Graf and Evert at 1988 US Open

The 1988 US Open (August 29 to September 11) semifinals had two Americans: Chris Evert vs Steffi Graf, and Gabriela Sabatini vs Zina Garrison. Evert/Graf match did not happen: Evert was sick; Graf had walk over. She would go on beating Sabatini 6-3, 3-6 and 6-1 , collecting $275,000 in prize and  the Calendar Year Grand Slam.

Calendar Year Grand Slam means the play collected all four grand slam titles in the same year. Maureen Connolly Brinker did in xxxx and Margaret Court in 1970. Graf would go to win the Gold Medal at Seoul (Summer Olympics, 17 September to 2 October 1988 ), that made her the first and by far the only Calendar Year Golden Slam holder.

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