1981 US Open – Women's Doubles

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Women's Doubles
1981 US Open
ChampionsUnited States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
Runners-upUnited States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
Final score6–3, 6–3
Details
Draw64
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
← 1980 · US Open · 1982 →

Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova were the defending champions but only Navratilova competed that year with Pam Shriver.

Navratilova and Shriver lost in the semifinals to Rosemary Casals and Wendy Turnbull.

Kathy Jordan and Anne Smith won in the final 6–3, 6–3 against Casals and Turnbull.

Seeds[edit]

Champion seeds are indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which those seeds were eliminated.

  1. United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver (Semifinals)
  2. United States Kathy Jordan / United States Anne Smith (Champions)
  3. United States Rosemary Casals / Australia Wendy Turnbull (Final)
  4. n/a
  5. United States Barbara Potter / United States Sharon Walsh (First Round)
  6. United States JoAnne Russell / Romania Virginia Ruzici (Quarterfinals)
  7. South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank / South Africa Tanya Harford (Quarterfinals)
  8. United States Andrea Jaeger / United States Candy Reynolds (Second Round)
  9. West Germany Bettina Bunge / West Germany Claudia Kohde (Quarterfinals)
  10. Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková / United States Pam Teeguarden (Semifinals)
  11. United States Chris Evert-Lloyd / Netherlands Betty Stöve (Third Round)
  12. United States Peanut Louie / United States Marita Redondo (First Round)
  13. South Africa Ilana Kloss / United States Betsy Nagelsen (Third Round)
  14. United States Mary-Lou Piatek / United States Wendy White (Third Round)
  15. Canada Marjorie Blackwood / Australia Susan Leo (First Round)
  16. United States Leslie Allen / United Kingdom Virginia Wade (Second Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
          
1 United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6 6 4
3 United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7 4 6
3 United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
3 3  
2 United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
6 6  
10 Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
United States Pam Teeguarden
6 2 1
2 United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
3 6 6

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 United States M Navratilova
United States P Shriver
6 6  
  Netherlands M Pakker
Netherlands E Vessies
3 2   1 United States M Navratilova
United States P Shriver
4 6 6
  United States L Epstein
United States J Portman
6 0     United States D Desfor
United States B Hallquist
6 2 1
  United States D Desfor
United States B Hallquist
7 6   1 United States M Navratilova
United States P Shriver
6 6  
  Australia D Fromholtz
United States M Van Nostrand
1 1   11 United States C Evert-Lloyd
Netherlands B Stöve
2 1  
  United States R Blount
United States A Buchanan
6 6     United States R Blount
United States A Buchanan
5 0  
  United States J Davis
United States J Preyer
6 2 2 11 United States C Evert-Lloyd
Netherlands B Stöve
7 6  
11 United States C Evert-Lloyd
Netherlands B Stöve
4 6 6 1 United States M Navratilova
United States P Shriver
6 6  
9 West Germany B Bunge
West Germany C Kohde
6 6   9 West Germany B Bunge
West Germany C Kohde
1 3  
  South Africa J Mundel
South Africa S Rollinson
3 4   9 West Germany B Bunge
West Germany C Kohde
7 4 6
  United States K Jones
United States B Norton
6 6     United States K Jones
United States B Norton
5 6 4
  United States L Gordon
United States P Johnson
0 4   9 West Germany B Bunge
West Germany C Kohde
6 6  
  United States S Margolin
United States N Yeargin
4 2     United States A Henricksson
United States T Lewis
0 2  
  United States A Henricksson
United States T Lewis
6 6     United States A Henricksson
United States T Lewis
w/o    
  United States B A Dent
United States L Forood
2 0   8 United States A Jaeger
United States C Reynolds
     
8 United States A Jaeger
United States C Reynolds
6 6  

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 United States R Casals
Australia W Turnbull
7 6  
  Australia A Minter
Australia E Sayers
6 0   3 United States R Casals
Australia W Turnbull
6 7  
  New Zealand C Newton
Australia B Remilton
5 7 7   New Zealand C Newton
Australia B Remilton
1 6  
  Australia N Gregory
Hungary M Pinterova
7 6 6 3 United States R Casals
Australia W Turnbull
6 6  
  United States B Blaney
Australia C O'Neil
6 6   13 South Africa I Kloss
United States B Nagelsen
2 2  
  Brazil P Medrado
Chile S Urroz
4 3     United States B Blaney
Australia C O'Neil
6 7 2
  Australia D Freeman
Australia S Saliba
2 0   13 South Africa I Kloss
United States B Nagelsen
7 6 6
13 South Africa I Kloss
United States B Nagelsen
6 6   3 United States R Casals
Australia W Turnbull
6 7  
16 United States L Allen
United Kingdom V Wade
6 6   6 United States J Russell
Romania V Ruzici
4 6  
  United States E Burgin
United States A M Fernandez
2 4   16 United States L Allen
United Kingdom V Wade
4 6 3
  United States S Mascarin
United States A White
6 7     United States S Mascarin
United States A White
6 3 6
  United States J Nachand
Australia P Whytcross
4 5     United States S Mascarin
United States A White
6 6 5
  United States S Gordon
South Korea D-H Lee
2 1   6 United States J Russell
Romania V Ruzici
3 7 7
  United States S Collins
United States K Horvath
6 6     United States S Collins
United States K Horvath
2 5  
  United States D Gilbert
United States M Harper
2 3   6 United States J Russell
Romania V Ruzici
6 7  
6 United States J Russell
Romania V Ruzici
6 6  

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5 United States B Potter
United States S Walsh
4 6  
  United Kingdom J Durie
United Kingdom A Hobbs
6 7     United Kingdom J Durie
United Kingdom A Hobbs
6 6  
  United States S Acker
United States P Smith
6 6     United States S Acker
United States P Smith
3 4  
  United States J DuVall
United States J Filkoff
0 0     United Kingdom J Durie
United Kingdom A Hobbs
2 4  
  Czechoslovakia Y Brzakova
Czechoslovakia K Skronská
6 6   10 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková
United States P Teeguarden
6 6  
  United States R McCallum
United States G Rush
4 4     Czechoslovakia Y Brzakova
Czechoslovakia K Skronská
4 4  
  United Kingdom G Coles
United Kingdom D Jevans
1 1   10 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková
United States P Teeguarden
6 6  
10 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková
United States P Teeguarden
6 6   10 Czechoslovakia H Mandlíková
United States P Teeguarden
6 6  
12 United States P Louie
United States M Redondo
0 4     Australia E Little
South Africa Y Vermaak
3 1  
  Australia E Little
South Africa Y Vermaak
6 6     Australia E Little
South Africa Y Vermaak
6 6  
  United States P Casale
United States K Rinaldi
3 6 1   United States L Antonoplis
United States L Morse
4 4  
  United States L Antonoplis
United States L Morse
6 2 6   Australia E Little
South Africa Y Vermaak
4 6 6
  United States C Copeland
United States A Moulton
5 4   ALT United States K Gompert
United States V Nelson
6 1 0
  United States J Goodling
United States J Harrington
7 6     United States J Goodling
United States J Harrington
1 3  
  Netherlands K Moos
Netherlands N Schutte
6 5   ALT United States K Gompert
United States V Nelson
6 6  
ALT United States K Gompert
United States V Nelson
7 7  

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7 South Africa R Fairbank
South Africa T Harford
6 6  
  Japan N Sato
Czechoslovakia I Budařová
4 2   7 South Africa R Fairbank
South Africa T Harford
6 6  
  United States Z Garrison
United States A Leand
6 5 7   United States Z Garrison
United States A Leand
1 3  
  Netherlands M Mesker
Netherlands M van der Torre
4 7 5 7 South Africa R Fairbank
South Africa T Harford
4 6 6
  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
West Germany R Tomanová
6 6   14 United States M-L Piatek
United States W White
6 4 4
  United States C Baily
United States C Watson
2 2     Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Jaušovec
West Germany R Tomanová
5 4  
  United States H Ludloff
West Germany E Pfaff
4 1   14 United States M-L Piatek
United States W White
7 6  
14 United States M-L Piatek
United States W White
6 6   7 South Africa R Fairbank
South Africa T Harford
4 4  
15 Canada M Blackwood
Australia S Leo
5 5   2 United States K Jordan
United States A Smith
6 6  
  United States F Hutnick
United States R Richards
7 7     United States F Hutnick
United States R Richards
7 6  
  United States L duPont
United States B Jordan
6 7     United States L duPont
United States B Jordan
5 0  
  United States K Sands
Peru P Vásquez
3 5     United States F Hutnick
United States R Richards
5 6  
  United States L Bonder
United States B Herr
6 7   2 United States K Jordan
United States A Smith
7 7  
  United States K Steinmetz
Canada A Walker
1 5     United States L Bonder
United States B Herr
1 5  
  United States S McInerney
United States D Morrison
0 0   2 United States K Jordan
United States A Smith
6 7  
2 United States K Jordan
United States A Smith
6 6  

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