The Olympic Park Tennis Centre was chosen to host the event in Seoul. The Centre has 14 courts, with the main stadium able to hold 10,000 people. The Centre has hosted many Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties and all the matches were played on hard surface (Neodex).
In the women’s singles, Germany’s Steffi Graf won her first Gold medal, although she had already won the event in 1984, unfortunately it was not a medal sport at the time. She beat Argentine Gabriela Sabatini in the final 63 63. This was the year in which Steffi Graf won the Calendar Year Golden Slam, where she won all four Grand Slam events and won Gold at the Olympic Games. This incredible feat has never been repeated.
In the men’s singles competition, Miloslav Mecir of the Slovak Republic fought back after dropping the first set to beat American Tim Mayotte 36 62 64 62.
The doubles competitions made a return after not appearing in the Los Angeles games and did not disappoint. The top two seeds went head-to-head in the men’s singles, with Ken Flach and Robert Seguso of the USA taking on the Spanish team of Sergio Casal and Emilio Sanchez in a thrilling five-setter, the Americans eventually running out 63 64 67(5) 67(1) 97.
The USA won the women’s doubles as well as top seeds Zina Garrison and Pam Shriver took on No. 3 seeds Jana Novotna and Helena Sukove of Czechoslovakia in another match that went the full distance, the Americans clinching it 46 62 108.
- Gold: Miloslav Mecir (TCH)
- Silver: Timothy Mayotte (USA)
- Bronze: Stefan Edberg (SWE) and Brad Gilbert (USA)
- Gold: Ken Flach / Robert Seguso (USA)
- Silver: Sergio Casal / Emilio Sanchez (ESP)
- Bronze: Stefan Edberg / Anders Jarryd (SWE) and Miloslav Mecir / Milan Srejber (TCH)
- Gold: Steffi Graf (GER)
- Silver: Gabriela Sabatini (ARG)
- Bronze: Zina Garrison (USA) and Manuela Maleeva (BUL)
- Gold: Zina Garrison / Pam Shriver (USA)
- Silver: Jana Novotna / Helena Sukova (TCH)
- Bronze: Steffi Graf / Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) and Elizabeth Smylie / Wendy Turnbull (AUS)