1988 Suntory Japan Open Tennis Championships – Women's Doubles

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Women's Doubles
1988 Suntory Japan Open Tennis Championships
1987 champions United States Kathy Jordan
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Champions United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
Runners-up United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Gerken
Final score 6–1, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women

Kathy Jordan and Betsy Nagelsen were the defending champions but only Nagelsen competed that year with Elizabeth Smylie.

Nagelsen and Smylie lost in the quarterfinals to Lea Antonoplis and Barbara Gerken.

Gigi Fernández and Betsy Nagelsen won in the final 6–1, 6–4 against Antonoplis and Gerken.

Seeds[edit]

Champion seeds are indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which those seeds were eliminated.

  1. United States Betsy Nagelsen / Australia Elizabeth Smylie (Quarterfinals)
  2. United States Gigi Fernández / United States Robin White (Champions)
  3. Soviet Union Leila Meskhi / Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko (Semifinals)
  4. Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko / Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva (Semifinals)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
1 United States B Nagelsen
Australia E Smylie
6 6  
  Japan E Iida
Japan A Nishiya
2 3   1 United States B Nagelsen
Australia E Smylie
3 6  
  United States L Antonoplis
United States B Gerken
6 6     United States L Antonoplis
United States B Gerken
6 7  
  Australia A Minter
United States M Van Nostrand
4 2     United States L Antonoplis
United States B Gerken
6 7  
3 Soviet Union L Meskhi
Soviet Union S Parkhomenko
6 6   3 Soviet Union L Meskhi
Soviet Union S Parkhomenko
3 5  
  Belgium A Devries
West Germany S Meier
2 0   3 Soviet Union L Meskhi
Soviet Union S Parkohomenko
6 6  
  Netherlands S Schilder
Netherlands H Witvoet
6 6     Netherlands S Schilder
Netherlands H Witvoet
1 3  
  Sweden J Jonerup
Sweden C Lindqvist
3 4     United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Gerken
1 4  
  United Kingdom J Salmon
Netherlands B Schultz
7 6 7 2 United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
6 6  
  Japan K Okamoto
Japan N Sato
6 7 6   United Kingdom J Salmon
Netherlands B Schultz
3 2  
  Japan A Kijimuta
Hong Kong P Moreno
4 1   4 Soviet Union L Savchenko
Soviet Union N Zvereva
6 6  
4 Soviet Union L Savchenko
Soviet Union N Zvereva
6 6   4 Soviet Union L Savchenko
Soviet Union N Zvereva
6 6 5
  United States P Fendick
United States A Henricksson
6 2 3 2 United States G Fernández
United States R White
7 1 7
  New Zealand B Cordwell
New Zealand J Richardson
2 6 6   New Zealand B Cordwell
New Zealand J Richardson
6 6 4
  Soviet Union N Bykova
Soviet Union N Medvedeva
2 1   2 United States G Fernández
United States R White
4 7 6
2 United States G Fernández
United States R White
6 6  

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