1988 French Open

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1988 French Open
Date 23 May - 5 June
Edition 87th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Clay
Location Paris (XVIe), France
Venue Stade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
Sweden Mats Wilander
Women's Singles
West Germany Steffi Graf
Men's Doubles
Ecuador Andrés Gómez / Spain Emilio Sánchez Vicario
Women's Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
Mixed Doubles
United States Lori McNeil / Mexico Jorge Lozano
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The 1988 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament was held from 23 May until 5 June. It was the 87th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1988.


Men's singles[edit]

Sweden Mats Wilander defeated France Henri Leconte, 7–5, 6–2, 6–1

  • It was Wilander's 6th career Grand Slam title, and his 3rd (and last) French Open title.

Women's singles[edit]

West Germany Steffi Graf defeated Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic Natalia Zvereva, 6–0, 6–0

  • This was the shortest women's singles Grand Slam final in the Open Era; Graf won the match in 34[1] [2] [3]minutes.
  • It was Graf's 3rd career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd (consecutive) French Open title.

Men's doubles[edit]

Ecuador Andrés Gómez / Spain Emilio Sánchez Vicario defeated Australia John Fitzgerald / Sweden Anders Järryd, 6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver defeated West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Czechoslovakia Helena Suková, 6–2, 7–5

Mixed doubles[edit]

United States Lori McNeil / Mexico Jorge Lozano defeated Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy / Netherlands Michiel Schapers, 7–5, 6–2


Boys' singles[edit]

Venezuela Nicolas Pereira defeated Sweden Magnus Larsson, 7–6, 6–3

Girls' singles[edit]

France Julie Halard defeated United States Andrea Farley, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5

Boys' doubles[edit]

Australia Jason Stoltenberg / Australia Todd Woodbridge defeated Italy Cristiano Caratti / Croatia Goran Ivanišević, 7–6, 7–5

Girls' doubles[edit]

France Alexia Dechaume / France Emmanuelle Derly defeated France Julie Halard / France Maider Laval, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [4] Men FF1,500,240 FF750,120 FF375,060 FF190,030 FF100,019 FF56,009 FF33,015 FF20,123
Women FF1,436,390 FF731,700 FF362,440 FF183,450 FF89,850 FF46,330 FF24,540 FF12,750

Total prize money for the event was FF20,963,950.


External links[edit]

Preceded by
1988 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1988 Wimbledon Championships