Week of December 28-January 3
December 28-January 3, Ariadne Women's Classic
, Brisbane, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Milton Tennis Center
Category 2 event
QF: Pam Shriver (US)  d. Claudia Porwik (Ger) 6-2 6-2
QF: Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Ger)  d. Manon Bollegreaf (Neth) 6-2 5-7 6-2
QF: Jana Novotna (Cz)  d. Sylvia Hanika (Ger)  7-6 (7-1) 6-1
QF: Patty Fendick (US) d. Pascale Paradis (Fra) 3-6 6-1 6-3
SF: Shriver  d. Kohde-Kilsch  6-4 6-0
SF: Novotna  d. Fendick 7-5 6-1
FI: Pam Shriver (US)  d. Jana Novotna (Cz)  7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4)
FI: Betsy Nagelson (US)/Pam Shriver (US)  d. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (Ger)/Helena Sukova (Cz)  2-6 7-5 6-2
Shriver wins the last ever Brisbane title on grass. The final was tight all the way. Czech doubles specialist Jana Novotna was oh so close to taking the first set. Up 6-2 in the tiebreak, she was called on a foot fault for the first time ever. She then double faulted. 2 thunderbolt Shriver serves got the top seed to 5-6. Before Jana could serve at 6-5 play was held up when a woman fainted in the crowd from the heat. Pammy won 3 consecutive points to take the set where neither woman had dropped serve.
By contrast set two was a break-fest. Jana was broken at 5-4 and 6-5 serving for the set. The American won the tiebreak with a forehand winner up the line. Dissapointed as Novotna was, this final is a sign of her becoming a force in singles.
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch put up no fight at all after the first set in a 6-4 6-0 defeat, "looking decidedly uninterested in second set proceedings".
1988 Worldof Tennis, pages 177-178