1981 French Open

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1981 French Open
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Date:   25 May - 7 June
Edition:   80th
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Draw:   128S/64D/32X
Prize money:   $450,000
Surface:   Clay / Outdoor
Location:   Paris (XVIe), France
Venue:   Stade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Sweden Björn Borg [1]
Women's Singles
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková [2]
Men's Doubles
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt / Hungary Balázs Taróczy [3]
Women's Doubles
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer / South Africa Tayna Harford [2]
Mixed Doubles
United States Andrea Jaeger / United States James Arias [2]
French Open
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The 1981 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 25 May until 7 June. It was the 80th staging of the French Open, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1981.[4][5]

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Sweden Björn Borg defeated Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1 [1]

  • It was Borg's 1st title of the year, and his 61st overall. It was his 11th (and last) career Grand Slam title, and his 6th French Open title (at that time, an Open Era record).

Women's Singles[edit]

Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková defeated West Germany Sylvia Hanika, 6–2, 6–4 [2]

  • It was Mandlíková's 2nd title of the year, and her 13th overall. It was her 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 1st French Open title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Switzerland Heinz Günthardt / Hungary Balázs Taróczy defeated United States Terry Moor / United States Eliot Teltscher, 6–2, 7–6, 6–3 [3]

Women's Doubles[edit]

South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank / South Africa Tanya Harford defeated United States Candy Reynolds / United States Paula Smith, 6–1, 6–3 [2]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United States Andrea Jaeger / United States James Arias defeated Netherlands Betty Stöve / United States Frederick McNair, 7–6, 6–4 [2]

Prize money[edit]

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [6] Men FF271,100 FF135,600 FF67,800 FF34,400 FF19,900 FF10,900 FF6,300 FF3,600
Women FF208,000 FF108,000 FF54,000 FF28,000 FF14,500 FF7,300 FF3,650 FF1,950

Total prize money for the event was FF3,365,445.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ATP – 1981 Roland Garros Men's Singles Draw". ATP. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "WTA Tournament Archive – 1981 Roland Garros" (PDF). WTA. 
  3. ^ a b "ATP – 1981 Roland Garros Men's Doubles Draw". ATP. 
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 390,397,400,402–3. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  5. ^ Gilles Delamarre (1991). Roland Garros : Le Livre du Tournoi du Centenaire. Paris: Fédération Française de Tennis. pp. 240–245. ISBN 2906450510. 
  6. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1983). World of Tennis 1982. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0356085968. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1980 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1981 Wimbledon Championships