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Some Aces, A King and Two Queens

Some Aces, A King and Two Queens

Ivan Lendl and his Connecticut neighbor, Mats Wilander, spent nearly five hours thrashing out the U.S. Open men's final in September before Lendl prevailed for the third straight year.

This is an article from the Dec. 28, 1987 issue

Martina Navratilova won her fourth title in five years, dispatching Steffi Graf. But where was Chrissie? For the first time in 16 years, Evert lost before the semis in her home-country's tournament.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee won world heptathlon and long jump titles in Rome, while in Dublin—Ohio, that is—European golfers retained the Ryder Cup. At month's end, NFL players struck for the second time in six years.

PHOTOCARYN LEVYIvan Lendl was smashing in Flushing, where he won his third consecutive U.S. Open.PHOTOTONY DUFFY/ALL-SPORTSuperwoman Jackie Joyner-Kersee speared the heptathlon and long-jump world titles.PHOTORONALD C. MODRAAs Mets title hopes were hammered, Lenny Dykstra got nailed at third in Pittsburgh.PHOTOSIMON BRUTY/ALL-SPORTSeve Ballesteros and his European teammates again beat the U.S. in Ryder Cup play.