio
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
May 27
Jun 3
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$2,698,740 – Clay – 128S/64Q/64D/64X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–3, 6–4
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Gabriela Sabatini
  Steffi Graf
  Conchita Martínez
  Jana Novotná
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–0
  Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
  Helena Suková
  Cyril Suk
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Caroline Vis
  Paul Haarhuis

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Jun 10 Dow Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Grass – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
  Natasha Zvereva   Brenda Schultz
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Lori McNeil
  Catherine Suire
  Manon Bollegraf
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Nicole Provis
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 6–4
  Sandy Collins
  Elna Reinach
Jun 17 Pilkington Glass Championships
Eastbourne, Great Britain
Tier II event
$350,000 – Grass – 64S/32Q/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–4.
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Mary Joe Fernández
  Gigi Fernández
  Heather Ludloff
  Yayuk Basuki
  Jana Novotná
  Pam Shriver
  Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
Jun 24
Jul 1
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$2,728,856 – Grass – 128S/64Q/64D/64X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 3–6, 8–6
  Gabriela Sabatini   Mary Joe Fernández
  Jennifer Capriati
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Martina Navratilova
  Laura Gildemeister
  Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
  Elizabeth Smylie
  John Fitzgerald
7–6(7–4), 6–2
  Natasha Zvereva
  Jim Pugh

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Jul 8 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Mary Pierce
6–0, 6–3
  Sandra Cecchini   Emanuela Zardo
  Sandra Wasserman
  Cristina Tessi
  Silke Frankl
  Maïder Laval
  Catherine Mothes
  Mary Pierce
  Petra Langrová
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
  Laura Garrone
  Mercedes Paz
Jul 15 Volvo San Marino Open
City of San Marino, San Marino
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Katia Piccolini
6–2, 6–3
  Silvia Farina   Elena Pampoulova-Wagner
  Denisa Szabová
  Raffaella Reggi
  Sabine Hack
  Carrie Cunningham
  Eugenia Maniokova
  Kerry-Anne Guse
  Akemi Nishiya
6–0, 6–3
  Laura Garrone
  Mercedes Paz
Citröen Austrian Ladies Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–1, 2–6, 6–3
  Judith Wiesner   Radka Zrubáková
  Nicole Jagerman
  Eva Švíglerová
  Sandra Cecchini
  Florencia Labat
  Marion Maruska
  Bettina Fulco
  Nicole Jagerman
7–6, 6–1
  Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
Jul 22 Westchester Cup
Westchester, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Isabelle Demongeot
6–4, 6–4
  Lori McNeil   Laura Gildemeister
  Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
  Marketa Kochta
  Carrie Cunningham
  Lisa Raymond
  Debbie Graham
  Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
  Lise Gregory
7–5, 6–4
  Katrina Adams
  Lori McNeil
1991 Fed Cup
Nottingham, United Kingdom, Hard
Team Event
$0 – Clay – 32 Teams
  Spain
2-1
  United States   Czechoslovakia
  Germany
  Austria
   Switzerland
  Italy
  Indonesia
Jul 29 Mazda Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Jennifer Capriati
4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–2)
  Monica Seles   Nathalie Tauziat
  Conchita Martínez
  Anne Minter
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Debbie Graham
  Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
  Gigi Fernández
  Nathalie Tauziat

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Aug 5 Virginia Slims of Albuquerque
Albuquerque, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Gigi Fernández
6–0, 6–2
  Julie Halard   Elna Reinach
  Susan Sloane
  Katrina Adams
  Mary Pierce
  Sandrine Testud
  Linda Ferrando
  Katrina Adams
  Isabelle Demongeot
6–7(2–7), 6–4, 2–6
  Lise Gregory
  Peanut Louie Harper
Canadian Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tier I event
$500,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Jennifer Capriati
6–2, 6–3
  Katerina Maleeva   Gabriela Sabatini
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Helena Suková
  Natasha Zvereva
  Laura Gildemeister
  Amy Frazier
  Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
1–6, 7–5, 6–2
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
Aug 12 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Manhattan Beach, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–3, 6–1
  Kimiko Date   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Mercedes Paz
  Helena Suková
  Jo Durie
  Lori McNeil
  Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 2–6, 6–2
  Gretchen Magers
  Robin White
Aug 19 Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 28S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–1, 5–7, 6–4
  Katerina Maleeva   Mary Joe Fernández
  Leila Meskhi
  Judith Wiesner
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Jana Novotná
  Larisa Neiland
5–7, 6–1, 7–6(12–10)
  Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
OTB International Open
Schenectady, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Brenda Schultz
7–6(7–5), 6–2
  Alexia Dechaume   Marianne Werdel
  Nicole Provis
  Anke Huber
  Naoko Sawamatsu
  Rachel McQuillan
  Florencia Labat
  Rachel McQuillan
  Claudia Porwik
6–2, 6–4
  Nicole Arendt
  Shannan McCarthy
Aug 26
Sep 2
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$2,700,000 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Monica Seles
7–6(7–1), 6–1
  Martina Navratilova   Steffi Graf
  Jennifer Capriati
  Conchita Martínez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Gigi Fernández
  Pam Shriver
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Jana Novotná
  Larisa Neiland
  Manon Bollegraf
  Tom Nijssen
6–2, 7–6(7–2)
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Emilio Sánchez

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Sep 16 Nichirei International Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 28S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–1, 6–1
  Mary Joe Fernández   Amy Frazier
  Katerina Maleeva
  Maya Kidowaki
  Debbie Graham
  Laura Gildemeister
  Marianne Werdel
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–3
  Carrie Cunningham
  Laura Gildemeister
Clarins Open
Paris, France
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–0, 6–3
  Inés Gorrochategui   Julie Halard
  Mercedes Paz
  Emanuela Zardo
  Veronika Martinek
  Nicole Jagerman
  Silke Meier
  Petra Langrová
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–4
  Alexia Dechaume
  Julie Halard
Sep 23 Tournoi de Bayonne
Bayonne, France
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Leila Meskhi   Rachel McQuillan
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Julie Halard
  Radka Zrubáková
  Eva Švíglerová
  Claudia Porwik
  Patricia Tarabini
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, Retired
  Rachel McQuillan
  Catherine Tanvier
St. Petersburg Open
Saint Petersburg, Soviet Union
Tier V event
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Larisa Neiland
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Barbara Rittner   Jo Durie
  Katja Oeljeklaus
  Elena Brioukhovets
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Sandrine Testud
  Ann Henricksson
  Elena Brioukhovets
  Natalia Medvedeva
7–5, 6–3
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Jo Durie
Sep 30 Volkswagen Cup
Leipzig, Germany
Tier III event
$225,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–3
  Jana Novotná   Barbara Paulus
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Judith Wiesner
  Katerina Maleeva
  Anke Huber
  Barbara Rittner
  Manon Bollegraf
  Isabelle Demongeot
6–4, 6–3
  Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi
Milan Ladies Open
Milan, Italy
Tier III event
$225,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
  Martina Navratilova   Conchita Martínez
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Helena Suková
  Gigi Fernández
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Sabine Appelmans
  Sandy Collins
  Lori McNeil
7–6(7–0), 6–3
  Sabine Appelmans
  Raffaella Reggi

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Oct 7 BMW European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–4
  Nathalie Tauziat   Helena Suková
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Marketa Kochta
  Jana Novotná
  Judith Wiesner
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Jana Novotná
  Andrea Strnadová
6–4, 6–3
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Lori McNeil
Oct 14 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Anke Huber
2–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
  Martina Navratilova   Judith Wiesner
  Helena Suková
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Jana Novotná
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Martina Navratilova
  Jana Novotná
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
  Pam Shriver
  Natasha Zvereva
Oct 21 Midland Bank Championships
Brighton, Great Britain
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Steffi Graf
5–7, 6–4, 6–1
  Zina Garrison-Jackson   Barbara Paulus
  Catarina Lindqvist
  Lori McNeil
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Radka Zrubáková
  Katerina Maleeva
  Pam Shriver
  Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–2
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Lori McNeil
Puerto Rico Open
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Julie Halard
7–5, 7–5
  Amanda Coetzer   Sabine Appelmans
  Mary Pierce
  Gigi Fernández
  Susan Sloane
  Carrie Cunningham
  Barbara Rittner
  Rika Hiraki
  Florencia Labat
6–3, 6–3
  Sabine Appelmans
  Camille Benjamin
Oct 28 Arizona Classic
Phoenix, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sabine Appelmans
7–5, 6–1
  Chanda Rubin   Karina Habšudová
  Julie Halard
  Ginger Helgeson
  Kimberly Po
  Nicole Provis
  Patty Fendick
  Peanut Louie Harper
  Cammy MacGregor
7–5, 3–6, 6–3
  Sandy Collins
  Elna Reinach

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Nov 4 Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Monica Seles   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Lori McNeil
  Linda Harvey-Wild
  Amy Frazier
  Stephanie Rehe
  Mary Pierce
  Patty Fendick
  Gigi Fernández
6–4, 7–5
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
Virginia Slims of Nashville
Brentwood, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sabine Appelmans
6–2, 6–4
  Katrina Adams   Karina Habšudová
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Yayuk Basuki
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Tammy Whittington
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Sandy Collins
  Elna Reinach
5–7, 6–4, 7–6(9–7)
  Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
Nov 11 Jello Classic
Indianapolis, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Katerina Maleeva
7–6(7–1), 6–2
  Audra Keller   Mercedes Paz
  Radka Zrubáková
  Susan Sloane
  Mary-Lou Daniels
  Linda Harvey-Wild
  Petra Thorén
  Patty Fendick
  Gigi Fernández
6–4, 6–2
  Katrina Adams
  Mercedes Paz
Virginia Slims of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
7–5, 6–1
  Jennifer Capriati   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
  Brenda Schultz
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
  Conchita Martínez
  Jana Novotná
  Larisa Neiland
6–2, 6–4
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
Novr 18 Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, United States
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/8D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–0
  Martina Navratilova   Gabriela Sabatini
  Jana Novotná
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Jennifer Capriati
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Steffi Graf
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná

RankingsEdit

Below are the 1991 WTA year-end rankings (November 25, 1991) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1990 Change
1   Monica Seles (YUG) 277.5000 2 +1
2   Steffi Graf (GER) 219.2929 1 -1
3   Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 200.0625 5 +2
4   Martina Navratilova (USA) 191.1209 3 -1
5   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 153.4042 7 +2
6   Jennifer Capriati (USA) 142.9872 8 +2
7   Jana Novotná (CZE) 108.5754 13 +6
8   Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 100.9980 4 -4
9   Conchita Martínez (ESP) 95.0357 11 +2
10   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 87.6250 9 -1
11   Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 74.8938 6 -5
12   Zina Garrison (USA) 66.4118 10 -2
13   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 64.6053 18 +5
14   Anke Huber (GER) 62.2143 37 +23
15   Leila Meskhi (URS) 61.2333 19 +4
16   Judith Wiesner (AUT) 58.8929 17 +1
17   Helena Suková (CZE) 56.7500 14 -3
18   Sabine Appelmans (BEL) 50.8813 22 +4
19   Lori McNeil (USA) 45.6727 52 +33
20   Julie Halard (FRA) 44.9391 41 +21
Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1990 Change
1   Jana Novotná (CZE) 376.4444 2 +1
2   Larisa Savchenko (URS) 341.7549 7 +5
3   Natasha Zvereva (URS) 330.4679 5 +2
4   Gigi Fernández (USA) 319.5391 3 -1
5   Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 245.4052 6 +1
6   Martina Navratilova (USA) 241.1909 4 -2
7   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 222.3563 8 +1
8   Helena Suková (CZE) 208.7786 1 -7
9   Pam Shriver (USA) 200.9474 92 +83
10   Patty Fendick (USA) 188.1000 11 +1
11   Anne Smith (USA) 176.2258 17 +6
12   Zina Garrison (USA) 174.3524 13 +1
13   Jill Hetherington (CAN) 145.7619 43 +30
14   Elizabeth Smylie (AUS) 141.7350 10 -4
15   Mercedes Paz (ARG) 141.3158 14 -1
16   Katrina Adams (USA) 137.8947 21 +5
17   Elna Reinach (RSA) 137.8500 19 +2
18   Nicole Provis (AUS) 135.8824 26 +8
19   Lori McNeil (USA) 134.6842 22 +3
20   Kathy Rinaldi (USA) 134.6000 80 +60

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1991" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1991" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-05-24.