1987 Virginia Slims World Championship Series

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1987 Virginia Slims World Championship Series
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Details
Duration December 1, 1986 – November 22, 1987
Edition 17th
Tournaments 56
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Tour Events (55)
Achievements
Most tournament titles West Germany Steffi Graf (11)
Most tournament finals West Germany Steffi Graf (13)
Prize money leader West Germany Steffi Graf $1,063,785
Points leader West Germany Steffi Graf 280.2080
Awards
Player of the year West Germany Steffi Graf
Doubles Team of the year United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
Most improved player of the year United States Lori McNeil
Newcomer of the year Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Comeback player of the year West Germany Bettina Bunge
1986
1988

The 1987 Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the 15th season since the foundation of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced in January, 1987, and concluded in December, 1987 after events.

The Virginia Slims World Championship Series was the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). It was held in place of the WTA Tour from 1983 until 1987 and featured tournaments that had previously been part of the Toyota Series and the Avon Series. It included the four Grand Slam tournaments and a series of other events. ITF tournaments were not part of the tour, although they awarded points for the WTA World Ranking.


Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 1987 Virginia Slims World Championship Series schedule.

December[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
1 December Argentinian Open
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$50,000 - Clay -56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6-1, 6-1
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Lori McNeil
Argentina Mariana Perez-Rolden
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Italy Laura Golarsa
Argentina Bettina Fulco
Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman
United States Lori McNeil
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
8 December brazilian Open
Sao Paulo, Brazil
$50,000 - Clay -56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Vicki Nelson-Dunbar
6-2, 7-6
United States Jenny Klitch United States Kathrin Keil
United States Amy Schwartz
Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman
Argentina Adriana Villagran
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Italy Caterina Nozzoli
Brazil Neige Dias
Brazil Patricia Medrado
6-4, 4-6, 7-6
Peru Laura Arraya
Austria Petra Huber
29 December "Jason 2000" Women's Classic
Brisbane, Australia
$100,000 - Grass - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
6–2, 2–6, 6–4
United States Pam Shriver Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Canada Helen Kelesi
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
West Germany Eva Pfaff
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6-4, 6-2
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Australia Elizabeth Smylie


January[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
5 January Family Circle Women's Cup
Sydney, Australia
$150,000 - Grass - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Zina Garrison
6–2, 6–4
United States Pam Shriver Australia Wendy Turnbull
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Lori McNeil
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Japan Etsuko Inoue
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

6-7, 7-5, 6-1
Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Janine Tremelling
12 January
19 January
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$670,101 - Grass - 112S/32Q/32D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
7-5, 7-6(1)
United States Martina Navratilova Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Zina Garrison
United States Pam Shriver
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Lori McNeil
United States Martina Navratilova
Hungary Andrea Temesvári

6-1, 6-2
West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Zina Garrison
United States Sherwood Stewart
3-6, 7-6(5), 6-3
United Kingdom Andrew Castle
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
26 January Virginia Slims of Kansas
Kansas City, United States
$75,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Barbara Potter
7-6, 7-6
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko France Emmanuelle Derly
United States Wendy White
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Soviet Union Natalie Bykova
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko

6-2, 6-4
United States Barbara Potter
United States Wendy White
Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
$175,000 - Carpet (i) - 8D
Doubles Draw
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6-1, 7-6(5)
United States Elise Burgin
United States Pam Shriver
United States Gigi Fernández / United States Robin White
United States Sandy Collins / United States Sharon Walsh
United States Beth Herr / United States Alycia Moulton
Australia Jenny Byrne / Australia Janine Thompson
United States Betsy Nagelsen / Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Candy Reynolds / United States Paula Smith
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
$50,000 - Grass - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Gretchen Magers
6–2, 6–3
United States Terry Phelps Australia Elizabeth Minter
United States Kathrin Keil
United States Anna Maria Fernandez
Australia Michelle Jaggard
Belgium Ann Devries
Australia Nicole Provis
United States Anna Maria Fernandez
Australia Julie Richardson

4-6, 6-4, 6-2
United States Gretchen Magers
Australia Elizabeth Minter

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
2 February Virginia Slims of Kansas
Wichita, Kansas, USA
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Barbara Potter
7-6, 7-6
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko France Emmanuelle Derly
United States Wendy Prausa
Jana Novotná
Soviet Union Natalia Egorova
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko

6-2, 6-4
United States Barbara Potter
United States Wendy Prausa
9 February Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, CA, United States
$150,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Zina Garrison
7-5, 4-6, 6-3
West Germany Sylvia Hanika Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Kathy Rinaldi
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Wendy White
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Stephanie Rehe
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-2, 7-6
France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
Virginia Slims of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
$75,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
4-6, 6-3, 7-5
United States Lori McNeil Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Hu Na
Soviet Union Natalie Bykova
United States Camille Benjamin
Australia Anne Minter
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko

6-4, 6-4
United States Lori McNeil
United States Kim Sands
16 February Virginia Slims of Florida
Boca Raton, FL, United States
$250,000 - Hard - 56S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-2, 6-3
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Pam Shriver
United States Kate Gompert
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Gigi Fernández
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko

6-0, 3-6, 6-2
United States Chris Evert
United States Pam Shriver
23 February
2 March
Lipton International Players Championships
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
$750,000 - Hard - 128S/64D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-1, 6-2
United States Chris Evert United States Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Lisa Bonder
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 7-6(6)
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
9 March Phoenix Open
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
$75,000 - Hard (i) - 48S/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Anne White
6-1, 6-2
Australia Dianne Balestrat United States Sharon Walsh-Pete
Sweden Maria Lindström
France Catherine Suire
United States Ann Henricksson
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
United States Penny Barg
United States Penny Barg
United States Beth Herr
2-6, 6-2, 7-6
United States Mary-Lou Piatek
United States Anne White
16 March Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-1, 6-2
United States Pam Shriver United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
United States Stephanie Rehe
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Mary-Lou Piatek
United States Anne White

7-5, 6-3
United States Elise Burgin
United States Robin White
23 March Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
6–4, 6–2
United States Barbara Potter Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Zina Garrison
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Lori McNeil
United States Ann Henricksson
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Elise Burgin
United States Pam Shriver
6-1, 3-6, 6-4
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
30 March Wild Dunes
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
$75,000 - Clay - 48S/24D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Italy Raffaella Reggi Argentina Bettina Fulco
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Halle Cioffi
Italy Sandra Cecchini
United States Kate Gompert
West Germany Wiltrud Probst
Peru Laura Gildemeister
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen

6-4, 6-4
Argentina Mercedes Paz
United States Candy Reynolds
US Indoors
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/14D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6-0, 6-3
United States Lori McNeil Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Gigi Fernández
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Grace Kim
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil

6-1, 6-4
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
6 April Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
$300,000 - Clay - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Chris Evert
Canada Helen Kelesi
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Zina Garrison
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Argentina Mercedes Paz
West Germany Eva Pfaff
7-5, 7-5
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
13 April WTA Championships
Amelia Island, Florida, United States
$275,000 - Clay - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-3, 6-4
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Zina Garrison
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Canada Helen Kelesi
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Terry Phelps
West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini

3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Suntory Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
6-2, 6-3
United States Barbara Gerken Japan Etsuko Kaneshiro
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Melissa Gurney
United States Kathy Jordan
Japan Kumiko Okamoto
United States Beth Herr
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Kathy Jordan
6-3, 7-5
United States Sandy Collins
United States Sharon Walsh
20 April Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
$150,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
3-6, 6-1, 7-6
United States Martina Navratilova United States Zina Garrison
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Lori McNeil
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Kate Gompert
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 6-4
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
Taipei Women's Championship
Zürich, Switzerland
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Elizabeth Minter
6-4, 6-1
West Germany Claudia Porwik Argentina Adriana Villagran
United States Heather Ludloff
Brazil Cláudia Monteiro
Belgium Ann Devries
Italy Caterina Nozzoli
Italy Laura Golarsa
United States Cammy Macgregor
United States Cynthia Macgregor
7-6, 5-7, 6-4
United States Sandy Collins
United States Sharon Walsh
27 April Eckerd Open
Tampa, Florida United States
$150,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-3, 6-2
United States Kate Gompert United States Beverly Bowes-Hackney
United States Kathy Rinaldi
Peru Laura Gildemeister
United States Terry Phelps
United States Ronni Reis
Brazil Gisele Miró
United States Chris Evert
Australia Wendy Turnbull

6-4, 6-3
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Singapore Open
Singapore
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Anne Minter
6–4, 6–1
United States Barbara Gerken Japan Emiko Sakaguchi
Japan Etsuko Kaneshiro
Belgium Ann Devries
United States Cammy Macgregor
United Kingdom Annabel Croft
West Germany Claudia Porwik
United States Anna-Maria Fernandez
Australia Julie Richardson

6-1, 6-4
United States Barbara Gerken
United States Heather Ludloff

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
4 May Italian Open
Perugia, Italy
$150,000 - Clay - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
7-5, 4-6, 6-0
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Austria Julia Polz
Argentina Bettina Fulco
United States Martina Navratilova
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini

6-4, 6-1
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
11 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
$150,000 - Clay - 56S/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-2, 6-3
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
France Nathalie Tauziat
Australia Louise Field
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Australia Nicole Provis
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6-1, 6-2
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
18 May European Open
Lugano, Switzerland
$100,000 - Clay - 64S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva United States Lori McNeil
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Argentina Mariana Perez-Rolden
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Peru Laura Gildemeister
France Catherine Tanvier
Grand Prix de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Canada Carling Bassett
6-3, 6-4
Italy Sandra Cecchini United States Kathleen Horvath
France Nathalie Tauziat
West Germany Isabel Cueto
United States Elise Burgin
Romania Virginia Ruzici
United States Terry Phelps
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire

6-0, 6-2
United States Kathleen Horvath
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
25 May
1 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$1,325,000 - Clay - 128S/64Q/64D/64X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-4, 4-6, 8-6
United States Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver

6-2, 6-1
West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Pam Shriver
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-3, 7-6(5)
United States Lori McNeil
Australia Sherwood Stewart

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
8 June Dow Chemical Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
$125,000 - Grass - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko Japan Etsuko Inoue
West Germany Eva Pfaff
France Nathalie Tauziat
Canada Carling Bassett
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Cancelled due to rain
15 June Pilkington Glass Ladies Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
$200,000 - Grass - 64S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
7-6, 6-3
United States Martina Navratilova United States Pam Shriver
United States Chris Evert
France Isabelle Demongeot
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-2, 6-4
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
22 June
29 June
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$1,467,542 - Grass - 128S/64Q/64D/64X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
7-6, 6-3
West Germany Steffi Graf United States Chris Evert
United States Pam Shriver
Australia Dianne Balestrat
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

7-5, 7-5
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
7–6(10), 6–3
Australia Nicole Provis
Australia Darren Cahill

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
6 July Volvo Ladies Open
Båstad, Sweden
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Italy Sandra Cecchini
6-4, 6-4
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist Austria Judith Wiesner
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Argentina Adriana Villagran
Sweden Carina Karlsson
Norway Amy Jonsson-Raaholt
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
United States Penny Barg
Denmark
Tine Scheuer-Larsen'
6-1, 6-2
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Belgian Ladies Open
Knokke Le Zoute, Belgium
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Kathleen Horvath
6-1, 7-6
West Germany Bettina Bunge Italy Laura Garrone
France Nathalie Herreman
Italy Federica Bonsignori
Belgium Ann Devries
Argentina Mercedes Paz
West Germany Isabel Cueto
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
4-6, 6-4, 6-3
United States Kathleen Horvath
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
13 July Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, RI, United States
$150,000 - Grass - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
6-2, 6-4
United States Wendy White United States Alycia Moulton
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Terry Phelps
United States Heather Ludloff
United States Lori McNeil
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil

7-6, 7-5
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
United States Kathy Jordan
20 July Fed Cup
Vancouver, Canada
Team event
Hard
 West Germany
2-1
 United States
 Bulgaria
 Czechoslovakia
 Great Britain
 Australia
 Argentina
 Canada
27 July Women's California State Championships
Aptos, California, United States
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Elly Hakami
6-3, 6-4
United States Melissa Gurney Argentina Mariana Perez-Rolden
United States Terry Phelps
United States Penny Barg
United States Susan Mascarin
South Africa Kathy Jordan
United States Cammy Macgregor
United States Kathy Jordan
United States Robin White

6-1, 6-0
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Gerken

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
3 August Ginny of San Diego
San Diego, California, United States
$75,000 - Hard - 56S/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Italy Raffaella Reggi
6-0, 6-4
Australia Anne Minter United States Lori McNeil
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Elly Hakami
France Nathalie Herreman
France Isabelle Demongeot
United States Kate Gompert
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire

6-3, 6-4
United States Elise Burgin
United States Sharon Walsh
10 August Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States
$250,000 - Hard - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-3, 6-4
United States Chris Evert Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Elly Hakami
United States Lori McNeil
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 6-4
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
17 August Canadian Open
Indianapolis, United States
$250,000 - Hard - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Pam Shriver
6-4, 6-1
United States Zina Garrison United States Chris Evert
West Germany Bettina Bunge
Canada Helen Kelesi
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Australia Anne Minter
United States Barbara Potter
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil

6-1, 6-2
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
24 August Virginia Slims of New Jersey
Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
$150,000 - Hard - 28S/16D/48Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
1-6, 6-4, 6-1
West Germany Sylvia Hanika Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Lori McNeil
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Australia Dianne Balestrat
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6-4, 2-6, 6-2
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil
31 August
7 September
US Open
Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Grand Slam
$1,666,667 - Hard - 128S/64Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
7-6(4), 6-1
West Germany Steffi Graf United States Lori McNeil
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Pam Shriver
United States Chris Evert
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
5-7, 6-4, 6-2
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Martina Navratilova
Spain Emilio Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Paul Annacone

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
14 September Pan Pacific
Tokyo, Japan
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6-4, 7-6
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Japan Etsuko Inoue
Australia Dianne Balestrat
United States Barbara Potter
United States Marianne Werdel
United States Anne White
United States Robin White

6-1, 6-2
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
21 September Citizen Cup
Hamburg, West Germany
$150,000 - Clay - 56S/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-2, 6-2
West Germany Isabel Cueto Italy Sandra Cecchini
United States Kathleen Horvath
West Germany Wiltrud Probst
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Poland Iwona Kuczyńska
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná

7-6, 7-6
Soviet Union Natalie Bykova
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
28 September Virginia Slims of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-3, 7-5
United States Lori McNeil Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Zina Garrison
United States Anne Smith
United States Robin White
United States Kate Gompert
United States Marianne Werdel
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil

6-3, 6-3
United States Peanut Louie-Harper
United States Heather Ludloff
Clarins Open
Paris, France
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
7-5, 6-1
Belgium Sandra Wasserman United States Michelle Torres
Italy Federica Bonsignori
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Czechoslovakia Hana Fukarková
Italy Sandra Cecchini
United States Brenda Schultz
France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat

1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
5 October Athens Open
Athens, Greece
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
6-1, 6-0
France Julie Halard West Germany Isabel Cueto
Austria Judith Wiesner
France Alexia Dechaume
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Greece Olga Tsarbopoulou
West Germany Andrea Betzner
Austria Judith Wiesner

6-4, 7-6
United States Kathleen Horvath
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg
12 October Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, West Germany
$175,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
7-5, 6-1
United States Chris Evert Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Pam Shriver
United States Lori McNeil
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Zina Garrison
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-1, 6-2
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
Honda Classic
San Juan, Puerto Rico
$75,000 - Hard - 56S/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Stephanie Rehe
7-5, 7-6
United States Camille Benjamin United States Pilar Vasquez
Australia Elizabeth Minter
Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Cammy Macgregor
United States Niurka Sodupe
United States Elly Hakami
South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Ronni Reis
7-5, 7-5
United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthie MacGregor
19 October Daihatsu Challenge
Brighton, United Kingdom
$200,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
7-5, 6-4
United States Pam Shriver United States Kathy Jordan
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Kathy Jordan
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
7-5, 6-1
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
France Catherine Tanvier
26 October European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-2, 6-2
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
France Nathalie Tauziat
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Christina Singer
Austria Judith Wiesner
France Nathalie Herreman
France Pascale Paradis
6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire
Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN, United States
$75,000 - Hard - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Halle Cioffi
4-6, 6-4, 7-6
United States Anne Smith Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
United States Hu Na
United States Barbara Potter
United States Terry Phelps
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Elly Hikami
Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Michelle Jaggard
6-2, 6-3
United States Beverly Bowes
United States Hu Na

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
2 November Virginia Slims of New England
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
6-4, 4-6, 6-0
United States Chris Evert Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Barbara Potter
United States Lori McNeil
West Germany Eva Pfaff
West Germany Bettina Bunge
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank

6-4, 6-4
West Germany Bettina Bunge
West Germany Eva Pfaff
Virginia Slims of Arkansas
Little Rock, AK, United States
$75,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Italy Sandra Cecchini
0-6, 6-1, 6-3
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United Kingdom Anne Smith
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
United States Niurka Sodupe
United States Susan Sloane
United States Barbara Gerken
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Robin White
6-2, 6-4
United States Lea Antonoplis
Brazil Barbara Gerken
9 November Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
$150,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/28Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6-2
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Barbara Potter
United States Lori McNeil
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
United States Zina Garrison
United States Kate Gompert
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6-4, 6-3
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
16 November Virginia Slims Championships
New York, United States
$1,000,000 - Carpet (i) - 16S/8D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-4
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Pam Shriver
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-1, 6-1
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

Statistical Information[edit]

Titles won by player[edit]

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 1987 Virginia Slims World Championship Series: the Grand Slam tournaments, the Year-end championships and regular events. The players/nations are sorted by:

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

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

Titles won by nation[edit]

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

Rankings[edit]

Below are the 1987 WTA year-end rankings (December 20, 1987) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1986 Change
1  Steffi Graf (FRG) 280.2080 3 +2
2  Martina Navratilova (USA) 231.2121 1 -1
3  Chris Evert (USA) 165.7604 2 -1
4  Pam Shriver (USA) 137.2733 5 +1
5  Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 120.9609 4 -1
6  Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 113.5794 9 +3
7  Helena Suková (TCH) 82.3588 6 -1
8  Manuela Maleeva (BUL) 83.1363 10 +2
9  Zina Garrison (USA) 80.9110 11 +2
10  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 65.7789 7 -3
11  Lori McNeil (USA) 63.6892 14 +3
12  Barbara Potter (USA) 47.0714 26 +14
13  Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 45.9723 29 +16
14  Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 44.2456 50 +36
15  Bettina Bunge (FRG) 42.2357 12 -3
16  Catarina Lindqvist (SWE) 40.3608 17 +1
17  Raffaella Reggi (ITA) 37.2617 22 +5
18  Sandra Cecchini (ITA) 35.9211 73 +55
19  Natasha Zvereva (URS) 34.3462 94 +75
20  Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 34.1071 27 +7
Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1986 Change
1  Martina Navratilova (USA) 561.6961 1 =
2  Pam Shriver (USA) 476.5971 2 =
3  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 278.0561 5 -2
4  Lori McNeil (USA) 245.4736 28 +24
5  Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 238.1553 9 +4
6  Helena Suková (TCH) 233.1087 3 -3
7  Zina Garrison (USA) 228.2632 18 +11
8  Elizabeth Smylie (AUS) 209.6313 8 =
9  Svetlana Parkhomenko (URS) 193.1015 27 +18
10  Kathy Jordan (USA) 189.7692 10 =
11  Larisa Savchenko (URS) 187.2215 26 +15
12  Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 184.5000 7 -5
13  Steffi Graf (FRG) 178.2675 4 -9
14  Betsy Nagelsen (USA) 163.0163 15 +1
15  Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 160.0000 6 -9
16  Elise Burgin (USA) 152.3002 11 -5
17  Robin White (USA) 143.9266 22 +5
18  Anne Hobbs (GBR) 139.2727 36 +18
19  Rosalyn Fairbank (RSA) 133.8172 12 -7
20  Gigi Fernández (USA) 132.0368 17 -3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1987". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1987". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 

External links[edit]

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