1988 Italian Open – Women's Singles

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1988 Italian Open
1987 champion   West Germany Steffi Graf
Champion   Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Runner-up   Canada Helen Kelesi
Final score   6–1, 6–7, 6–1
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women

Steffi Graf was the defending champion but did not compete that year.

Gabriela Sabatini won in the final 6–1, 6–7, 6–1 against Helen Kelesi.

Seeds[edit]

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated. The top eight seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1. United States Chris Evert (Third Round)
  2. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (Champion)
  3. West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Third Round)
  4. Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva (Second Round)
  5. Italy Raffaella Reggi (Quarterfinals)
  6. Italy Sandra Cecchini (Quarterfinals)
  7. West Germany Sylvia Hanika (Quarterfinals)
  8. Spain Arantxa Sánchez (Semifinals)
  1. France Nathalie Tauziat (First Round)
  2. West Germany Isabel Cueto (Third Round)
  3. Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná (First Round)
  4. United States Kathleen Horvath (First Round)
  5. Austria Judith Wiesner (Semifinals)
  6. Canada Helen Kelesi (Final)
  7. n/a
  8. n/a

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
 
14  Canada Helen Kelesi 6 7    
8  Spain Arantxa Sánchez 3 5    
  14  Canada Helen Kelesi 1 7 1
  2  Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6 6 6
13  Austria Judith Wiesner 6 3  
2  Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 7 6    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  United States C Evert 7 6    
   Australia N Provis 7 5 6        Australia N Provis 6 0    
Q  Australia J Byrne 5 7 3       1  United States C Evert        
   Austria P Huber 2 6 2       14  Canada H Kelesi w/o      
Q  Switzerland C Cohen 6 4 6     Q  Switzerland C Cohen 0 2  
   Italy L Garrone 1 6       14  Canada H Kelesi 6 6    
14  Canada H Kelesi 6 7         14  Canada H Kelesi 6 6  
10  West Germany I Cueto 6 7         5  Italy R Reggi 4 3  
   Argentina M Paz 3 6       10  West Germany I Cueto 7 6 6  
   Switzerland C Jolissaint 2 3          Czechoslovakia R Zrubáková 5 7 3  
   Czechoslovakia R Zrubáková 6 6         10  West Germany I Cueto 5 3  
   Netherlands H ter Riet 4 3         5  Italy R Reggi 7 6    
   France I Demongeot 6 6          France I Demongeot 7 4 1
    5  Italy R Reggi 5 6 6  
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    4  Bulgaria K Maleeva 5 2    
   Argentina B Fulco 6 7          Argentina B Fulco 7 6    
   United States M Gurney 3 5            Argentina B Fulco 6 6    
   United States B Bowes 2 3            France J Halard 3 3    
Q  Italy S la Fratta 6 6       Q  Italy S la Fratta 1 2  
   Argentina M Pérez-Roldán 3 6 4        France J Halard 6 6    
   France J Halard 6 4 6          Argentina B Fulco 4 4  
12  United States K Horvath 4 0         8  Spain A Sánchez 6 6  
   Poland I Kuczyńska 6 6          Poland I Kuczyńska 2 2    
   France C Suire 3 2          Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Goleš 6 6    
   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Goleš 6 6            Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Goleš 3 3  
   Austria B Paulus 1 3         8  Spain A Sánchez 6 6    
   Italy L Ferrando 6 6          Italy L Ferrando 2 1  
    8  Spain A Sánchez 6 6    
 

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    6  Italy S Cecchini 6 6    
   Czechoslovakia I Budařová 7 4 5     Q  Czechoslovakia D Krajčovičová 4 1    
Q  Czechoslovakia D Krajčovičová 6 6 7       6  Italy S Cecchini 4 6 6  
   Switzerland E Krapl 6 6         Q  Greece A Kanellopoulou 6 1 4  
   Italy L Golarsa 3 2          Switzerland E Krapl 3 0  
Q  Greece A Kanellopoulou 3 6 6     Q  Greece A Kanellopoulou 6 6    
9  France N Tauziat 6 2 0       6  Italy S Cecchini 3 3  
13  Austria J Wiesner 6 5 6       13  Austria J Wiesner 6 6  
   Italy G Boschiero 3 7 2     13  Austria J Wiesner 6 6    
   Argentina A Villagran 3 7 6        Argentina A Villagran 4 2    
   Belgium S Wasserman 6 5 2       13  Austria J Wiesner 6 4 6
   Italy C Caverzasio 6 6         3  West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 4 6 4  
   West Germany C Singer 4 1          Italy C Caverzasio 0 1  
    3  West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6    
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    7  West Germany S Hanika 3 6 6  
   Netherlands M Bollegraf 1 4       Q  Italy B Romano 6 3 2  
Q  Italy B Romano 6 6         7  West Germany S Hanika 6 6    
   Italy L Lapi 4 2            France A Dechaume 2 1    
   Italy F Bonsignori 6 6          Italy F Bonsignori 3 4  
   France C Tanvier 1 6 2        France A Dechaume 6 6    
   France A Dechaume 6 2 6       7  West Germany S Hanika 6 1 1
11  Czechoslovakia J Novotná 6 1 6       2  Argentina G Sabatini 3 6 6
   Brazil N Dias 2 6 7        Brazil N Dias 4 6 7  
Q  France E Derly 6 6       Q  France E Derly 6 3 5  
   Brazil G Miró 2 3            Brazil N Dias 0 2  
   Brazil P Medrado 3 0         2  Argentina G Sabatini 6 6    
Q  United States A Schwartz 6 6       Q  United States A Schwartz 4 2  
    2  Argentina G Sabatini 6 6    
 

References[edit]