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Doubles, Women

Date24 – 30 September 1988
StatusOlympic
LocationTe-ni-seu-jang, Ol-lim-pik Gong-won, Seoul
Participants28 from 14 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

Pam Shriver was one the great doubles players ever, though she was best known for her success partnering Martina Navratilova to 21 Grand Slam doubles titles. Shriver also won three Grand Slam doubles titles with other partners. Zina Garrison was also a top doubles player, winning 20 titles on the ladies’ tour, and three Grand Slam mixed doubles, but this would be her only championship with Shriver. In the final, they faced the Czech pair of Jana Novotná and Helena Suková, and the match went into a long third set, the Americans prevailing, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Pam Shriver / Zina GarrisonUSAGold
2Jana Novotná / Helena SukováTCHSilver
=3Liz Smylie / Wendy TurnbullAUSBronze
=3Steffi Graf / Claudia Kohde-KilschFRGBronze
=5Nathalie Tauziat / Isabelle DemongeotFRA
=5Larisa Savčenko / Natasha ZveravaURS
=5Etsuko Inoue / Kumiko OkamotoJPN
=5Carling Bassett-Seguso / Jill HetheringtonCAN
=9Sara Gomer / Clare WoodGBR
=9Xóchitl Escobedo / Claudia HernándezMEX
=9Manuela Maleeva / Katerina MaleevaBUL
=9Sandra Cecchini / Raffaella ReggiITA
=9Kim Il-Sun / Lee Jeong-MyeongKOR
=9Gabriela Sabatini / Mercedes PazARG

Round One (24 September 1988)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Pam Shriver / Zina GarrisonUSA bye
Match #2 Nathalie Tauziat / Isabelle DemongeotFRA Sara Gomer / Clare WoodGBR 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
Match #3 Larisa Savčenko / Natasha ZveravaURS Xóchitl Escobedo / Claudia HernándezMEX 6-2, 6-1
Match #4 Liz Smylie / Wendy TurnbullAUS Katerina Maleeva / Manuela MaleevaBUL 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
Match #5 Etsuko Inoue / Kumiko OkamotoJPN Sandra Cecchini / Raffaella ReggiITA 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 8-6
Match #6 Jana Novotná / Helena SukováTCH Kim Il-Sun / Lee Jeong-MyeongKOR 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Match #7 Carling Bassett-Seguso / Jill HetheringtonCAN Gabriela Sabatini / Mercedes PazARG 7-6 (10-8), 5-7, 20-18
Match #8 Steffi Graf / Claudia Kohde-KilschFRG bye

Quarter-Finals (26 September 1988)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Pam Shriver / Zina GarrisonUSA Nathalie Tauziat / Isabelle DemongeotFRA 7-5, 6-2
Match #2 Liz Smylie / Wendy TurnbullAUS Larisa Savčenko / Natasha ZveravaURS 6-3, 6-2
Match #3 Jana Novotná / Helena SukováTCH Etsuko Inoue / Kumiko OkamotoJPN 6-3, 6-2
Match #4 Steffi Graf / Claudia Kohde-KilschFRG Carling Bassett-Seguso / Jill HetheringtonCAN 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Semi-Finals (28 September 1988)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Pam Shriver / Zina GarrisonUSA Liz Smylie / Wendy TurnbullAUS 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Match #2 Jana Novotná / Helena SukováTCH Steffi Graf / Claudia Kohde-KilschFRG 7-5, 6-3

Final Round (30 September 1988 — 14:36)

Match 1/2 Pam Shriver / Zina GarrisonUSA Jana Novotná / Helena SukováTCH 4-6, 6-2, 10-8