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Rod Rockets Into Orbit By Rex Lardner, September 17, 1962 Everything at the national singles championships was better this year, so it was no surprise when Rod Laver became the second man in history to grab a Grand Slam. A Duel Of Pace And Power By Curry Kirkpatrick, September 20, 1976 "The best tennis I've ever played" was demanded of Jimmy Connors to beat Bjorn Borg, while Chris Evert walloped Evonne Goolagong to turn the U.S. Open into an All-American jamboree.

Round Two To The Kid By Curry Kirkpatrick, September 15, 1980 John McEnroe beat Bjorn Borg in the Open, avenging his Wimbledon loss.

The Americanovakian Open By Curry Kirkpatrick, September 15, 1986 Top seeds Martina Navratilova and Ivan Lendl won fourCzeching final showdowns in New York.

Venus Envy By S.L. Price, September 15, 1997 Martina Hingis and Patrick Rafter reigned at the U.S. Open, but the play of Venus Williams was the bigger story, much to her peers' dismay. As Good As They Get By S.L. Price, September 18, 2006 In a U.S. Open that celebrated the titans of the past, Roger Federer cemented his Tigerlike preeminence, and Maria Sharapova fulfilled her lavish promise.

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