1981 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Third-seeded Martina Navratilova defeated Chris Evert 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–5 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1981 Australian Open.

Women's Singles
1981 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Martina Navratilova
Runner-upUnited States Chris Evert
Final score6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–5
Details
Draw56 (8 Q )
Seeds14
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 · Australian Open · 1982 →

SeedsEdit

The seeded players are listed below. Martina Navratilova is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1.   Chris Evert (Finalist)
  2.   Tracy Austin (Quarterfinalist)
  3.   Martina Navratilova (Champion)
  4.   Andrea Jaeger (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Hana Mandlíková (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Pam Shriver (Semifinalist)
  7.   Wendy Turnbull (Semifinalist)
  8.   Evonne Goolagong (Quarterfinalist)
  9.   Barbara Potter (Second round)
  10.   Mima Jaušovec (Third round)
  11.   Virginia Ruzici (First round)
  12.   Bettina Bunge (Third round)
  13.   Sue Barker (Third round)
  14.   Kathy Jordan (Third round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Chris Evert 6 7
5   Hana Mandlíková 4 5
1   Chris Evert 6 77
7   Wendy Turnbull 4 61
4   Andrea Jaeger 3 610
7   Wendy Turnbull 6 712
1   Chris Evert 77 4 5
3   Martina Navratilova 646 7
8   Evonne Goolagong 3 1
3   Martina Navratilova 6 6
3   Martina Navratilova 6 7
6   Pam Shriver 3 5
6   Pam Shriver 7 77
2   Tracy Austin 5 64

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   C Evert 6 6
  B Gadusek 6 6   B Gadusek 2 1
  D Fromholtz 3 1 1   C Evert 6 6
  B Stöve 6 6   C Reynolds 4 2
Q   H Lütten 2 4   B Stöve 5 3
  C Reynolds 6 6   C Reynolds 7 6
  C Kohde-Kilsch 1 2 1   C Evert 6 7
9   B Potter 6 6 5   H Mandlíková 4 5
Q   K Skronská 4 2 9   B Potter 4 3
Q   H Suková 6 6 Q   H Suková 6 6
  A Smith 4 1 Q   H Suková 2 1
  N Yeargin 7 6 5   H Mandlíková 6 6
  P Smith 6 3   N Yeargin 2 3
5   H Mandlíková 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4   A Jaeger 6 6
  A Hobbs 6 2 6   A Hobbs 3 1
  I Villiger 1 6 2 4   A Jaeger 6 7
  E Pfaff 3 6 6 13   S Barker 4 5
  R Casals 6 4 4   E Pfaff 3 6 2
  A Minter 1 3 13   S Barker 6 1 6
13   S Barker 6 6 4   A Jaeger 6 712
12   B Bunge 6 6 7   W Turnbull 3 610
Q   B Remilton 0 0 12   B Bunge 6 6
  A Kiyomura 6 7   A Kiyomura 0 4
  R Fairbank 2 5 12   B Bunge 6 2 1
  A White 6 6 7   W Turnbull 3 6 6
  C Vanier 3 3   A White 2 6 3
7   W Turnbull 6 4 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
8   E Goolagong 5 6 6
  L Allen 6 6   L Allen 7 3 4
Q   K Gulley 1 2 8   E Goolagong 6 6
  S Walsh 6 7 10   M Jaušovec 3 1
  M Pinterova 1 5   S Walsh 6 2 3
  N Gregory 3 3 10   M Jaušovec 4 6 6
10   M Jaušovec 6 6 8   E Goolagong 3 1
14   K Jordan 4 6 6 3   M Navratilova 6 6
  P Teeguarden 6 3 3 14   K Jordan 6 7
  B Nagelsen 7 6   B Nagelsen 4 5
  M-L Piatek 5 1 14   K Jordan 5 6 2
Q   A Tobin 6 7 3   M Navratilova 7 3 6
  S Acker 4 5 Q   A Tobin 0 1
3   M Navratilova 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6   P Shriver 6 6
  D Desfor 4 6 6   D Desfor 1 2
  R Blount 6 1 1 6   P Shriver 6 6
  J Durie 6 6   J Durie 3 2
  B Hallquist 4 1   J Durie 6 7
  L Antonoplis 6 6   L Antonoplis 0 6
11   V Ruzici 3 4 6   P Shriver 7 77
  M Blackwood 6 6 2   T Austin 5 64
  R Tomanová 4 3   M Blackwood 4 6 6
  S Saliba 6 3 7   S Saliba 6 3 2
Q   C Tanvier 2 6 6   M Blackwood 3 5
  S Leo 7 6 2   T Austin 6 7
Q   K Steinmetz 6 4   S Leo 1 1
2   T Austin 6 6

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1981 US Open – Women's Singles
Grand Slam women's singles Succeeded by
1982 French Open – Women's Singles