Last hurrah for Chris Evert
On this day in 1989, Chris Evert won her 101st and final singles match at the US Open, beating Monica Seles 6-0, 6-2 in the fourth round. Evert would fall to Zina Garrison, 7-6 (1), 6-2, in the quarterfinal, ending one of the best US Open careers in history. Evert, who made 19 appearances in America’s Grand Slam, finished her career with a 101-12 record. She won the tournament six times, made the final nine times, and made the semifinals a record 16 straight times. Her winning percentage of .894 remains an Open record.