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June 7, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport


Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins 11th and final career Grand Slam title; Open era record 6th French title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestAnna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1999, 2002), born in Moscow, Russia

Tennis Player Anna Kournikova
Tennis Player
Anna Kournikova
  • Kevin Kyle, Scottish soccer striker (Scotland 10 caps, Sunderland), born in Stranraer, Wigtownshire
1981 in Sport