1981 French Open

The 1981 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 25 May until 7 June. It was the 85th staging of the French Open, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1981.[4][5]

1981 French Open
Date25 May – 7 June 1981
Category51st Grand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S / 64D / 32X
Prize money$450,000
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Men's singles
Sweden Björn Borg[1]
Women's singles
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková[2]
Men's doubles
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt / Hungary Balázs Taróczy[3]
Women's doubles
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer / South Africa Tanya Harford[2]
Mixed doubles
United States Andrea Jaeger / United States James Arias[2]
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Men's singlesEdit

  Björn Borg defeated   Ivan Lendl, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1 [1]

  • It was Borg's 1st title of the year, and his 61st overall. It was his 11th (and last) career Grand Slam title, and his 6th French Open title (at that time, an Open Era record).

Women's singlesEdit

  Hana Mandlíková defeated   Sylvia Hanika, 6–2, 6–4 [2]

  • It was Mandlíková's 2nd title of the year, and her 13th overall. It was her 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 1st French Open title.

Men's doublesEdit

  Heinz Günthardt /   Balázs Taróczy defeated   Terry Moor /   Eliot Teltscher, 6–2, 7–6, 6–3 [3]

Women's doublesEdit

  Rosalyn Fairbank /   Tanya Harford defeated   Candy Reynolds /   Paula Smith, 6–1, 6–3 [2]

Mixed doublesEdit

  Andrea Jaeger /   James Arias defeated   Betty Stöve /   Frederick McNair, 7–6, 6–4 [2]

Prize moneyEdit

Event W F SF QF 4R 3R 2R 1R
Singles [6] Men FF271,100 FF135,600 FF67,800 FF34,400 FF19,900 FF10,900 FF6,300 FF3,600
Women FF208,000 FF108,000 FF54,000 FF28,000 FF14,500 FF7,300 FF3,650 FF1,950

Total prize money for the event was FF3,365,445.


  1. ^ a b "ATP – 1981 Roland Garros Men's Singles Draw". ATP.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "WTA Tournament Archive – 1981 Roland Garros" (PDF). WTA.
  3. ^ a b "ATP – 1981 Roland Garros Men's Doubles Draw". ATP.
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 390, 397, 400, 402–3. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  5. ^ Gilles Delamarre (1991). Roland Garros : Le Livre du Tournoi du Centenaire. Paris: Fédération Française de Tennis. pp. 240–245. ISBN 2906450510.
  6. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1983). World of Tennis 1982. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0356085968.

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