1988 WTA Tour

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1988 WTA Tour
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Details
Duration November 30, 1987 – November 20, 1988
Edition 18th
Tournaments 62
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Summer Olympics
WTA Tier I (2)
WTA Tier II (7)
WTA Tier III (9)
WTA Tier IV (10)
WTA Tier V (30)
Achievements
Most tournament titles West Germany Steffi Graf (11)
Most tournament finals West Germany Steffi Graf (12)
Prize money leader West Germany Steffi Graf 1,378,128
Points leader West Germany Steffi Graf 325.78
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 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Newcomer of the year Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Comeback player of the year France Pascale Paradis
1987
1989

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.

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 1988 WTA Tour schedule.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
Summer Olympics
Tier I events
Tier II events
Tier III events
Tier IV and V events
Team events

December 1987[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
30 November Argentinian Open
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tier V event
$50,000 - Clay -56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6-0, 6-2
West Germany Isabel Cueto Argentina Bettina Fulco
Austria Barbara Paulus
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Brazil Gisele Miró
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Italy Laura Garrone
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6-2, 6-2
Canada Jill Hetherington
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
7 December Brazilian Open
Guarujá, Brazil
Tier V event
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Brazil Neige Dias
6-0, 6-7, 6-0
Brazil Pat Madrado United States Amy Frazier
Argentina Bettina Fulco
Austria Barbara Paulus
Italy Laura Garrone
Argentina Mercedes Paz
United States Celine Cohen
United States Katrina Adams
United States Cheryl Jones
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Canada Jill Hetherington
Argentina Mercedes Paz
28 December Ariadne Women's Classic
Brisbane, Australia
Tier V event
$150,000 - Grass - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
7–6, 7–6
Czech Republic Jana Novotná West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Patty Fendick
West Germany Claudia Porwik
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
France Pascale Paradis
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Pam Shriver
2-6, 7-5, 6-2
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 January New South Wales Open
Sydney, Australia
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Grass - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Patty Fendick
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Japan Etsuko Inoue
United States Brenda Schultz
Netherlands Hester Witvoet
United States Ann Henricksson
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint

7-5, 4-6, 6-3
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
11 January
18 January
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$711,445 - Grass - 128S/64D/32X/64Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
6–1, 7-6 (7-3)
United States Chris Evert Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Martina Navratilova
Czech Republic Hana Mandlíková
Germany Claudia Porwik
Australia Anne Minter
Czech Republic Helena Suková
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver

6-0, 7-5
United States Chris Evert
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Czech Republic Helena Suková
United States Jim Pugh

5-7, 6-2, 6-4
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Tim Gullikson
25 January ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier V event
$50,000 -Hard - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Patty Fendick
6–3, 7–6
United Kingdom Sara Gomer United States Beverly Bowes
France Emmanuelle Derly
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
United States Terry Phelps
United States Gretchen Magers
United Kingdom Clare Wood
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington

6-2, 6-1
United States Cammy Macgregor
United States Cynthia Macgregor

1988 Nutri-Metics Open – Singles

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
1 February Fernleaf Classic
Wellington, New Zealand
Tier V event
$50,000 - Hard - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Canada Jill Hetherington
6–1, 6–1
United States Katrina Adams United States Patty Fendick
Australia Anne Minter
Netherlands Simone Schilder
United States Terry Phelps
United States Gretchen Magers
New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington

6-3, 6-3
New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
Australia Julie Richardson
8 February Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States
Tier III event
$250,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-0, 6-3
United States Pam Shriver United States Zina Garrison
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Zina Garrison
United States Barbara Potter
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
United States Lori McNeil
West Germany Eva Pfaff

2-6, 6-4, 7-5
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
15 February Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, CA, United States
Tier III event
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6-2
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko United States Zina Garrison
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
United States Hu Na
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Robin White
United States Rosie Casals
United States Martina Navratilova
6-4, 6-4
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
22 February Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–2
United States Pam Shriver Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková<
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Zina Garrison
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
United States Barbara Potter
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 6-4
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Virginia Slims of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Lori McNeil
6-3, 6-2
United States Brenda Schultz Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Canada Helen Kelesi
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg
South Africa Elizabeth Reinach
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire

6-4, 6-4
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
29 February Virginia Slims of Kansas
Kansas City, KS, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
7-6, 7-5
West Germany Sylvia Hanika Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Netherlands Hester Witvoet
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Soviet Union Natalie Bykova
United States Marice Harper
France Pascale Paradis
Soviet Union Natalie Bykova
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko

6-3, 6-4
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire
U.S. Women's Hard Court Championships
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-4, 6-1
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva United States Lori McNeil
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
France Nathalie Tauziat
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Japan Etsuko Inoue
United States Patty Fendick
United States Lori McNeil
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6-3, 6-7, 6-2
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Gretchen Magers

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 March Virginia Slims of Florida
Boca Raton, FL, United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Hard - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
2-6, 6-3, 6-1
West Germany Steffi Graf United States Pam Shriver
United States Chris Evert
France Pascale Paradis
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Italy Sandra Cecchini
United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison

4-6, 7-5, 6-4
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
14 March
21 March
1988 Lipton International Players Championships
Key Biscayne, FL, United States
Tier I event
$750,000 - Hard - 128S/64D/64Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–4
United States Chris Evert United States Stephanie Rehe
United States Mary Joe Fernández
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Italy Barbara Potter
South Africa Elna Reinach
Czech Republic Helena Suková
West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
7-6 (8-6), 6-3
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
28 March Eckerd Open
Tampa, Florida United States
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
7-6, 6-4
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Halle Cioffi
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
West Germany Wiltrud Probst
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Terry Phelps
Italy Raffaella Reggi

6-2, 6-4
United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthia MacGregor

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
4 April Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Tier II event
$300,000 - Clay - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Zina Garrison
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Lori McNeil
Canada Helen Kelesi
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Lori McNeil
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 2-6, 6-3
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
11 April Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, Florida, United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Clay - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-0, 6-2
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini West Germany Steffi Graf
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Michelle Torres
United States Zina Garrison
United States Kathleen Horvath
United States Zina Garrison
West Germany Eva Pfaff

4-6, 6-2, 7-6
United States Katrina Adams
United States Penny Barg
Suntory Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Patty Fendick
6-3, 7-5
United States Stephanie Rehe United States Marianne Werdel
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
United Kingdom Monique Javer
United States Brenda Schultz
Australia Anne Minter
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
6-1, 7-4
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Gerken
18 April Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
Tier III event
$250,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-0, 6-4
United States Martina Navratilova United States Elly Hakami
United States Zina Garrison
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
West Germany Isabel Cueto
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison
6-7, 6-2, 6-4
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Lori McNeil
Taipei Women's Championship
Chinese Taipei, Taiwan
Tier V event
$50,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Stephanie Rehe
6-4, 6-4
United States Brenda Schultz Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Patty Fendick
Sweden Jonna Jonerup
Australia Belinda Cordwell
United States Ann Henricksson
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Patty Fendick
United States Ann Henricksson
6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Australia Belinda Cordwell
Australia Julie Richardson
Singapore Open
Singapore
Tier V event
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United Kingdom Monique Javer
7–6, 6–3
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Australia Dianne Balestrat
Russia Natalia Egorova
Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai
Japan Masako Yanagi
Australia Anne Minter
Soviet Union Natalia Bykova
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva

7–6, 6–3
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
25 April Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$250,000 - Clay (i) - 28S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
7-5, 6-1
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Peanut Louie-Harper
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Japan Etsuko Inoue
Australia Anne Minter
United States Pam Shriver
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

4-6, 6-2, 7-6
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
Citta de Taranto
Taranto, Italy
Tier V event
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Canada Helen Kelesi
6–1, 6–0
Italy Laura Garrone West Germany Veronika Martinek
Italy Linda Ferrando
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
France Alexia Dechaume
Czechoslovakia Jana Pospíšilová
Italy Laura Lapi
West Germany Andrea Betzner
West Germany Claudia Porwik

6-1, 6-2
Italy Laura Garrone
Canada Helen Kelesi
International Championships of Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Tier V event
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Brazil Neige Dias
6–3, 6–3
Argentina Bettina Fulco Argentina Mariana Perez-Rolden
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
Brazil Pat Medrado
Italy Barbara Romano
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
Belgium Sandra Wasserman

1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Sweden Anna-Karin Olsson
Spain Maria Jose Llorca

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
2 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Clay - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6-1, 6-7, 6-1
Canada Helen Kelesi Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Austria Judith Wiesner
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Argentina Bettina Fulco
Italy Sandra Cecchini
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire

6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Janine Tremelling
9 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$300,000 - Clay - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-3, 6-2
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Australia Nicole Provis
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
United States Mary Joe Fernández
France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat

6-2, 4-6, 6-4
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
16 May European Open
Geneva, Switzerland
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Austria Barbara Paulus
6-4, 5-7, 6-1
United States Lori McNeil France Isabelle Demongeot
Argentina Mariana Perez-Rolden
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg

6–1, 6–3
Sweden Maria Lindström
West Germany Claudia Porwik
Grand Prix de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Italy Sandra Cecchini
6-3, 6-0
Austria Judith Wiesner Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Australia Nicole Provis
United States Kathleen Horvath
Argentina Bettina Fulco
United States Susan Sloane
Australia Anne Minter
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Australia Nicole Provis

7-5, 6-7, 6-3
Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Janine Tremelling
23 May
30 May
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$1,488,000 - Clay - 128S/64D/56X/64Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-0, 6-0
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Australia Nicole Provis
Argentina Bettina Fulco
Helen Kelesi
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver

6-2, 7-5
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Lori McNeil
Mexico Jorge Lozano
7-5, 6-2
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
Netherlands Michiel Schapers

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
6 June Dow Chemical Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier V event
$150,000 - Grass - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
6-2, 6-1
United States Pam Shriver United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Australia Anne Minter
South Africa Elizabeth Reinach
Australia Belinda Cordwell
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6-4, 6-1
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
13 June Pilkington Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$250,000 - Grass - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 6-2
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Mary Joe Fernández
France Pascale Paradis
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Australia Anne Minter
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
West Germany Eva Pfaff
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

6-4, 7-6
Australia Belinda Cordwell
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg
20 June
27 June
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$1,717,085 - Grass - 128S/64D/64X/64Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
5-7, 6-2, 6-1
United States Martina Navratilova United States Pam Shriver
United States Chris Evert
France Pascale Paradis
United States Zina Garrison
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini

6-3, 1-6, 12-10
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
United States Zina Garrison
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–1, 7–6(3)
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Kelly Jones

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
4 July Volvo Ladies Open
Båstad, Sweden
Tier V event
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Isabel Cueto
7-5, 6-1
Italy Sandra Cecchini Brazil Neige Dias
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Italy Laura Lapi
Sweden Cecilia Dahlman
United States Gretchen Magers
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Mercedes Paz

6-0, 6-2
Italy Linda Ferrando
Italy Silvia La Fratta
11 July Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, RI, United States
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Grass - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Lori McNeil
6-4, 4-6, 6-3
United States Barbara Potter United States Pam Shriver
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Wendy White
United States Robin White
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Ann Henricksson
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Barbara Potter

6-4, 6-3
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil
Nice Ladies Open
Nice, France
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Italy Sandra Cecchini
7-5, 6-4
France Nathalie Tauziat Argentina Bettina Fulco
France Isabelle Demongeot
West Germany Silke Frankl
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Italy Laura Garrone
Austria Barbara Paulus
France Catherine Suire
France Catherine Tanvier

6-4, 4-6, 6-2
France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
Belgian Ladies Open
Brussels, Belgium
Tier V event
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-0, 7-5
Italy Raffaella Reggi West Germany Isabel Cueto
Greece Angeliki Kanellopoulou
United States Zina Garrison
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Italy Silvia La Fratta
Brazil Neige Dias
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen

7-6, 6-1
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Italy Raffaella Reggi
18 July WTA Aix-en-Provence Open
Aptos, California, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Austria Judith Wiesner
6-1, 6-2
West Germany Sylvia Hanika Argentina Bettina Fulco
Italy Sandra Cecchini
France Nathalie Guerree-Spitzer
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
Brazil Neige Dias
Spain Conchita Martínez
France Nathalie Herreman
France Catherine Tanvier

6-4, 7-5
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
OTB Open
Schenectady, New York, USA
Tier V event
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Gretchen Magers
7-6, 6-4
United States Terry Phelps United States Camille Benjamin
United States Stacey Martin
United States Elly Hakami
United States Ronni Reis
United States Carrie Cunningham
Japan Akemi Nishiya
United States Ann Henricksson
Australia Julie Richardson

6-3, 3-6, 7-5
United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Cammy Macgregor
25 July Women's California State Championships
Aptos, California, United States
Tier V event
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United Kingdom Sara Gomer
6-4, 7-5
United States Robin White United States Patty Fendick
United States Stephanie Rehe
United States Anne Smith
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Ann Grossman
United States Gretchen Magers
South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Ronni Reis
6-3, 6-4
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Hamburg, West Germany
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Clay - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-4, 6-2
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Argentina Bettina Fulco
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Italy Sandra Cecchini
West Germany Sabrina Meier
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen

6-4, 6-2
West Germany Andrea Betzner
Austria Judith Wiesner

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
1 August Pringles Light Classic
Cincinnati, United States
Tier III event
$250,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Barbara Potter
6-2, 6-2
Canada Helen Kelesi Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Halle Cioffi
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Susan Sloane
United States Peanut Louie-Harper
United States Beth Herr
United States Beth Herr
United States Candy Reynolds

4-6, 7-6(9), 6-1
United Kingdom Susan Bartlett
Canada Helen Kelesi
Virginia Slims of San Diego
San Diego, California, United States
Tier IV event
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Stephanie Rehe
6-1, 6-1
United States Ann Grossman South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Deborah Graham
United States Jennifer Santrock
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Lisa Bonder
United States Gretchen Magers
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire

7-6(10), 6-4
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
Athens Open
Athens, Greece
Tier V event
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Isabel Cueto
6-0, 6-1
Italy Laura Golarsa Austria Barbara Paulus
Czechoslovakia Leona Laskova
Greece Angeliki Kanellopoulou
West Germany Silke Frankl
West Germany Sabine Hack
Austria Judith Wiesner
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Austria Judith Wiesner

7-5, 6-0
West Germany Silke Frankl
West Germany Sabine Hack
8 August Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Hard - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
2-6, 6-1, 6-1
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Stephanie Rehe
United States Zina Garrison
United States Patty Fendick
United States Lori McNeil
Australia Anne Minter
United States Amy Frazier
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington

7-6(2), 5-7, 6-4
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
Sofia Open
Sofia, Bulgaria
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
6-1, 6-2
Austria Barbara Paulus Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Belgium Ann Devries
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Czechoslovakia Hana Fukarková
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
Spain Conchita Martínez
Austria Barbara Paulus

1-6, 6-1, 6-4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
15 August Canadian Open
Indianapolis, United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Hard - 56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6-1, 6-2
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva United States Pam Shriver
United States Chris Evert
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Terry Phelps
United States Lori McNeil
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

7-6(2), 7-6(6)
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
22 August United Jersey Bank Classic
Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Hard - 28S/16D/48Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-0, 6-1
France Nathalie Tauziat Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Stephanie Rehe
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6-3, 6-2
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
29 August
5 September
US Open
Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Grand Slam
$1,937,333 - Hard - 128S/64D/32X/64Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Chris Evert
United States Zina Garrison
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White

6-4, 6-1
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Jim Pugh
7-5, 6-3
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Patrick McEnroe

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
12 September Phoenix Open
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
6-3, 4-6, 6-2
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg United States Elise Burgin
United States Susan Sloane
United States Terry Phelps
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Wendy White
United States Elly Hakami
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank

6-7, 7-6, 7-6
United States Beth Herr
United States Terry Phelps
19 September Clarins Open
Paris, France
Tier V event
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
7-6, 6-2
Belgium Sandra Wasserman Italy Laura Lapi
Switzerland Cathy Caverzasio
Czechoslovakia Jana Pospíšilová
France Ma. Christine Damas
Italy Laura Garrone
West Germany Sabine Hack
France Alexia Dechaume
France Emmanuelle Derly

6-0, 6-2
Australia Louise Field
France Nathalie Herreman
19 September
26 September
Summer Olympic Games
Seoul, South Korea
Summer Olympic Games
Hard
48S/14D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
 Gold  Silver  Bronze Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
United States Pam Shriver
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Germany Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–3
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Zina Garrison
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Zina Garrison
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 6–2, 10–8
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Wendy Turnbull
West Germany Steffi Graf
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
3 October Virginia Slims of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA, United States
Tier III event
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chris Evert
6-4, 6-1
United States Anne Smith United States Stephanie Rehe
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
United States Susan Sloane
United States Robin White
United States Lori McNeil
United States Barbara Potter
United States Beth Herr
United States Candy Reynolds

6-4, 6-4
United States Lori McNeil
United States Betsy Nagelsen
10 October Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, West Germany
Tier III event
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 6-3
United States Chris Evert West Germany Eva Pfaff
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
South Africa Elizabeth Reinach
France Nathalie Tauziat
France Nathalie Tauziat
Poland Iwona Kuczyńska
United States Martina Navratilova
6-1, 6-4
Italy Raffaella Reggi
South Africa Elizabeth Reinach
Honda Classic
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tier V event
$75,000 - Hard - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Anne Minter
2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Argentina Mercedes Paz United States Gigi Fernández
Brazil Neige Dias
United States Stephanie Rehe
United States Gretchen Magers
Australia Michelle Jaggard
United States Camille Benjamin
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
6-1, 7-6(3)
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
17 October European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 6-4
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Brenda Schultz
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Czechoslovakia Jana Pospíšilová
France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
6-3, 6-3
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Virginia Slims of Nashville
Nashville, TN, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Susan Sloane
6-3, 6-2
United States Beverly Bowes Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
United States Lori McNeil
United States Barbara Potter
United States Halle Cioffi
Canada Helen Kelesi
United States Ann Grossman
Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Janine Thompson

7-5, 6-7(1), 6-4
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
24 October Midland Group Championships
Brighton, United Kingdom
Tier IV event
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6-2, 6-0
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva United States Lori McNeil
United States Pam Shriver
France Nathalie Tauziat
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Italy Sandra Cecchini
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
United States Lori McNeil
United States Betsy Nagelsen
7-6, 2-6, 7-6
France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard - 56S/28D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
6-3, 2-6, 6-2
United States Zina Garrison United States Louise Allen
United States Stephanie Rehe
United States Hu Na
United States Stacey Martin
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Amy Frazier
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

6-2, 6-1
United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison
31 October Virginia Slims of New England
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Chris Evert
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Canada Helen Kelesi
United States Stephanie Rehe
United States Barbara Potter
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver

6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
7 November Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
Tier III event
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6-2, 6-2
United States Chris Evert Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Zina Garrison
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Ann Grossman
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Lori McNeil
United States Betsy Nagelsen

6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Rainha Cup
Guarujá, Brazil
Tier V event
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Mercedes Paz
7-5, 6-2
United States Rene Simpson United States Pilar Vasquez
Brazil Andrea Vieira
Argentina Bettina Fulco
United States Donna Faber
Brazil Gisele Miró
Brazil Neige Dias
Argentina Bettina Fulco
Argentina Mercedes Paz

6-3, 6-4
Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Netherlands Simone Schilder
14 November Virginia Slims Championships
New York, United States
Year-End Championship
$1,000,000 - Carpet (i) - 16S/8D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
7-5, 6-2, 6-2
United States Pam Shriver West Germany Steffi Graf
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Chris Evert
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 6-4
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

December[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
5 December Fed Cup
Melbourne, Australia
Team event
Hard
 Czechoslovakia
2-1
 Soviet Union
 West Germany
 Canada
 Australia
 Spain
 Denmark
 Sweden

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 1988 WTA Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the Year-end championships and regular WTA tour 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 1988 WTA year-end rankings (December 19, 1988) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1987 Change
1  Steffi Graf (FRG) 325.7833 1 =
2  Martina Navratilova (USA) 211.8887 2 =
3  Chris Evert (USA) 161.8657 3 =
4  Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 145.2492 6 +2
5  Pam Shriver (USA) 120.6795 4 -1
6  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 82.6617 8 +2
7  Natasha Zvereva (URS) 82.5276 19 +12
8  Helena Suková (CZE) 80.2134 7 -1
9  Zina Garrison (USA) 68.3145 9 =
10  Barbara Potter (USA) 60.4733 12 +2
11  Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 58.1541 13 +2
12  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 57.1342 10 -2
13  Lori McNeil (USA) 54.5813 11 -2
14  Stephanie Rehe (USA) 47.6667 28 +14
15  Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 46.7500 20 +5
16  Larisa Savchenko (URS) 45.2000 24 +8
17  Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 43.1330 14 -3
18  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 42.7813 54 +36
19  Helen Kelesi (CAN) 40.6579 32 +13
20  Pascale Paradis (FRA) 38.2083 103 +83
Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1987 Change
1  Martina Navratilova (USA) 447.7693 1 =
2  Pam Shriver (USA) 387.3688 2 =
3  Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 278.7871 5 +2
4  Helena Suková (CZE) 250.3829 6 +2
5  Steffi Graf (FRG) 217.3968 13 +8
6  Gigi Fernández (USA) 214.0572 20 +14
7  Zina Garrison (USA) 211.8664 7 =
8  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 202.8296 3 -5
9  Larisa Savchenko (URS) 196.0084 11 +2
10  Lori McNeil (USA) 190.2514 4 -6
11  Natasha Zvereva (URS) 177.0948 94 +83
12  Betsy Nagelsen (USA) 168.0760 14 +2
13  Jana Novotná (CZE) 158.0526 24 +11
14  Katrina Adams (USA) 154.1429 105 +91
15  Robin White (USA) 150.5205 17 +2
16  Jill Hetherington (CAN) 145.8150 91 +75
17  Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 138.7857 15 -2
18  Patty Fendick (USA) 131.9659 71 +53
19  Chris Evert (USA) 122.5000 30 +11
20  Elizabeth Smylie (AUS) 121.3810 8 -12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1988". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1988". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24.