1981 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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1981 Australian Open
Champion   United States Martina Navratilova
Runner-up   United States Chris Evert
Final score   6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–5
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
Australian Open
 < 1980 1982 > 

Martina Navratilova defeated Chris Evert 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–5 in the final to win the Women's Singles title at the 1981 Australian Open.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Martina Navratilova is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Chris Evert (Finalist)
  2. United States Tracy Austin (Quarterfinalist)
  3. United States Martina Navratilova (Champion)
  4. United States Andrea Jaeger (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United States Pam Shriver (Semifinalist)
  7. Australia Wendy Turnbull (Semifinalist)
  1. Australia Evonne Cawley (Quarterfinalist)
  2. United States Barbara Potter (Second round)
  3. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec (Third round)
  4. Romania Virginia Ruzici (First round)
  5. West Germany Bettina Bunge (Third round)
  6. United Kingdom Sue Barker (Third round)
  7. United States Kathy Jordan (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  United States Chris Evert 6 7    
5  Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 4 5    
  1  United States Chris Evert 6 77    
  7  Australia Wendy Turnbull 4 61    
4  United States Andrea Jaeger 3 610  
  7  Australia Wendy Turnbull 6 712    
    1  United States Chris Evert 77 4 5
  3  United States Martina Navratilova 64 6 7
  8  Australia Evonne Cawley 3 1    
3  United States Martina Navratilova 6 6    
  3  United States Martina Navratilova 6 7  
  6  United States Pam Shriver 3 5    
6  United States Pam Shriver 7 77  
  2  United States Tracy Austin 5 64    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  United States C Evert 6 6    
 United States B Gadusek 6 6        United States B Gadusek 2 1    
 Australia D Fromholtz 3 1         1  United States C Evert 6 6    
 Netherlands B Stöve 6 6          United States C Reynolds 4 2    
Q  West Germany H Lutten 2 4        Netherlands B Stöve 5 3  
 United States C Reynolds 6 6        United States C Reynolds 7 6    
 West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch 1 2         1  United States C Evert 6 7  
9  United States B Potter 6 6         5  Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 4 5  
Q  Czechoslovakia K Skronska 4 2       9  United States B Potter 4 3    
Q  Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 6       Q  Czechoslovakia H Suková 6 6    
 United States A Smith 4 1         Q  Czechoslovakia H Suková 2 1  
 United States N Yeargin 7 6         5  Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 6 6    
 United States P Smith 6 3        United States N Yeargin 2 3  
    5  Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková 6 6    
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    4  United States A Jaeger 6 6    
 United Kingdom A Hobbs 6 2 6      United Kingdom A Hobbs 3 1    
 Switzerland I Villiger 1 6 2       4  United States A Jaeger 6 7    
 West Germany E Pfaff 3 6 6       13  United Kingdom S Barker 4 5    
 United States R Casals 6 4 4      West Germany E Pfaff 3 6 2
 Australia A Minter 1 3       13  United Kingdom S Barker 6 1 6  
13  United Kingdom S Barker 6 6         4  United States A Jaeger 6 712  
12  West Germany B Bunge 6 6         7  Australia W Turnbull 3 610  
Q  Australia B Remilton 0 0       12  West Germany B Bunge 6 6    
 United States A Kiyomura 6 7        United States A Kiyomura 0 4    
 South Africa R Fairbank 2 5         12  West Germany B Bunge 6 2 1
 United States A White 6 6         7  Australia W Turnbull 3 6 6  
 France C Vanier 3 3        United States A White 2 6 3
    7  Australia W Turnbull 6 4 6  
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    8  Australia E Cawley 5 6 6  
 United States L Allen 6 6        United States L Allen 7 3 4  
Q  Australia K Gulley 1 2         8  Australia E Cawley 6 6    
 United States S Walsh 6 7         10  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 3 1    
 Hungary M Pinterova 1 5        United States S Walsh 6 2 3
 Australia N Gregory 3 3       10  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 4 6 6  
10  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec 6 6         8  Australia E Cawley 3 1  
14  United States K Jordan 4 6 6       3  United States M Navratilova 6 6  
 United States P Teeguarden 6 3 3     14  United States K Jordan 6 7    
 United States B Nagelsen 7 6        United States B Nagelsen 4 5    
 United States M-L Piatek 5 1         14  United States K Jordan 5 6 2
Q  Australia A Tobin 6 7         3  United States M Navratilova 7 3 6  
 United States S Acker 4 5       Q  Australia A Tobin 0 1  
    3  United States M Navratilova 6 6    
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    6  United States P Shriver 6 6    
 United States D Desfor 4 6 6      United States D Desfor 1 2    
 United States R Blount 6 1 1       6  United States P Shriver 6 6    
 United Kingdom J Durie 6 6          United Kingdom J Durie 3 2    
 United States B Hallquist 4 1        United Kingdom J Durie 6 7  
 United States L Antonoplis 6 6        United States L Antonoplis 0 6    
11  Romania V Ruzici 3 4         6  United States P Shriver 7 77  
 Canada M Blackwood 6 6         2  United States T Austin 5 64  
 West Germany R Tomanová 4 3        Canada M Blackwood 4 6 6  
 Australia S Saliba 6 3 7      Australia S Saliba 6 3 2  
Q  France C Tanvier 2 6 6        Canada M Blackwood 3 5  
 Australia S Leo 7 6         2  United States T Austin 6 7    
Q  United States K Steinmetz 6 4        Australia S Leo 1 1  
    2  United States T Austin 6 6    
 

See also[edit]

1981 Australian Open – Men's Singles

External links[edit]