1981 Wimbledon Championships

The 1981 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom.[1][2] The tournament ran from 22 June until 4 July. It was the 95th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1981.

1981 Wimbledon Championships
Date22 June – 4 July
Edition95th
CategoryGrand Slam
Draw128S/64D/48XD
Prize money£322,136
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's singles
United States John McEnroe
Women's singles
United States Chris Evert Lloyd
Men's doubles
United States Peter Fleming / United States John McEnroe
Women's doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver
Mixed doubles
South Africa Frew McMillan / Netherlands Betty Stöve
Boys' singles
United States Matt Anger
Girls' singles
United States Zina Garrison
← 1980 · Wimbledon Championships · 1982 →

For the first time in the tournament's history there were no seeded British players in the singles draws.

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize money for 1981 championships was £322,136. The winner of the men's title earned £21,600 while the women's singles champion earned £19,440.[3][4] However, the ladies champion was additionally presented with a diamond necklace, donated to the club, valued at £3,000.00, which technically made the ladies prize higher than the gentleman's for the only time in the championships history.[5]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's singles £21,600 £10,800 £5,400 £2,700 £1,730 £920 £540 £325
Women's singles £19,440 £9,450 £4,725 £2,160 £1,345 £745 £420 £250
Men's doubles * £9,070 £4,540 £2,270 £1,140 £620 £200 £100
Women's doubles * £7,854 £3,932 £1,816 £912 £434 £140 £70
Mixed doubles * £4,770 £2,390 £1,140 £560 £280 £0 £0

* per team

ChampionsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  John McEnroe defeated   Björn Borg, 4–6, 7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–4), 6–4[6]

  • It was McEnroe's 3rd career Grand Slam title and his 1st Wimbledon title.

Women's singlesEdit

  Chris Evert Lloyd defeated   Hana Mandlíková, 6–2, 6–2[7]

  • It was Evert-Lloyd's 12th career Grand Slam title and her third and last Wimbledon title.

Men's doublesEdit

  Peter Fleming /   John McEnroe defeated   Bob Lutz /   Stan Smith, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4[8]

  • It was Fleming's 3rd career Grand Slam title and his 2nd Wimbledon title. It was McEnroe's 7th career Grand Slam title and his 3rd Wimbledon title.

Women's doublesEdit

  Martina Navratilova /   Pam Shriver defeated   Kathy Jordan /   Anne Smith, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)[9]

  • It was Navratilova's 11th career Grand Slam title and her 5th Wimbledon title. It was Shriver's 1st career Grand Slam title and her 1st Wimbledon title.

Mixed doublesEdit

  Frew McMillan /   Betty Stöve defeated   John Austin /   Tracy Austin, 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–3[10]

  • It was McMillan's 10th and last career Grand Slam title and his 5th Wimbledon title. It was Stöve's 10th and last career Grand Slam title and her 3rd Wimbledon title.

JuniorsEdit

Boys' singlesEdit

  Matt Anger defeated   Pat Cash, 7–6(7–3), 7–5[11]

Girls' singlesEdit

  Zina Garrison defeated   Rene Uys, 6–4, 3–6, 6–0[12]

Singles seedsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. ISBN 0007117078.
  3. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  4. ^ "About Wimbledon – Prize Money and Finance". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  5. ^ Chrissie: My Own Story by Evert Lloyd, Chris & Amdur, Neil (1984). Simon & Schuster ASIN: B011MBD9JY
  6. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947–2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceded by Grand Slams Succeeded by