1988 French Open
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1988 French Open

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 92nd staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1988.


Men's singles

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

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 32[1] minutes.
  • It was Graf's 3rd career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd (consecutive) French Open title.

Men's doubles

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

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

Mixed doubles

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


Boys' singles

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

Girls' singles

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

Boys' doubles

Australia Jason Stoltenberg / Australia Todd Woodbridge defeated Italy Cristiano Caratti / Croatia Goran Ivani?evi?, 7-6, 7-5

Girls' doubles

France Alexia Dechaume / France Emmanuelle Derly defeated France Julie Halard / France Maïder Laval, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Prize money

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [2] 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.


  1. ^ Times, Robin Herman and Special To the New York. "TENNIS; Graf Shuts Out Zvereva to Gain French Open Title". Retrieved .
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1989). World of Tennis 1989. London: Willow Books. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-00-218311-6.

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Preceded by
1988 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by

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