The year 1992 in tennis belonged to Monica Seles. The then Yugoslavian star reached Flushing Meadows with the disappointment of losing the Wimbledon final in a one-sided match to Steffi Graf. She had earlier won the Australian Open (6-2, 6-3 over Mary Joe Fernandez) and the French Open, where she beat Graf in a marathon three-set match, with the final set decided in her favour at 10-8.
The 19-year-old was in stunning form as she did not lose even a single set, sealing the title with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. In all, she was out on the court for less than seven-and-a-half hours, in which she dropped just 20 games and never on her own serve.
Other memorable events on this day
1979: Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox becomes the first to get 3,000 career hits and 400 career home runs.
1982: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl in four sets to win his fourth US Open crown.
1984: Michael Jordan signs a sevenyear contract to play basketball with the Chicago Bulls.
2005: Kevin Pietersen blasts 158 to help England draw the final Test at The Oval and win the Ashes for the first time in 16 years.
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