1987 Lipton International Players Championships

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1987 Lipton International Players Championships
DateFebruary 23 – March 9
Edition3rd
SurfaceHard / outdoor
LocationKey Biscayne, Florida, U.S.
VenueTennis Center at Crandon Park
Champions
Men's Singles
Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Women's Singles
West Germany Steffi Graf
Men's Doubles
United States Paul Annacone / South Africa Christo van Rensburg
Women's Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Mixed Doubles
Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř / Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
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The 1987 Lipton International Players Championships was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 3rd edition of the Miami Masters and was part of the 1987 Nabisco Grand Prix and the 1987 Virginia Slims World Championship Series. The tournament moved from the previous venue in Boca West, Florida and took place at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida in the United States from February 23 through March 9, 1987.[1] Miloslav Mečíř and Steffi Graf won the singles titles.[2][3]

Finals[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř defeated Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7–5, 6–2, 7–5

  • It was Mečíř's 3rd title of the year and the 8th of his career.

Women's Singles[edit]

West Germany Steffi Graf defeated United States Chris Evert-Lloyd 6–1, 6–2

  • It was Graf's 2nd title of the year and the 10th of her career.

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Paul Annacone / South Africa Christo van Rensburg defeated United States Ken Flach / United States Robert Seguso 6–2, 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Annacone's 1st title of the year and the 8th of his career. It was van Rensburg's 1st title of the year and the 9th of his career. It was also the pair's 2nd victory in the doubles event, having won it at the inaugural tournament in 1985.

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver defeated West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 6–3, 7–6(8–6)

  • It was Navratilova's 2nd title of the year and the 241st of her career. It was Shriver's 2nd title of the year and the 93rd of her career. It was Navrátilová's 3rd title at the event, having previously won the singles and doubles events – the latter with Gigi Fernández – at the inaugural tournament in 1985.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Sarni (February 8, 1987). "Follow Bouncing Ball With This Tour Guide". Sun-Sentinel.
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1988). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1988. London: Willow Books. pp. 113, 184. ISBN 9780002182690.
  3. ^ Remmert, Richard A., ed. (1988). 1988 Women's International Tennis Association Media Guide. Miami: WITA. p. 336.

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