Nov. 11, 1989
Chris Evert's monologue included a far-fetched comparison of tennis and SNL, though there were a few self-deprecating jokes that got the audience to laugh.
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With the U.S. Open now in full swing in Queens, it seemed like the right time to take a look at five tennis-related TV moments.
2. SEINFELD -- Much of the 1993 episode "The Lip Reader" takes place at the U.S. Open. The title character refers to the hearing-impaired line judge (Marlee Matlin), with whom Jerry is smitten. While Jerry and George are at a match, George sloppily eats an ice-cream sundae, smearing his face with chocolate -- an image that's picked up the TV camera. And Kramer tries out for a job as ball boy.
William Devane) and easygoing mother (Judith Light).
4. WHEN BILLIE BEAT BOBBY -- This 2001 TV movie dramatized the epic 1973 showdown between middle-aged chauvinist tennis star Bobby Riggs (Ron Silver) and much-younger (and female) Billie Jean King (Holly Hunter).
Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and Venus and Serena Williams as themselves.