Singles Events in History



2014 Event - Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in the U.S. Open final, joining Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert in having won 18 Grand Slam singles victories

2013 Event - At the U.S. Open, tennis pro Serena Williams defeats Victoria Azarenka, winning Women's Singles for the fifth time

2013 Event - At the U.S. Open, defending men's singles champion Andy Murray is beaten in straight sets by Swiss player, Stanislas Wawrinka

2013 Event - At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Andy Murray wins the Men's Singles after beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets; he becomes the first British man to win since Fred Perry's Wimbleton 1936 win

2013 Event - Sabine Lisicki of Germany is defeated at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships; Marion Bartoli of France wins the Ladies' Singles Final, earning her first Grand Slam singles title

2013 Event - Serbian tennis pro Novak Djokovic achieves a four-set victory over opponent Andy Murray, winning the men's singles at the 2013 Australian Open

2013 Event - At the 2013 Australian Open, tennis pro Victoria Azarenka wins the women's singles event, after winning three sets in the final against Li Na

2012 Event - At the 2012 U.S. Open, Andy Murray of the U.K. wins the Men's Singles, defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic; Murray becomes the first British player to win a Grand Slam singles title since Fred Perry 76 years ago

2012 Event - Britain tennis pro Andy Murray wins the16th gold medal for Britain during the 2012 Summer Olympics after defeating Roger Federer in the men's singles final

2012 Event - At the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, tennis pro Roger Federer beats Andy Murray three sets to one at the Men's Singles final

2012 Event - Tennis pro Serena Williams beats Agnieszka Radwanska in the Women's Singles final at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships

2011 Event - Serena Williams is defeated in Women's Singles at the 2011 U.S. Open by Samantha Stosur of Australia

2011 Event - At the 2011 French Open, Roger Federer is defeated in mens singles by Rafael Nadal

1995 Event - Kansas City Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings

1991 Event - Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles

1991 Event - Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

1990 Event - "Love and Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart

1989 Event - Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her 101st and last U.S. Tennis Open singles victory

1984 Event - Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day

1984 Event - Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles

1983 Birthday - Kim Clijsters, born in Bilzen, Belgium, professional tennis player, ranked number one in the World for singles and doubles, winner of 36 WTA singles and 11 WTA doubles titles

1982 Birthday - Andy Roddick, born in Omaha, Nebraska, professional tennis player, ranked number one in the World for singles in November 2003

1982 Event - New York Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game

1982 Birthday - Ryan Cabrera, born in Dallas, Texas, musician, pop rock, hit singles include, 'On the Way Down', '40 Kinds of Sadness', 'True', albums include, 'You Stand Watching'

1980 Event - Cleveland Dan Spillner, 545 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles

1979 Birthday - Pink, born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Alecia Beth Moore, singer, songwriter, pop, punk genres, sold 30 million albums, 40 million digital singles worldwide

1979 Event - "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart

1976 Event - New York Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles

1976 Event - Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat and drives in his 2,297th run

1976 Birthday - Carlos Moya, born in Geneva, Spain, professional tennis player, ranked 1st in the World for singles, won over 500 ATP-level matches, won French Open singles, 1998

1975 Event - New York Met Felix Milan hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays

1975 Birthday - Lil' Kim, born New York City, New York, born Kimberly Denise Jones, hip hop, rapper, debut album 'Conspiracy' generated three hit singles

1973 Birthday - Karim Alami, born in Casablanca, Morocco, professional tennis player, ranked 25th in the World for singles in February, 2000

1972 Birthday - Jordi Burillo, born in Barcelona, Spain, professional tennis player, won ATP Tour singles title and doubles title, coached Julian Alonso

1972 Birthday - Filip Dewulf, born in Mol, Belgium, professional tennis player, won two ATP Tour singles titles, one doubles titles

1971 Birthday - Nicklas Kulti, born in Stockholm, Sweden, professional tennis player, won the Australian Open in Wimbledon junior titles in 1989, top singles title in Adelaide, 1990

1971 Birthday - Sergi Bruguera, born in Barcelona, Spain, professional tennis player, played for Spain, won consecutive men's singles titles at the 1993 and 1994 French Open

1970 Event - "Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies

1969 Birthday - Byron Black, born in Salisbury, Zimbabwe, professional tennis player, double-handed forehand player, played for Zimbabwe, singles ranking 22nd in the World, June, 1996

1969 Event - 2nd U.S. Tennis Open smallest session - 3708 (men's singles final-rain)

1968 Event - Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to win U.S. singles championship

1968 Birthday - Horst Skoff, born in Klagenfurt, Austria, professional tennis player, won top-level singles title in Athens in 1989, ranked 18th in world rankings for singles, 70th for doubles

1968 Birthday - Omar Camporese, born in Bologna, Italy, professional tennis player, won two top-level singles and five tour doubles titles, ranked 18th in the World in singles, 27th for doubles, 1992

1968 Birthday - Javier Sanchez, born in Pamplona, Spain, professional tennis player, won four top-level singles titles, 26 doubles titles in his career

1967 Birthday - Jaime Yzaga, born in Lima, Peru, professional tennis player, ranked 18th in the World for singles and 54th in the World in doubles

1967 Birthday - Tim McGraw, born in Delhi, Louisiana, singer, actor, sold over 40 million albums and singles, famous songs include, 'I Like It, I Love It', married to singer, Faith Hill

1967 Event - Yankee Stadium, Elston Howard singles on a 3-2 pitch

1967 Event - "Wild Thing" hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby

1967 Birthday - Laura Golarsa, born in Milan, Italy, professional tennis player, played on the WTA tour from 1985 to 2001, 124 - 184 singles record included wins over Jana Novotna and Zina Garrison

1967 Birthday - Ulf Stenlund, born in Falun, Sweden, professional tennis player, won one doubles title in Bari, 1987 and one singles title in Palermo, 1986, highest ATP-ranking was 23rd in the World, April, 1987

1966 Birthday - Tracy Byrd, born in Vidor, Texas, Tracy Lynn Byrd, country singer, musician, known for Number One Billboard hit single 'Holdin' Heaven', recorded nine studio albums, 30 hit singles, 11 top ten hits

1966 Birthday - Stefan Edberg, born in Vastervik, Sweden, professional tennis player, ranked number one in the World in singles and doubles tennis

1966 Birthday - Deana Carter, born in Nashville, Texas, Deana Kay Carter, country singer, famous for multi-platinum debut album 'Did I Shave My Legs for This?', albums include fourteen singles, three reached number one on the Billboard country charts, including 'Strawberry Wine'

1965 Birthday - Kyra Sedgwick, actress, Phenomenon, Singles, Julia-Another World

1964 Birthday - Clinton Gregory, born in Martinsville, Virginia, singer, songwriter, recording artist, fiddler, country and bluegrass genres, recorded seven studio albums, chartered 11 Billboard Hot country Singles and Tracks, including Play, Ruby, Play, which reached no. 25 on the charts

1963 Birthday - Luiz Mattar, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, professional tennis player, won seven top-level singles titles and five doubles titles from 1986 to 1995

1963 Birthday - Kate Gompert, born in Ames lowa, professional tennis player, career record 77 - 78, ranked 18th in the World for singles in July, 1987

1962 Event - Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)

1962 Birthday - Campbell Scott, born in New York City, actor, Singles, Dying Young, Sheltering Sky

1962 Birthday - Jesse Johnson, born in Rock Island, Illinois, Jesse Woods Johnson, musician, guitarist, funk, rocky, rhythm and blues genres, original member of The Time, contributed to hit singles, 'The Bird', 'Jungle Love', on The Time's third album, 'Ice Cream Castle'

1962 Birthday - Diego Perez, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, professional tennis player, won ATP Tour singles title and three doubles titles in his career, ending in 1996

1961 Birthday - Toby Keith, born in Clinton, Oklahoma, country singer, hit singles include, 'Should've Been a Cowboy', 'How Do You Like Me Now?', toured with the USO

1960 Birthday - Bono, born in Dublin, Ireland, born Paul David Hewson, Irish musician, activist, lead vocalist for rock band U2, 54th most successful songwriter in U.K. singles chart history, activism includes Product Red and the ONE campaign

1959 Birthday - Anne Hobbs, born in Nottingham, England, professional tennis player, played singles but primarily a doubles specialist, tennis coach, consultant in sports psychology

1958 Birthday - Fernando Luna, born in Cuidad Real, Spain, tennis player, highest singles ATP-ranking was 33rd in 1984

1957 Event - Leah Neuberger wins her 8th women's singles ping pong championship

1956 Birthday - Sue Barker, born in Paignton, England, professional tennis player, television presenter with the BBC, won singles title at the French Open, highest career singles ranking was third in the World

1955 Birthday - Tony Allcock, born in Leicestershire, England, bowler, two-time world outdoor singles champion, 1992, 1996, world singles champion 1986, 1987, 2002, won silver medal in men's singles event at 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada

1953 Birthday - Raul Ramirez, born in Ensenada, Baja California, professional Mexican tennis player, in 1976, ranked No. 4 in the world, in 1983, ranked No. 6 in the world in doubles, won 60 doubles titles, 19 singles titles, married former Miss Universe, Venezuelan-born Maritza Sayalero

1947 Event - Yankees get 18 singles to beat Red Soxs 11-2

1947 Birthday - Judy Loe, born in Urmston Manchester, United Kingdom, actress, Singles, Meaning of Life

1944 Birthday - Tom Okker, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, tennis player, nickname, The Flying Dutchman, world's top doubles player, 1969, world's top ten singles player for 17 years

1940 Event - Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey)

1939 Birthday - Clem Cattini, born in Stoke Newton, North London, England, musician, drummer, played with The Tornados in the 1960's, appeared for diverse array of artists, featured on 45 different UK number one singles, considered most beloved early British rock n' roll figure

1939 Event - Beer Barrel Polka hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Will Glahe

1938 Event - Bradman scores 143 South Australia vs. NSW, 11 fours 91 singles

1938 Event - Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles U.S. tennis title

1938 Event - Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th

1937 Event - Bradman scores 270 Australia vs. England at the MCG, incl 110 singles

1936 Birthday - Roy Emerson, tennis player, won 12 Majors in singles from 1961-67

1934 Event - Yankee Myrl Hoag hits 6 singles in one game

1931 Birthday - Bob Crewe, born in Newark, New Jersey, American songwriter, singer, co-wrote with Bob Gaudio, Top 10 singles for The Four Seasons, recorded with Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Patti LaBelle

1928 Event - Cleveland Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yankees 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game

1927 Event - "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Ben Bernie

1926 Event - Bert Gibb of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game

1920 Event - Vern Bradburn of Winnipeg Victorias kicks 9 singles in a game

1914 Event - Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game

1914 Event - Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game

1913 Event - Freddy Wilson of Regina Roughriders kicks 10 singles in a game

1912 Event - Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game

1912 Event - Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn and hits 4 singles

1911 Event - Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game

1910 Event - Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game

1909 Event - Jack Williams of Ottawa Rough Riders kicks 9 singles in a game

1909 Event - Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game

1901 Event - Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1













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