Arthur Ashe of USA won the first ever US Open of the Open era in 1968. He won three major titles that include Australian, Wimbledon and US Open.
Former cricketer Clive Hubert Lloyd was the first West Indian to play in 100 Tests. He went on to play in 110 Tests scoring 7515 runs at 46.67.
Ellen Hansell was a female tennis player from the United States. She was the first ever winner of the women`s singles event of the US Open.
Jimmy Connors of United States is the only man to have won the US Open on three different surfaces.- grass in 1974, clay in 1976 and hard court in 1978.
The US Open became the first ever Grand Slam event to award equal money to both male and female players in 1973.
Before the Open era, Richard Sears holds the record of winning the most number of successive US Open singles titles. He won seven titles. However, post 1968, it is Roger Federer with five consecutive singles titles who holds the record.
John McEnroe of US won a total of seven Grand Slam singles titles in his career which include four US Open and three Wimbledon titles.
Fred Trueman of England played in 67 Tests and took 307 wickets at 13.81. He became the first cricketer to collect 300 Test wickets in 1964.
Badminton made its debut in Barcelona Olympics held in 1992.
Former West Indies batsman Stuart Williams played in 31 Tests scoring three fifties and one century. His only Test ton came against India at Port of Spain in March 1997.
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