1988 French Open – Women's Singles

1988 French Open – Women's Singles

1988 French Open
Champion   Steffi Graf
Runner-up   Natasha Zvereva
Final score   6–0, 6–0
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  
French Open
 < 1987 1989 > 

Steffi Graf was the defending champion, and she successfully defended her title by defeating Natalia Zvereva, 6–0, 6–0, in the final.[1] The match lasted only 32 minutes, the shortest Grand Slam final of the Open Era, and the second ever double bagel after the 1911 Wimbledon singles final between Dorothea Lambert Chambers and Dora Boothby.

Graf recorded a total of six 6–0 sets during her seven matches, and was her second step to complete the first and so far only Calendar Year Golden Slam. Also of note is that this was the first grand slam final not to be contested by either Martina Navratilova or Chris Evert since the 1981 French Open.

This tournament was the first Grand Slam to feature future Wimbledon Champion and French Open finalist Conchita Martínez.

Seeds

  1. Steffi Graf (Champion)
  2. Martina Navratilova (Fourth Round)
  3. Chris Evert (Third Round)
  4. Gabriela Sabatini (Semifinals)
  5. Manuela Maleeva (Third Round)
  6. Helena Suková (Quarterfinals)
  7. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Third Round)
  8. Hana Mandlíková (Second Round)
  9. Lori McNeil (Third Round)
  10. Zina Garrison (Fourth Round)
  11. Katerina Maleeva (First Round)
  12. Raffaella Reggi (Second Round)
  13. Natasha Zvereva (Final)
  14. Anna-Maria Cecchini (Third Round)
  15. Sylvia Hanika (Fourth Round)
  16. Mary Joe Fernandez (Withdrew before event)

Draw

Key

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                       
  1   Steffi Graf 6 6    
    Bettina Fulco 0 1    
  1   Steffi Graf 6 77    
  4   Gabriela Sabatini 3 63    
4   Gabriela Sabatini 4 6 6
      Helen Kelesi 6 1 3  
    1   Steffi Graf 6 6  
  13   Natasha Zvereva 0 0  
      Nicole Provis 7 3 6  
    Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 5 6 4  
      Nicole Provis 3 77 5
  13   Natasha Zvereva 6 63 7  
6   Helena Suková 2 3  
  13   Natasha Zvereva 6 6    

Top Half

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1   S Graf 6 6    
WC   N Guerree-Spitzer 0 4       1   S Graf 6 6    
  N Sodupe 3 3       R Reis 1 0    
  R Reis 6 6         1   S Graf 6 6    
  E Pfaff 6 6           S Sloane 0 1    
  A Frazier 3 2         E Pfaff 3 6 3
  C Benjamin 2 6 1     S Sloane 6 3 6  
  S Sloane 6 0 6       1   S Graf 6 6  
  P Paradis 1 6 4         N Tauziat 1 3  
  J Byrne 6 1 6       J Byrne 7 77    
  K Rinaldi 6 5 5     D Van Rensburg 5 63    
  D Van Rensburg 4 7 7         J Byrne 5 2  
  N Tauziat 6 6           N Tauziat 7 6    
  M Bollegraf 3 2         N Tauziat 6 6  
  H Cioffi 0 4     LL   L Corsato 3 0    
LL   L Corsato 6 6    

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9   L McNeil 6 6    
  E Hakami 3 2       9   L McNeil 6 4 6  
  C Jolissaint 65 6 6     C Jolissaint 1 6 2  
  C Casale 77 1 1       9   L McNeil 6 3 1  
  T Scheuer-Larsen 6 6         Q   C Martínez 1 6 6  
  C Suire 3 2         T Scheuer-Larsen 2 0  
Q   C Martínez 6 6     Q   C Martínez 6 6    
  A Dechaume 0 2         Q   C Martínez 2 4  
  R Zrubáková 6 6           B Fulco 6 6  
  M Javer 0 0         R Zrubáková 6 6    
  P Tarabini 1 6 6     P Tarabini 4 4    
  J Novotná 6 3 2         R Zrubáková 2 1  
  B Fulco 6 6           B Fulco 6 6    
Q   M-C Damas 0 2         B Fulco 6 6  
  E Minter 2 1     8   H Mandlíková 4 3    
8   H Mandlíková 6 6    

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4   G Sabatini 6 7    
WC   M Laval 1 5       4   G Sabatini 6 6    
  M Lindström 77 3 1     K Schimper 3 0    
  K Schimper 64 6 6       4   G Sabatini 6 6    
  M Louie-Harper 1 6 6         M Yanagi 3 0    
  L Bonder 6 3 4       M Louie-Harper 6 1 2
  M Jaggard 3 3       M Yanagi 4 6 6  
  M Yanagi 6 6         4   G Sabatini 6 6  
  M Perez-Roldan 77 4 6         B Schultz 4 1  
  S Mascarin 62 6 4       M Perez-Roldan w/o      
  B Schultz 7 6       B Schultz        
  S Wasserman 5 0           B Schultz 6 7  
  R Fairbank 63 63         14   A-M Cecchini 4 5    
Q   J Pospíšilová 77 77       Q   J Pospíšilová 1 0  
  K Okamoto 1 3     14   A-M Cecchini 6 6    
14   A-M Cecchini 6 6    

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
12   R Reggi 6 6    
  S Goleš 4 2       12   R Reggi 6 1 3  
  C Singer 6 2 2   Q   M Strandlund 3 6 6  
Q   M Strandlund 1 6 6       Q   M Strandlund 6 1 3  
  M Mesker 3 1         LL   N Jagerman 4 6 6  
LL   N Jagerman 6 6       LL   N Jagerman 77 77  
  G Miró 3 2       J Halard 65 62    
  J Halard 6 6         LL   N Jagerman 2 1  
WC   M-C Calleja 6 2 4         H Kelesi 6 6  
  H Kelesi 4 6 6       H Kelesi 6 6    
  N Herreman 2 2       A Holikova 2 2    
  A Holikova 6 6           H Kelesi 6 6  
  K Horvath 2 6 3       5   M Maleeva 4 2    
  L Ferrando 6 2 6       L Ferrando 0 2  
  P Huber 3 1     5   M Maleeva 6 6    
5   M Maleeva 6 6    

Bottom Half

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6    
  A Kanellopoulou 2 4       7   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 6    
  F Bonsignori 5 6 6     F Bonsignori 4 0    
  H Na 7 4 3       7   C Kohde-Kilsch 6 4 5  
WC   S Niox-Chateau 0 3           N Provis 1 6 7  
  N Provis 6 6         N Provis 5 6 6
  R Maršíková 2 2     WC   E Derly 7 3 1  
WC   E Derly 6 6           N Provis 77 77  
Q   S Hack 4 1         15   S Hanika 61 64  
  W Probst 6 6         W Probst 4 1    
  A Kijimuta 4 6 6     I Demongeot 6 6    
  I Demongeot 6 3 2         I Demongeot 6 5 4
WC   K Quentrec 6 3 3       15   S Hanika 3 7 6  
  A Villagran 2 6 6     WC   K Quentrec 7 2 2
  C Porwik 1 3     15   S Hanika 5 6 6  
15   S Hanika 6 6    

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11   K Maleeva 4 5    
  C Tanvier 6 7         C Tanvier 6 6    
  H Witvoet 78 6       H Witvoet 1 1    
Q   A Tiezzi 66 3           C Tanvier 3 6 6  
  T Phelps 63 2           E Reinach 6 4 3  
  J Durie 77 6         J Durie 1 4  
  C Bassett-Seguso 3 0       E Reinach 6 6    
  E Reinach 6 6           C Tanvier 2 0  
  S Meier 6 6           A Sánchez Vicario 6 6  
  A Minter 1 3         S Meier 5 0    
  I Kuczyńska 2 0       A Sánchez Vicario 7 6    
  A Sánchez Vicario 6 6           A Sánchez Vicario 6 77  
Q   B Romano 6 6         3   C Evert 1 64    
Q   J Jonerup 2 0       Q   B Romano 5 2  
  J Wiesner 1 4     3   C Evert 7 6    
3   C Evert 6 6    

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6   J Suková 6 6    
  I Cueto 2 0       6   H Suková 6 6    
LL   S Appelmans 6 64 6   LL   S Appelmans 1 4    
  E Burgin 4 77 0       6   H Suková 6 6    
  C Lindqvist 7 4 3         M Paz 4 4    
  M Paz 5 6 6       M Paz 77 6  
  D Faber 6 6       D Faber 64 4    
WC   C Mothes-Jobkel 0 4         6   H Suková 6 6  
  K Adams 5 6 3       10   Z Garrison 1 2  
  L Garrone 7 1 6       L Garrone 1 6 4  
  M Torres 6 6       M Torres 6 2 6  
  N Bykova 1 2           M Torres 1 1  
  N Dias 78 3 5       10   Z Garrison 6 6    
  I Budařová 66 6 7       I Budařová 0 77 2
  S Rehe 2 6 1   10   Z Garrison 6 64 6  
10   Z Garrison 6 4 6  

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13   N Zvereva 77 6    
  L Golarsa 65 0       13   N Zvereva 6 6    
  C Christian 1 6 1     L Field 2 0    
  L Field 6 4 6       13   N Zvereva 6 6    
  S Auer 5 5           M Gurney 0 4    
  M Gurney 7 7         M Gurney 2 6 7
WC   N van Lottum 7 6     WC   N van Lottum 6 2 5  
  C Cohen 5 3         13   N Zvereva 6 77  
LL   C Wood 1 63         2   M Navratilova 3 65  
  B Paulus 6 77         B Paulus 6 6    
  E Krapl 3 6 5     A Devries 3 2    
  A Devries 6 4 7         B Paulus 2 2  
  H Ter Riet 6 7         2   M Navratilova 6 6    
  B Herr 0 5         H Ter Riet 1 0 r
  P Medrado 0 3     2   M Navratilova 6 2    
2   M Navratilova 6 6    

References

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

External links

  • 1988 French Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw