1990 WTA Tour

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1990 WTA Tour
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Details
Duration December 11, 1989 – November 18, 1990
Edition 20th
Tournaments 59
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (6)
WTA Tier II (14)
WTA Tier III (7)
WTA Tier IV (15)
WTA Tier V (12)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Germany Steffi Graf (10)
Most tournament finals Germany Steffi Graf (13)
Prize money leader Germany Steffi Graf $1,921,853
Points leader Germany Steffi Graf 278.10
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 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Newcomer of the year United States Jennifer Capriati
Comeback player of the year Australia Elizabeth Smylie
1989
1991

The 1990 WTA Tour is the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 1990 tennis season. The 1990 WTA Tour calendar comprises the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, Tier IV and Tier V events. ITF tournaments are not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

Schedule[edit]

This is the complete schedule of events on the 1990 calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.

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

December 1989[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
December 11 Rainha Classic
Guarujá, Brazil
Tier V event
$75,000 - Hard - 32S/16D/32Q
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Federica Haumuller
7–6(9–7), 6–4
Argentina Patricia Tarabini Netherlands Noëlle van Lottum
Poland Renata Baranski
Argentina Cristina Tessi
Canada Maureen Drake
Netherlands Hellas Ter Riet
Argentina Andrea Tiezzi
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–2, 6–2
Brazil Claudia Chabalgoity
Brazil Luciana Corsato-Owsianka

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 January Hyundai Hopman Cup
Australia Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 12 teams
 Spain
2–1
 United States  Australia
 Czech Republic
 Italy
 Soviet Union
 France
 Austria
Danone Hardcourt Championships
Brisbane, Australia
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 64S/32Q/32D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–1
Australia Rachel McQuillan Netherlands Brenda Schultz
Austria Judith Wiesner
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Australia Kristin Godridge
Japan Kimiko Date
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–3, 6–1
Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Pam Shriver
January 8 Holden NSW Open
Sydney, Australia
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 64S/32Q/32D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Austria Barbara Paulus Austria Judith Wiesner
United States Amy Frazier
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
West Germany Claudia Porwik
France Julie Halard
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–3, 7–5
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
January 15
January 22
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$1,000,000 – Hard – 128S/48Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles Draw Mixed Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–4
United States Mary Joe Fernández Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
West Germany Claudia Porwik
United States Patty Fendick
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Zina Garrison
Mexico Angélica Gavaldón
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
United States Patty Fendick
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
United States Jim Pugh

4–6, 6–2, 6–3
United States Zina Garrison
United States Rick Leach
January 29 Nutri-Metics Open
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier V event
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
6–1, 6–0
Belgium Sabine Appelmans New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
United States Robin White
United States Beverly Bowes
United States Andrea Leand
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi

3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Robin White
Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–2
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Japan Akiko Kijimuta
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
Japan Nana Miyagi
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Gigi Fernández
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

6–2, 6–2
Australia Jo-Anne Faull
Australia Rachel McQuillan

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 5 Fernleaf Classic
Wellington, New Zealand
Tier V event
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
West Germany Wiltrud Probst
1–6, 6–4, 6–0
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Belgium Sabine Appelmans
New Zealand Claudine Toleafoa
Switzerland Emanuela Zardo
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
Austria Beate Reinstadler
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi

6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai
New Zealand Julie Richardson
Breyers Classic
Wichita, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
2–6, 7–5, 6–2
France Nathalie Tauziat United States Mareen Louie Harper
United States Susan Sloane
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Australia Anne Minter
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Amy Frazier
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Meredith McGrath

6–0, 6–2
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Wendy White
February 12 Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Tier I event
$500,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–3
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere United States Pam Shriver
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
United States Linda Harvey-Wild
United States Tami Whitlinger
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Anne Smith

6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Nathalie Tauziat
February 19 Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–0
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
United States Anne Smith
United States Pam Shriver
Australia Nicole Provis
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson

6–0, 6–3
United States Ann Henricksson
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
Virginia Slims of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Amy Frazier
6–4, 6–2
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Mexico Angélica Gavaldón
Japan Etsuko Inoue
Australia Anne Minter
United States Jennifer Santrock
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Wendy White

7–5, 6–2
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
South Africa Lise Gregory
February 26 Virginia Slims of Indian Wells
Indian Wells, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 5–7, 6–1
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Amy Frazier
France Nathalie Herreman
United States Meredith McGrath
France Isabelle Demongeot
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–2, 7–6(8–6)
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 5
March 12
Virginia Slims of Florida
Boca Raton, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–4, 7–5
United States Jennifer Capriati United States Mary Joe Fernández
Peru Laura Gildemeister
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–4, 6–2
United States Elise Burgin
Australia Wendy Turnbull
March 19 Lipton International Players Championships
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$750,000 – Hard – 96S/64Q/48D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–1, 6–2
Austria Judith Wiesner Spain Conchita Martínez
France Nathalie Tauziat
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
France Nathalie Herreman
West Germany Claudia Porwik
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–4, 6–3
United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Robin White
March 25 U.S. Women's Hard Court Championships
San Antonio, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 16S/16Q/8D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–4, 6–3
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere United States Lori McNeil
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Carrie Cunningham
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

7–5, 7–5
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Clay – 16S/16Q/8D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
6–1, 1–6, 6–4
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Martina Navratilova
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
Peru Laura Gildemeister
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Not completed

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 2 Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, United States
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
United States Jennifer Capriati Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
Spain Conchita Martínez
Canada Helen Kelesi
United States Martina Navratilova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

7–6(8–6), 7–5
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
April 9 Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–0
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Canada Carling Bassett-Seguso
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
Canada Helen Kelesi
West Germany Isabel Cueto
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

7–6(7–5), 6–4
Czechoslovakia Regina Kordová
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
Suntory Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
6–3, 6–2
Australia Elizabeth Smylie Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová
Japan Naoko Sawamatsu
New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
United Kingdom Monique Javer
Japan Kumiko Okamoto
Japan Kimiko Date
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

6–0, 3–6, 6–1
United States Hu Na
Australia Michelle Jaggard
April 16 Eckerd Open
Tampa, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–1, 6–0
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Susan Sloane
United States Cammy MacGregor
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Canada Helen Kelesi
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

6–2, 6–0
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Peru Laura Gildemeister
April 23 DHL Singapore Open
Kallang, Singapore
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Japan Naoko Sawamatsu
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–4
United Kingdom Sarah Loosemore Japan Maya Kidowaki
United Kingdom Sarah Loosemore
Peru Pilar Vásquez
Japan Tamaka Takagi
Hong Kong Patricia Hy
United States Marianne Werdel
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Canada Jill Hetherington

6–4, 6–1
France Pascale Paradis
France Catherine Suire
International Championships of Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–2
West Germany Isabel Cueto Austria Judith Wiesner
United States Mary Joe Fernández
France Isabelle Demongeot
Australia Rachel McQuillan
France Julie Halard
Italy Laura Golarsa
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

6–7(7–9), 6–2, 6–1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
April 30 WTA Hamburg
Hamburg, West Germany
Tier II event
$350,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
5–7, 6–0, 6–1
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Austria Judith Wiesner
United States Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova

6–2, 6–3
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Ilva Trophy
Taranto, Italy
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Raffaella Reggi
5–7, 6–0, 6–1
France Alexia Dechaume France Pascale Etchemend
Austria Petra Ritter
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
United States Ann Grossman
Italy Katia Piccolini
Italy Laura Golarsa
Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova

7–6(7–4), 6–1
Italy Silvia Farina
Italy Rita Grande

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 7 Peugeot Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–1, 6–1
United States Martina Navratilova Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Canada Helen Kelesi
Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Jennifer Capriati
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Canada Helen Kelesi
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles

6–3, 6–4
Italy Laura Garrone
Italy Laura Golarsa
May 14 Lufthansa Cup
Berlin, West Germany
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–4, 6–3
West Germany Steffi Graf Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Austria Judith Wiesner
France Nathalie Tauziat
Spain Conchita Martínez
Australia Nicole Provis
South Africa Elna Reinach

6–2, 6–1
Australia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
May 21 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6–2, 6–3
United States Ann Grossman France Karine Quentrec
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
West Germany Isabel Cueto
West Germany Veronika Martinek
Argentina Florencia Labat
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
Australia Nicole Provis
South Africa Elna Reinach

6–1, 6–4
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
European Open
Geneva, Switzerland
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Austria Barbara Paulus
2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Canada Helen Kelesi West Germany Sabine Hack
Switzerland Emanuela Zardo
United States Shaun Stafford
Italy Cathy Caverzasio
Italy Laura Garrone
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Australia Louise Field
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg

5–7, 7–6(7–2), 7–5
United States Elise Burgin
United States Betsy Nagelsen
May 28
June 4
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$2,019,720 – Clay – 128S/64Q/64D/64X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Doubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
7–6(8–6), 6–4
West Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Jennifer Capriati
Spain Conchita Martínez
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–4, 7–5
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Mexico Jorge Lozano

7–6(7–5), 7–6(10–8)
Australia Nicole Provis
South Africa Danie Visser

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 11 Dow Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Grass – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
6–4, 6–1
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková France Nathalie Tauziat
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
United States Anne Smith
United States Gigi Fernández
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

3–6, 6–3, 6–3
South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Gretchen Magers
June 18 Pilkington Glass Championships
Eastbourne, Great Britain
Tier II event
$350,000 – Grass – 64S/32Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–2
United States Gretchen Magers Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Lori McNeil
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

2–6, 6–4, 6–4
United States Patty Fendick
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
June 25
July 2
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$2,561,585 – Grass – 128S/64Q/64D/64X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–1
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
West Germany Steffi Graf
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–4, 6–1
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
United States Rick Leach

7–5, 6–2
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia John Fitzgerald

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
July 9 Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Sandra Cecchini
6–1, 6–2
Switzerland Csilla Bartos Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Austria Sandra Dopfer
West Germany Sabine Hack
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen

6–3, 6–7(10–12), 6–2
Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
West Germany Isabel Cueto
6–2, 6–3
Austria Barbara Paulus Italy Francesca Romano
Austria Beate Reinstadler
Switzerland Emanuela Zardo
Italy Katia Piccolini
Switzerland Cathy Caverzasio
France Maider Laval
Italy Laura Garrone
Austria Karin Kschwendt

6–2, 6–4
Argentina Florencia Labat
Italy Barbara Romano
July 16 Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier V event
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Italy Federica Bonsignori
2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Italy Laura Garrone West Germany Sabine Hack
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
West Germany Isabel Cueto
France Catherine Mothes
Switzerland Emanuela Zardo
Italy Katia Piccolini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Italy Sandra Cecchini

1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman
Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport, United States
Tier III event
$255,000 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6, 4–6, 7–5
United Kingdom Jo Durie United States Gretchen Magers
United States Anne Smith
United States Meredith McGrath
Australia Louise Field
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Gretchen Magers

7–6, 6–1
United States Patty Fendick
United States Anne Smith
July 23 Fed Cup
United States Norcross, GA, United States, Hard
Team Event
$0 - Clay – 32 Teams
 United States
2-1
 Soviet Union  Austria
 Spain
 Czechoslovakia
 Great Britain
 Netherlands
 France
July 30 Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
Tier I event
$500,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva France Nathalie Tauziat
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Japan Naoko Sawamatsu
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini

3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Canada Helen Kelesi
Italy Raffaella Reggi

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 6 Virginia Slims of Albuquerque
Albuquerque, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–4
Peru Laura Gildemeister United States Anne Smith
United States Susan Sloane
France Karine Quentrec
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
Australia Anne Minter
United States Meredith McGrath
United States Anne Smith

7–6, 6–4
United States Mareen Louie Harper
United States Wendy White
Great American Bank Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–2
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
Austria Barbara Paulus
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Terry Phelps
United States Ann Grossman
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
United States Patty Fendick
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson

6–4, 7–6(7–5)
United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
August 13 LA Women's Tennis Championships
Manhattan Beach, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–4, 3–6, 7–6(8–6)
United States Martina Navratilova United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Kathy Rinaldi
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Stephanie Rehe
United States Amy Frazier
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná

6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
August 20 OTB International Open
Schenectady, United States
Tier V event
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Anke Huber
6–1, 5–7, 6–4
United States Marianne Werdel West Germany Wiltrud Probst
Argentina Mercedes Paz
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
France Alexia Dechaume
South Africa Elna Reinach
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Alysia May
Japan Nana Miyagi

6–4, 5–7, 6–3
Italy Linda Ferrando
West Germany Wiltrud Probst
August 27
September 3
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$2,707,250 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
West Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova

6–2, 6–4
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Todd Woodbridge

6–4, 6–2
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
United States Jim Pugh

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 10 Austrian Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
Tier V event
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
7–6, 6–4
Australia Rachel McQuillan Austria Judith Wiesner
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
West Germany Veronika Martinek
Switzerland Cathy Caverzasio
Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková

6–0, 6–4
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Athens Trophy
Athens, Greece
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Sweden Cecilia Dahlman
7–5, 7–5
Italy Katia Piccolini Italy Federica Bonsignori
France Mary Pierce
West Germany Sabine Hack
Switzerland Emanuela Zardo
United Kingdom Samantha Smith
Finland Petra Thoren
Italy Laura Garrone
Luxembourg Karin Kschwendt

6–0, 1–6, 7–6(8–6)
Czechoslovakia Leona Laskova
Czechoslovakia Jana Pospíšilová
Light 'n' Lively Doubles Championships
Orlando, United States
$175,000 – Clay – 12D
Doubles Draw
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

6–4, 6–1
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Meredith McGrath
September 17 Clarins Open
Paris, France
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
7–5, 6–3
Argentina Patricia Tarabini France Julie Halard
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Australia Rachel McQuillan
United States Debbie Graham
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová
Australia Kristin Godridge
Australia Kirrily Sharpe

4–6, 6–3, 6–1
France Alexia Dechaume
France Nathalie Herreman
September 24 Volkswagen Grand Prix
Leipzig, East Germany
Tier III event
$225,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–1, 6–1
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Spain Conchita Martínez
Austria Barbara Paulus
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Austria Judith Wiesner
Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová
United States Gretchen Magers
South Africa Lise Gregory

4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Nichirei International Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Mary Joe Fernández
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
United States Amy Frazier Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Jennifer Capriati
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Robin White

4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova
Tournoi de Bayonne
Bayonne, France
Tier V event
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 7–6(10–8)
West Germany Anke Huber France Catherine Tanvier
France Noëlle van Lottum
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
France Pascale Paradis
France Maider Laval
Sweden Cecilia Dahlman
Australia Louise Field
France Catherine Tanvier

7–6(7–3), 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
Australia Jo-Anne Faull
Australia Rachel McQuillan

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 1 Moscow Ladies Open
Moscow, Soviet Union
Tier V event
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
6–4, 6–4
Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets Australia Anne Minter
United States Gretchen Magers
Czechoslovakia Karina Habšudová
Australia Kristin Godridge
Australia Rachel McQuillan
Austria Beate Reinstadler
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Robin White

6–2, 6–4
Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
October 8 BMW European Indoors
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–2
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Nathalie Tauziat
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
West Germany Wiltrud Probst
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
West Germany Eva Pfaff

7–5, 6–4
France Catherine Suire
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
October 15 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, West Germany
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Mary Joe Fernández
6–1, 6–3
Austria Barbara Paulus Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson

7–5, 6–3
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arizona Classic
Scottsdale, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
7–5, 6–1
United States Marianne Werdel United Kingdom Monique Javer
United States Amy Frazier
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Erika de Lone
United States Susan Sloane
Netherlands Stephanie Rottier
United States Elise Burgin
Canada Helen Kelesi

6–4, 6–2
United States Sandy Collins
United States Ronni Reis
October 22 Midland Bank Championships
Brighton, Great Britain
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
7–5, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
France Nathalie Tauziat
Switzerland Cathy Caverzasio
United Kingdom Sara Gomer
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
France Nathalie Tauziat

6–1, 6–4
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Puerto Rico Open
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Jennifer Capriati
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson United States Carrie Cunningham
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Ann Grossman
Argentina Florencia Labat
United States Audra Keller
Sweden Maria Strandlund
Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva

6–4, 6–2
United States Amy Frazier
Australia Julie Richardson
October 29 Virginia Slims of Nashville
Brentwood, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
United States Susan Sloane Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
South Africa Elna Reinach
Sweden Cecilia Dahlman
United States Tami Whitlinger
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Linda Harvey-Wild
United States Kathy Jordan
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland

6–1, 6–2
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
Netherlands Caroline Vis
Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
United States Martina Navratilova United States Meredith McGrath
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
United States Marianne Werdel
United States Stephanie Rehe
United States Meredith McGrath
United States Anne Smith

2–6, 6–0, 6–4
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
United States Robin White

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
November 5 Virginia Slims of New England
Worcester, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
7–6, 6–3
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Amy Frazier
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

3–6, 6–3, 6–3
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Jello Classic
Indianapolis, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–4, 6–2
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
United States Susan Sloane
Italy Raffaella Reggi
United States Meredith McGrath
Australia Nicole Provis
United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath

6–1, 6–1
United States Katrina Adams
Canada Jill Hetherington
November 12 Virginia Slims Championships
New York City, United States
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/8D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini West Germany Steffi Graf
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Spain Conchita Martínez
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

7–6(7–4), 6–4
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

Rankings[edit]

Below are the 1990 WTA year-end rankings (November 26, 1990) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1989 Change
1  Steffi Graf (GER) 278.1021 1 =
2  Monica Seles (YUG) 203.7537 6 +4
3  Martina Navratilova (USA) 199.4231 2 -1
4  Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 147.0286 12 +8
5  Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 137.0174 3 -2
6  Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 115.8375 15 +9
7  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 112.6067 5 -2
8  Jennifer Capriati (USA) 103.4132 NR NR
9  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 103.1532 9 =
10  Zina Garrison (USA) 100.5247 4 -6
11  Conchita Martínez (ESP) 98.5629 7 -4
12  Natasha Zvereva (URS) 77.5000 27 +15
13  Jana Novotná (CZE) 77.2556 11 -2
14  Helena Suková (CZE) 77.1402 8 -6
15  Barbara Paulus (AUT) 69.9286 24 +9
16  Amy Frazier (USA) 64.0667 33 +17
17  Judith Wiesner (AUT) 62.7778 35 +18
18  Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 60.3500 25 +7
19  Leila Meskhi (URS) 53.7500 30 +11
20  Sandra Cecchini (ITA) 41.8000 26 +6
Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1989 Change
1  Helena Suková (CZE) 413.6944 2 +1
2  Jana Novotná (CZE) 387.3147 5 +3
3  Gigi Fernández (USA) 335.6825 7 +4
4  Martina Navratilova (USA) 309.4167 1 -3
5  Natasha Zvereva (URS) 243.7574 6 +1
6  Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 237.4000 8 +2
7  Larisa Savchenko (URS) 231.9031 3 -4
8  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 222.8333 49 +31
9  Kathy Jordan (USA) 219.1909 65 +56
10  Elizabeth Smylie (AUS) 218.0220 14 +4
11  Patty Fendick (USA) 199.3477 15 +4
12  Robin White (USA) 194.9389 12 =
13  Zina Garrison (USA) 178.7692 9 -4
14  Mercedes Paz (ARG) 166.3103 41 +27
15  Betsy Nagelsen (USA) 164.0500 23 +6
16  Meredith McGrath (USA) 161.3462 33 +17
17  Anne Smith (USA) 148.3911 129 +112
18  Gretchen Magers (USA) 134.9474 29 +11
19  Elna Reinach (RSA) 128.5588 20 +1
20  Lise Gregory (RSA) 125.9091 35 +15

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1990". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1990". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24.