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
 Czechoslovakia H Strachoňová
6 6      United States S Collins
 Czechoslovakia 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  

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