1991 WTA Tour

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1991 WTA Tour
Monica Seles ended the year at number 1 for the first time
Monica Seles ended the year at number 1 for the first time
Details
Duration November 26, 1990 – November 18, 1991
Edition 21st
Tournaments 60
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (6)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (6)
WTA Tier IV (14)
WTA Tier V (14)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles (11)
Most tournament finals Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles (16)
Prize money leader Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles $2,457,758
Points leader Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 277.03
Awards
Player of the year Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Doubles Team of the year Czechoslovakia Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Most improved player of the year Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Newcomer of the year Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadova
Comeback player of the year United States Stephanie Rehe
1990
1992

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]

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

November 1990[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
November 26 Nivea Cup
São Paulo, Brazil
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
West Germany Veronika Martinek
6–2, 6–4
United States Donna Faber Brazil Luciana Corsato
Argentina Florencia Labat
Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová
France Catherine Mothes
Argentina Cristina Tessi
United Kingdom Samantha Smith
Argentina Bettina Fulco
Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová

7–5, 6–4
France Mary Pierce
United States Luanne Spadea

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
December 31 Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 12 teams
 Yugoslavia
3–0
 United States  Switzerland
 France
 Czechoslovakia
 Australia
 Soviet Union
 Spain
Danone Hardcourt Championships
Brisbane, Australia
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/32D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–4, 6–3
Japan Akiko Kijimuta Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
United States Linda Harvey-Wild
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Australia Rachel McQuillan
Austria Judith Wiesner
Argentina Cristina Tessi
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná

6–3, 6–1
United States Patty Fendick
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
January 7 Holden NSW Open
Sydney, Australia
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
6-4, 6-2
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Austria Barbara Paulus
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Australia Nicole Provis
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–1, 6–4
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
January 14
January 21
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$2,000,000 – Hard – 128S/48Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles Draw Mixed Doubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
5-7, 6-3, 6-1
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Germany Anke Huber
United States Patty Fendick
United States Mary Joe Fernández

7–6(7–4), 6–1
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United Kingdom Jeremy Bates

2–6, 6–4, 6–4
United States Robin White
United States Scott Davis
January 28 Bendon Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier V event
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová
6-2, 0-6, 6-1
Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová Argentina Cristina Tessi
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
United States Donna Faber
Germany Sabine Hack
Netherlands Petra Kamstra
United States Patty Fendick
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland

6–3, 6–3
Australia Jo-Anne Faull
New Zealand Julie Richardson
Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
2–6, 6–2, 6–4
United States Martina Navratilova United States Mary Joe Fernández
Peru Laura Gildemeister
Germany Steffi Graf
Japan Nana Miyagi
United States Robin White
United States Kathy Rinaldi
United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

4–6, 6–0, 6–3
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Robin White

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 4 Fernleaf Classic
Wellington, New Zealand
Tier V event
$100,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová France Karine Quentrec
Australia Kristin Godridge
Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová
Germany Sabine Hack
Germany Barbara Rittner
Australia Louise Field
Australia Jo-Anne Faull
New Zealand Julie Richardson

2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
United Kingdom Belinda Borneo
United Kingdom Clare Wood
Oslo Open
Oslo, Norway
Tier V event
$75,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
6–3, 6–0
Italy Raffaella Reggi Belgium Sabine Appelmans
France Pascale Paradis
France Nathalie Herreman
France Catherine Tanvier
Sweden Cecilia Dahlman
Austria Beate Reinstadler
Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Germany Silke Meier

6–0, 6–2
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Italy Raffaella Reggi
February 11 Austrian Indoor Championships
Linz, Austria
Tier V event
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Monika Kratochvílová
7–5, 6–3
Austria Katharina Bueche Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová
Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova
France Pascale Paradis
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Austria Marion Maruska
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
Italy Raffaella Reggi

6–4, 1–6, 6-3
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Colorado Tennis Classic
Aurora (CO), United States
Tier V event
$100,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Lori McNeil
6-3, 6-4
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Carrie Cunningham
United States Patty Fendick
United States Susan Sloane
United States Andrea Leand
United States Halle Cioffi
United States Peanut Louie Harper
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
Italy Raffaella Reggi

6–4, 1–6, 6-3
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Virginia Slims of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–2
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Canada Helen Kelesi
United States Anne Smith
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Amy Frazier
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná

6–2, 6–4
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
February 18 Virginia Slims of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
United States Anne Smith United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Renata Baranski
Australia Anne Minter
Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Meredith McGrath
United States Anne Smith

6–2, 6–4
United States Katrina Adams
Canada Jill Hetherington
February 25 Virginia Slims of Palm Springs
Palm Springs, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 7–6(8–6)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles Canada Helen Kelesi
France Nathalie Tauziat
Canada Patricia Hy
United States Peanut Louie Harper
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
France Julie Halard
Cancelled due to rain

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 4
March 11
Virginia Slims of Florida
Boca Raton, United States
Tier I event
$500,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Germany Steffi Graf France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Meredith McGrath
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Germany Claudia Porwik
Czechoslovakia Regina Kordová
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

6–4, 7–6 (7–3)
United States Meredith McGrath
United Kingdom Samantha Smith
March 18 Lipton International Players Championships
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$750,000 – Hard – 96S/64Q/48D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–3, 7–5
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini Germany Steffi Graf
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva
United States Zina Garrison
United States Ginger Helgeson
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
United States Zina Garrison

6–4, 6–3
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
March 25 U.S. Women's Hard Court Championships
San Antonio, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 16S/16Q/8D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles Switzerland Manuela Maleeva
France Julie Halard
United States Erika de Lone
United States Lori McNeil
Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová
United States Susan Sloane
United States Patty Fendick
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles

7–6, 6–2(7-2)
Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 1 Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, United States
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 6–1
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Italy Federica Bonsignori
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

6–4, 6–0
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
South Africa Lise Gregory
April 8 Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Germany Steffi Graf United States Patty Fendick
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Suntory Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Lori McNeil
2–6, 6–2, 6–1
Belgium Sabine Appelmans Peru Laura Gildemeister
Japan Rika Hiraki
United States Amy Frazier
Japan Kumiko Okamoto
Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová
United States Marianne Werdel
United States Amy Frazier
Japan Maya Kidowaki

6–2, 6–4
Japan Yone Kamio
Japan Akiko Kijimuta
April 15 Volvo Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier V event
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
6–2, 6–2
Japan Naoko Sawamatsu Japan Rika Hiraki
United States Marianne Werdel
United Kingdom Sarah Loosemore
Germany Karin Kschwendt
Japan Misumi Miyauchi
United Kingdom Monique Javer
Japan Nana Miyagi
Indonesia Suzanna Wibowo

6–1, 6–4
Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Akemi Nishiya
Virginia Slims of Houston
Houston, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–4, 6–3
United States Mary Joe Fernández Italy Sandra Cecchini
United States Linda Harvey-Wild
Italy Federica Bonsignori
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Ann Grossman
Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi

6–1, 2–6, 6–1
United States Patty Fendick
United States Mary Joe Fernández
April 22 Croatian Lottery Cup
Bol, SFR Yugoslavia
Tier V event
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Sandra Cecchini
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva Canada Helen Kelesi
France Sandrine Testud
Hungary Anna-Maria Foldenyi
Italy Laura Garrone
Switzerland Csilla Bartos
Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová
Italy Laura Golarsa
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva

w/o
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Italy Laura Garrone
International Championships of Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Tier III event
$225,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–4, 6–1
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere France Nathalie Tauziat
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Martina Navratilova
France Julie Halard
Switzerland Emanuela Zardo
Austria Judith Wiesner
United States Martina Navratilova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

6–1, 6–3
France Nathalie Tauziat
Austria Judith Wiesner
April 29 Citizen Cup
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$350,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles Austria Judith Wiesner
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland

7–5, 6–1
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Ilva Trophy
Taranto, Italy
Tier V event
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Emanuela Zardo
7–5, 6–2
Austria Petra Ritter Italy Silvia Farina
Finland Nanne Dalhman
Italy Federica Bonsignori
Argentina Florencia Labat
Finland Petra Thoren
France Noëlle van Lottum
France Alexia Dechaume
Argentina Florencia Labat

6–2, 7–5
Italy Laura Golarsa
United States Ann Grossman

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 6 Peugeot Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–3, 6–2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles United States Mary Joe Fernández
Spain Conchita Martínez
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Argentina Bettina Fulco
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Jennifer Capriati
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles

7–5, 6–2
Australia Nicole Provis
South Africa Elna Reinach
May 13 Lufthansa Cup
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$500,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–3
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Jennifer Capriati
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
United States Ginger Helgeson
France Julie Halard
Germany Anke Huber
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

6–3, 6–3
Australia Nicole Provis
South Africa Elna Reinach
May 20 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–3)
Australia Rachel McQuillan Japan Naoko Sawamatsu
Australia Anne Minter
Austria Judith Wiesner
Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Peru Laura Gildemeister
United States Lori McNeil
United States Lori McNeil
United States Stephanie Rehe

6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–4
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Argentina Mercedes Paz
European Open
Geneva, Switzerland
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Canada Helen Kelesi Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Tami Whitlinger
Switzerland Christelle Fauche
United States Ginger Helgeson
Japan Maya Kidowaki
United States Shaun Stafford
Australia Nicole Provis
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

6–1, 6–2
Switzerland Cathy Caverzasio
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
May 27
June 3
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$2,698,740 – Clay – 128S/64Q/64D/64X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Doubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–3, 6–4
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Germany Steffi Graf
Spain Conchita Martínez
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Mary Joe Fernández
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná

6–4, 6–0
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk

3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Netherlands Caroline Vis
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 10 Dow Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Grass – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Belarus Natasha Zvereva Netherlands Brenda Schultz
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
United States Lori McNeil
France Catherine Suire
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Australia Nicole Provis
Australia Elizabeth Smylie

6–3, 6–4
United States Sandy Collins
South Africa Elna Reinach
June 17 Pilkington Glass Championships
Eastbourne, Great Britain
Tier II event
$350,000 – Grass – 64S/32Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–4.
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Heather Ludloff
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Pam Shriver
Latvia Larisa Neiland
Belarus Natasha Zvereva

2–6, 6–4, 6–4
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
June 24
July 1
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$2,728,856 – Grass – 128S/64Q/64D/64X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Doubles Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
6–4, 3–6, 8–6
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Amy Frazier
Germany Anke Huber
Australia Anne Minter
Austria Judith Wiesner
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

6–4, 6–1
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia John Fitzgerald

7–6(7–4), 6–2
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
United States Jim Pugh

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
July 8 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Mary Pierce
6–0, 6–3
Italy Sandra Cecchini Switzerland Emanuela Zardo
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
Argentina Cristina Tessi
Germany Silke Frankl
France Maider Laval
France Catherine Mothes
France Mary Pierce
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová

6–3, 6–7(7–5), 6–3
Italy Laura Garrone
Argentina Mercedes Paz
July 15 Volvo San Marino Open
City of San Marino, San Marino
Tier V event
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Katia Piccolini
6–2, 6–3
Italy Silvia Farina Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova-Wagner
Czechoslovakia Denisa Szabová
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Germany Sabine Hack
United States Carrie Cunningham
Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Japan Akemi Nishiya

6–0, 6–3
Italy Laura Garrona
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Citröen Austrian Ladies Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–1, 2–6, 6–3
Austria Judith Wiesner Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Netherlands Nicole Jagerman
Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Florencia Labat
Austria Marion Maruska
Argentina Bettina Fulco
Netherlands Nicole Jagerman

7–6, 6–1
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
July 22 Westchester Cup
Westchester, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Isabelle Demongeot
6–4, 6–4
United States Lori McNeil Peru Laura Gildemeister
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
Germany Marketa Kochta
United States Carrie Cunningham
United States Lisa Raymond
United States Debbie Graham
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
South Africa Lise Gregory

7–5, 6–4
United States Katrina Adams
United States Lori McNeil
1991 Fed Cup
Nottingham, United Kingdom, Hard
Team Event
$0 - Clay – 32 Teams
 Spain
2-1
 United States  Czechoslovakia
 Germany
 Austria
 Switzerland
 Italy
 Indonesia
July 29 Mazda Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Jennifer Capriati
4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–2)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles France Nathalie Tauziat
Spain Conchita Martínez
Australia Anne Minter
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
United States Debbie Graham
Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi

6–4, 3–6, 6–2
United States Gigi Fernández
France Nathalie Tauziat

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 5 Virginia Slims of Albuquerque
Albuquerque, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Gigi Fernández
6–0, 6–2
Australia Julie Halard South Africa Elna Reinach
United States Susan Sloane
United States Katrina Adams
France Mary Pierce
France Sandrine Testud
Italy Linda Ferrando
United States Katrina Adams
France Isabelle Demongeot

6–7(2–7), 6–4, 2–6
South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Peanut Louie Harper
Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
Tier I event
$500,000 – Hard – 56S/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Jennifer Capriati
6–2, 6–3
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
Peru Laura Gildemeister
United States Amy Frazier
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

1–6, 7–5, 6–2
Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
August 12 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles
Manhattan Beach, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–3, 6–1
Japan Kimiko Date Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Lori McNeil
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

7–6(7–3), 6–3
United States Gretchen Magers
United States Robin White
August 19 Virginia Slims of Washington
Washington, D.C., United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 28S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–1, 5–7, 6–4
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva United States Mary Joe Fernández
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Austria Judith Wiesner
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland

5–7, 6–1, 7–6(12–10)
United States Gigi Fernández
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
OTB International Open
Schenectady, United States
Tier V event
$100,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
7–6(7–5), 6–2
France Isabelle Dechaume United States Marianne Werdel
Australia Nicole Provis
Germany Anke Huber
Japan Naoko Sawamatsu
Australia Rachel McQuillan
Argentina Florencia Labat
Australia Rachel McQuillan
Germany Claudia Porwik

6–2, 6–4
United States Nicole Arendt
United States Shannan McCarthy
August 26
September 2
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$2,700,000 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Doubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
7–6(7–1), 6–2
United States Martina Navratilova Germany Steffi Graf
United States Jennifer Capriati
Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Pam Shriver
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Netherlands Tom Nijssen

6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Spain Emilio Sánchez

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 16 Nichirei International Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$350,000 – Hard – 28S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–1, 6–1
United States Mary Joe Fernández United States Amy Frazier
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Japan Maya Kidowaki
United States Debbie Graham
Peru Laura Gildemeister
United States Marianne Werdel
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Pam Shriver

6–3, 6–3
United States Carrie Cunningham
Peru Laura Gildemeister
Clarins Open
Paris, France
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–0, 6–3
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui France Julie Halard
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Switzerland Emanuela Zardo
Germany Veronika Martinek
Netherlands Nicole Jagerman
Germany Silke Meier
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková

6–4, 6–4
France Alexia Dechaume
France Julie Halard
September 23 Tournoi de Bayonne
Bayonne, France
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Australia Rachel McQuillan
France Nathalie Tauziat
France Julie Halard
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová
Germany Claudia Porwik
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
France Nathalie Tauziat

6–3, Retired
Australia Rachel McQuillan
France Catherine Tanvier
St. Petersburg Ladies Open
Saint Petersburg, Soviet Union
Tier V event
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Germany Barbara Rittner United Kingdom Jo Durie
Germany Katja Oeljeklaus
Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
France Isabelle Demongeot
France Sandrine Testud
United States Ann Henricksson
Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva

7–5, 6–3
France Isabelle Demongeot
United Kingdom Jo Durie
September 30 Volkswagen Cup
Leipzig, Germany
Tier III event
$225,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná Austria Barbara Paulus
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Austria Judith Wiesner
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Germany Anke Huber
Germany Barbara Rittner
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
France Isabelle Demongeot

6–4, 6–3
Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi
Milan Ladies Open
Milan, Italy
Tier III event
$225,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
United States Martina Navratilova Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
United States Gigi Fernández
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
United States Sandy Collins
United States Lori McNeil

7–6(7–0), 6–3
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Italy Raffaella Reggi

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 7 BMW European Indoors
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
West Germany Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–4
France Nathalie Tauziat Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Germany Marketa Kochta
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Austria Judith Wiesner
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová

6–4, 6–3
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
United States Lori McNeil
October 14 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Anke Huber
2–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
United States Martina Navratilova Austria Judith Wiesner
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
France Nathalie Tauziat
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná

6–2, 5–7, 6–4
United States Pam Shriver
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
October 21 Midland Bank Championships
Brighton, Great Britain
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
5–7, 6–4, 6–1
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson Austria Barbara Paulus
Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
United States Lori McNeil
France Nathalie Tauziat
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Pam Shriver
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva

6–1, 6–2
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
United States Lori McNeil
Puerto Rico Open
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Julie Halard
7–5, 7–5
South Africa Amanda Coetzer Belgium Sabine Appelmans
France Mary Pierce
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Susan Sloane
United States Carrie Cunningham
Germany Barbara Rittner
Japan Rika Hiraki
Argentina Florencia Labat

6–3, 6–3
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
United States Camille Benjamin
October 28 Arizona Classic
Phoenix, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
7–5, 6–1
United States Chanda Rubin Czechoslovakia Karina Habšudová
France Julie Halard
United States Ginger Helgeson
United States Kimberly Po
Australia Nicole Provis
United States Patty Fendick
United States Peanut Louie Harper
United States Cammy MacGregor

7–5, 3–6, 6–3
United States Sandy Collins
South Africa Elna Reinach

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
November 4 Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Martina Navratilova
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
United States Lori McNeil
United States Linda Harvey-Wild
United States Amy Frazier
United States Stephanie Rehe
France Mary Pierce
United States Patty Fendick
United States Gigi Fernández

6–4, 7–5
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
Virginia Slims of Nashville
Brentwood, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
6–2, 6–4
United States Katrina Adams Czechoslovakia Karina Habšudová
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Tammy Whittington
France Isabelle Demongeot
United States Sandy Collins
South Africa Elna Reinach

5–7, 6–4, 7–6
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
November 11 Jello Classic
Indianapolis, United States
Tier IV event
$150,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
7–6(7–1), 6–2
United States Audra Keller Argentina Mercedes Paz
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
United States Susan Sloane
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Linda Harvey-Wild
Finland Petra Thoren
United States Patty Fendick
United States Gigi Fernández

6–4, 6–2
United States Katrina Adams
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Virginia Slims of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$350,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
7–5, 6–1
United States Jennifer Capriati Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Spain Conchita Martínez
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland

6–2, 6–4
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
November 18 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, 3–6, 7–5, 6–0
United States Martina Navratilova Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Jennifer Capriati
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Germany Steffi Graf
United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver

4–6, 7–5, 6–4
United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná

Rankings[edit]

Below are the 1991 WTA year-end rankings (November 25, 1991) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1990 Change
1  Monica Seles (YUG) 277.5000 2 +1
2  Steffi Graf (GER) 219.2929 1 -1
3  Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 200.0625 5 +2
4  Martina Navratilova (USA) 191.1209 3 -1
5  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 153.4042 7 +2
6  Jennifer Capriati (USA) 142.9872 8 +2
7  Jana Novotná (CZE) 108.5754 13 +6
8  Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 100.9980 4 -4
9  Conchita Martínez (ESP) 95.0357 11 +2
10  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 87.6250 9 -1
11  Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 74.8938 6 -5
12  Zina Garrison (USA) 66.4118 10 -2
13  Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 64.6053 18 +5
14  Anke Huber (GER) 62.2143 37 +23
15  Leila Meskhi (URS) 61.2333 19 +4
16  Judith Wiesner (AUT) 58.8929 17 +1
17  Helena Suková (CZE) 56.7500 14 -3
18  Sabine Appelmans (BEL) 50.8813 22 +4
19  Lori McNeil (USA) 45.6727 52 +33
20  Julie Halard (FRA) 44.9391 41 +21
Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1990 Change
1  Jana Novotná (CZE) 376.4444 2 +1
2  Larisa Savchenko (URS) 341.7549 7 +5
3  Natasha Zvereva (URS) 330.4679 5 +2
4  Gigi Fernández (USA) 319.5391 3 -1
5  Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 245.4052 6 +1
6  Martina Navratilova (USA) 241.1909 4 -2
7  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 222.3563 8 +1
8  Helena Suková (CZE) 208.7786 1 -7
9  Pam Shriver (USA) 200.9474 92 +83
10  Patty Fendick (USA) 188.1000 11 +1
11  Anne Smith (USA) 176.2258 17 +6
12  Zina Garrison (USA) 174.3524 13 +1
13  Jill Hetherington (CAN) 145.7619 43 +30
14  Elizabeth Smylie (AUS) 141.7350 10 -4
15  Mercedes Paz (ARG) 141.3158 14 -1
16  Katrina Adams (USA) 137.8947 21 +5
17  Elna Reinach (RSA) 137.8500 19 +2
18  Nicole Provis (AUS) 135.8824 26 +8
19  Lori McNeil (USA) 134.6842 22 +3
20  Kathy Rinaldi (USA) 134.6000 80 +60

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1991". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1991". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24.