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Nov 16-22. National Panasonic Chmps, Perth, Australia. (GR)
1R Bye
2R d. Bohmova (Cz) 6-4 6-3
3R L to Preyer 6-3 6-3

After her early exit Evonne said, "I need more matches to get my confidence I can learn to play the big point again. I'm not expecting miracles, but I'm going to try as hard as I can. I know it will be a slow process, but I'm still keen to play and to compete."

Nov 23-29 New South Wales Open, Sydney, Australia. (GR)
1R d. Walsh (US) 6-4 6-0
2R d. Pinterova (Cz) 7-6 6-1
QF L to Evert (US) [1] 6-2 6-0

Dec 1-6 Australian Open, Melbourne. (GR) seeded #8
1R Bye
2R d. Allen (US) 5-7 6-3 6-4
3R d. Jausovec (Yug) [10] 6-3 6-1
QF L to Navatilova (US) [3] 6-4 6-1

Doubles with Stove
1R d. Fairbank/Harford [8] 6-1 6-1
2R d. Cassell/Pratt 6-4 6-3
QF L to Barker/Kiyomura [4] 6-4 6-1

Potter complained about Evonne's #8 seeding, to no avail. Aussie fans were so behind Evonne that many cheered the errors of American Leslie Allen in round two. A nervous Goolagong edges past the rattled Allen. Allen bitterly criticizes the crowd over the public address system after the match.

Just over five months after the birth of her second child on 28 May 1981, she returned to the circuit for the Australian season. At Perth in mid-November, she defeated Bohmova 64 63, before losing L16 to Jane Preyer 36 36.

She reached the quarter finals of the NSW Open (d Walsh 64 60, Pinterova 76 61, lost Evert 62 60) and Australian Open (d Allen 57 63 64, Jausovec 63 61, lost Navratilova 64 61)

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