The 1981 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 25 May until 7 June. It was the 80th staging of the French Open, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1981.
23x15px Björn Borg defeated 23x15px Ivan Lendl, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1 
- It was Borg's 1st title of the year, and his 61st overall. It was his 11th (and last) career Grand Slam title, and his 6th French Open title (at that time, an Open Era record).
23x15px Hana Mandlíková defeated 23x15px Sylvia Hanika, 6–2, 6–4 
- It was Mandlíková's 2nd title of the year, and her 13th overall. It was her 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 1st French Open title.
23x16px Heinz Günthardt / 23x15px Balázs Taróczy defeated 23x15px Terry Moor / 23x15px Eliot Teltscher, 6–2, 7–6, 6–3 
23x15px Rosalyn Fairbank / 23x15px Tanya Harford defeated 23x15px Candy Reynolds / 23x15px Paula Smith, 6–1, 6–3 
23x15px Andrea Jaeger / 23x15px James Arias defeated 23x15px Betty Stöve / 23x15px Frederick McNair, 7–6, 6–4 
Total prize money for the event was FF3,365,445.