1981 French Open – Women's Doubles

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Women's Doubles
1981 French Open
Champion South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
South Africa Tanya Harford
Runner-up United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
Final score 6–1, 6–3
Details
Draw 48
Seeds 12
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
← 1980 · French Open · 1982 →

The Women's Doubles tournament at the 1981 French Open was held from 25 May to 7 June 1981 on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. Rosalyn Fairbank and Tanya Harford won the title, defeating Candy Reynolds and Paula Smith in the final.

Seeds[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
3 6
8 South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
South Africa Tanya Harford
6 7
8 South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
South Africa Tanya Harford
6 6 5
  West Germany Bettina Bunge
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
2 2 7
  West Germany Bettina Bunge
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
6 7
  United Kingdom Glynis Coles
Japan Naoko Sato
4 6
8 South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
South Africa Tanya Harford
6 6
2 United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
1 3
6 United States Chris Evert
Romania Virginia Ruzici
5 6 5
3 United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Martina Navratilova
7 2 7
3 United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Martina Navratilova
4 6
2 United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
6 7
10 United States Billie Jean King
South Africa Ilana Kloss
6 3
2 United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
7 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
Czechoslovakia Y Brzáková
United States A Buchanan
1 2 1 United States K Jordan
United States A Smith
3 6 6
Brazil P Medrado
Brazil C Monteiro
6 4 3
1 United States K Jordan
United States A Smith
6 6
France C Franch
France S Provoust
1 2 United Kingdom J Durie
United Kingdom D Evans
2 1
United Kingdom J Durie
United Kingdom D Evans
6 6 United Kingdom J Durie
United Kingdom D Evans
7 3 6
United States D Desfor
United States T Lewis
6 6 3
1 United States K Jordan
United States A Smith
3 6
8 South Africa R Fairbank
South Africa T Harford
6 7
9 United States L Allen
United Kingdom V Wade
7 5 8
United States L duPont
United States B Jordan
6 6 United States L duPont
United States B Jordan
6 7 10
United States R Blount
United States K Latham
3 4 United States L duPont
United States B Jordan
6 3 2
Netherlands E Vessies
Sweden M Wikstedt
3 4 8 South Africa R Fairbank
South Africa T Harford
4 6 6
United States S Collins
Switzerland H Strachoňová
6 6 United States S Collins
Switzerland H Strachoňová
4 6 7
8 South Africa R Fairbank
South Africa T Harford
6 4 9

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková
Netherlands B Stöve
w/o
United States K Horvath
United States K Sands
4 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková
Netherlands B Stöve
6 6
Australia D Freeman
Australia C O'Neil
1 2
4 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková
Netherlands B Stöve
0 4
West Germany B Bunge
West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch
6 6 West Germany B Bunge
West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch
6 6
Australia K Gulley
Australia A Tobin
0 2 West Germany B Bunge
West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch
7 6
12 United States M-L Piatek
United States W White
6 3
West Germany B Bunge
West Germany C Kohde-Kilsch
6 7
United Kingdom G Coles
Japan N Sato
4 6
Australia B Remilton
Peru P Vásquez
4 6
Czechoslovakia I Budařová
Czechoslovakia K Skronská
6 3 2 United Kingdom G Coles
Japan N Sato
6 7
United Kingdom G Coles
Japan N Sato
4 6 6 United Kingdom G Coles
Japan N Sato
6 7
United States L Forood
United Kingdom A Hobbs
3 6
United States L Forood
United Kingdom A Hobbs
0 6 6
Australia J Mundel
South Africa S Rollinson
2 7 0 5 United States R Casals
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
6 2 2
5 United States R Casals
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
6 5 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6 United States C Evert-Lloyd
Romania V Ruzici
6 7
France F Thibault
France C Vanier
1 6 6 United States C Evert-Lloyd
Romania V Ruzici
3 6 7
France F Dürr
United States P Teeguarden
6 3 5
6 United States C Evert-Lloyd
Romania V Ruzici
6 6
Australia N Gregory
Hungary M Pinterova
6 6 Australia N Gregory
Hungary M Pinterova
4 4
Sweden N Bohm
Sweden E Ekblom
4 3 Australia N Gregory
Hungary M Pinterova
6 6
United States D Gilbert
United States J Portman
4 2
6 United States C Evert-Lloyd
Romania V Ruzici
5 6 5
11 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová
6 6 3 United States B Nagelsen
United States M Navratilova
7 2 7
South Korea D-h Lee
Australia A Minter
2 4 11 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová
7 6
West Germany E Pfaff
Sweden L Sandin
6 2
11 Czechoslovakia R Maršíková
Czechoslovakia R Tomanová
6 1
3 United States B Nagelsen
United States M Navratilova
7 6
France G Benedetti
Hungary A Temesvári
2 4
France D Beillan
Spain C Perea Alcalá
0 6 3 United States B Nagelsen
United States M Navratilova
6 6
3 United States B Nagelsen
United States M Navratilova
6 7

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7 West Germany S Hanika
United States A Jaeger
6 6
Switzerland C Jollisaint
Netherlands M Mesker
1 1 7 West Germany S Hanika
United States A Jaeger
6 6
New Zealand C Newton
Australia P Whytcross
3 4
7 West Germany S Hanika
United States A Jaeger
6 2 4
United States J Goodling
United States J Harrington
5 4 10 United States BJ King
South Africa I Kloss
0 6 6
Netherlands M Pakker
Netherlands M van der Torre
7 6 Netherlands M Pakker
Netherlands M van der Torre
10 United States BJ King
South Africa I Kloss
w/o
10 United States BJ King
South Africa I Kloss
6 3
2 United States C Reynolds
United States P Smith
7 6
United States P Johnson
Switzerland I Villiger
2 6
United States S Margolin
United States A White
6 6 United States S Margolin
United States A White
6 7
United States K Jones
United States K Rinaldi
0 0 United States S Margolin
United States A White
0 0
2 United States C Reynolds
United States P Smith
6 6
Romania L Romanov
Romania M Romanov
5 2
Argentina M Madruga
Argentina A Villagrán
6 2 2 United States C Reynolds
United States P Smith
7 6
2 United States C Reynolds
United States P Smith
7 6

References[edit]