1981 US Open – Women's Singles

Third-seeded Tracy Austin defeated Martina Navratilova 1–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–1) in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1981 U.S. Open. First-seeded Chris Evert was the defending champion, but lost in the semifinals to Martina Navratilova. The loss ended Evert's streak of six consecutive US Open finals.

Women's Singles
1981 US Open
ChampionUnited States Tracy Austin
Runner-upUnited States Martina Navratilova
Final score1–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–1)
Details
Draw128
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
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SeedsEdit

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

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

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 roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

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
  Louie 2 1

Section 2Edit

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 3Edit

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
  Brzáková 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
  Vásquez 2 7 1   Tanvier 1 1
14   Jordan 6 6 14   Jordan 6 6
  Little 0 1

Section 4Edit

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 5Edit

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
  Skronská 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 3r
  duPont 4 6 3

Section 6Edit

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 7Edit

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 8Edit

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

See alsoEdit

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