1936 — Fred Perry becomes the first foreign player to win three U.S. men’s singles titles when he defeats Don Budge, 2-6, 6-2, 8-6, 1-6, 10-8. Alice Marble ends the four-year reign of Helen Jacobs as U.S. women’s singles champion, with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory.
Fred Perry of England is shown in action during the final play-off match in the men's singles title at the U.S. National Tennis championships in Forest Hills, N.Y., on Sept. 12, 1936. Perry defeated Don Budge of Oakland, Ca., 2-6, 6-2, 8-6, 1-6, 10-8, to win the singles title. (AP Photo)