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Wade turned pro at the start of the open era in 1968. In the 68 finals of the U.S. Open, Wade defeated Billie Jean King in straight sets. It was the first of three Grand Slam singles championships during her almost 20 year career.
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U.S. Open women's champions since 1968

A look at each winner of the U.S. Open women's singles title since the open era began in 1968.

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