1981 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Doubles

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1981 Wimbledon Championships
1980 champions   United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
Champions   Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
Runners-up   United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
Final score   6–3, 7–6 (8–6)
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1980 1982 > 

Kathy Jordan and Anne Smith were the defending champions but lost in the final 6–3, 7–6 (8–6) against Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver.

Seeds[edit]

Champion seeds are indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which those seeds were eliminated. The top seeded team received a bye into the second round.

  1. United States Kathy Jordan / United States Anne Smith (Final)
  2. Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver (Champions)
  3. United States Rosemary Casals / Australia Wendy Turnbull (Second Round)
  4. United Kingdom Sue Barker / United States Ann Kiyomura (Semifinals)
  5. United States Candy Reynolds / United States Paula Smith (Third Round)
  6. United States Barbara Potter / United States Sharon Walsh (Quarterfinals)
  7. South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank / South Africa Tanya Harford (Semifinals)
  8. n/a
  9. United States JoAnne Russell / Romania Virginia Ruzici (Third Round)
  10. West Germany Sylvia Hanika / United States Andrea Jaeger (Third Round)
  11. United States Chris Evert-Lloyd / United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Quarterfinals)
  12. United States Mary Lou Piatek / United States Wendy White (Third Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
 
1  United States Kathy Jordan
 United States Anne Smith
6 6    
7  South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
 South Africa Tanya Harford
1 2    
  1  United States Kathy Jordan
 United States Anne Smith
3 66  
  2  Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
 United States Pam Shriver
6 78  
4  United Kingdom Sue Barker
 United States Ann Kiyomura
3 7 2
2  Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
 United States Pam Shriver
6 6 6  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  United States K Jordan
 United States A Smith
6 6    
Q  United States E Burgin
 United States H Ludloff
2 2          Australia N Gregory
 Hungary M Pinterova
4 2    
   Australia N Gregory
 Hungary M Pinterova
6 6         1  United States K Jordan
 United States A Smith
6 5 6  
         South Africa I Kloss
 United States P Teeguarden
3 7 2  
       United States D Desfor
 United States B Hallquist
3 1  
   South Africa I Kloss
 United States P Teeguarden
6 6          South Africa I Kloss
 United States P Teeguarden
6 6    
   United States R Blount
 Switzerland I Villiger
2 3         1  United States K Jordan
 United States A Smith
6 6  
11  United States C Evert-Lloyd
 United Kingdom V Wade
6 6         11  United States C Evert-Lloyd
 United Kingdom V Wade
2 3  
   Australia D Chesterton
 United Kingdom D Taylor
1 2       11  United States C Evert-Lloyd
 United Kingdom V Wade
6 6    
       Germany R Tomanová
 United States N Yeargin
4 2    
      11  United States C Evert-Lloyd
 United Kingdom V Wade
6 6  
      5  United States C Reynolds
 United States P Smith
2 4    
       United States L DuPont
 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
1 0  
   United States L Antonoplis
 United States K Jones
6 4 3     5  United States C Reynolds
 United States P Smith
6 6    
5  United States C Reynolds
 United States P Smith
1 6 6  

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
3  United States R Casals
 Australia W Turnbull
6 6    
   South Korea D-H Lee
 United States J Portman
0 1       3  United States R Casals
 Australia W Turnbull
4 6    
       Canada M Blackwood
 Australia S Leo
6 7    
         Canada M Blackwood
 Australia S Leo
6 6    
      10  West Germany S Hanika
 United States A Jaeger
4 2    
       United States S McInerney
 United States B Norton
2 3  
   United Kingdom G Coles
 South Africa Y Vermaak
2 3       10  West Germany S Hanika
 United States A Jaeger
6 6    
10  West Germany S Hanika
 United States A Jaeger
6 6            Canada M Blackwood
 Australia S Leo
3 4  
      7  South Africa R Fairbank
 South Africa T Harford
6 6  
       Australia E Little
 Australia S Saliba
5 6 13  
LL  United States B Blaney
 Australia C O'Neil
3 6 6     LL  United States B Blaney
 Australia C O'Neil
7 4 11  
   West Germany B Bunge
 West Germany C Kohde
6 3 2          Australia E Little
 Australia S Saliba
7 4 6
      7  South Africa R Fairbank
 South Africa T Harford
5 6 8  
       West Germany E Pfaff
 Romania L Romanov
3 1  
   United States S Collins
 Czechoslovakia H Strachonova
3 1       7  South Africa R Fairbank
 South Africa T Harford
6 6    
7  South Africa R Fairbank
 South Africa T Harford
6 6    

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
LL  South Africa J Mundel
 South Africa S Rollinson
6 6    
   United States S Mascarin
 United States K Rinaldi
2 2       LL  South Africa J Mundel
 South Africa S Rollinson
0 6    
       United States S Acker
 Sweden N Bohm
6 7    
         United States S Acker
 Sweden N Bohm
6 6    
         United States A Buchanan
 United States K Sands
3 1    
       United States S Margolin
 United States A White
4 3  
   United States L Forood
 United States A Henricksson
4 3          United States A Buchanan
 United States K Sands
6 6    
   United States A Buchanan
 United States K Sands
6 6            United States S Acker
 Sweden N Bohm
7 3 4
9  United States J Russell
 Romania V Ruzici
7 6         4  United Kingdom S Barker
 United States A Kiyomura
6 6 6
   United Kingdom J Durie
 United Kingdom D Jevans
5 1       9  United States J Russell
 Romania V Ruzici
2 6 7  
       United Kingdom A Hobbs
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
6 4 5  
      9  United States J Russell
 Romania V Ruzici
6 6 7
      4  United Kingdom S Barker
 United States A Kiyomura
4 7 9  
       United States L Allen
 United States B Nagelsen
5 5  
   United Kingdom L Charles
 United Kingdom A Cooper
1 3       4  United Kingdom S Barker
 United States A Kiyomura
7 7    
4  United Kingdom S Barker
 United States A Kiyomura
6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
6  United States B Potter
 United States S Walsh
6 6    
   Switzerland C Jolissaint
 Netherlands M Mesker
4 3       6  United States B Potter
 United States S Walsh
6 7    
    Q  South Africa R du Toit
 Australia B Remilton
2 5    
      6  United States B Potter
 United States S Walsh
6 6    
      12  United States M L Piatek
 United States W White
2 2    
       United States J Goodling
 Netherlands N Schutte
1 4  
   United States P Johnson
 United States P Louie
1 1       12  United States M L Piatek
 United States W White
6 6    
12  United States M L Piatek
 United States W White
6 6         6  United States B Potter
 United States S Walsh
1 2  
      2  Czechoslovakia M Navratilova
 United States P Shriver
6 6  
       United States D Morrison
 United States L Morse
5 5    
   Australia D Freeman
 Japan N Sato
6 7          Australia D Freeman
 Japan N Sato
7 7    
   United States R McCallum
 United States J Stratton
1 6            Australia D Freeman
 Japan N Sato
2 3  
      2  Czechoslovakia M Navratilova
 United States P Shriver
6 6    
       New Zealand C Newton
 Australia P Whytcross
2 0  
Q  Australia A Gulley
 Australia K Pratt
2 2       2  Czechoslovakia M Navratilova
 United States P Shriver
6 6    
2  Czechoslovakia M Navratilova
 United States P Shriver
6 6    

References[edit]