1981 Wimbledon Championships

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1981 Wimbledon Championships
Date 22 June – 4 July
Edition 95th
Category Grand Slam
Draw 128S/64D/48XD
Prize money £322,136
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All 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 →

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, England.[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. This tournament is considered the 4th best Wimbledon tournaments of all time. Even though the 1980 Wimbledon match between Borg and McEnroe was a great one, the one in 1981 was much more significant because it was a rematch. Had Borg won it would've been his 6th straight championship, and he probably would've been less inclined to retire. [3]

Prize money[edit]

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.[4][5] 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.[6]

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 N/A
Women's Doubles * £7,854 £3,932 £1,816 £912 £434 £140 £70 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £4,770 £2,390 £1,140 £560 £280 £0 £0 N/A

* per team

Champions[edit]

Seniors[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

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

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

Women's Singles[edit]

United States Chris Evert Lloyd defeated Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková, 6–2, 6–2 [8]

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

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Peter Fleming / United States John McEnroe defeated United States Bob Lutz / United States Stan Smith, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 [9]

  • 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 Doubles[edit]

United States Martina Navratilova / United States Pam Shriver defeated United States Kathy Jordan / United States Anne Smith, 6–3, 7–6(8–6) [10]

  • 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 Doubles[edit]

South Africa Frew McMillan / Netherlands Betty Stöve defeated United States John Austin / United States Tracy Austin, 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–3 [11]

  • 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.

Juniors[edit]

Boys' Singles[edit]

United States Matt Anger defeated Australia Pat Cash, 7–6(7–3), 7–5 [12]

Girls' Singles[edit]

United States Zina Garrison defeated South Africa Rene Uys, 6–4, 3–6, 6–0 [13]

Singles seeds[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ http://thecomeback.com/attackingthenet/2014/wimbledon-the-10-most-significant-mens-matches-of-all-time.html
  4. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401. 
  5. ^ "About Wimbledon – Prize Money and Finance". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  6. ^ Chrissie: My Own Story by Evert Lloyd, Chris & Amdur, Neil (1984). Simon & Schuster ASIN: B011MBD9JY
  7. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1981 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1981 US Open