1944 — Frank Parker wins the men’s singles title with a four-set victory over Bill Talbert in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships. Pauline Betz captures her third straight women’s title with 6-3, 8-6 victory over Margaret Osborne.
1945 — Frank Parker defends his U.S. Open title, defeating Bill Talbert, 14-12, 6-1, 6-2, in the final of the first postwar U.S. Open.
Sgt. Frank Parker holds the trophy cup he won in the men's singles finals at the U.S. National Tennis Championship at Forest Hills, N.Y., Sept. 4, 1944. Parker defeated William Talbert of Indianapolis, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo)