Flashback: Steffi Graf's shutout

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It took Steffi Graf just 32 minutes to beat Natasha Zvereva in the 1988 French Open final.

On this day in 1988, Steffi Graf won her second French Open title with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Natasha Zvereva. The match, which lasted all of 32 minutes, set the record for shortest women's singles title match at a Grand Slam in the Open Era. It also marked the first time a French Open finalist failed to win one game, and was the first time since 1911 at any Grand Slam final that a title was decided by a 6-0, 6-0 score. The then-18-year-old Graf was so dominant, she lost just 13 points in the match and she apologized to the crowd in her postmatch speech and to the 17-year-old Zvereva in the locker room. Graf, who had already won the Australian Open in January, would go on to complete the Golden Slam that year -- winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal in Seoul.