On this Date

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - SPORTS -

1889: John L. Sul­li­van de­feats Jake Kil­rain in the 75th round in Rich­burg, Miss., for the U.S. heavy­weight cham­pi­onship. It’s the last bare-knuckle box­ing match be­fore the Mar­quis of Queens­bury rules are in­tro­duced.

1967: Bil­lie Jean King sweeps three ti­tles at Wim­ble­don. King beats Ann Hay­den Jones 6-3, 6-4, for the sin­gles ti­tle; teams with Rosie Casals for the women’s dou­bles ti­tle, and pairs with Owen Davidson for the mixed dou­bles ti­tle.

1978: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Con­nors, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 to win his third straight men’s ti­tle at Wim­ble­don. Borg, who beat Con­nors in last year’s fi­nal, dis­poses of Con­nors in 108 min­utes.

1984: John Mcenroe whips Jimmy Con­nors 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 in 100-de­gree tem­per­a­tures to take the men’s sin­gles ti­tle at Wim­ble­don.

1990: West Ger­many wins the World Cup as An­dreas Brehme scores with 6 min­utes to go for a 1-0 vic­tory over de­fend­ing cham­pion Ar­gentina in a foul-marred fi­nal. 1991: Michael Stich up­sets three-time cham­pion Boris Becker to win the men’s sin­gles ti­tle at Wim­ble­don, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

1995: Top-ranked St­effi Graf wins her sixth Wim­ble­don sin­gles ti­tle, beat­ing Aran­txa Sanchez Vi­cario 4-6, 6-1, 7-5. 1996: Switzer­land’s Martina Hingis be­comes the youngest cham­pion in Wim­ble­don his­tory at 15 years, 282 days, team­ing with He­lena Sukova to beat Mered­ith Mcgrath and Larisa Nei­land 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 in women’s dou­bles. 2000: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam ti­tle. Williams is the first black women’s cham­pion at Wim­ble­don since Althea Gib­son in 1957-58.

2012: Roger Fed­erer equals Pete Sam­pras’ record of seven men’s sin­gles ti­tles at the All Eng­land Club, and wins his 17th Grand Slam ti­tle over­all, by beat­ing Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

need help?

Sports ed­i­tor: Leif Skod­nick, 518-454-5425, lskod­nick@time­sunion.com

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.