1987 French Open – Women's Singles

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1987 French Open
Champion   Germany Steffi Graf
Runner-up   United States Martina Navratilova
Final score   6–4, 4–6, 8–6
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    −45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  

Chris Evert was the defending champion, but she lost in the semifinals to World No. 1 Martina Navratilova.[1]

World No. 2 Steffi Graf defeated Navratilova, 6–4, 4–6, 8–6, in the final to win her first Grand Slam title.

This tournament also saw another first, with a Grand Slam debut from future World No. 1 and French Open Champion Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.

Seeds[edit]

  1. United States Martina Navratilova (Final)
  2. West Germany Steffi Graf (Champion)
  3. United States Chris Evert (Semifinals)
  4. Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková (Second Round)
  5. Czechoslovakia Helena Suková (Fourth Round)
  6. Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva (Quarterfinals)
  7. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (Semifinals)
  8. West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Quarterfinals)
  9. United States Lori McNeil (First Round)
  10. United States Kathy Rinaldi (Third Round)
  11. Sweden Catarina Lindqvist (Second Round)
  12. Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva (Fourth round)
  13. United States Mary Joe Fernández (Second Round)
  14. Italy Raffaella Reggi (Quarterfinals)
  15. West Germany Sylvia Hanika (Fourth Round)
  16. United States Melissa Gurney (First Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1  United States Martina Navratilova 6 6    
8  West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 1 2    
  1  United States Martina Navratilova 6 6    
  3  United States Chris Evert 2 2    
3  United States Chris Evert 6 6  
  14  Italy Raffaella Reggi 2 2    
    1  United States Martina Navratilova 4 6 6
  2  West Germany Steffi Graf 6 4 8
  7  Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6 6    
   Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4 0    
  7  Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 4 6 5
  2  West Germany Steffi Graf 6 4 7  
6  Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 4 1  
  2  West Germany Steffi Graf 6 6    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States M Navratilova 6 79
France C Tanvier 3 67 1 United States M Navratilova 6 2 6
Argentina A Villagran 6 6 Argentina A Villagran 0 6 2
United States J Mundel 0 4 1 United States M Navratilova 6 6
France A Dechaume 3 6 3 Austria P Huber 1 1
France L Van Hille 6 1 6 France L Van Hille 3 1
Austria P Huber 7 7 Austria P Huber 6 6
United States G Kim 5 5 1 United States M Navratilova 6 6
Netherlands M Bollegraf 6 6 15 West Germany S Hanika 0 2
Netherlands N Jagerman 3 3 Netherlands M Bollegraf 4 6 3
Italy L Garrone 6 6 Italy L Garrone 6 2 6
United States A-M Fernandez 1 2 Italy L Garrone 4 3
Switzerland L Drescher 6 0 1 15 West Germany S Hanika 6 6
Argentina M Perez-Roldan 0 6 6 Argentina M Perez-Roldan 2 4
Brazil N Dias 2 1 15 West Germany S Hanika 6 6
15 West Germany S Hanika 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 United States K Rinaldi 6 6
United States V Nelson-Dunbar 2 1 10 United States K Rinaldi 3 6 7
France J Halard 5 77 6 France J Halard 6 1 5
Q Czechoslovakia H Fukarková 7 65 2 10 United States K Rinaldi 1 3
West Germany I Cueto 6 6 France N Tauziat 6 6
Brazil P Medrado 3 2 West Germany I Cueto 2 6 3
France N Tauziat 7 3 6 France N Tauziat 6 0 6
Australia J Byrne 5 6 3 France N Tauziat 1 6 0
Canada C Bassett 6 6 8 West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 6 3 6
Japan A Kijimuta 1 3 Canada C Bassett 6 63 6
Czechoslovakia R Maršíková 4 6 6 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková 2 77 3
United States B Bowes 6 3 2 Canada C Bassett 5 3
Poland I Kuczyńska 6 6 8 West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 7 6
United States M Van Nostrand 1 3 Poland I Kuczyńska 2 2
Hong Kong P Hy 2 3 8 West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6
8 West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 United States C Evert 6 6
West Germany E Pfaff 1 3 3 United States C Evert 6 7
Argentina P Tarabini 2 5 France I Demongeot 3 5
France I Demongeot 6 7 3 United States C Evert 6 6
Belgium A Devries 4 4 Switzerland E Krapl 2 0
Switzerland E Krapl 6 6 Switzerland E Krapl 7 5 6
Romania V Ruzici 6 6 Romania V Ruzici 5 7 4
Czechoslovakia K Böhmová 3 2 3 United States C Evert 6 6
France S Niox-Chateau 2 6 6 12 Bulgaria K Maleeva 3 1
France E Derly 6 4 2 France S Niox-Chateau 4 3
United States K Gompert 64 6 8 United States K Gompert 6 6
South Africa E Reinach 77 3 6 United States K Gompert 66 1
France M-C Calleja 0 0 12 Bulgaria K Maleeva 78 6
Argentina B Fulco 6 6 Argentina B Fulco 3 6 4
Q United States P Barg 2 1 12 Bulgaria K Maleeva 6 2 6
12 Bulgaria K Maleeva 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Italy R Reggi 6 6
LL West Germany C Singer 4 1 14 Italy R Reggi 6 6
Peru L Gildemeister 2 4 United Kingdom S Gomer 3 3
United Kingdom S Gomer 6 6 14 Italy R Reggi 7 6
West Germany W Probst 3 0 Australia A Minter 5 2
Australia A Minter 6 6 Australia A Minter 77 6
Japan E Okagawa 2 1 United States S Sloane 63 4
United States S Sloane 6 6 14 Italy R Reggi 6 4 6
France C Suire 3 7 6 5 Czechoslovakia H Suková 3 6 2
France P Etchemendy 6 5 1 France G Suire 77 3 0
Soviet Union N Zvereva 6 6 Soviet Union N Zvereva 63 6 6
Netherlands M Mesker 2 3 Soviet Union N Zvereva 1 3
United States G Magers 6 6 5 Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 6
United States D Spence 2 3 United States G Magers 3 1
South Africa D Van Rensburg 1 1 5 Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 6
5 Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Argentina G Sabatini 6 6
LL Netherlands M van der Torre 0 2 7 Argentina G Sabatini 6 6
LL Sweden K Karlsson 6 5 0 Q Italy L Ferrando 2 4
Q Italy L Ferrando 2 7 6 7 Argentina G Sabatini 6 2 6
United States C Benjamin 7 6 United States C Benjamin 0 6 2
United States T Mochizuki 5 3 United States C Benjamin 6 6
United States M Werdel 2 4 France M Laval 0 2
France M Laval 6 6 7 Argentina G Sabatini 6 6
United States T Phelps 6 0 6 Q South Africa K Schimper 4 1
Q Czechoslovakia R Rajchrtová 3 6 4 United States T Phelps 6 6
Austria J Wiesner 6 6 Austria J Wiesner 3 3
Australia E Smylie 2 2 United States T Phelps 79 2 2
Sweden M Lindström 63 2 Q South Africa K Schimper 67 6 6
Q South Africa K Schimper 77 6 Q South Africa K Schimper 4 6 6
United States L Bonder 6 6 United States L Bonder 6 3 4
9 United States L McNeil 3 3

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 United States M Gurney 4 2
Australia N Provis 6 6 Australia N Provis 4 4
United States S Mascarin 2 4 Austria B Paulus 6 6
Austria B Paulus 6 6 Austria B Paulus 4 2
United Kingdom A Croft 6 3 1 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
West Germany G Dinu 2 6 6 West Germany G Dinu 0 2
United States E Burgin 5 3 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Spain A Sánchez Vicario 7 6 Spain A Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Australia E Minter 5 3 Sweden C Karlsson 1 4
Sweden C Karlsson 7 6 Sweden C Karlsson 6 3 9
West Germany C Porwik 77 6 West Germany C Porwik 4 6 7
Italy F Bonsignori 64 4 Sweden C Karlsson 6 4 7
France N Herreman 6 6 France N Herreman 3 6 5
Australia L Field 4 2 France N Herreman 6 77
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 0 0 4 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 4 65
4 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Bulgaria M Maleeva 3 6 6
Italy A-M Cecchini 6 3 3 6 Bulgaria M Maleeva 6 6
United States T Holladay 2 3 Australia D Balestrat 2 0
Australia D Balestrat 6 6 6 Bulgaria M Maleeva 5 6 6
United States B Herr 2 4 Q Belgium S Wasserman 7 3 1
United States G Fernández 6 6 United States G Fernández 3 2
Netherlands H Ter Riet 1 1 Q Belgium S Wasserman 6 6
Q Belgium S Wasserman 6 6 6 Bulgaria M Maleeva 78 6
United States S Walsh-Pete 2 3 United States S Rehe 66 1
Greece A Kanellopoulou 6 6 Greece A Kanellopoulou 6 0 6
South Africa R Fairbank 2 3 United States H Cioffi 1 6 3
United States H Cioffi 6 6 Greece A Kanellopoulou 63 3
United States S Rehe 6 6 United States S Rehe 77 6
United States A Henricksson 3 2 United States S Rehe 77 1 6
United States K Horvath 6 0 2 13 United States M J Fernández 64 6 4
13 United States M J Fernández 4 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Sweden C Lindqvist 6 77
Argentina M Paz 0 65 11 Sweden C Lindqvist 5 5
West Germany S Meier 6 0 2 Canada H Kelesi 7 7
Canada H Kelesi 2 6 6 Canada H Kelesi 6 6
Denmark T Scheuer-Larsen 7 6 United States M Torres 1 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Goleš 5 2 Denmark T Scheuer-Larsen 6 4 3
Japan K Okamoto 61 0 United States M Torres 4 6 6
United States M Torres 77 6 Canada H Kelesi 63 2
Italy C Nozzoli 4 1 2 West Germany S Graf 77 6
Q Czechoslovakia R Zrubáková 6 6 Q Czechoslovakia R Zrubáková 3 6 4
Czechoslovakia J Novotná 6 6 Czechoslovakia J Novotná 6 4 6
United Kingdom J Durie 3 1 Czechoslovakia J Novotná 0 1
Czechoslovakia I Budařová 710 6 2 West Germany S Graf 6 6
LL Brazil G Miró 68 3 Czechoslovakia I Budařová 1 1
Switzerland C Cserepy 1 1 2 West Germany S Graf 6 6
2 West Germany S Graf 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 397. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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