1998 WTA Tour

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1998 WTA Tour
Davenport ended the year as number 1 with six titles
Davenport ended the year as number 1 with six titles
Details
Duration January 5, 1998 - November 23, 1998
Edition 28th
Tournaments 52
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Grand Slam Cup
WTA Tier I (9)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (12)
WTA Tier IV (10)
Achievements
Most tournament titles United States Lindsay Davenport (6)
Most tournament finals United States Lindsay Davenport (10)
Prize money leader Switzerland Martina Hingis (3,375,989)
Points leader United States Lindsay Davenport (5,654)
Awards
Player of the year United States Lindsay Davenport
Doubles Team of the year Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Most improved player of the year Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Newcomer of the year United States Serena Williams
Comeback player of the year United States Monica Seles
1997
1999

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 1998 WTA Tour schedule.

Key[edit]

Grand Slam events
Year-end championships
WTA Tier I events
WTA Tier II events
WTA Tier III events
WTA Tier IV events
Team events

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 January Hyundai Hopman Cup
Australia Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 9 teams (RR)
 Slovakia
2–1
 France
Round Robin (Group A)
 Australia
 Sweden
 Spain
Round Robin (Group B)
 South Africa
 United States
 Germany
Thalgo Hardcourt Championships
Australia Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$164,250 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Japan Ai Sugiyama
7–5, 6–0
Venezuela María Vento Austria Sylvia Plischke
Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
France Sarah Pitkowski
Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama

1–6, 6–3, 6–4
South Korea Park Sung-hee
Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting
ASB Bank Classic
New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belgium Dominique Van Roost
4–6, 7–6(9), 7–5
Italy Silvia Farina France Sandrine Testud
United States Anne Miller
United States Sandra Cacic
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
United States Lisa Raymond
Japan Nana Miyagi
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
7–6(1), 6–4
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Slovakia Janette Husárová
12 January Adidas International
Australia Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$342,500 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–1, 6–3
United States Venus Williams Japan Ai Sugiyama
United States Serena Williams
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Austria Barbara Paulus
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
United States Lindsay Davenport
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Helena Suková

6–1, 6–2
United States Katrina Adams
United States Meredith McGrath
ANZ Tasmanian International
Australia Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–3, 6–2
Belgium Dominique Van Roost Poland Magdalena Grzybowska
South Africa Joannette Kruger
China Li Fang
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
Austria Barbara Schett
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

7–6(6), 6–3
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Slovakia Janette Husárová
19 January
26 January
Australian Open
Australia Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,217,298 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–3, 6–3
Spain Conchita Martínez Germany Anke Huber
United States Lindsay Davenport
France Mary Pierce
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Sandrine Testud
United States Venus Williams
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Croatia Mirjana Lučić

6–4, 2–6, 6–3
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
United States Justin Gimelstob
United States Venus Williams

6–2, 6–1
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Czech Republic Helena Suková

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 February Toray Pan Pacific Open
Japan Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$926,250 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 6–3
Switzerland Martina Hingis Croatia Iva Majoli
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Italy Rita Grande
Japan Miho Saeki
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Croatia Mirjana Lučić

7–5, 6–4
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
9 February Open Gaz de France
France Paris, France
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Mary Pierce
6–3, 7–5
Belgium Dominique Van Roost Czech Republic Jana Novotná
France Nathalie Tauziat
Austria Barbara Paulus
Germany Anke Huber
France Sarah Pitkowski
Croatia Iva Majoli
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Netherlands Miriam Oremans

1–6, 6–3, 7–6(3)
Russia Anna Kournikova
Latvia Larisa Savchenko
16 February Faber Grand Prix
Germany Hanover, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–0, 2–6, 7–5
Czech Republic Jana Novotná Russia Anna Kournikova
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
United States Lisa Raymond
Germany Anke Huber
France Nathalie Tauziat
Germany Steffi Graf
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs

6–1, 6–7(4), 6–3
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Netherlands Caroline Vis
Copa Colsanitas
Colombia Bogotá, Colombia
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–3, 6–4
Canada Sonya Jeyaseelan Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
United States Corina Morariu
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga
Belgium Laurence Courtois
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Argentina Paola Suárez

3–6, 6–2, 6–3
United States Melissa Mazzotta
Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva
23 February Generali Ladies Tennis Grand Prix
Austria Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$450,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–1, 7–6(2)
Belgium Dominique Van Roost Italy Silvia Farina
Croatia Iva Majoli
Russia Anna Kournikova
France Nathalie Tauziat
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
United States Lisa Raymond
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat

6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Russia Anna Kournikova
Latvia Larisa Savchenko
IGA Tennis Classic
United States Oklahoma City, United States
Tier III event
$164, 250 – Hard (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Venus Williams
6–3, 6–2
South Africa Joannette Kruger United States Lindsay Davenport
France Sarah Pitkowski
France Lea Ghirardi
Italy Francesca Lubiani
United States Serena Williams
France Sandrine Testud
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams

7–5, 6–2
Romania Cătălina Cristea
Australia Kristine Kunce

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 March
9 March
State Farm Evert Cup
United States Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$1,250,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–3, 6–4
United States Lindsay Davenport United States Venus Williams
Germany Steffi Graf
Spain Conchita Martínez
South Africa Joannette Kruger
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
United States Sandra Cacic
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva

6–4, 2–6, 6–4
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
16 March
23 March
Lipton Championships
United States Miami, United States
Tier I event
$1,900,000 – Hard – 96S/64Q/48D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Venus Williams
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Russia Anna Kournikova Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Serena Williams
Italy Silvia Farina
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
United States Lindsay Davenport
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná

6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
30 March Family Circle Magazine Cup
United States Hilton Head, United States
Tier I event
$926,250 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
6–3, 6–4
Romania Irina Spîrlea United States Monica Seles
United States Lisa Raymond
United States Lindsay Davenport
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Germany Andrea Glass
Spain Magüi Serna
Spain Conchita Martínez
Argentina Patricia Tarabini

3–6, 6–4, 6–4
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 April Bausch & Lomb Championships
United States Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Mary Pierce
6–7(8), 6–0, 6–2
Spain Conchita Martínez United States Lindsay Davenport
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Russia Anna Kournikova
Croatia Iva Majoli
United States Lisa Raymond
United States Tara Snyder
United States Sandra Cacic
France Mary Pierce

7–6(5), 4–6, 7–6(5)
Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
13 April Japan Open
Japan Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$164,250 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–3
United States Corina Morariu Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting
United States Amy Frazier
United States Erika de Lone
United States Lori McNeil
Australia Nicole Pratt
Japan Naoko Sawamatsu
Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Japan Nana Miyagi

6–3, 4–6, 6–4
United States Amy Frazier
Japan Rika Hiraki
Makarska International Championships
Croatia Makarska, Croatia
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Květa Hrdličková
6–3, 6–1
China Li Fang Spain Gala León García
Czech Republic Lenka Němečková
Argentina Paola Suárez
Spain Ana Alcazar
Germany Sandra Klösel
Ukraine Olga Lugina
Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

7–6(3), 6–1
Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Germany Karin Kschwendt
Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Belgium Ghent, Belgium – Hard (i)
Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic – Carpet (i)
Germany Saarbrücken, Germany – Carpet (i)
United States Kiawah Island, SC, USA – Clay (Red)
Quarterfinals Winners
 France 3–2
 Switzerland 4–1
 Spain 3–2
 United States 5–0
Quarterfinals Losers
 Belgium
 Czech Republic
 Germany
 Netherlands
20 April Lotto-Westel 900 Budapest Open
Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Italy Silvia Farina China Li Fang
France Sarah Pitkowski
France Sandrine Testud
Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Romania Cătălina Cristea
Argentina Laura Montalvo
27 April Intersport Ladies GP
Germany Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Clay (Red) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–3, 7–5
Czech Republic Jana Novotná Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
United States Jennifer Capriati
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Germany Julia Abe
Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder

7–6(3), 3–6, 6–3
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Croatia Bol, Croatia
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Croatia Mirjana Lučić
6–2, 6–4
United States Corina Morariu South Africa Joannette Kruger
Croatia Silvija Talaja
Romania Raluca Sandu
Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva
France Lea Ghirardi
Italy Anna-Maria Cecchini
Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez

W/O
South Africa Joannette Kruger
Croatia Mirjana Lučić

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 May Campionati Internazionali d’Italia
Italy Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$926,250 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
United States Venus Williams Croatia Mirjana Lučić
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Russia Anna Kournikova
France Sandrine Testud
United States Lisa Raymond
United States Serena Williams
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

7–6(1), 6–4
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
11 May German Open
Germany Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$926,250 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–4, 6–4
France Amélie Mauresmo Russia Anna Kournikova
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Austria Barbara Paulus
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva

6–3, 6–0
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
18 May Open Paginas Amarillas Villa De
Spain Madrid, Spain
Tier III event
$164,250 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
3–6, 6–4, 6–0
Belgium Dominique Van Roost France Sandrine Testud
Austria Barbara Schett
United States Chanda Rubin
Spain Magüi Serna
United States Tara Snyder
Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Argentina Florencia Labat
Belgium Dominique Van Roost

6–3, 6–1
Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Nicole Pratt
Internationaux de Strasbourg
France Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$200,000 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Romania Irina Spîrlea
7–6(5), 6–3
France Julie Halard-Decugis Russia Elena Likhovtseva
France Alexandra Fusai
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
France Nathalie Tauziat
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat

6–4, 6–3
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
25 May
1 June
French Open
France Paris, France
Grand Slam
$4,105,011 – Clay (Red) – 128S/64Q/64D/48X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6(5), 0–6, 6–2
United States Monica Seles Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Venus Williams
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Croatia Iva Majoli
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná

6–1, 7–6(4)
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
United States Justin Gimelstob
United States Venus Williams

6–4, 6–4
Argentina Luis Lobo
United States Serena Williams

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 June DFS Classic
United Kingdom Birmingham, Great Britain
Tier III event
$ – Grass – 48S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Steffi Graf vs. France Nathalie Tauziat
Russia Elena Likhovtseva vs. Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Spain Magüi Serna
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Belgium Dominique Van Roost
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Belgium Els Callens
France Julie Halard-Decugis

2–6, 6–4, 6–4
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
15 June Direct Line Insurance Championships
United Kingdom Eastbourne, Great Britain
Tier II event
$450,000 – Grass – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–1, 7–5
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Russia Anna Kournikova
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Spain Magüi Serna
United States Serena Williams
Germany Steffi Graf
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Czech Republic Jana Novotná

6–1, 6–3
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Heineken Trophy
Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tier III event
$164,250 – Grass – 30S/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Julie Halard-Decugis
6–3, 6–4
Netherlands Miriam Oremans United States Kimberly Po
France Sandrine Testud
United States Chanda Rubin
Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Spain Gala León García
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Netherlands Miriam Oremans

6–7(4), 7–6(6), 7–6(5)
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
22 June
29 June
Wimbledon Championships
United Kingdom Wimbledon, London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$4,404,163 – Grass – 128S/64QS/64D/16QD/64X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–4, 7–6(2)
France Nathalie Tauziat Switzerland Martina Hingis
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Venus Williams
United States Monica Seles
United States Lindsay Davenport
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná

6–3, 3–6, 8–6
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Belarus Max Mirnyi
United States Serena Williams

6–4, 6–4
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Croatia Mirjana Lučić

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 July Skoda Czech Open
Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic
Tier III event
$160,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–0
France Sandrine Testud Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
France Sarah Pitkowski
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
France Amélie Mauresmo
Italy Silvia Farina
Italy Silvia Farina
Slovakia Karina Habšudová

2–6, 6–1, 6–2
Czech Republic Květa Hrdličková
Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková
Piberstein Styria Open
Austria Maria Lankowitz, Austria
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Red (Clay) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Spain Gala León García Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
France Amélie Cocheteux
Austria Sylvia Plischke
Austria Barbara Schett
Austria Barbara Paulus
Germany Meike Babel
Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez

6–1, 6–2
Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
13 July Warsaw Cup
Poland Warsaw, Poland
Tier III event
$164,250 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–0, 6–3
Italy Silvia Farina Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Poland Magdalena Grzybowska
Slovakia Karina Habšudová
Romania Cătălina Cristea
Germany Andrea Glass
South Africa Joannette Kruger
Slovakia Karina Habšudová
Ukraine Olga Lugina

7–6(2), 7–5
South Africa Liezel Huber
Austria Karin Kschwendt
XI Internazionali Femminili di Tennis
Italy Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–1, 5–7, 6–2
Austria Barbara Schett Netherlands Miriam Oremans
Germany Barbara Rittner
Italy Maria Paola Zavagli
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
Czech Republic Radka Bobková
United States Jennifer Capriati
Bulgaria Pavlina Nola
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova

6–4, 6–2
Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
20 July Fed Cup: Semifinals
Switzerland Sion, Switzerland – Clay (Red)
Spain Madrid, Spain – Clay (Red)
Semifinal Winners
 Switzerland 5–0
 Spain 3–2
Semifinal Losers
 France
 United States
27 July Bank of the West Classic
United States Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
United States Venus Williams Germany Steffi Graf
United States Monica Seles
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva

6–4, 6–4
Latvia Larisa Savchenko
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
Prokom Polish Open
Poland Sopot, Poland
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
6–3, 5–7, 6–1
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova Spain Gala León García
Israel Anna Smashnova
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
Germany Barbara Rittner
Czech Republic Květa Hrdličková
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
Czech Republic Květa Hrdličková
Czech Republic Helena Vildová

6–3, 6–2
Sweden Åsa Carlsson
Netherlands Seda Noorlander

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 August Toshiba TennisClassic
United States San Diego, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 6–1
France Mary Pierce Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Monica Seles
South Africa Joannette Kruger
United States Venus Williams
Japan Ai Sugiyama
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva

6–2, 6–1
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
Enka Ladies Ope
Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
Tier IV event
$107,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
6–4, 3–6, 7–6(9)
Belarus Olga Barabanschikova Argentina Florencia Labat
Italy Laura Golarsa
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Japan Haruka Inoue
Italy Francesca Lubiani
Israel Anna Smashnova
Germany Meike Babel
Belgium Laurence Courtois

6–0, 6–2
Sweden Åsa Carlsson
Argentina Florencia Labat
10 August Acura Classic
United States Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Switzerland Martina Hingis Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Monica Seles
United States Serena Williams
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
France Nathalie Tauziat
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Belarus Natasha Zvereva

6–4, 6–2
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
Boston Cup
United States Boston, United States
Tier III event
$164,250 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
3–6, 7–6(4), 7–5
Austria Barbara Schett Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Lisa Raymond
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
United States Corina Morariu
Germany Anke Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs

6–4, 6–4
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
17 August du Maurier Open
Canada Montreal, Canada
Tier I event
$926,250 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Monica Seles
6–3, 6–2
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
France Sandrine Testud
Germany Anke Huber
Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Magüi Serna
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná

6–3, 6–4
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
24 August Pilot Pen International
United States New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
6–4, 6–1
Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Lindsay Davenport
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Germany Anke Huber
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
France Amélie Mauresmo
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat

6–1, 6–0
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
31 August
7 September
U.S. Open
United States Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Grand Slam
$6,012,000 – Hard – 128S/128QS/64D/16QD/32X
Singles DrawDoubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 7–5
Switzerland Martina Hingis Czech Republic Jana Novotná
United States Venus Williams
United States Monica Seles
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná

6–3, 6–3
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Belarus Max Mirnyi
United States Serena Williams

6–2, 6–2
United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Lisa Raymond

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 September Fed Cup: Final
Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland – Hard (I)
 Spain
3–2
 Switzerland
21 September Toyota Princess Cup
Japan Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Monica Seles
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Germany Anke Huber
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Russia Anna Kournikova
Belarus Olga Barabanschikova
United States Amy Frazier
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Russia Anna Kournikova
United States Monica Seles

6–4, 6–4
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
28 September Compaq Grand Slam Cup
$2,450,000 – Hard (i) – 8S
Singles Draw
Germany Munich, Germany
United States Venus Williams
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Switzerland Patty Schnyder Switzerland Martina Hingis
France Nathalie Tauziat
Spain Conchita Martínez
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Lindsay Davenport

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 October Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Germany Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Sandrine Testud
7–5, 6–3
United States Lindsay Davenport Belgium Dominique Van Roost
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Serena Williams
United States Lisa Raymond
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva

6–4, 6–2
Russia Anna Kournikova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
12 October European Championships
Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$926,250 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
7–5, 6–3
United States Venus Williams Romania Irina Spîrlea
France Nathalie Tauziat
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Belgium Dominique Van Roost
Austria Barbara Schett
France Mary Pierce
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams

5–7, 6–1, 6–3
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
19 October MGTS Kremlin Cup
Russia Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,000,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Mary Pierce
7–6(2), 6–3
United States Monica Seles United States Venus Williams
France Sandrine Testud
Slovakia Katarína Studeníková
Spain Magüi Serna
Spain Conchita Martínez
Italy Silvia Farina
France Mary Pierce
Belarus Natasha Zvereva

6–3, 6–4
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
26 October SEAT Open
Luxembourg Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$164,250 – Carpet (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Mary Pierce
6–0, 2-0 ret.
Italy Silvia Farina France Nathalie Tauziat
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Germany Anke Huber
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–7(3), 6–3, 2-0 ret.
Latvia Larisa Savchenko
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
Bell Challenge
Canada Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$164,250 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Tara Snyder
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(6)
United States Chanda Rubin France Nathalie Dechy
United States Jane Chi
Belgium Dominique Van Roost
United States Alexandra Stevenson
Romania Cătălina Cristea
France Sandrine Testud
United States Lori McNeil
United States Kimberly Po

6–7(3), 7–5, 6–4
United States Chanda Rubin
France Sandrine Testud

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 November Sparkassen Cup International
Germany Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
6–3, 6–4
France Nathalie Tauziat Belgium Dominique Van Roost
Romania Irina Spîrlea
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
France Sarah Pitkowski
Germany Anke Huber
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–3, 6–7(2), 6–1
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Romania Irina Spîrlea
9 November Advanta Championships
United States Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$450,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
United States Lindsay Davenport United States Monica Seles
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Amy Frazier
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama

7–5, 4–6, 6–2
United States Monica Seles
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
16 November Chase Championships
United States New York, United States
Year-end championships
$2,000,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/8D
Single DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
7–5, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
United States Lindsay Davenport Germany Steffi Graf
Romania Irina Spîrlea
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Monica Seles
Belgium Dominique Van Roost
France Mary Pierce
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva

6–7(6), 7–5, 6–3
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
Volvo Women's Open
Thailand Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV
$107,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Single DrawDoubles Draw
France Julie Halard-Decugis
6–1, 6–2
China Li Fang Croatia Silvija Talaja
United States Kristina Brandi
Belarus Olga Barabanschikova
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
United States Meilen Tu
Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting
Belgium Els Callens
France Julie Halard-Decugis

3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Japan Rika Hiraki
Poland Aleksandra Olsza

Statistical Information[edit]

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

List of titles won by country:

  •  United States - 12 - Tokyo (Tier I), Oklahoma City, Miami, Stanford, San Diego, Los Angeles, Montreal, US Open, Tokyo (Tier II), Grand Slam Cup, Zurich, Quebec City
  •   Switzerland - 10 - Hobart, Australian Open, Hanover, Indian Wells, Hamburg, Rome, Madrid, Maria Lankowitz, Palermo, WTA Championships
  •  France - 7 - Paris, Amelia Island, 's-Hertogenbosch, Filderstadt, Moscow, Luxembourg, Pattaya City
  •  Czech Republic - 5 - Linz, Makarska, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Prague
  •  Spain - 5 - Sydney, Budapest, Berlin, French Open, Warsaw
  •  Germany - 3 - New Haven, Leipzig, Philadelphia
  •  Japan - 2 - Gold Coast, Tokyo (Tier III)
  •  South Africa - 2 - Hilton Head, Boston
  •  Slovakia - 1 - Sopot, Istanbul
  •  Argentina - 1 - Bogotá
  •  Belgium - 1 - Auckland
  •  Croatia - 1 - Bol
  •  Romania - 1 - Strasbourg

Rankings[edit]

Below are the 1998 WTA year-end rankings in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Points 1997 Change
1  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 5,654 3 +2
2  Martina Hingis (SUI) 5,366 1 -1
3  Jana Novotná (CZE) 3,734 2 -1
4  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 3,417 9 +5
5  Venus Williams (USA) 3,262 22 +17
6  Monica Seles (USA) 3,226 5 -1
7  Mary Pierce (FRA) 2,414 7 =
8  Conchita Martínez (ESP) 2,331 12 +4
9  Steffi Graf (GER) 2,261 28 +19
10  Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,259 11 +1
11  Patty Schnyder (SUI) 2,256 26 +15
12  Dominique Van Roost (BEL) 2,073 18 +6
13  Anna Kournikova (RUS) 1,971 32 +19
14  Sandrine Testud (FRA) 1,898 13 -1
15  Irina Spîrlea (ROM) 1,830 8 -7
16  Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 1,770 25 +9
17  Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 1,752 4 -13
18  Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1,398 20 +2
19  Silvia Farina (ITA) 1,389 43 +24
20  Serena Williams (USA) 1,301 99 +79
Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1997 Change
1  Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 4,994 1 =
2  Martina Hingis (SUI) 4,816 3 +1
3  Jana Novotná (CZE) 4,022 6 +3
4  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 3,945 2 -2
5  Rennae Stubbs (AUS) 2,617 34 +29
 Lisa Raymond (USA) 2,617 12 +7
7  Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,386 13 +6
8  Alexandra Fusai (FRA) 2,386 14 +6
9  Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 2,101 24 +15
10  Anna Kournikova (RUS) 2,067 40 +30
11  Larisa Neiland (LAT) 2,010 9 -2
12  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 1,925 5 -7
13  Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1,857 25 +12
14  Patricia Tarabini (ARG) 1,773 17 +3
15  Caroline Vis (NED) 1,687 11 -4
16  Conchita Martínez (ESP) 1,605 19 +3
17  Mariaan de Swardt (RSA) 1,525 63 +46
18  Manon Bollegraf (NED) 1,480 7 -11
19  Yayuk Basuki (INA) 1,444 15 -4
20  Mirjana Lučić (CRO) 1,405 NR N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1998". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  2. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Corel WTA Tour Rankings Rank Date: 23 November 1998". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24.