1981 Italian Open (tennis)
Get 1981 Italian Open Tennis essential facts below. View Videos or join the 1981 Italian Open Tennis discussion. Add 1981 Italian Open Tennis to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
1981 Italian Open Tennis
1981 Italian Open
Date18-24 May (M)
4 - 10 May (W)
Prize money$200,000 (M)
$100,000 (W)
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationRome, Italy (M)
Perugia, Italy (W)
VenueForo Italico (M)
Men's Singles
Argentina José Luis Clerc [1]
Women's Singles
United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Men's Doubles
Chile Hans Gildemeister / Ecuador Andrés Gómez [2]
Women's Doubles
United States Candy Reynolds / United States Paula Smith
← 1980 · Italian Open · 1982 →

The 1981 Italian Open was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that was played on outdoor clay courts. For the second time in the history of the tournament the men and women competed in different locations. The men's event was held at the traditional location of Foro Italico in Rome, while the women played in Perugia. It was the 38th edition of the tournament. The men's tournament was part of the 1981 Volvo Grand Prix while the women's tournament was part of the Toyota Series (Category 3). The women's event was played from 4 May through 10 May 1981 while the men's event was organized from 18 May through 24 May 1981. Third-seeded José Luis Clerc won the men's singles title and the accompanying $24,000 first-prize money.[3] The women's singles title was won by first-seeded Chris Evert-Lloyd, her fourth Italian Open title after 1974, 1975 and 1980.[4]


Men's singles

Argentina José Luis Clerc defeated Paraguay Víctor Pecci 6-3, 6-4, 6-0

Women's singles

United States Chris Evert-Lloyd defeated Romania Virginia Ruzici 6-1, 6-2

Men's doubles

Chile Hans Gildemeister / Ecuador Andrés Gómez defeated United States Bruce Manson / Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd 7-6, 7-6

Women's doubles

United States Candy Reynolds / United States Paula Smith defeated United States Chris Evert-Lloyd / Romania Virginia Ruzici 7-5, 6-1


  1. ^ "ATP - 1981 Rome Men's Singles draw". ATP.
  2. ^ "ATP - 1981 Rome Men's Doubles draw". ATP.
  3. ^ "Clerc wins tourney". Daily News. AP. 25 May 1981.
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1982). Slazengers World of Tennis 1982 : The Official Yearbook of the International Tennis Federation (14th ed.). London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 90-91, 162. ISBN 9780356085968.

External links

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes