1988 Suntory Japan Open Tennis Championships – Women's Doubles

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1988 Suntory Japan Open Tennis Championships
1987 champions   United States Kathy Jordan
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Champions   United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
Runners-up   United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Gerken
Final score   6–1, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women

Kathy Jordan and Betsy Nagelsen were the defending champions but only Nagelsen competed that year with Elizabeth Smylie.

Nagelsen and Smylie lost in the quarterfinals to Lea Antonoplis and Barbara Gerken.

Gigi Fernández and Betsy Nagelsen won in the final 6–1, 6–4 against Antonoplis and Gerken.

Seeds[edit]

Champion seeds are indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which those seeds were eliminated.

  1. United States Betsy Nagelsen / Australia Elizabeth Smylie (Quarterfinals)
  2. United States Gigi Fernández / United States Robin White (Champions)
  3. Soviet Union Leila Meskhi / Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko (Semifinals)
  4. Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko / Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva (Semifinals)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

First Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
1  United States B Nagelsen
 Australia E Smylie
6 6    
   Japan E Iida
 Japan A Nishiya
2 3       1  United States B Nagelsen
 Australia E Smylie
3 6    
   United States L Antonoplis
 United States B Gerken
6 6        United States L Antonoplis
 United States B Gerken
6 7    
   Australia A Minter
 United States M Van Nostrand
4 2            United States L Antonoplis
 United States B Gerken
6 7    
3  Soviet Union L Meskhi
 Soviet Union S Parkhomenko
6 6         3  Soviet Union L Meskhi
 Soviet Union S Parkhomenko
3 5    
   Belgium A Devries
 West Germany S Meier
2 0       3  Soviet Union L Meskhi
 Soviet Union S Parkohomenko
6 6  
   Netherlands S Schilder
 Netherlands H Witvoet
6 6        Netherlands S Schilder
 Netherlands H Witvoet
1 3    
   Sweden J Jonerup
 Sweden C Lindqvist
3 4            United States Lea Antonoplis
 United States Barbara Gerken
1 4  
   United Kingdom J Salmon
 Netherlands B Schultz
7 6 7       2  United States Gigi Fernández
 United States Robin White
6 6  
   Japan K Okamoto
 Japan N Sato
6 7 6        United Kingdom J Salmon
 Netherlands B Schultz
3 2    
   Japan A Kijimuta
 Hong Kong P Moreno
4 1     4  Soviet Union L Savchenko
 Soviet Union N Zvereva
6 6    
4  Soviet Union L Savchenko
 Soviet Union N Zvereva
6 6         4  Soviet Union L Savchenko
 Soviet Union N Zvereva
6 6 5
   United States P Fendick
 United States A Henricksson
6 2 3       2  United States G Fernández
 United States R White
7 1 7  
   New Zealand B Cordwell
 New Zealand J Richardson
2 6 6        New Zealand B Cordwell
 New Zealand J Richardson
6 6 4
   Soviet Union N Bykova
 Soviet Union N Medvedeva
2 1     2  United States G Fernández
 United States R White
4 7 6  
2  United States G Fernández
 United States R White
6 6    

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