1989 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1989 Wimbledon Championships
Champion West Germany Steffi Graf
Runner-up United States Martina Navratilova
Final score 6–2, 6–7, 6–1
Details
Draw 128 (8Q / 8WC)
Seeds 16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
← 1988 · Wimbledon Championships · 1990 →

Steffi Graf defeated Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–7, 6–1 in the final to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1989 Wimbledon Championships. In her final appearance Chris Evert who was beaten by Graff in the semi-finals, would reach her 52 Grand Slam semi-final an Open Era record. She would only fail to reach the semi-finals 4 times during her career (52 semi-finals of 56 Grand Slams played). She would make the semi-final 17 times, missing just once (1983), in 18 Wimbledon's contested.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Steffi Graf is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. West Germany Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2. United States Martina Navratilova (Finalist)
  3. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (Second round)
  4. United States Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Zina Garrison (Second round)
  6. Czechoslovakia Helena Suková (Fourth round)
  7. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United States Pam Shriver (Third round)
  1. Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva (Third round)
  2. Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná (Fourth round)
  3. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles (Fourth round)
  4. United States Mary Joe Fernández (Fourth round)
  5. Canada Helen Kelesi (First round)
  6. Australia Hana Mandlíková (Fourth round)
  7. United States Lori McNeil (Fourth round)
  8. United States Susan Sloane (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
1 West Germany Steffi Graf 7 6
7 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 5 1
1 West Germany Steffi Graf 6 6
4 United States Chris Evert 2 1
4 United States Chris Evert 6 2 7
  Italy Laura Golarsa 3 6 5
1 West Germany Steffi Graf 6 6 6
2 United States Martina Navratilova 2 7 1
  Sweden Catarina Lindqvist 7 7
  South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer 5 5
  Sweden Catarina Lindqvist 6 2
2 United States Martina Navratilova 7 6
  United States Gretchen Magers 1 2
2 United States Martina Navratilova 6 6

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 West Germany Graf 6 6
WC United Kingdom Salmon 1 2 1 West Germany Graf 6 6
United States Kessaris 1 6 6 United States Kessaris 2 1
France Herreman 6 4 3 1 West Germany Graf 6 6
France Quentrec 6 6 Australia Minter 1 3
West Germany Hanika 4 2 France Quentrec 2 0
Australia Minter 6 6 Australia Minter 6 6
United States Van Nostrand 0 0 1 West Germany Graf 6 6
United States Phelps 3 6 6 11 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles 0 1
Poland Kuczyńska 6 4 3 United States Phelps 6 5
Czechoslovakia Sviglerova 6 6 Czechoslovakia Sviglerova 7 7
United States Ludloff 3 2 Czechoslovakia Sviglerova 4 3
West Germany Porwik 4 6 6 11 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles 6 6
United States Herr 6 4 3 West Germany Porwik 2 4
11 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles 7 1 6 11 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles 6 6
Netherlands Schultz 6 6 4

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 United States McNeil 6 6
Netherlands Jagerman 3 1 15 United States McNeil 6 6
West Germany Pawlik 7 6 West Germany Pawlik 1 3
United States Bowes 6 3 15 United States McNeil 5 6 6
WC Australia Turnbull 6 6 Austria Wiesner 7 2 4
France Paradis 4 1 WC Australia Turnbull 4 5
Austria Wiesner 7 6 Austria Wiesner 6 7
United States Grossman 6 4 15 United States McNeil 3 6 1
Q France Amiach 6 5 6 7 Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 2 6
WC United Kingdom Grunfeld 4 7 4 Q France Amiach 6 4
Italy Reggi 6 6 Italy Reggi 7 6
Czechoslovakia Langrová 4 0 Italy Reggi 6 3 5
France Halard 7 7 7 Spain Sánchez Vicario 4 6 7
Czechoslovakia Rajchrtová 5 5 France Halard 4 3
7 Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 7 7 Spain Sánchez Vicario 6 6
Czechoslovakia Pospíšilová 2 5

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 United States Evert 6 6
United States Louie-Harper 1 1 4 United States Evert 7 6
United States Na 6 6 United States Na 5 3
United States McGrath 4 1 4 United States Evert 6 6
WC United Kingdom Hobbs 6 6 6 WC United Kingdom Hobbs 4 1
Q Australia Jaggard 7 4 4 WC United Kingdom Hobbs 5 6 6
LL Brazil Miró 6 6 LL Brazil Miró 7 2 4
South Africa Reinach 1 3 4 United States Evert 6 6
WC United Kingdom Wood 6 6 United States Fendick 2 2
Q Australia Morton 0 2 WC United Kingdom Wood 1 1
United States Fendick 6 7 United States Fendick 6 6
Q United States Smoller 3 5 United States Fendick 2 6 6
Belgium Devries 6 6 6 United States Stafford 6 1 3
United States Fernández 7 4 4 Belgium Devries 6 5
United States Stafford 7 7 United States Stafford 7 7
13 Canada Kelesi 6 5

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Czechoslovakia Novotná 6 6
Canada Simpson 2 1 10 Czechoslovakia Novotná 6 3 6
United States Burgin 6 3 6 United States Burgin 4 6 2
United States Hakami 4 6 2 10 Czechoslovakia Novotná 6 6
United States Cunningham 6 6 United States Adams 4 1
LL United States Graham 4 4 United States Cunningham 1 2
United States Adams 7 6 United States Adams 6 6
South Africa Coetzer 5 3 10 Czechoslovakia Novotná 6 6 4
Italy Golarsa 6 6 Italy Golarsa 7 2 6
Argentina Paz 4 1 Italy Golarsa 6 4 6
Sweden Strandlund 6 3 6 Sweden Strandlund 4 6 1
United States Nagelsen 4 6 3 Italy Golarsa 6 7
Australia Field 6 3 8 Australia Field 4 6
Italy Ferrando 4 6 6 Australia Field 1 6 7
5 United States Garrison 6 6 5 United States Garrison 6 2 5
Q Japan Date 1 2

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Czechoslovakia Suková 6 6
United Kingdom Javer 4 4 6 Czechoslovakia Suková 6 6
South Africa Van Rensburg 6 6 South Africa Van Rensburg 3 3
Switzerland Krapl 3 1 6 Czechoslovakia Suková 4 6 6
United States Henricksson 6 7 West Germany Kohde-Kilsch 6 3 3
United States Martin 3 6 United States Henricksson 4 1
West Germany Kohde-Kilsch 6 6 West Germany Kohde-Kilsch 6 6
France Tauziat 4 2 6 Czechoslovakia Suková 4 6
France Demongeot 6 6 Sweden Lindqvist 6 7
France Guerree-Spitzer 1 3 France Demongeot 3 1
Sweden Lindqvist 6 6 Sweden Lindqvist 6 6
United States Macgregor 4 2 Sweden Lindqvist 7 4 6
West Germany Pfaff 6 6 9 Soviet Union Zvereva 6 6 4
United States White 4 3 West Germany Pfaff 2 3
9 Soviet Union Zvereva 6 6 6 9 Soviet Union Zvereva 6 6
United States Reis 7 2 0

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 United States Fernández 6 7
United States Daniels 4 5 12 United States Fernández 6 6
United States Allen 7 6 United States Allen 4 1
West Germany Meier 6 2 12 United States Fernández 4 6 6
France Tanvier 6 6 France Tanvier 6 2 4
Japan Nishiya 2 3 France Tanvier 6 6
United States Frazier 6 6 United States Frazier 3 1
WC United Kingdom Simpkin 2 4 12 United States Fernández 4 6 0
Denmark Scheuer-Larsen 6 6 South Africa Fairbank-Nideffer 6 2 6
Japan Yanagi 1 1 Denmark Scheuer-Larsen 1 7 1
Australia Smylie 6 6 Australia Smylie 6 6 6
Australia Byrne 4 0 Australia Smylie 3 3
South Africa Fairbank-Nideffer 6 6 South Africa Fairbank-Nideffer 6 6
New Zealand Richardson 4 3 South Africa Fairbank-Nideffer 6 6
3 Argentina Sabatini 6 6 3 Argentina Sabatini 4 3
Australia Balestrat 1 0

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 United States Shriver 6 6
Q Netherlands Bakkum 2 1 8 United States Shriver 6 3 8
United Kingdom Gomer 6 6 United Kingdom Gomer 4 6 6
United States Eldredge 3 2 8 United States Shriver 6 2 10
WC United Kingdom Lake 7 3 6 United States Magers 2 6 12
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goleš 6 6 1 WC United Kingdom Lake 2 3
United States Magers 7 6 United States Magers 6 6
Netherlands Bollegraf 6 4 United States Magers 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Budařová 6 3 6 Australia Faull 7 1 0
Japan Okamoto 4 6 4 Czechoslovakia Budařová 3 0
Australia Faull 4 6 8 Australia Faull 6 6
United States Rinaldi 6 2 6 Australia Faull 6 7
Peru Gildemeister 6 6 Peru Gildemeister 3 6
WC United Kingdom Smith 4 2 Peru Gildemeister 6 7
16 United States Sloane 6 6 16 United States Sloane 3 5
Q United States Collins 4 0

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Australia Mandlíková 7 6
Czechoslovakia Zrubáková 5 3 14 Australia Mandlíková 6 6
LL France Suire 1 7 6 LL France Suire 1 4
Japan Kijimuta 6 5 1 14 Australia Mandlíková 6 6
United States Faber 6 2 6 United States Faber 2 4
Soviet Union Savchenko 1 6 2 United States Faber 7 4
Australia Tremelling 6 4 8 Australia Tremelling 6 1 r.
South Africa Schimper 1 6 6 14 Australia Mandlíková 3 2
Australia Provis 7 7 2 United States Navratilova 6 6
United States Benjamin 6 6 Australia Provis 3 6 6
United States White 7 1 6 United States White 6 3 3
Japan Inoue 5 6 2 Australia Provis 0 3
Q Australia Radford 6 7 2 United States Navratilova 6 6
Hungary Temesvári-Trunkos 3 6 Q Australia Radford 6 3 3
2 United States Navratilova 6 6 2 United States Navratilova 3 6 6
Canada Hetherington 3 2

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1989 French Open – Women's Singles
Grand Slams
Women's Singles
Succeeded by
1989 US Open – Women's Singles