1981 US Open – Women's Singles

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1981 US Open
Champion   United States Tracy Austin
Runner-up   United States Martina Navratilova
Final score   1–6, 7–6, 7–6
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
US Open
 < 1980 1982 > 

Tracy Austin defeated Martina Navratilova 1–6, 7–6, 7–6 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1981 U.S. Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1  United States Chris Evert 6 6    
5  Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 1 3    
  1  United States Chris Evert 5 6 4  
  4  United States Martina Navratilova 7 4 6  
4  United States Martina Navratilova 7 6  
   United States Anne Smith 5 4    
    4  United States Martina Navratilova 6 6 6
  3  United States Tracy Austin 1 7 7
  6  West Germany Sylvia Hanika 4 3    
3  United States Tracy Austin 6 6    
  3  United States Tracy Austin 6 6  
  11  United States Barbara Potter 1 3    
Q  United States Barbara Gerken 5 5  
  11  United States Barbara Potter 7 7    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  United States Evert 6 6    
 United States Keil 1 1       1  United States Evert 6 6    
 United States Latham 6 6      United States Latham 0 1    
 Australia Saliba 1 2         1  United States Evert 6 6    
 United States Louie 6 6          United States Moulton 3 0    
 United Kingdom Jevans 3 0        United States Louie 3 5  
 United States Moulton 6 6      United States Moulton 6 7    
 Netherlands Stöve 2 0         1  United States Evert 6 6  
 United States Jones 6 6         12  West Germany Bunge 2 0  
 Hungary Pinterova 3 4        United States Jones 1 1    
Q  United States Thompson 6 6     Q  United States Thompson 6 6    
 United States Collins 4 3         Q  United States Thompson 6 6 3
 United States Kiyomura 7 7         12  West Germany Bunge 2 7 6  
 Netherlands Van der Torre 5 5        United States Kiyomura 3 6 3
12  West Germany Bunge 6 6     12  West Germany Bunge 6 3 6  
 United States Harper 2 1    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  Romania Ruzici 6 6    
 United States White 2 1       9  Romania Ruzici 5 7 6  
 United States Burgin 6 6      United States Burgin 7 5 2  
 United States Antonoplis 3 3         9  Romania Ruzici 1 6 5  
 United States Mascarin 3 6 6        South Korea Lee 6 4 7  
 United States Yeargin 6 2 4      United States Mascarin 7 4 6
 South Korea Lee 6 6      South Korea Lee 6 6 7  
 Australia Leo 3 4          South Korea Lee 1 0  
 United States Jordan 7 6         5  Czechoslovakia Mandlíková 6 6  
Q  United States Hutnick 5 1        United States Jordan 3 6    
 United Kingdom Coles 6 6      United Kingdom Coles 6 7    
 United States McInerney 3 0          United Kingdom Coles 2 1  
 United States Reynolds 6 6         5  Czechoslovakia Mandlíková 6 6    
 United States Sands 3 0        United States Reynolds 4 4  
5  Czechoslovakia Mandlíková 6 7 6   5  Czechoslovakia Mandlíková 6 6    
 United States Piatek 7 6 3  

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  United States Navratilova 6 6    
 Australia Gregory 0 1       4  United States Navratilova 6 6    
 United States White 4 6 6    United States White 2 3    
 Switzerland Pasquale 6 1 2       4  United States Navratilova 6 6    
 Canada Blackwood 6 6          United States Russell 2 1    
 United States Steinmetz 4 4        Canada Blackwood 2 4  
 United States Russell 1 6 6    United States Russell 6 6    
 United States Bonder 6 3 3       4  United States Navratilova 6 6  
 South Africa Harford 6 6         14  United States Jordan 0 1  
 Czechoslovakia Brzakova 4 2        South Africa Harford 2 6 6  
 France Vanier 1 6 6    France Vanier 6 2 7  
 United States Allen 6 2 3        France Vanier 2 1  
 France Tanvier 6 5 6       14  United States Jordan 6 6    
 Peru Vasquez 2 7 1      France Tanvier 1 1  
14  United States Jordan 6 6     14  United States Jordan 6 6    
 Australia Little 0 1    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Smith 6 6    
16  Australia Fromholtz 3 3        United States Smith 6 6    
 United States McCallum 6 6      United States McCallum 0 0    
 United States Preyer 2 3          United States Smith 6 6    
 United States Doherty 7 6          United States Portman 1 0    
 Japan Sato 5 1        United States Doherty 5 6  
 United States Portman 6 7      United States Portman 7 6    
LL  United States Davis 2 5          United States Smith 6 1 7
 Germany Tomanová 6 6         8  United States Shriver 4 6 5
 United States Forood 3 3        Germany Tomanová 6 6    
 United States Nelson 6 1 7    United States Nelson 4 2    
 United States Herr 2 6 6        Germany Tomanová 3 2  
 United States Duvall 3 6 6       8  United States Shriver 6 6    
 United States Margolin 6 4 0      United States Duvall 0 3  
8  United States Shriver 6 6     8  United States Shriver 6 6    
 United States Gilbert 1 0    

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6  West Germany Hanika 6 6    
 Australia Remilton 2 2       6  West Germany Hanika 7 6    
 United States Blount 6 6      United States Blount 5 2    
LL  United States Gordon 2 0         6  West Germany Hanika 4 6 6  
 Netherlands Mesker 6 6          Netherlands Mesker 6 1 2  
 Czechoslovakia Skronska 3 2        Netherlands Mesker 6 6  
 Netherlands Vessies 6 6      Netherlands Vessies 2 2    
 United States Fernandez 4 4         6  West Germany Hanika 6 7  
 United States Mundel 7 6          United States Walsh 2 5  
Q  United States Hepner 5 1        United States Mundel 1 3    
 United Kingdom Wade 6 6 6    United Kingdom Wade 6 6    
 United States Teeguarden 3 7 2        United Kingdom Wade 5 6 3
 United States Walsh 6 6          United States Walsh 7 4 6  
 United States Cummings 1 3        United States Walsh 5 6  
15  United Kingdom Barker 6 4 6   15  United Kingdom Barker 7 3    
 United States Du Pont 4 6 3  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Casals 6 6    
13  Czechoslovakia Maršíková 2 2        United States Casals 6 6    
LL  United States Appelbaum 4 6 6   LL  United States Appelbaum 0 2    
 Australia Sayers 6 3 2        United States Casals 3 6 6  
 United States Morrison 0 6 6        United States Acker 6 1 4  
 Australia Minter 6 3 3      United States Morrison 4 6  
 United States Acker 7 6      United States Acker 6 6    
 United States Dent 6 4          United States Casals 1 3  
 United States Casale 6 6         3  United States Austin 6 6  
 Czechoslovakia Budařová 2 1        United States Casale 6 6    
Q  United States Gompert 7 6     Q  United States Gompert 4 0    
 Brazil Medrado 5 3          United States Casale 3 0  
 United States Nagelsen 7 6         3  United States Austin 6 6    
 United States Baily 5 3        United States Nagelsen 3 0  
3  United States Austin 6 6     3  United States Austin 6 6    
 United Kingdom Hobbs 1 2    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  Australia Turnbull 3 6 6  
 United States Garrison 6 3 2     7  Australia Turnbull 6 6    
 Romania Romanov 2 6 6    Romania Romanov 1 3    
Q  United States Mochizuki 6 1 0       7  Australia Turnbull 5 3    
Q  United States Gerken 6 6         Q  United States Gerken 7 6    
 South Africa Fairbank 3 4       Q  United States Gerken 6 7  
 United States Buchanan 6 6      United States Buchanan 4 5    
 West Germany Pfaff 3 2         Q  United States Gerken 7 6  
 United States Hallquist 6 3 6        United Kingdom Durie 6 1  
 United States Lewis 4 6 2      United States Hallquist 3 3    
 United Kingdom Durie 6 6      United Kingdom Durie 6 6    
 United States Desfor 3 3          United Kingdom Durie 6 3 6
 United States Horvath 7 3 7        United States Horvath 4 6 4  
 United States Rinaldi 5 6 5      United States Horvath 6 6 6
10  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 6 6     10  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaušovec 3 7 3  
 Peru Arraya 2 2    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11  United States Potter 6 6 6  
 West Germany Kohde 7 1 2     11  United States Potter 6 6    
 South Africa Rollinson 6 6      South Africa Rollinson 3 2    
Q  United Kingdom Brasher 4 2         11  United States Potter 4 6 7  
 United States Morse 6 6          United States Morse 6 2 5  
 Australia Freeman 3 2        United States Morse 6 6  
 United States Smith 6 6      United States Smith 2 4    
 United States Gerulaitis 4 4         11  United States Potter 6 7 6
 South Africa Vermaak 2 6 6        United States Leand 7 6 3
 United States Norton 6 1 2      South Africa Vermaak 4 6 6  
 United States Harrington 6 6      United States Harrington 6 1 6  
LL  Hungary Klein 0 3          United States Harrington 4 3  
 United States Leand 6 2 7        United States Leand 6 6    
 United States Richards 4 6 5      United States Leand 1 7 6
2  United States Jaeger 6 6     2  United States Jaeger 6 5 3  
Q  France Calleja 1 0    

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