Top Moments in US Open History

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  • Equal Pay for Equal Work
  • One of the Best
  • Before They Were Veterans
  • A Fierce Rivalry
  • Arthur Ash Stadium Opens, Venus William's Debut
  • William Sisters Steal the Show
  • More Williams Sisters' Domination
  • After 9/11
  • Fiftieth Anniversary of Althea Gibson's 1957 US Open Win
  • Serena Williams Continues Her Streak
  • Welcome, Sloane
  • Andy Murray Is Victorious
  • The US Open Starts Aug. 26
  • Breaking Barriers
  • Setting a Precedent

Before They Were Veterans

Tracy Austin and John McEnroe both gave strong debut performances at the 1977 US Open. A 14-year-old Austin defeated then fourth-ranked player, Sue Barker, and reached the women’s quarterfinals. Queens native McEnroe captured three victories in the men’s semifinals before losing to Manuel Orantes. (Photos from left: Steve Powell/Getty Images, Tony Duffy/Allsport)

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