1981 US Open – Women's Singles

1981 US Open – Women's Singles

Women's Singles
1981 US Open
Champion Tracy Austin
Runner-up Martina Navratilova
Final score 1–6, 7–6, 7–6

Chris Evert-Lloyd was the defending champion, but lost in the semifinals to Martina Navratilova.

Tracy Austin defeated Martina Navratilova 1–6, 7–6, 7–6 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1981 U.S. Open.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Tracy Austin is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Chris Evert-Lloyd (Semifinalist)
  2. Andrea Jaeger (Second round)
  3. Tracy Austin (Champion)
  4. Martina Navrátilová (Finalist)
  5. Hana Mandlíková (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Sylvia Hanika (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Wendy Turnbull (Third round)
  8. Pam Shriver (Fourth round)
  1. Virginia Ruzici (Third round)
  2. Mima Jaušovec (Second round)
  3. Barbara Potter (Semifinalist)
  4. Bettina Bunge (Fourth round)
  5. Regina Maršíková (First round)
  6. Kathy Jordan (Fourth round)
  7. Sue Barker (Second round)
  8. Dianne Fromholtz (First round)

Draw

Key

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Chris Evert 6 6    
5   Hana Mandlíková 1 3    
  1   Chris Evert 5 6 4  
  4   Martina Navratilova 7 4 6  
4   Martina Navratilova 7 6  
    Anne Smith 5 4    
    4   Martina Navratilova 6 6 6
  3   Tracy Austin 1 7 7
  6   Sylvia Hanika 4 3    
3   Tracy Austin 6 6    
  3   Tracy Austin 6 6  
  11   Barbara Potter 1 3    
Q   Barbara Gerken 5 5  
  11   Barbara Potter 7 7    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Evert 6 6
Keil 1 1 1 Evert 6 6
Latham 6 6 Latham 0 1
Saliba 1 2 1 Evert 6 6
Louie 6 6 Moulton 3 0
Jevans 3 0 Louie 3 5
Moulton 6 6 Moulton 6 7
Stöve 2 0 1 Evert 6 6
Jones 6 6 12 Bunge 2 0
Pinterova 3 4 Jones 1 1
Q Thompson 6 6 Q Thompson 6 6
Collins 4 3 Q Thompson 6 6 3
Kiyomura 7 7 12 Bunge 2 7 6
Van der Torre 5 5 Kiyomura 3 6 3
12 Bunge 6 6 12 Bunge 6 3 6
Harper 2 1

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 Ruzici 6 6
White 2 1 9 Ruzici 5 7 6
Burgin 6 6 Burgin 7 5 2
Antonoplis 3 3 9 Ruzici 1 6 5
Mascarin 3 6 6 Lee 6 4 7
Yeargin 6 2 4 Mascarin 7 4 6
Lee 6 6 Lee 6 6 7
Leo 3 4 Lee 1 0
Jordan 7 6 5 Mandlíková 6 6
Q Hutnick 5 1 Jordan 3 6
Coles 6 6 Coles 6 7
McInerney 3 0 Coles 2 1
Reynolds 6 6 5 Mandlíková 6 6
Sands 3 0 Reynolds 4 4
5 Mandlíková 6 7 6 5 Mandlíková 6 6
Piatek 7 6 3

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Navratilova 6 6
Gregory 0 1 4 Navratilova 6 6
White 4 6 6 White 2 3
Pasquale 6 1 2 4 Navratilova 6 6
Blackwood 6 6 Russell 2 1
Steinmetz 4 4 Blackwood 2 4
Russell 1 6 6 Russell 6 6
Bonder 6 3 3 4 Navratilova 6 6
Harford 6 6 14 Jordan 0 1
Brzakova 4 2 Harford 2 6 6
Vanier 1 6 6 Vanier 6 2 7
Allen 6 2 3 Vanier 2 1
Tanvier 6 5 6 14 Jordan 6 6
Vasquez 2 7 1 Tanvier 1 1
14 Jordan 6 6 14 Jordan 6 6
Little 0 1

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Smith 6 6
16 Fromholtz 3 3 Smith 6 6
McCallum 6 6 McCallum 0 0
Preyer 2 3 Smith 6 6
Doherty 7 6 Portman 1 0
Sato 5 1 Doherty 5 6
Portman 6 7 Portman 7 6
LL Davis 2 5 Smith 6 1 7
Tomanová 6 6 8 Shriver 4 6 5
Forood 3 3 Tomanová 6 6
Nelson 6 1 7 Nelson 4 2
Herr 2 6 6 Tomanová 3 2
Duvall 3 6 6 8 Shriver 6 6
Margolin 6 4 0 Duvall 0 3
8 Shriver 6 6 8 Shriver 6 6
Gilbert 1 0

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Hanika 6 6
Remilton 2 2 6 Hanika 7 6
Blount 6 6 Blount 5 2
LL Gordon 2 0 6 Hanika 4 6 6
Mesker 6 6 Mesker 6 1 2
Skronska 3 2 Mesker 6 6
Vessies 6 6 Vessies 2 2
Fernandez 4 4 6 Hanika 6 7
Mundel 7 6 Walsh 2 5
Q Hepner 5 1 Mundel 1 3
Wade 6 6 6 Wade 6 6
Teeguarden 3 7 2 Wade 5 6 3
Walsh 6 6 Walsh 7 4 6
Cummings 1 3 Walsh 5 6
15 Barker 6 4 6 15 Barker 7 3
Du Pont 4 6 3

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Casals 6 6
13 Maršíková 2 2 Casals 6 6
LL Appelbaum 4 6 6 LL Appelbaum 0 2
Sayers 6 3 2 Casals 3 6 6
Morrison 0 6 6 Acker 6 1 4
Minter 6 3 3 Morrison 4 6
Acker 7 6 Acker 6 6
Dent 6 4 Casals 1 3
Casale 6 6 3 Austin 6 6
Budařová 2 1 Casale 6 6
Q Gompert 7 6 Q Gompert 4 0
Medrado 5 3 Casale 3 0
Nagelsen 7 6 3 Austin 6 6
Baily 5 3 Nagelsen 3 0
3 Austin 6 6 3 Austin 6 6
Hobbs 1 2

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Turnbull 3 6 6
Garrison 6 3 2 7 Turnbull 6 6
Romanov 2 6 6 Romanov 1 3
Q Mochizuki 6 1 0 7 Turnbull 5 3
Q Gerken 6 6 Q Gerken 7 6
Fairbank 3 4 Q Gerken 6 7
Buchanan 6 6 Buchanan 4 5
Pfaff 3 2 Q Gerken 7 6
Hallquist 6 3 6 Durie 6 1
Lewis 4 6 2 Hallquist 3 3
Durie 6 6 Durie 6 6
Desfor 3 3 Durie 6 3 6
Horvath 7 3 7 Horvath 4 6 4
Rinaldi 5 6 5 Horvath 6 6 6
10 Jaušovec 6 6 10 Jaušovec 3 7 3
Arraya 2 2

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Potter 6 6 6
Kohde 7 1 2 11 Potter 6 6
Rollinson 6 6 Rollinson 3 2
Q Brasher 4 2 11 Potter 4 6 7
Morse 6 6 Morse 6 2 5
Freeman 3 2 Morse 6 6
Smith 6 6 Smith 2 4
Gerulaitis 4 4 11 Potter 6 7 6
Vermaak 2 6 6 Leand 7 6 3
Norton 6 1 2 Vermaak 4 6 6
Harrington 6 6 Harrington 6 1 6
LL Klein 0 3 Harrington 4 3
Leand 6 2 7 Leand 6 6
Richards 4 6 5 Leand 1 7 6
2 Jaeger 6 6 2 Jaeger 6 5 3
Q Calleja 1 0

External links

  • 1981 US Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw