spotlight Today in sports history: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg in 1980 for second straight US Open title Associated Press Sep 7, 2020 Sep 7, 2020 Updated Sep 7, 2020 Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Sept. 7. 1941: Bobby Riggs beats Frank Kovacs for US championship crown 1941 — Bobby Riggs beats Frank Kovacs in four sets to win the men’s title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships. Sarah Palfrey Cooke wins the women’s title with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Pauline Betz.Bobby Riggs of Chicago rushes to the net to return a volley by Frank Kovacs (background) of Oakland, Calif., during their match in the finals of the National Tennis Championships at Forest Hills, N.Y., Sept. 7, 1941. Riggs won the title, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/John Rooney) AP FILE 1953: Maureen Connolly becomes the first woman to complete the Grand Slam 1953 — Maureen Connolly becomes the first woman to complete the Grand Slam when she beats Doris Hart, 6-2, 6-4, in the U.S. Open women’s singles final. Tony Trabert wins his first U.S. men’s singles title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over Vic Seixas.Patricia Stewart, foreground, makes a return from the sideline to Maureen Connolly in the second round match of the National Tennis Championships at Forest Hills, N.Y., Sept. 1, 1953. (AP Photo/Ray Howard) AP FILE 1958: Ashley Cooper wins all-Australian US Open men's final 1958 — Australia’s Ashley Cooper beats countryman Malcolm Anderson to win the men’s title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships. Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard for the women’s title.Ashley Cooper of Australia is shown after winning his match to gain the final round in the All-England Tennis Championships at Wimbledon against his fellow countryman, Neale Fraser, July 2, 1958. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1975: Manuel Orantes upsets Jimmy Connors to claim US Open title 1975 — Spain’s Manuel Orantes upsets Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 to win the U.S. Open men’s title.Spain's Manuel Orantes gets a kiss from his wife Virginia after he trounced Jimmy Connors in the Men's Singles final of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship at Forest Hills September 7, 1975. Ornates scored a 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 victory over heavily-favored Connors to win the title and $25,000. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis) AP FILE 1980: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg for second straight US Open title 1980 — John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg of Sweden 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4 to win his second straight U.S. Open men’s title.John McEnroe plays Bjorn Borg of Sweden in the finals of the men's single competitions at the U.S. Open Championships at the National Tennis Center in New York, Sept. 7, 1980. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff) AP FILE 1993: Cardinals' Mark Whiten hits four home runs, drives in 12 runs 1993 — Mark Whiten of the St. Louis Cardinals has the greatest game at the plate in major league history in the nightcap of a doubleheader against Cincinnati. In the 15-2 win, Whiten hits four home runs and drives in 12 runs, becoming the only player to accomplish both feats in one game.At Riverfront Stadium bowl St.Louis Cardinal Mark Whiten (22) shown after he hit his major league record tying fourth homerun in the ninth inning of their game with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1993 in Cincinnati. Whiten also tied a record with 12 RBI in the Cardinals 15-2 win. (AP Photo/David Kohl) AP FILE 1996: Mike Tyson wins WBA heavyweight championship in just 109 seconds 1996 — Mike Tyson needs just 109 seconds to win the WBA heavyweight championship from Bruce Seldon in Las Vegas.Mike Tyson throws a punch against Bruce Seldon during the first round of their WBA Heavyweight Championship bout Saturday, Sept. 7, 1996, in Las Vegas. Tyson won on a TKO later in the first round. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) AP FILE 1997: 16-year-old Martina Hingis, 17-year-old Venus Williams play youngest Grand Slam final 1997 — In the new Arthur Ashe Stadium court, 16-year-old Martina Hingis and 17-year-old Venus Williams play the youngest Grand Slam final in the Open Era. Hingis wins her first U.S. Open title 6-0, 6-4. Patrick Rafter beats Greg Rusedski, 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, to win the men’s crown.In this Sunday Sept. 7, 1997 file photo Martina Hingis of Switzerland kisses her trophy after winning the women's singles finals match against Venus Williams at the U.S. Open in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) AP FILE 2012: Bryan brothers wins US Open men's doubles title for record 12th Slam championship 2012 — Bob and Mike Bryan beat Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-4 to win the U.S. Open men’s doubles title for a record 12th Grand Slam championship. The American twins break a tie with Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde for the most in the Open era, which started in 1968.Bob, left, and Mike Bryan celebrate after winning their men's doubles final against India's Leander Paes and Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) AP FILE 2014: Serena Williams wins third consecutive US Open title 2014 — Serena Williams wins her third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major title overall. Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 to match Chris Evert’s total of six championships at the U.S. Open. Bob and Mike Bryan win a record-tying fifth U.S. Open doubles championship for their 100th tournament title.Serena Williams, of the United States, hugs the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, during the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in New York. 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