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Riggs, Marble win U.S. Nationals singles titles

Updated: September 14, 2001, 10:57 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Sept. 17, 1939

Earlier in the summer, Bobby Riggs and Alice Marble won the Wimbledon singles championships. Today at Forest Hills, they win the most significant tournament on this side of the Atlantic Ocean by taking the U.S. Nationals at Forest Hills.

They do it in contrasting styles. Riggs has an easy time in winning his first of two U.S. titles as he needs only 56 minutes to crush 19-year-old Welby Van Horn, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Riggs, who lost only two sets in the entire ...

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