1981 WTA Tour

The 1981 Avon Championships World Championship Series was the 10th season since the foundation of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced on January 4, 1981, and concluded on December 19, 1981, after 36 events. The Avon Championships World Championship Series was the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The year is divided into two sponsors with the first three months sponsored by Avon Series and the latter part by Toyota Series. It included the four Grand Slam tournaments and a series of other events. ITF tournaments were not part of the tour, although they awarded points for the WTA World Ranking.

1981 WTA Tour
Chris Evert.jpg
Evert ended the year at number 1 for the fifth time
Details
Duration12 January 1981 – 20 December 1981
Edition11th
Tournaments47
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA championships (3)
Avon Championships (10)
Toyota Series (26)
Non-Tour Events (2)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesCzechoslovakia / United States Martina Navratilova (10)
Most tournament finalsCzechoslovakia / United States Martina Navratilova (16)
Prize money leaderCzechoslovakia / United States Martina Navratilova ($865,437)
Points leaderUnited States Chris Evert (17.542)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Doubles Team of the yearCzechoslovakia / United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
Most improved
player of the year
United States Barbara Potter
Newcomer of the yearUnited States Kathy Rinaldi
1980
1982

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1981 Avon Championships World Championship Series schedule.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
WTA championships
Avon Championships Circuit
Toyota Series
Non-Tour Events
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 Jan Avon Championships of Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Andrea Jaeger
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Martina Navratilova   Barbara Potter
  Virginia Ruzici
  Kate Latham
  Sandy Collins
  Mima Jaušovec
  Sylvia Hanika
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
19 Jan Avon Championships of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
  Sylvia Hanika   Jennifer Russell
  Hana Mandlíková
  Barbara Potter
  Pam Shriver
  Virginia Ruzici
  Virginia Wade
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
1–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
26 Jan Avon Championships of Chicago
Chicago, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$200,000 – Carpet (i) – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–2
  Hana Mandlíková   Wendy Turnbull
  Barbara Potter
  Anne Smith
  Pam Shriver
  Mareen Louie Harper
  Sylvia Hanika
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–1
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Feb Avon Championships of Detroit
Detroit, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Leslie Allen
6–4, 6–4
  Hana Mandlíková   Pam Shriver
  Barbara Potter
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Bettina Bunge
  Mima Jaušovec
  Wendy Turnbull
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 6–2
  Hana Mandlíková
  Betty Stöve
9 Feb Avon Championships of California
Oakland, California, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$125,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Andrea Jaeger
6–3, 6–1
  Virginia Wade   Beth Norton
  Wendy Turnbull
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Pam Teeguarden
  Mima Jaušovec
  Sue Barker
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–1, 6–4
  Martina Navratilova
  Virginia Wade
16 Feb Avon Championships of Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 16S/8D
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
6–4, 6–4
  Bettina Bunge   Kathy Jordan
  Mima Jaušovec
  Pam Teeguarden
  Zina Garrison
  Jennifer Russell
  Kate Latham
  Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
  Regina Maršíková
  Mary-Lou Piatek
Avon Championships of Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$30,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Susan Leo
7–6, 6–3
  Kim Sands   Kim Sands
  Beth Herr
  Catherine Tanvier
  Trey Lewis
  Renée Richards
  Yvonne Vermaak
  Marcella Mesker
  Christiane Jolissaint
6–3, 6–3
  Marjorie Blackwood
  Susan Leo
23 Feb Avon Championships of Seattle
Seattle, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sylvia Hanika
6–2, 6–1
  Barbara Potter   Kathy Jordan
  Bettina Bunge
  Anne Smith
  Pam Shriver
  Wendy Turnbull
  Hana Mandlíková
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–1, 6–4
  Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Mar Avon Championships of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–0
  Andrea Jaeger   Sylvia Hanika
  Bettina Bunge
  Julie Harrington
  Barbara Potter
  Bettina Bunge
  Billie Jean King
  Susan Leo
  Kim Sands
6–1, 4–6, 6–1
  Mareen Louie Harper
  Marita Redondo
9 Mar Avon Championships of Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$175,000 – Carpet (i) – 33S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
  Pam Shriver   Virginia Ruzici
  Bettina Bunge
  Mary-Lou Piatek
  Billie Jean King
  Kathy Jordan
  Mima Jaušovec
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
7–5, 6–4
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
15 Mar Avon Championships of Boston
Boston, United States
Avon Championships Circuit
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 6–4
  Mima Jaušovec   Kathy Jordan
  Sylvia Hanika
  Virginia Ruzici
  Mareen Louie Harper
  Wendy Turnbull
  Hana Mandlíková
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
  Jennifer Russell
  Virginia Ruzici
23 Mar Avon Championships
New York City, United States
WTA championships
$300,000 – Carpet (i) – 8S/4D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Andrea Jaeger   Bettina Bunge
  Sylvia Hanika
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–0, 7–6(8–6)
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
30 Mar Clairol Crown
Carlsbad, California, United States
Non-Tour Events
$200,000 – Clay – 4S/2D
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 6–3
  Hana Mandlíková   Pam Shriver
  Andrea Jaeger

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Apr Family Circle Cup
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Toyota Series (Category 5)
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–3, 6–2
  Pam Shriver   Virginia Ruzici
  JoAnne Russell
  Regina Maršíková
  Mima Jaušovec
  Pam Casale
  Joyce Portman
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
7–5, 7–5
  Mima Jaušovec
  Pam Shriver
13 Apr Wightman Cup
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Team event
Hard (i)
  United States
7–0
  Great Britain

20 Apr Murjani WTA Championships
Amelia Island, Florida, United States
Toyota Series (Category 7)
$250,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–0, 6–0
  Martina Navratilova   Virginia Ruzici
  Mima Jaušovec
  Pam Shriver
  Andrea Jaeger
  Ivanna Madruga
  Sylvia Hanika
  Kathy Jordan
  Paula Smith
6–3, 5–7, 7–6(7–2)
  Virginia Ruzici
  JoAnne Russell
27 Apr United Airlines Tournament of Champions
Orlando, Florida, United States
Toyota Series (Category 7)
$200,000 – Clay – 22S/8D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
7–5, 6–3
  Andrea Jaeger   Regina Maršíková
  Hana Mandlíková
  Yvonne Vermaak
  Wendy Turnbull
  Kathleen Horvath
  Sylvia Hanika
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–1, 7–6(12–10)
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 May Italian Open
Perugia, Italy
Toyota Series (Category 3)
$100,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–1, 6–2
  Virginia Ruzici   Sandy Collins
  Joyce Portman
  Lucia Romanov
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Ivanna Madruga
  Elly Appel-Vessies
  Candy Reynolds
  Paula Smith
7–5, 6–1
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Virginia Ruzici
Bridgestone Doubles Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Toyota Series (Category 5)
$150,000 – Carpet (i) – 8D
Doubles
  Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
7–5, 6–2
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
  Casals /   Turnbull
  Jordan /   Smith
  Harper/   Redondo
  Blackwood /   Leo
  duPont /   Jordan
  Jaeger /   King
11 May Toyota Swiss Open
Lugano, Switzerland
Toyota Series (Category 3)
$100,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–1, 6–1
  Virginia Ruzici   Regina Maršíková
  Sylvia Hanika
  Sandy Collins
  Dianne Balestrat
  Hana Strachoňová
  Candy Reynolds
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Tanya Harford
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Candy Reynolds
  Paula Smith
18 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
Toyota Series (Category 3)
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Regina Maršíková
6–2, 6–1
  Ivanna Madruga   Sandy Collins
  Dianne Fromholtz
  Tracy Austin
  Deborah Jevans
  Mima Jaušovec
  Hana Mandlíková
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Tanya Harford
6–3, 6–4
  Sue Barker
  Renáta Tomanová
25 May
1 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$300,000 – Clay – 112S/64Q/48D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Hana Mandlíková
6–2, 6–4
  Sylvia Hanika   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Andrea Jaeger
  Virginia Ruzici
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Mima Jaušovec
  Martina Navratilova
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Tanya Harford
6–1, 6–3
  Candy Reynolds
  Paula Smith
  Andrea Jaeger
  James Arias
7–6, 6–4
  Betty Stöve
  Frederick McNair

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Jun Surrey Championships
Surbiton, United Kingdom
Toyota Series (Category 1)
$50,000 – Grass – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Betsy Nagelsen
6–0, 6–4
  Barbara Hallquist   Diane Desfor
  Martina Navratilova
  Marjorie Blackwood
  Laura duPont
  JoAnne Russell
  Sue Barker
  Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
6–1, 6–7, 6–1
  Billie Jean King
  Ilana Kloss
15 Jun BMW Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Toyota Series (Category 4)
$125,000 – Grass – 64S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–3, 6–4
  Andrea Jaeger   Barbara Potter
  Martina Navratilova
  Anne Smith
  Wendy Turnbull
  Pam Casale
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–1
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
22 Jun
29 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$300,000 – Grass – 112S/64Q/48D/48X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–2, 6–2
  Hana Mandlíková   Pam Shriver
  Martina Navratilova
  Mima Jaušovec
  Tracy Austin
  Virginia Ruzici
  Wendy Turnbull
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
  Betty Stöve
  Frew McMillan
4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–3
  Tracy Austin
  John Austin

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
13 Jul Austrian Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
Toyota Series (Category 1)
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
7–5, 7–6
  Sylvia Hanika   Regina Maršíková
  Virginia Ruzici
  Patricia Medrado
  Yvonne Vermaak
  Lena Sandin
  Marjorie Blackwood
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Eva Pfaff
6–4, 6–3
  Elizabeth Little
  Yvonne Vermaak
27 Jul Wells Fargo Open
San Diego, United States
Toyota Series (Category 4)
$125,000 – Hard- 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–2, 5–7, 6–2
  Pam Shriver   Kathy Jordan
  Kate Latham
  Candy Reynolds
  Mary-Lou Piatek
  Bettina Bunge
  Yvonne Vermaak
  Kathy Jordan
  Candy Reynolds
6–1, 2–6, 6–4
  Rosie Casals
  Pam Shriver

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Aug U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, United States
Toyota Series (Category 5)
$150,000 – Clay – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Andrea Jaeger
6–1, 6–0
  Virginia Ruzici   Mima Jaušovec
  Regina Maršíková
  Sue Barker
  Anne Smith
  Hana Strachoňová
  Susan Mascarin
  JoAnne Russell
  Virginia Ruzici
6–2, 6–2
  Sue Barker
  Paula Smith
10 Aug Central Fidelity Banks International
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Toyota Series (Category 3)
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Mary-Lou Piatek
6–4, 6–1
  Sue Barker   Betsy Nagelsen
  Pam Shriver
  Sylvia Hanika
  Regina Maršíková
  Wendy Turnbull
  Sandy Collins
  Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
17 Aug Player's Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
Toyota Series (Category 7)
$200,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
6–1, 6–4
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Andrea Jaeger
  Martina Navratilova
  Hana Mandlíková
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Sylvia Hanika
  Pam Shriver
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
7–6, 7–6
  Candy Reynolds
  Anne Smith
24 Aug Volvo Women's Cup
Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
Toyota Series (Category 3)
$100,000 – Hard – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Hana Mandlíková
6–2, 6–2
  Pam Casale   Bettina Bunge
  Regina Maršíková
  Trey Lewis
  Virginia Ruzici
  Wendy White
  Stacy Margolin
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–2, 6–1
  Candy Reynolds
  Betty Stöve
31 Aug
7 Sep
US Open
Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Grand Slam
$400,000 – Hard – 128S/64Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Tracy Austin
1–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–1)
  Martina Navratilova   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Barbara Potter
  Hana Mandlíková
  Anne Smith
  Sylvia Hanika
  Barbara Gerken
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–3, 6–3
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
  Anne Smith
  Kevin Curren
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  JoAnne Russell
  Steve Denton

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 Sep Toray Sillook Open
Tokyo, Japan
Toyota Series (Category 3)
$100,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S
Singles
  Ann Kiyomura
6–4, 7–5
  Bettina Bunge   Mima Jaušovec
  Kathleen Horvath
  Sharon Walsh
  Candy Reynolds
  Anne Hobbs
  Leslie Allen
21 Sep Toyota Tennis Classic
Atlanta, GA, United States
Toyota Series (Category 2)
$75,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Mary-Lou Piatek   Laura duPont
  Susan Mascarin
  Beth Norton
  Wendy White
  Rosie Casals
  Sharon Walsh
  Laura duPont
  Betsy Nagelsen
6–4, 7–5
  Rosie Casals
  Candy Reynolds
28 Sep US Indoors
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Toyota Series (Category 4)
$125,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–0, 6–2
  Tracy Austin   Candy Reynolds
  Wendy Turnbull
  Sharon Walsh
  Julie Harrington
  Anne Smith
  Barbara Potter
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 7–6
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Oct Florida Federal Open
Tampa, Florida, United States
Toyota Series (Category 4)
$125,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
5–7, 6–2, 6–0
  Bettina Bunge   Sylvia Hanika
  Mary-Lou Piatek
  Barbara Hallquist
  Kathy Rinaldi
  Wendy Turnbull
  Sandy Collins
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–4
  Martina Navratilova
  Renáta Tomanová
12 Oct Borden Classic
Tokyo, Japan
Toyota Series (Category 1)
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Kathy Rinaldi
6–1, 7–5
  Julie Harrington   Pam Casale
  Patricia Medrado
  Dana Gilbert
  Barbara Jordan
  Susan Mascarin
  Beth Norton
  Marianne van der Torre
  Nanette Schutte
6–2, 6–4
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Kim Steinmetz
Lynda Carter Maybelline Classic
Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
Toyota Series (Category 4)
$125,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
  Andrea Jaeger   Pam Shriver
  Sylvia Hanika
  Bobbie Gadusek
  Anne White
  Rosie Casals
  Anne Smith
  Mary-Lou Piatek
  Wendy White
6–1, 3–6, 7–5
  Pam Shriver
  Paula Smith
19 Oct Daihatsu Challenge
Brighton, United Kingdom
Toyota Series (Category 4)
$125,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sue Barker
4–6, 6–1, 6–1
  Mima Jaušovec   Barbara Potter
  Anne Smith
  Tracy Austin
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Pam Shriver
  Sylvia Hanika
  Barbara Potter
  Anne Smith
6–7(1–7), 6–3, 6–4
  Mima Jaušovec
  Pam Shriver
Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Toyota Series (Category 1)
$50,000 – Hard – S/D
SinglesDoubles
  Marie Pinterova
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Pam Casale   Barbara Potter
  Patricia Medrado
  Julie Harrington
  Barbara Rossi
  Marianne van der Torre
  Lee Duk-hee
  Patricia Medrado
  Cláudia Monteiro
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
  Barbara Jordan
  Roberta McCallum
26 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, West Germany
Toyota Series (Category 4)
$125,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Martina Navratilova   Virginia Ruzici
  Sylvia Hanika
  Mima Jaušovec
  JoAnne Russell
  Jo Durie
  Anne Smith
  Mima Jaušovec
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–1
  Barbara Potter
  Anne Smith

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Nov Seiko Classic
Hong Kong
Toyota Series (Category 1)
$50,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–4
  Sabina Simmonds   Marianne van der Torre
  Marcella Mesker
  Anne Hobbs
  Patricia Medrado
  Leigh-Anne Thompson
  Lee Duk-hee
  Ann Kiyomura
  Sharon Walsh
6–3, 6–4
  Anne Hobbs
  Susan Leo
9 Nov Federation Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Team event
Clay
  United States
3–0
  Great Britain
   Switzerland
  Australia
  Romania
  West Germany
  Soviet Union
  Netherlands
16 Nov National Panasonic Classic
Perth, Australia
Toyota Series (Category 4)
$125,000 – Grass – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Pam Shriver
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
  Andrea Jaeger   Mima Jaušovec
  Ann Kiyomura
  Leslie Allen
  Barbara Potter
  Jane Preyer
  Anne Smith
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–4, 6–2
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Candy Reynolds
Lion's Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Non-Tour Events
$200,000 – Carpet (i) – S
Singles
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–2
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
23 Nov NSW Building Society Open
Sydney, Australia
Toyota Series (Category 4)
$125,000 – Grass – 56S/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 2–6, 6–1
  Martina Navratilova   Bettina Bunge
  Wendy Turnbull
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Anne Smith
  Andrea Jaeger
  Barbara Potter
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–7, 6–2, 6–4
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
30 Nov
7 Dec
Toyota Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$200,000 – Grass – 64S/32Q/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Navratilova
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–5
  Chris Evert-Lloyd   Wendy Turnbull
  Pam Shriver
  Hana Mandlíková
  Andrea Jaeger
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  Tracy Austin
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–2, 7–5
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver

DecemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 Dec Toyota Series Championships
East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
WTA championships
$300,000 – Hard (i) – 12S/6D
SinglesDoubles
  Tracy Austin
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Martina Navratilova   Pam Shriver
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
Round Robin
  Mima Jaušovec
  Andrea Jaeger
  Hana Mandlíková
  Tracy Austin
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
  Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull

Toyota SeriesEdit

Points systemEdit

The 31 Toyota Series tournaments were divided into eight point categories. The highest points were allocated to the Grand Slam tournaments; French Open, the Wimbledon Championships, the US Open and the Australian Open. Points were allocated based on these categories and the finishing position of a player in a tournament.[1] The points allocation, with doubles points listed in brackets, is as follows:

Category Grand Slam
$300,000+
7
$200,000+
6
$175,000+
5
$150,000+
4
$125,000+
3
$100,000+
2
$75,000+
1
$50,000+
Winner 250 (125) 200 (105) 175 (88) 150 (75) 125 (62) 100 (50) 75 (38) 50 (25)
Runner-up 200 (100) 160 (90) 140 (73) 120 (60) 95 (47) 70 (35) 50 (25) 30 (15)
Semifinalist 160 (80) 130 (70) 110 (57) 90 (45) 70 (35) 50 (25) 35 (17) 20 (10)
Quarterfinalist 120 (60) 100 (50) 80 (40) 60 (30) 40 (20) 25 (12) 20 (8) 10 (5)
Fourth round 80 (40) 65 (35) 50 (25) 35 (17) 25 (12) 15 (8) 10 (5) 5 (3)
Third round 40 (30) 30 (22) 25 (15) 20 (9) 15 (5) 5 (3) 3 (1) – (–)
Second round 15 (10) 10 (8) 10 (5) 7 (2) 5 (–) – (–) – (–) – (–)

RankingsEdit

Below are the 1981 WTA year-end rankings (December 31, 1981) in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Points 1980 Change
1   Chris Evert (USA) 17.542 1  
2   Tracy Austin (USA) 16.486 2  
3   Martina Navratilova (USA) 15.710 3  
4   Andrea Jaeger (USA) 13.107 7   3
5   Hana Mandlíková (TCH) 11.234 4   1
6   Sylvia Hanika (FRG) 9.620 14   8
7   Pam Shriver (USA) 9.594 9   2
8   Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 8.262 8  
9   Bettina Bunge (FRG) 7.932 19   10
10   Barbara Potter (USA) 7.921 25   15
11   Mima Jaušovec (YUG) 7.823 17   6
12   Virginia Ruzici (ROU) 7.399 11   1
13   Regina Maršíková (TCH) 6.567 18   5
14   Sue Barker (GBR) 6.405 16   2
15   Kathy Jordan (USA) 5.957 13   2
16   Anne Smith (USA) 5.728 24   8
17   Mary-Lou Piatek (USA) 5.199 23   6
18   Sandy Collins (USA) 5.050 36   18
19   Leslie Allen (USA) 5.034 54   35
20   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 4.846 78   58

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1982). Slazengers World of Tennis 1982 : The Official Yearbook of the International Tennis Federation (14th ed.). London: Queen Anne Press. p. 137. ISBN 9780356085968.
  2. ^ "Womens International Computer Rankings" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association (WTA). 31 December 1981.

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