1981 Australian Open

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1981 Australian Open
Date:   24 December 1981 - 3 January 1982
Edition:   70th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Melbourne, Australia
Venue:   Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Men's Singles
South Africa Johan Kriek
Women's Singles
United States Martina Navratilova
Men's Doubles
Australia Mark Edmondson / Australia Kim Warwick
Women's Doubles
United States Kathy Jordan / United States Anne Smith
Boys' Singles
Sweden Jörgen Windahl
Girls' Singles
Australia Anne Minter
Australian Open
 < 1980 1982 > 

The 1981 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in Victoria in Australia. It was the 70th edition of the Australian Open and was held from 24 December 1981 through 3 January 1982.

Seniors[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

South Africa Johan Kriek defeated United States Steve Denton, 6–2, 7–6(7–1), 6–7(1–7), 6–4

• It was Kriek's 1st career Grand Slam singles title.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova defeated United States Chris Evert-Lloyd, 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–5

• It was Navratilova's 3rd career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st title at the Australian Open.

Men's doubles[edit]

Australia Mark Edmondson / Australia Kim Warwick defeated United States Hank Pfister / United States John Sadri 6–3, 6–7, 6–3

• It was Edmondson's 2nd career Grand Slam doubles title and his 2nd title at the Australian Open.
• It was Warwick's 3rd career Grand Slam doubles title and his 3rd and last title at the Australian Open.

Women's doubles[edit]

United States Kathy Jordan / United States Anne Smith defeated United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver 6–2, 7–5

• It was Jordan's 4th career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st and only title at the Australian Open.
• It was Smith's 4th career Grand Slam doubles title and her 1st and only title at the Australian Open.

Mixed doubles[edit]

The competition was not held between 1970 and 1986.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

Sweden Jörgen Windahl defeated Australia Pat Cash 6–4, 6–4

Girls' Singles[edit]

Australia Anne Minter defeated France Corinne Vanier 6–4, 6–2

Boys' Doubles[edit]

The competition began in 1983.

Girls' Doubles[edit]

The competition began in 1983.

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1981 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1982 French Open