1989 WTA Tour

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1989 WTA Tour
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Details
Duration November 21, 1988 – November 20, 1989
Edition 19th
Tournaments 62
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (2)
WTA Tier II (9)
WTA Tier III (9)
WTA Tier IV (8)
WTA Tier V (29)
Achievements
Most tournament titles West Germany Steffi Graf (14)
Most tournament finals West Germany Steffi Graf (16)
Prize money leader West Germany Steffi Graf 1,562,905
Points leader West Germany Steffi Graf 300.10
Awards
Player of the year West Germany Steffi Graf
Doubles Team of the year Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Most improved player of the year Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Newcomer of the year Spain Conchita Martínez
Comeback player of the year United States Kathy Rinaldi
1988
1990

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 1989 WTA Tour schedule.

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

November 1988[edit]

Week of Tournament Winner Runner-up Semi finalists Quarter finalists
21 November Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 8D
Doubles Draw
United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison

7-5, 7-5
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
United States Patty Fendick / Canada Jill Hetherington
West Germany Eva Pfaff / Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Anne Smith / Australia Janine Tremelling
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva / Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Beth Herr / United States Candy Reynolds
United States Lori McNeil /United States Betsy Nagelsen
28 November Danone Southern Cross Classic
Adelaide, Australia
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard -32S/16D/30Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
7-5, 6-4
Czechoslovakia Jana Pospíšilová Sweden Maria Strandlund
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Australia Dianne Balestrat
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Australia Rachel McQuillan
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch

7-5, 6-7, 6-4
United States Lori McNeil
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
January 2 Danone Hardcourt Championships
Brisbane, Australia
Tier V event
$150,000 - Grass - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
7–6, 7–6
Netherlands Brenda Schultz United States Patty Fendick
Australia Jenny Byrne
France Catherine Tanvier
Australia Nicole Provis
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Australia Anne Minter
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
January 9 New South Wales Holden Open
Sydney, Australia
Tier IV event
$200,000 -Grass - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
SwedenCatarina Lindqvist Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Terry Phelps
United States Patty Fendick
Austria Judith Wiesner
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Pam Shriver
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver

6–3, 6–3
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Wendy Turnbull
January 16 Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
$937,882 - Grass - 128S/64D/32X/48Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
6–4, 6-4
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Australia Belinda Cordwell
Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Zina Garrison
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver

3–6, 6–3, 6–2
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
United States Jim Pugh

6–3, 6–4
United States Zina Garrison
United States Sherwood Stewart
January 30 Nutri-Metics Open
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier V event
$75,000 -Hard -56S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Patty Fendick
6–2, 6–0
Australia Belinda Cordwell United States Donna Faber
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Sweden Maria Lindström
Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Beverly Bowes
Germany Wiltrud Probst
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington

6–4, 6–4
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Janine Thompson
Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
United States Lori McNeil United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Molly Van Nostrand
United States Chris Evert
United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison

6–3, 3–6, 7–6
United States Mary Joe Fernández
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 6 Fernleaf Classic
Wellington, New Zealand
Tier V event
$50,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/28Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–1, 6–2
Australia Jo-Anne Faull United States Leigh-Anne Eldredge
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
West Germany Martina Pawlik
United States Halle Cioffi
Australia Belinda Cordwell
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Janine Tremelling
7–6, 6–1
Australia Tracey Morton
Austria Heidi Sprung
February 13 Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/30Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–1, 7–5
United StatesZina Garrison Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Canada Helen Kelesi
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Pam Shriver

6–2, 6–3
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
February 20 Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, United States
Tier III event
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Zina Garrison
6–1, 7–5
Soviet UnionLarisa Savchenko United States Martina Navratilova
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Australia Jenny Byrne
United States Patty Fendick
United States Gigi Fernández
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington

7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Virginia Slims of Kansas
Wichita, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Amy Frazier
4–6, 6–4, 6–0
United StatesBarbara Potter United States Susan Sloane
United States Meredith McGrath
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
United States Louise Allen
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Canada Helen Kelesi
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
South Africa Lise Gregory

6–2, 7–6
United States Sandy Collins
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
February 27 U.S. Women's Hard Court Championships
San Antonio, United States
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–4
United StatesAnn Henricksson Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Katrina Adams
United States Terry Phelps
United States Camille Benjamin
Italy Linda Ferrando
United States Patty Fendick
United States Katrina Adams
United States Pam Shriver

3–6, 6–1, 6–4
United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
Virginia Slims of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
6–4, 6–4
Soviet UnionLeila Meskhi Japan Etsuko Inoue
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Amy Frazier
Canada Carling Bassett-Seguso
West Germany Claudia Porwik
United States Lori McNeil
United States Betsy Nagelsen

w/o
United States Elise Burgin
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 6 1989 Virginia Slims of Indian Wells
Palm Springs, United States
Tier III event
$250,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/64Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
6–4, 6–1
Australia Jenny Byrne Australia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
France Isabelle Demongeot
United States Pam Shriver
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Gretchen Magers
March 13 Virginia Slims of Florida
Boca Raton, United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Hard - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
United StatesChris Evert Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Canada Helen Kelesi
United States Halle Cioffi
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Terry Phelps
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–4, 6–2
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Mary Joe Fernández
March 20 Lipton International Players Championships
Key Biscayne, United States
Tier I Event
$750,000 - Hard - 128S/64D/16X/64Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 4–6, 6–2
United StatesChris Evert Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Zina Garrison
France Isabelle Demongeot
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Canada Helen Kelesi
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

7–6 (7–5), 6–4
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 3 Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–1
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Italy Linda Ferrando
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Australia Hana Mandlíková
Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–1
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Wendy White
April 10 Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
West GermanySteffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Martina Navratilova
Australia Hana Mandlíková
Austria Judith Wiesner
Greece Angelika Kanellopoulou
United States Kathy Rinaldi
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

7–6, 2–6, 6–1
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
1989 DHL Open
Singapore
Tier V event
$75,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Belinda Cordwell
6–1, 6–0
JapanAkiko Kijimuta United Kingdom Monique Javer
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
Poland Iwona Kuczyńska
Switzerland Eva Krapl
Belgium Ann Devries
United States Louise Allen
Australia Belinda Cordwell
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

6–7, 6–2, 6–1
United States Ann Henricksson
United States Beth Herr
April 17 Eckerd Open
Tampa, United States
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–3, 6–2
ArgentinaGabriela Sabatini Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Italy Linda Ferrando
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Halle Cioffi
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
Hungary Andrea Temesvári

7–6, 6–4
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Suntory Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Japan Kumiko Okamoto
6–4, 6–2
AustraliaElizabeth Smylie Australia Anne Minter
Australia Belinda Cordwell
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
Japan Kimiko Date
Japan Etsuko Inoue
Canada Jill Hetherington
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

6–1, 6–3
United States Ann Henricksson
United States Beth Herr
April 24 Spanish Open
Barcelona, Spain
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 5–7, 6–1
CanadaHelen Kelesi Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
West Germany Sylvia Romano
Italy Barbara Romano
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen

6–2, 2–6, 7–6
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Austria Judith Wiesner
Taiwan Open
Taipei, Taiwan
Tier V event
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Anne Minter
6–1, 4–6, 6–2
United StatesCammy MacGregor Switzerland Eva Krapl
United States Heather Ludloff
United States Beth Herr
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Sweden Maria Lindström
United States Heather Ludloff

4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Sweden Cecilia Dalhman
Japan Nana Miyagi
Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
Tier III event
$250,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
3–6, 6–1, 6–4
United StatesChris Evert United States Susan Sloane
United States Carrie Cunningham
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Lori McNeil
United States Kimberly Kessaris
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison

6–3, 6–4
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 1 Citizen Cup
Hamburg, West Germany
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Clay - 56S/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
w/o
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná Argentina Bettina Fulco
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Australia Rachel McQuillan
France Nathalie Tauziat
Austria Barbara Paulus
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
w/o
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Mantegazza Cup
Taranto, Italy
Tier V event
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Karine Quentrec
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
Switzerland Cathy Caverzasio Brazil Neige Dias
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Brazil Luciana Corsato-Owsianka
Italy Silvia Farina
Italy Laura Golarsa
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6–2, 6–2
France Sophie Amiach
France Emmanuelle Derly
May 8 Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier II event
$300,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Argentina Bettina Fulco
France Nathalie Tauziat
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Austria Judith Wiesner
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Janine Tremelling
6–4, 6–3
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Argentina Mercedes Paz
May 15 Lufthansa Cup
Berlin, West Germany
Tier I Event
$300,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–1
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini Canada Helen Kelesi
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Austria Barbara Paulus
Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Janine Tremelling
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Gretchen Magers
May 22 European Open
Geneva, Switzerland
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
6–4, 6–0
Spain Conchita Martínez Austria Barbara Paulus
Italy Laura Garrone
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
United States Elise Burgin
Italy Laura Lapi
United States Katrina Adams
United States Lori McNeil
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
6–1, 6–2
Argentina Patricia Tarabini West Germany Wiltrud Probst
Australia Jo-Anne Faull
United States Ann Grossman
Argentina Bettina Fulco
United States Susan Sloane
United States Gretchen Magers
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Austria Judith Wiesner
6–3, 6–3
South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Gretchen Magers
May 29 French Open
Paris, France
$1,945,400 - Clay - 128S/64D/56X/64Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–5
West Germany Steffi Graf Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Spain Conchita Martínez
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Canada Helen Kelesi
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–4
West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Argentina Horacio de la Peña
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 12 Dow Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier V event
$150,000 - Grass - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
7–6, 6–3
United States Zina Garrison South Africa Elna Reinach
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Australia Kristine Radford
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Ann Henricksson
Japan Kimiko Date
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 5–7, 6–0
United States Meredith McGrath
United States Pam Shriver
June 19 Pilkington Glass Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$300,000 - Grass - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
7–6, 6–2
Italy Raffaella Reggi South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Japan Etsuko Inoue
Japan Akiko Kijimuta
United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison
6–3, retired
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
June 26 The Championships, Wimbledon
London, United Kingdom
$2,204,162 - Grass - 128S/64D/64Q/64X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–2, 6–7(1–7), 6–1
United States Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Italy Laura Golarsa
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Gretchen Magers
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–1, 6–2
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Jim Pugh
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Mark Kratzmann

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
July 10 Arcachon Cup
Arcachon, France
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Austria Judith Wiesner
6–3, 6–7, 6–1
Austria Barbara Paulus Netherlands Nicole Jagerman
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Switzerland Cathy Caverzasio
West Germany Sabine Hack
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Argentina Florencia Labat
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–3, 7–6
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
July 17 Belgian Open
Brussels, Belgium
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
7–6, 6–4
Argentina Mercedes Paz Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Netherlands Nicole Jagerman
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Leona Laskova
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6–1, 6–2
Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Netherlands Simone Schilder
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Isabel Cueto
7–6, 6–2
Italy Sandra Cecchini Italy Katia Piccolini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Italy Laura Garrone
Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová
Brazil Andrea Vieira
Austria Barbara Paulus
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová
6–2, 6–4
Argentina Gabriela Castro
Spain Conchita Martínez
Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, United States
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Grass - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Zina Garrison
6–0, 6–1
United States Pam Shriver United States Gigi Fernández
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Australia Michelle Jaggard
Peru Laura Gildemeister
United States Hu Na
Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil
6–3, 6–7, 7–5
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Wendy Turnbull
July 24 OTB Open
Schenectady, United States
Tier V event
$75,000 - Hard - 56S/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Peru Laura Gildemeister
6–4, 6–3
United States Marianne Werdel United States Gretchen Magers
United States Halle Cioffi
United States Ann Henricksson
Poland Renata Baranski
United States Stacey Martin
United States Sandra Birch
Australia Michelle Jaggard
United States Hu Na
6–3, 6–2
United States Sandra Birch
United States Debbie Graham
Volvo Open
Båstad, Sweden
Tier V event
$75,000 - Clay - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
6–1, 6–3
West Germany Sabine Hack Italy Sandra Cecchini
Sweden Maria Strandlund
Switzerland Cathy Caverzasio
Finland Nanne Dalhman
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–2, 7–5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
July 31 OTB Open
Sofia, Bulgaria
Tier V event
$50,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Isabel Cueto
6–2, 7–6
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Italy Barbara Romano
Greece Angelika Kanellopoulou
West Germany Silke Meier
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Sweden Cecilia Dahlman
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Italy Laura Garrone
Italy Laura Golarsa
6–4, 7–5
West Germany Silke Meier
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
Great American Bank Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–4, 7–5
United States Zina Garrison West Germany Bettina Bunge
France Nathalie Tauziat
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Ann Grossman
United States Robin White
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Robin White

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 7 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Manhattan Beach, United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Hard - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–2
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Zina Garrison
United States Pam Shriver
Australia Hana Mandlíková
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Martina Navratilova
Australia Wendy Turnbull
5–2, retired
United States Mary Joe Fernández
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
August 14 United Jersey Bank Classic
Mahwah, United States
Tier IV event
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
7–5, 6–2
Hungary Andrea Temesvári Italy Linda Ferrando
United States Stacey Martin
Australia Hana Mandlíková
Peru Laura Gildemeister
France Pascale Paradis
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
West Germany Steffi Graf
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–4
United States Louise Allen
Peru Laura Gildemeister
Virginia Slims of Albuquerque
Albuquerque, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Lori McNeil
6–1, 6–3
South Africa Elna Reinach United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Amy Frazier
United States Anne Smith
United States Beverly Bowes
Australia Anne Minter
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Australia Nicole Provis
South Africa Elna Reinach
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
August 21 Player's Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
Tier II event
$300,000 - Hard - 64S/32D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–2
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Australia Anne Minter
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Japan Nana Miyagi
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
France Nathalie Tauziat
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
6–1, 7–5
United States Martina Navratilova
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
August 28 US Open
New York City, United States
$2,000,000 - Hard - 128S/64D/64Q/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
3–6, 7–5, 6–1
United States Martina Navratilova Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Zina Garrison
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Chris Evert
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Martina Navratilova
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
United States Robin White
United States Shelby Cannon
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
United States Meredith McGrath
United States Rick Leach

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 11 Athens Trophy
Athens, Greece
Tier V event
$75,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Sweden Cecilia Dahlman
6–3, 1–6, 7–5
Australia Rachel McQuillan Italy Laura Garrone
Italy Francesca Romano
Italy Barbara Romano
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
Greece Angelika Kanellopoulou
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
West Germany Silke Meier
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
Virginia Slims of Arizona
Scottsdale, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
7–5, 6–1
United States Marianne Werdel South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Australia Nicole Provis
United States Shaun Stafford
United States Beverly Bowes
Argentina Florencia Labat
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Penny Barg
United States Peanut Louie Harper
7–6, 7–6
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Virginia Slims International Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Championships
$175,000 - Carpet (i) - 8D
Doubles Draw
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
6–2, 6–2
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Wendy Turnbull
September 18 Clarins Open
Paris, France
Tier V event
$100,000 - Clay - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Italy Sandra Cecchini
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová Switzerland Cathy Caverzasio
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
France Nathalie Tauziat
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–1, 6–1
France Nathalie Herreman
France Catherine Suire
Virginia Slims of Dallas
Dallas, United States
Tier III event
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
7–6(7–2), 6–3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Anne Smith
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Italy Raffaella Reggi
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Betsy Nagelsen
7–6(7–5), 6–3
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 October Fed Cup
Tokyo, Japan, Hard
Team Event
$0 - Clay – 32 Teams
 United States
3-0
 Spain  Czechoslovakia
 Australia
 West Germany
 Austria
 Bulgaria
 Soviet Union
October 9 Moscow Ladies Open
Moscow, Soviet Union
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Gretchen Magers
6–3, 6–4
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
Australia Julie Halard
Italy Laura Golarsa
West Germany Sabine Hack
Sweden Maria Strandlund
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–4
France Nathalie Herreman
France Catherine Suire
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, West Germany
Tier III event
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
7–6(7–5), 6–4
United States Mary Joe Fernández Peru Laura Gildemeister
United States Zina Garrison
Australia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
6–4, 7–6(6–2)
Italy Raffaella Reggi
South Africa Elna Reinach
October 16 Open de la Côte Basque
Bayonne, France
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
6–2, 6–2
Spain Conchita Martínez Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Kathy Rinaldi
Austria Barbara Paulus
West Germany Wiltrud Probst
West Germany Bettina Bunge
West Germany Claudia Porwik
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
France Catherine Tanvier
7–6, 7–5
South Africa Elna Reinach
Italy Raffaella Reggi
BMW European Indoors
Zürich, Switzerland
Tier III event
$250,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–1, 7–6(8–6)
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
France Karine Quentrec
Australia Hana Mandlíková
Canada Helen Kelesi
France Nathalie Tauziat
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
France Nathalie Tauziat
Austria Judith Wiesner
October 23 Midland Group Championships
Brighton, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
7–5, 6–4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
South Africa Elna Reinach
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Katrina Adams
United States Lori McNeil
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
Australia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Puerto Rico Open
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Peru Laura Gildemeister
6–1, 6–2
United States Gigi Fernández Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Canada Helen Kelesi
United States Donna Faber
United States Camille Benjamin
Canada Rene Simpson
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
United States Cammy MacGregor / United States Ronni Reis
vs.
United States Gigi Fernández / United States Robin White
Suspended due to rain
October 30 Virginia Slims of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
6–4, 6–4
Italy Raffaella Reggi United States Amy Frazier
United States Ronni Reis
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
United States Halle Cioffi
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Czechoslovakia Jana Pospíšilová
United States Katrina Adams
United States Lori McNeil
6–4, 6–4
West Germany Claudia Porwik
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Virginia Slims of New England
Worcester, United States
Tier II event
$300,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–3
United States Zina Garrison United States Anne Smith
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Pam Shriver
Spain Conchita Martínez
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
November 6 Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Tier III event
$250,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Zina Garrison
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Ann Henricksson
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Pam Shriver
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Virginia Slims of Nashville
Nashville, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
6–2, 6–3
Canada Helen Kelesi Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Susan Sloane
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
United States Wendy White
Czechoslovakia Jana Pospíšilová
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Meredith McGrath
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
November 13 Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, United States
WTA Championships
$1,000,000 - Carpet (i) - 16S/8D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–4, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
United States Martina Navratilova Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Zina Garrison
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–2
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

Statistical Information[edit]

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Rankings[edit]

Below are the 1989 WTA year-end rankings (November 26, 1989) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1988 Change
1  Steffi Graf (FRG) 300.9980 1 =
2  Martina Navratilova (USA) 208.1995 2 =
3  Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 166.5597 4 +1
4  Zina Garrison (USA) 128.4947 9 +5
5  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 121.2214 18 +13
6  Monica Seles (YUG) 117.2153 86 +80
7  Conchita Martínez (ESP) 87.8854 41 +34
8  Helena Suková (CZE) 87.3127 8 =
9  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 84.0804 6 -3
10  Chris Evert (USA) 79.7917 3 -7
11  Jana Novotná (CZE) 74.7833 35 +24
12  Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 71.5744 15 +3
13  Helen Kelesi (CAN) 52.7489 19 +6
14  Hana Mandlíková (AUS) 51.1944 29 +15
15  Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 51.1071 11 -4
16  Catarina Lindqvist (SWE) 46.6842 42 +26
17  Pam Shriver (USA) 46.0357 6 +11
18  Belinda Cordwell (NZL) 44.7692 61 +43
19  Laura Gildemeister (PER) 44.4286 NR NR
20  Larisa Savchenko (URS) 43.2813 16 -4
  • When Evert played her final tour match at the 1989 US Open, she was world No. 4.
Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1988 Change
1  Martina Navratilova (USA) 361.8135 1 =
2  Helena Suková (CZE) 290.7845 4 +2
3  Larisa Savchenko (URS) 280.1181 9 +6
4  Pam Shriver (USA) 279.7621 2 -2
5  Jana Novotná (CZE) 270.7337 13 +8
6  Natasha Zvereva (URS) 259.5676 11 +5
7  Gigi Fernández (USA) 210.1921 6 -1
8  Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 209.0000 63 +55
9  Zina Garrison (USA) 199.6011 7 -2
10  Katrina Adams (USA) 193.6407 14 +4
11  Steffi Graf (FRG) 174.2000 5 -6
12  Robin White (USA) 168.2980 15 +3
13  Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 167.7390 17 +14
14  Elizabeth Smylie (AUS) 163.7508 20 +6
15  Patty Fendick (USA) 162.9735 18 +3
16  Lori McNeil (USA) 159.6453 10 -6
17  Hana Mandlíková (AUS) 155.3529 60 +43
18  Jill Hetherington (CAN) 151.3596 16 -2
19  Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 148.700 3 -16
20  Elna Reinach (RSA) 136.4375 42 +22

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1989". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1989". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24.