Posted: Sep 8, 2012 7:25 AM
Updated: Sep 8, 2012 7:26 AM
1940 Donald McNeil beats Bobby Riggs after losing the first two sets to capture the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title. Alice Marble wins her third straight title with a two-set triumph over Helen Jacobs.
1956 Australia's Ken Rosewall wins the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title with a four-set victory over Lewis Hoad. Shirley Fry beats Althea Gibson 6-3, 6-4 for the women's title.
1968 Arthur Ashe wins the U.S. Open by beating Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Ashe is the first African-American male to win a Grand Slam tournament.
1974 Jimmy Connors romps to a 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Ken Rosewall to win the U.S. Open.
1978 Chris Evert beats 16-year-old Pam Shriver 7-5, 6-4 to win her fourth straight U.S. Open.
1979 In an all-New Yorker U.S. Open men's final, John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. Tracy Austin, at 16 years, 8 months and 28 days, becomes the youngest U.S. Open women's singles champion, ending Chris Evert's 31-match win streak at the Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win.
1984 John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to win his fourth U.S. Open.
1989 Steffi Graf wins her third major tournament of the year, beating the heat and Martina Navratilova 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the U.S. Open final.
1990 Pete Sampras, at the age of 19 years and 28 days, becomes the youngest U.S. Open men's singles champion, defeating Andre Agassi, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.
1992 Robin Yount becomes the 17th player to reach 3,000 hits in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
1995 Steffi Graf halts Monica Seles' remarkable comeback by winning the U.S. Open 7-6 (8-6), 0-6, 6-3. It's the fourth U.S. Open championship for Graf.
2000 Yale becomes the first school to win 800 games as Rashad Bartholomew scores three touchdowns and rushes for 201 yards in a 42-6 victory over Dayton.
2000 Venus Williams wins her first U.S. Open singles title, defeating Lindsay Davenport, 6-4, 7-5.
2001 Lleyton Hewitt beats four-time champion Pete Sampras, 7-6, 6-1, 6-1, for the U.S. Open title. At 20 years, 6 months and 13 days, Hewitt becomes the second-youngest men's champion of the Open era.
2006 Third-seeded Maria Sharapova beats No. 2 Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4 to win the U.S. Open women's final. A month shy of her 50th birthday, Martina Navratilova closes her competitive career with a mixed doubles championship for her 59th Grand Slam title.
2006 Top-ranked Ohio State tightens its hold on No. 1 after beating the No. 2-ranked and defending champion Longhorns 24-7 in Austin, Texas.
2007 Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4 to win his fourth straight U.S. Open championship and 12th career Grand Slam title. Federer becomes the first man since Bill Tilden in the 1920s to win the American Grand Slam four years running.
2007 Asafa Powell sets another world record in the 100 meters, winning a heat at the Rieti Grand Prix in 9.74 seconds. The world's fastest man improves his record by 0.03 seconds, having run 9.77 three times.