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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 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.

1998 WTA Tour
Davenport Lindsay.jpg
Davenport ended the year as number 1 with six titles
Details
DurationJanuary 5
- November 23, 1998
Edition28th
Tournaments52
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Grand Slam Cup
WTA Tier I (9)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (12)
WTA Tier IV (10)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Lindsay Davenport (6)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Lindsay Davenport (10)
Prize money leaderSwitzerland Martina Hingis
(US$3,375,989)
Points leaderUnited States Lindsay Davenport (5,654)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Lindsay Davenport
Doubles Team of the yearSwitzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Most improved
player of the year
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Newcomer of the yearUnited States Serena Williams
Comeback
player of the year
United States Monica Seles
1997
1999

Contents

ScheduleEdit

This is the complete schedule of events on the 1998 WTA Tour, with player progression documented from the quarter-final stage.

KeyEdit

Grand Slam events
Year-end championships
WTA Tier I events
WTA Tier II events
WTA Tier III events
WTA Tier IV events
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Jan Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  Slovakia
2–1
  France
Round Robin (Group A)
  Australia
  Sweden
  Spain
Round Robin (Group B)
  South Africa
  United States
  Germany
Thalgo Hardcourt Championships
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$164,250 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Ai Sugiyama
7–5, 6–0
  María Vento   Sylvia Plischke
  Wang Shi-ting
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
1–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Park Sung-hee
  Wang Shi-ting
ASB Bank Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Dominique Van Roost
4–6, 7–6(11–9), 7–5
  Silvia Farina   Sandrine Testud
  Anne Miller
  Sandra Cacic
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Lisa Raymond
  Nana Miyagi
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
7–6(7–1), 6–4
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Janette Husárová
12 Jan Adidas International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$342,500 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–1, 6–3
  Venus Williams   Ai Sugiyama
  Serena Williams
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Barbara Paulus
  Natasha Zvereva
  Lindsay Davenport
  Martina Hingis
  Helena Suková
6–1, 6–2
  Katrina Adams
  Meredith McGrath
ANZ Tasmanian International
Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Patty Schnyder
6–3, 6–2
  Dominique Van Roost   Magdalena Grzybowska
  Joannette Kruger
  Li Fang
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Barbara Schett
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
7–6(8–6), 6–3
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Janette Husárová
19 Jan
26 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,217,298 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles Draw - Mixed Draw
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 6–3
  Conchita Martínez   Anke Huber
  Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Pierce
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Sandrine Testud
  Venus Williams
  Martina Hingis
  Mirjana Lučić
6–4, 2–6, 6–3
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
  Justin Gimelstob
  Venus Williams
6–2, 6–1
  Cyril Suk
  Helena Suková

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Feb Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$926,250 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 6–3
  Martina Hingis   Iva Majoli
  Amanda Coetzer
  Rita Grande
  Miho Saeki
  Ai Sugiyama
  Irina Spîrlea
  Martina Hingis
  Mirjana Lučić
7–5, 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
9 Feb Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mary Pierce
6–3, 7–5
  Dominique Van Roost   Jana Novotná
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Barbara Paulus
  Anke Huber
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Iva Majoli
  Sabine Appelmans
  Miriam Oremans
1–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Anna Kournikova
  Larisa Savchenko
16 Feb Faber Grand Prix
Hanover, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Patty Schnyder
6–0, 2–6, 7–5
  Jana Novotná   Anna Kournikova
  Sabine Appelmans
  Lisa Raymond
  Anke Huber
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Steffi Graf
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Caroline Vis
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Paola Suárez
6–3, 6–4
  Sonya Jeyaseelan   Larissa Schaerer
  Conchita Martínez Granados
  Corina Morariu
  Janette Husárová
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Laurence Courtois
  Janette Husárová
  Paola Suárez
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Melissa Mazzotta
  Ekaterina Sysoeva
23 Feb Generali Ladies Tennis Grand Prix
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$450,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Jana Novotná
6–1, 7–6(7–2)
  Dominique Van Roost   Silvia Farina
  Iva Majoli
  Anna Kournikova
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Sabine Appelmans
  Lisa Raymond
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
  Anna Kournikova
  Larisa Savchenko
IGA Tennis Classic
Oklahoma City, United States
Tier III event
$164, 250 – Hard (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Venus Williams
6–3, 6–2
  Joannette Kruger   Lindsay Davenport
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Lea Ghirardi
  Francesca Lubiani
  Serena Williams
  Sandrine Testud
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
7–5, 6–2
  Cătălina Cristea
  Kristine Kunce

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Mar
9 Mar
State Farm Evert Cup
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$1,250,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport   Venus Williams
  Steffi Graf
  Conchita Martínez
  Joannette Kruger
  Natasha Zvereva
  Sandra Cacic
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 2–6, 6–4
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
16 Mar
23 Mar
Lipton Championships
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$1,900,000 – Hard – 96S/64Q/48D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Venus Williams
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Anna Kournikova   Martina Hingis
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Serena Williams
  Silvia Farina
  Jana Novotná
  Lindsay Davenport
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Natasha Zvereva
30 Mar Family Circle Magazine Cup
Hilton Head, United States
Tier I event
$926,250 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Amanda Coetzer
6–3, 6–4
  Irina Spîrlea   Monica Seles
  Lisa Raymond
  Lindsay Davenport
  Patty Schnyder
  Andrea Glass
  Magüi Serna
  Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mary Pierce
6–7(8–10), 6–0, 6–2
  Conchita Martínez   Lindsay Davenport
  Amanda Coetzer
  Anna Kournikova
  Iva Majoli
  Lisa Raymond
  Tara Snyder
  Sandra Cacic
  Mary Pierce
7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
13 Apr Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$164,250 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–3
  Corina Morariu   Wang Shi-ting
  Amy Frazier
  Erika deLone
  Lori McNeil
  Nicole Pratt
  Naoko Sawamatsu
  Naoko Kijimuta
  Nana Miyagi
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
  Amy Frazier
  Rika Hiraki
Makarska International Championships
Makarska, Croatia
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Květa Hrdličková
6–3, 6–1
  Li Fang   Gala León García
  Lenka Němečková
  Paola Suárez
  Ana Alcázar
  Sandra Klösel
  Olga Lugina
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
7–6(7–3), 6–1
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Karin Kschwendt
Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Ghent, Belgium – Hard (i)
Brno, Czech Republic – Carpet (i)
Saarbrücken, Germany – Carpet (i)
Kiawah Island, United States – Clay (Red)
Quarterfinals Winners
  France 3–2
   Switzerland 4–1
  Spain 3–2
  United States 5–0
Quarterfinals Losers
  Belgium
  Czech Republic
  Germany
  Netherlands
20 Apr Lotto-Westel 900 Budapest Open
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
  Silvia Farina   Li Fang
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Sandrine Testud
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
4–6, 6–1, 6–1
  Cătălina Cristea
  Laura Montalvo
27 Apr Intersport Ladies GP
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Clay (Red) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 7–5
  Jana Novotná   Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
  Jennifer Capriati
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Julia Abe
  Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–3
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Bol, Croatia
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mirjana Lučić
6–2, 6–4
  Corina Morariu   Joannette Kruger
  Silvija Talaja
  Raluca Sandu
  Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Lea Ghirardi
  Anna-Maria Cecchini
  Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
walkover
  Joannette Kruger
  Mirjana Lučić

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 May Campionati Internazionali d’Italia
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$926,250 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
  Venus Williams   Mirjana Lučić
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Anna Kournikova
  Sandrine Testud
  Lisa Raymond
  Serena Williams
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
7–6(7–1), 6–4
  Amanda Coetzer
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
11 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$926,250 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Conchita Martínez
6–4, 6–4
  Amélie Mauresmo   Anna Kournikova
  Jana Novotná
  Martina Hingis
  Ai Sugiyama
  Irina Spîrlea
  Barbara Paulus
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–0
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
18 May Páginas Amarillas Open
Madrid, Spain
Tier III event
$164,250 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Patty Schnyder
3–6, 6–4, 6–0
  Dominique Van Roost   Sandrine Testud
  Barbara Schett
  Chanda Rubin
  Magüi Serna
  Tara Snyder
  Kristie Boogert
  Florencia Labat
  Dominique Van Roost
6–3, 6–1
  Rachel McQuillan
  Nicole Pratt
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$200,000 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Irina Spîrlea
7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Julie Halard-Decugis   Elena Likhovtseva
  Alexandra Fusai
  Amanda Coetzer
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Ai Sugiyama
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–3
  Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
25 May
1 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$4,105,011 – Clay (Red) – 128S/64Q/64D/48X
Singles DrawDoubles Draw - Mixed Draw
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–2
  Monica Seles   Martina Hingis
  Lindsay Davenport
  Venus Williams
  Jana Novotná
  Patty Schnyder
  Iva Majoli
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
  Justin Gimelstob
  Venus Williams
6–4, 6–4
  Luis Lobo
  Serena Williams

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
Tier III event
$164,250 – Grass – 48S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Cancelled due to rain
  Steffi Graf
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Yayuk Basuki
  Magüi Serna
  Kerry-Anne Guse
  Dominique Van Roost
  Irina Spîrlea
  Els Callens
  Julie Halard-Decugis
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
15 Jun Direct Line Insurance Championships
Eastbourne, Great Britain
Tier II event
$450,000 – Grass – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Jana Novotná
6–1, 7–5
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Natasha Zvereva
  Anna Kournikova
  Irina Spîrlea
  Magüi Serna
  Serena Williams
  Steffi Graf
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Jana Novotná
6–1, 6–3
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Natasha Zvereva
Heineken Trophy
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$164,250 – Grass – 30S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Julie Halard-Decugis
6–3, 6–4
  Miriam Oremans   Kimberly Po
  Sandrine Testud
  Chanda Rubin
  Kristie Boogert
  Sabine Appelmans
  Gala León García
  Sabine Appelmans
  Miriam Oremans
6–7(4–7), 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5)
  Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
22 Jun
29 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$4,404,163 – Grass – 128S/64QS/64D/16QD/64X
Singles DrawDoubles Draw - Mixed Draw
  Jana Novotná
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
  Nathalie Tauziat   Martina Hingis
  Natasha Zvereva
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Venus Williams
  Monica Seles
  Lindsay Davenport
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 3–6, 8–6
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
  Max Mirnyi
  Serena Williams
6–4, 6–4
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Mirjana Lučić

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Jul Skoda Czech Open
Prague, Czech Republic
Tier III event
$160,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–0
  Sandrine Testud   Henrieta Nagyová
  Natasha Zvereva
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Silvia Farina
  Silvia Farina
  Karina Habšudová
2–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Květa Hrdličková
  Michaela Paštiková
Piberstein Styria Open
Maria Lankowitz, Austria
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Patty Schnyder
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
  Gala León García   Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Amélie Cocheteux
  Sylvia Plischke
  Barbara Schett
  Barbara Paulus
  Meike Babel
  Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
6–1, 6–2
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
13 Jul Warsaw Cup
Warsaw, Poland
Tier III event
$164,250 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Conchita Martínez
6–0, 6–3
  Silvia Farina   Henrieta Nagyová
  Magdalena Grzybowska
  Karina Habšudová
  Cătălina Cristea
  Andrea Glass
  Joannette Kruger
  Karina Habšudová
  Olga Lugina
7–6(7–2), 7–5
  Liezel Huber
  Karin Kschwendt
XI Internazionali Femminili di Tennis
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Patty Schnyder
6–1, 5–7, 6–2
  Barbara Schett   Miriam Oremans
  Barbara Rittner
  Maria Paola Zavagli
  Elena Pampoulova
  Radka Bobková
  Jennifer Capriati
  Pavlina Nola
  Elena Pampoulova
6–4, 6–2
  Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
20 July Fed Cup: Semifinals
Sion, Switzerland – Clay (Red)
Madrid, Spain – Clay (Red)
Semifinal Winners
   Switzerland 5–0
  Spain 3–2
Semifinal Losers
  France
  United States
27 Jul Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
  Venus Williams   Steffi Graf
  Monica Seles
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Natasha Zvereva
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–4
  Larisa Savchenko
  Elena Tatarkova
Prokom Polish Open
Sopot, Poland
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Henrieta Nagyová
6–3, 5–7, 6–1
  Elena Pampoulova   Gala León García
  Anna Smashnova
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Barbara Rittner
  Květa Hrdličková
  Marlene Weingärtner
  Květa Hrdličková
  Helena Vildová
6–3, 6–2
  Åsa Carlsson
  Seda Noorlander

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Aug Toshiba Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 6–1
  Mary Pierce   Martina Hingis
  Monica Seles
  Joannette Kruger
  Venus Williams
  Ai Sugiyama
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
ENKA Open
Istanbul, Turkey
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Henrieta Nagyová
6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11–9)
  Olga Barabanschikova   Florencia Labat
  Laura Golarsa
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Haruka Inoue
  Francesca Lubiani
  Anna Smashnova
  Meike Babel
  Laurence Courtois
6–0, 6–2
  Åsa Carlsson
  Florencia Labat
10 Aug Acura Classic
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Lindsay Davenport
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Martina Hingis   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Monica Seles
  Serena Williams
  Elena Tatarkova
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Natasha Zvereva
  Martina Hingis
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–2
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Elena Tatarkova
Boston Cup
Boston, United States
Tier III event
$164,250 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mariaan de Swardt
3–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–5
  Barbara Schett   Cara Black
  Lisa Raymond
  Amanda Coetzer
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Corina Morariu
  Anke Huber
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 6–4
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Mary Joe Fernandez
17 Aug du Maurier Open
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Tier I event
$926,250 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Monica Seles
6–3, 6–2
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
  Sandrine Testud
  Anke Huber
  Conchita Martínez
  Magüi Serna
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–4
  Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
24 Aug Pilot Pen International
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–1
  Jana Novotná   Lindsay Davenport
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Anke Huber
  Amanda Coetzer
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–0
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Jana Novotná
31 Aug
7 Sep
U.S. Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$6,012,000 – Hard – 128S/128QS/64D/16QD/32X
Singles DrawDoubles Draw - Mixed Draw
  Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 7–5
  Martina Hingis   Jana Novotná
  Venus Williams
  Monica Seles
  Patty Schnyder
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Amanda Coetzer
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–3
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
  Max Mirnyi
  Serena Williams
6–2, 6–2
  Patrick Galbraith
  Lisa Raymond

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 Sep Fed Cup: Final
Geneva, Switzerland – Hard (I)
  Spain
3–2
   Switzerland
21 Sep Toyota Princess Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Monica Seles
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Anke Huber
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Anna Kournikova
  Olga Barabanschikova
  Amy Frazier
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Anna Kournikova
  Monica Seles
6–4, 6–4
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
28 Sep Compaq Grand Slam Cup
Munich, Germany
Year-end championships
$2,450,000 – Hard (i) – 8S
Singles Draw
  Venus Williams
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
  Patty Schnyder   Martina Hingis
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Conchita Martínez
  Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Lindsay Davenport

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Sandrine Testud
7–5, 6–3
  Lindsay Davenport   Dominique Van Roost
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Martina Hingis
  Serena Williams
  Lisa Raymond
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–2
  Anna Kournikova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
12 Oct European Championships
Zürich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$926,250 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Lindsay Davenport
7–5, 6–3
  Venus Williams   Irina Spîrlea
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Amanda Coetzer
  Dominique Van Roost
  Barbara Schett
  Mary Pierce
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
5–7, 6–1, 6–3
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Elena Tatarkova
19 Oct MGTS Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,000,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mary Pierce
7–6(7–2), 6–3
  Monica Seles   Venus Williams
  Sandrine Testud
  Katarína Studeníková
  Magüi Serna
  Conchita Martínez
  Silvia Farina
  Mary Pierce
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–4
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
26 Oct SEAT Open
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$164,250 – Carpet (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mary Pierce
6–0, 2–0 ret.
  Silvia Farina   Nathalie Tauziat
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Anke Huber
  Irina Spîrlea
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Ai Sugiyama
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 2–0 ret.
  Larisa Savchenko
  Elena Tatarkova
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$164,250 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Tara Snyder
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
  Chanda Rubin   Nathalie Dechy
  Jane Chi
  Dominique Van Roost
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Cătălina Cristea
  Sandrine Testud
  Lori McNeil
  Kimberly Po
6–7(3–7), 7–5, 6–4
  Chanda Rubin
  Sandrine Testud

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Nov Sparkassen Cup International
Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–4
  Nathalie Tauziat   Dominique Van Roost
  Irina Spîrlea
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Natasha Zvereva
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Anke Huber
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–1
  Manon Bollegraf
  Irina Spîrlea
9 Nov Advanta Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Steffi Graf
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport   Monica Seles
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Amy Frazier
  Natasha Zvereva
  Amanda Coetzer
  Martina Hingis
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
  Monica Seles
  Natasha Zvereva
16 Nov Chase Championships
New York City, United States
Year-end championships
$2,000,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/8D
Single DrawDoubles Draw
  Martina Hingis
7–5, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
  Lindsay Davenport   Steffi Graf
  Irina Spîrlea
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Monica Seles
  Dominique Van Roost
  Mary Pierce
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–7(6–8), 7–5, 6–3
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
Volvo Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV
$107,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Single DrawDoubles Draw
  Julie Halard-Decugis
6–1, 6–2
  Li Fang   Silvija Talaja
  Kristina Brandi
  Olga Barabanschikova
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Meilen Tu
  Wang Shi-ting
  Els Callens
  Julie Halard-Decugis
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Rika Hiraki
  Aleksandra Olsza

Statistical informationEdit

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

List of titles won by country:

  •   United States - 12 - Tokyo (Tier I), Oklahoma City, Miami, Stanford, San Diego, Los Angeles, Montreal, US Open, Tokyo (Tier II), Grand Slam Cup, Zurich, Quebec City
  •    Switzerland - 10 - Hobart, Australian Open, Hanover, Indian Wells, Hamburg, Rome, Madrid, Maria Lankowitz, Palermo, WTA Championships
  •   France - 7 - Paris, Amelia Island, 's-Hertogenbosch, Filderstadt, Moscow, Luxembourg, Pattaya City
  •   Czech Republic - 5 - Linz, Makarska, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Prague
  •   Spain - 5 - Sydney, Budapest, Berlin, French Open, Warsaw
  •   Germany - 3 - New Haven, Leipzig, Philadelphia
  •   Japan - 2 - Gold Coast, Tokyo (Tier III)
  •   South Africa - 2 - Hilton Head, Boston
  •   Slovakia - 1 - Sopot, Istanbul
  •   Argentina - 1 - Bogotá
  •   Belgium - 1 - Auckland
  •   Croatia - 1 - Bol
  •   Romania - 1 - Strasbourg

RankingsEdit

Below are the 1998 WTA year-end rankings in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1997 Change
1   Lindsay Davenport (USA) 5,654 3 +2
2   Martina Hingis (SUI) 5,366 1 -1
3   Jana Novotná (CZE) 3,734 2 -1
4   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 3,417 9 +5
5   Venus Williams (USA) 3,262 22 +17
6   Monica Seles (USA) 3,226 5 -1
7   Mary Pierce (FRA) 2,414 7 =
8   Conchita Martínez (ESP) 2,331 12 +4
9   Steffi Graf (GER) 2,261 28 +19
10   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,259 11 +1
11   Patty Schnyder (SUI) 2,256 26 +15
12   Dominique Van Roost (BEL) 2,073 18 +6
13   Anna Kournikova (RUS) 1,971 32 +19
14   Sandrine Testud (FRA) 1,898 13 -1
15   Irina Spîrlea (ROM) 1,830 8 -7
16   Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 1,770 25 +9
17   Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 1,752 4 -13
18   Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1,398 20 +2
19   Silvia Farina (ITA) 1,389 43 +24
20   Serena Williams (USA) 1,301 99 +79
Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1997 Change
1   Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 4,994 1 =
2   Martina Hingis (SUI) 4,816 3 +1
3   Jana Novotná (CZE) 4,022 6 +3
4   Lindsay Davenport (USA) 3,945 2 -2
5   Rennae Stubbs (AUS) 2,617 34 +29
  Lisa Raymond (USA) 2,617 12 +7
7   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,386 13 +6
8   Alexandra Fusai (FRA) 2,386 14 +6
9   Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 2,101 24 +15
10   Anna Kournikova (RUS) 2,067 40 +30
11   Larisa Neiland (LAT) 2,010 9 -2
12   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 1,925 5 -7
13   Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1,857 25 +12
14   Patricia Tarabini (ARG) 1,773 17 +3
15   Caroline Vis (NED) 1,687 11 -4
16   Conchita Martínez (ESP) 1,605 19 +3
17   Mariaan de Swardt (RSA) 1,525 63 +46
18   Manon Bollegraf (NED) 1,480 7 -11
19   Yayuk Basuki (INA) 1,444 15 -4
20   Mirjana Lučić (CRO) 1,405 NR N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1998" (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 1998" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-05-24.