1988 French Open

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1988 French Open
Date:   23 May - 5 June
Edition:   87th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Clay
Location:   Paris (XVIe), France
Venue:   Stade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
Sweden Mats Wilander
Women's Singles
West Germany Steffi Graf
Men's Doubles
Ecuador Andrés Gómez / Spain Emilio Sánchez Vicario
Women's Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
Mixed Doubles
United States Lori McNeil / Mexico Jorge Lozano
French Open
 < 1987 1989 > 

The 1988 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament was held from 23 May until 5 June. It was the 87th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1988.


Men's singles[edit]

Sweden Mats Wilander defeated France Henri Leconte, 7–5, 6–2, 6–1

  • It was Wilander's 6th career Grand Slam title, and his 3rd (and last) French Open title.

Women's singles[edit]

West Germany Steffi Graf defeated Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic Natalia Zvereva, 6–0, 6–0

  • This was the shortest women's singles Grand Slam final in the Open Era; Graf won the match in 32 minutes.
  • It was Graf's 3rd career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd (consecutive) French Open title.

Men's doubles[edit]

Ecuador Andrés Gómez / Spain Emilio Sánchez Vicario defeated Australia John Fitzgerald / Sweden Anders Järryd, 6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Martina Navrátilová / United States Pam Shriver defeated West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Czechoslovakia Helena Suková, 6–2, 7–5

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Lori McNeil / Mexico Jorge Lozano defeated Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy / Netherlands Michiel Schapers, 7–5, 6–2


Boys' singles[edit]

Venezuela Nicolas Pereira defeated Sweden Magnus Larsson, 7–6, 6–3

Girls' singles[edit]

France Julie Halard defeated United States Andrea Farley, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5

Boys' doubles[edit]

Australia Jason Stoltenberg / Australia Todd Woodbridge defeated Italy Cristiano Caratti / Croatia Goran Ivanišević, 7–6, 7–5

Girls' doubles[edit]

France Alexia Dechaume / France Emmanuelle Derly defeated France Julie Halard / France Maider Laval, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [1] Men FF1,500,240 FF750,120 FF375,060 FF190,030 FF100,019 FF56,009 FF33,015 FF20,123
Women FF1,436,390 FF731,700 FF362,440 FF183,450 FF89,850 FF46,330 FF24,540 FF12,750

Total prize money for the event was FF20,963,950.


  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1989). World of Tennis 1989. London: Willow Books. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-00-218311-6. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1988 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1988 Wimbledon Championships