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1981 French Open – Women's Singles

1981 French Open
Champion   Hana Mandlíková
Runner-up   Sylvia Hanika
Final score   6–2, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  
French Open
 < 1980 1982 > 

Hana Mandlíková defeated Sylvia Hanika 6–2, 6–4 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1981 French Open.[1]

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Hana Mandlíková is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Chris Evert (Semifinalist)
  2. Martina Navratilova (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Andrea Jaeger (Semifinalist)
  4. Hana Mandlíková (Champion)
  5. Virginia Ruzici (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Sylvia Hanika (Finalist)
  7. Mima Jaušovec (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Dianne Fromholtz (Third round)
  1. Kathy Jordan (Third round)
  2. Bettina Bunge (Fourth round)
  3. Anne Smith (Fourth round)
  4. Regina Maršíková (Fourth round)
  5. Wendy White (Second round)
  6. Ivanna Madruga (Third round)
  7. Leslie Allen (Fourth round)
  8. Virginia Wade (Fourth round)

Draw

Key

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

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  1   Chris Evert 6 6    
5   Virginia Ruzici 4 4    
  1   Chris Evert 5 4    
  4   Hana Mandlíková 7 6    
4   Hana Mandlíková 6 6  
      Kathy Rinaldi 1 3    
    4   Hana Mandlíková 6 6  
  6   Sylvia Hanika 2 4  
  7   Mima Jaušovec 6 2 0  
3   Andrea Jaeger 4 6 6  
  3   Andrea Jaeger 6 1 4
  6   Sylvia Hanika 4 6 6  
6   Sylvia Hanika 6 6  
  2   Martina Navratilova 2 4    

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1   Evert 6 6    
  Kohde-Kilsch 3 2       1   Evert 6 6    
      Casabianca 4 0    
      1   Evert 6 6    
        Pfaff 3 1    
      Pfaff 6 6  
  Margolin 7 4 6       Margolin 4 0    
  Gulley 5 6 4       1   Evert 6 6  
  Jordan 6 6         16   Wade 3 0  
  Barker 3 0         Jordan 3 3    
      Kuczyńska 6 6    
        Kuczyńska 1 3  
  Fairbank 6 6         16   Wade 6 6    
  Ekblom 4 4         Fairbank 5 2  
    16   Wade 7 6    
 

Section 2

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13   White 7 6    
  Nagelsen 6 4       13   White 6 5    
      Teeguarden 7 7    
        Teeguarden 4 6 6  
        Casale 6 2 2  
      Casale 6 6  
  Delhees 6 6         Delhees 3 2    
  Jolissaint 0 0           Teeguarden 3 3  
      5   Ruzici 6 6  
      Harrington 6 5 6  
  Smith 4 6 7       Smith 4 7 3  
  Stöve 6 4 5         Harrington 1 7 0
  Schutte 7 1 10       5   Ruzici 6 6 6  
  Thibault 5 6 8       Schutte 3 3  
    5   Ruzici 6 6    
 

Section 3

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4   Mandlíková 6 6    
  Romanov 2 1       4   Mandlíková 6 6    
      Casals 2 1    
      4   Mandlíková 4 6 6  
        Vasquez 6 0 4  
      Vasquez 6 7  
  Jones 7 6         Jones 1 5    
  Gregory 5 3         4   Mandlíková 6 6  
  Horvath 6 3 6       10   Bunge 3 1  
  Gadusek 3 6 2       Horvath 5 6 6  
      O'Neil 7 4 0  
        Horvath 3 7 2
      10   Bunge 6 5 6  
      Desfor 1 2  
10   Bunge 6 6       10   Bunge 6 6    
  Durie 2 3    

Section 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    11   Smith 4 6 6  
  Pinterova 6 0 6       Pinterova 6 3 1  
  Lee 1 6 1       11   Smith 6 6    
        Collins 4 4    
      Portman 6 2  
  Collins 6 6         Collins 7 6    
  Amiach 3 2         11   Smith 1 6 3
        Rinaldi 6 4 6
      Duvall 6 1 0  
  Rinaldi 6 6         Rinaldi 4 6 6  
  Perea-Alcala 0 3           Rinaldi 6 7  
  Sandin 6 6         8   Fromholtz 3 5    
  Freeman 1 2         Sandin 2 5  
    8   Fromholtz 6 7    
 

Section 5

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7   Jaušovec 6 4 6  
  Villiger 2 6 0     7   Jaušovec 6 6    
      Buchanan 0 2    
      7   Jaušovec 6 6    
        Giussani 0 3    
      Giussani 6 7 6
  Sato 6 7 7       Sato 7 5 1  
  Latham 7 5 5       7   Jaušovec 6 6  
        Reynolds 3 2  
      Sands 2 1    
  Reynolds 7 6         Reynolds 6 6    
  Rollinson 5 2           Reynolds 2 7 6
  Strachonova 7 6         9   Jordan 6 5 2  
  Gilbert 5 4         Strachonova 6 6 4
    9   Jordan 4 7 6  
 

Section 6

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    14   Madruga 6 6    
  Van der Torre 7 6         Van der Torre 1 1    
  Harford 5 1         14   Madruga 6 4 3  
        Bohm 2 6 6  
      Bohm 6 6  
  Tomanová 6 6         Tomanová 3 3    
  Du Pont 3 1           Bohm 2 4  
      3   Jaeger 6 6  
      Blount 2 1    
  Vermaak 7 6         Vermaak 6 6    
  Budařová 5 1           Vermaak 1 2  
      3   Jaeger 6 6    
      Coles 1 0  
3   Jaeger 4 7 6     3   Jaeger 6 6    
  Temesvári 6 6 3  

Section 7

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    6   Hanika 6 4 6  
  Jevans 6 7         Jevans 2 6 3  
  Lovera 4 5         6   Hanika 6 6    
        Rossi 3 2    
      Medrado 6 6 1
  Rossi 6 6         Rossi 4 7 6  
  Lewis 3 2         6   Hanika 6 6  
  Piatek 6 6         12   Maršíková 1 3  
  Skronska 4 2         Piatek 3 6 6  
      Vessies 6 2 2  
        Piatek 6 5 5
  Monteiro 6 7         12   Maršíková 2 7 7  
  Brzakova 2 6         Monteiro 1 1  
    12   Maršíková 6 6    
 

Section 8

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    15   Allen 6 6    
  Minter 4 7 6       Minter 4 2    
  Simon 6 5 3       15   Allen 6 7    
  Remilton 6 6           Remilton 1 6    
  Eisterlehner 4 2         Remilton 7 4 8
      Hobbs 6 6 6  
      15   Allen 1 2  
  White 6 6         2   Navratilova 6 6  
  Franch 4 2         White 1 6 6  
      Tobin 6 3 2  
        White 1 1  
  Riedel-Kuhn 6 4 6       2   Navratilova 6 6    
  Gurdal 0 6 1       Riedel-Kuhn 4 0  
    2   Navratilova 6 6    
 

References

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 397.  

External links

  • 1981 French Open on ITFtennis.com, the source for this draw
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