1981 US Open – Mixed Doubles

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Mixed Doubles
1981 US Open
1980 Champions Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Marty Riessen
Champions United States Anne Smith
South Africa Kevin Curren
Runners-up United States JoAnne Russell
United States Steve Denton
Final score 6–4, 7–6 (7–4)
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 →

Wendy Turnbull and Marty Riessen were the defending champions but lost in the first round to Wendy White and Mike Bauer.

Anne Smith and Kevin Curren won in the final 6–4, 7–6 (7–4) against JoAnne Russell and Steve Denton.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Netherlands Betty Stöve / South Africa Frew McMillan (Second Round)
  2. Australia Wendy Turnbull / United States Marty Riessen (Second Round)
  3. United States Anne Smith / South Africa Kevin Curren (Champions)
  4. United States JoAnne Russell / United States Steve Denton (Final)
  5. Romania Virginia Ruzici / Romania Ilie Năstase (Quarterfinals)
  6. United States Pam Teeguarden / Switzerland Heinz Günthardt (Quarterfinals)
  7. United States Mary Lou Piatek / Australia Ross Case (Quarterfinals)
  8. West Germany Bettina Bunge / United States Dick Stockton (Semifinals)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Final[edit]

Final
         
4 United States JoAnne Russell
United States Steve Denton
4 64  
3 United States Anne Smith
South Africa Kevin Curren
6 77  

Top Half[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1 Netherlands B Stöve
South Africa F McMillan
6 3 7
  United States S Mascarin
United States S Davis
2 6 5 1 Netherlands B Stöve
South Africa F McMillan
1 3  
  United States P Smith
United States M Purcell
7 3 6   United States P Smith
United States M Purcell
6 6  
  United States B Nagelsen
United States R Meyer
6 6 3   United States P Smith
United States M Purcell
6 3 6
  United States K Rinaldi
United States V Van Patten
3 7 7 7 United States M L Piatek
Australia R Case
3 6 4
  United States D Desfor
United States G Hardie
6 6 6   United States K Rinaldi
United States V Van Patten
4 6  
  United States N Yeargin
United States J Benson
3 5   7 United States M L Piatek
Australia R Case
6 7  
7 United States M L Piatek
Australia R Case
6 7     United States P Smith
United States M Purcell
6 4  
4 United States J Russell
United States S Denton
6 7   4 United States J Russell
United States S Denton
7 6  
  Australia D Fromholtz
Australia M Edmondson
1 6   4 United States J Russell
United States S Denton
6 6  
  United States M Kremer
United States T Buford
6 6     United States M Kremer
United States T Buford
1 4  
  West Germany E Pfaff
United States R Fagel
4 3   4 United States J Russell
United States S Denton
6 6  
  South Africa I Kloss
Chile J Fillol
w/o     6 United States P Teeguarden
Switzerland H Günthardt
4 4  
  United States S Walsh
United States D Ralston
        South Africa I Kloss
Switzerland H Günthardt
6 5  
  United States D Morrison
United States M Mitchell
4 6 1 6 United States P Teeguarden
Switzerland H Günthardt
7 7  
6 United States P Teeguarden
Switzerland H Günthardt
6 2 6

Bottom Half[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
5 Romania V Ruzici
Romania I Năstase
6 6  
  United States L Forood
United States K Kerns
3 4   5 Romania V Ruzici
Romania I Năstase
6 3 6
  United States A Kiyomura
United States M Estep
6 6     United States A Kiyomura
United States M Estep
4 6 4
  New Zealand C Newton
Republic of Ireland M Doyle
4 1   5 Romania V Ruzici
Romania I Năstase
7 2 6
  South Africa R Fairbank
South Africa P Cramer
3 6 6 3 United States A Smith
South Africa K Curren
5 6 7
  United States S Acker
United States C Leeds
6 3 1   South Africa R Fairbank
South Africa P Cramer
2 3  
  United States B Jordan
United States J Delaney
6 4   3 United States A Smith
South Africa K Curren
6 6  
3 United States A Smith
South Africa K Curren
7 6   3 United States A Smith
South Africa K Curren
6 6  
8 West Germany B Bunge
United States D Stockton
7 6   8 West Germany B Bunge
United States D Stockton
4 4  
ALT United States S Margolin
United States M Margolin
5 0   8 West Germany B Bunge
United States D Stockton
6 6  
  United States L Allen
United States G Fritz
7 5 7   United States L Allen
United States G Fritz
3 2  
  United Kingdom A Hobbs
United States E Fromm
5 7 6 8 West Germany B Bunge
United States D Stockton
6 6  
  Australia P Whytcross
Australia C Letcher
7 4 6   United States W White
United States M Bauer
4 4  
  Romania L Romanov
United States S Krulevitz
5 6 4   Australia P Whytcross
Australia C Letcher
3 4  
  United States W White
United States M Bauer
4 6 7   United States W White
United States M Bauer
6 6  
2 Australia W Turnbull
United States M Riessen
6 3 6

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