On This Day

September 2014 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 7 American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan beat Spanish pair Marcel Granollers & Marc López 6–3, 6–4 to win their Open era record 5th US men's tennis doubles title; extends record for most Grand Slam doubles titles (16)

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd straight US title; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Marin Čilić of Croatia wins his maiden grand slam title; beats Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • Sep 11 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (and is later found guilty of culpable homicide)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: 19 year old South Korean Kim Hyo-joo wins by 1 stroke ahead of Australian runner-up Karrie Webb

Golfer Karrie Webb
Golfer
Karrie Webb
  • Sep 27 New Zealand's All Blacks scores 4 tries to beat Argentina, 34-13 in La Plata and claim their 3rd straight Rugby Championship; All Blacks first five eighth Beauden Barrett kicks 6 from 6
  • Sep 28 Ryder Cup Golf, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland: Europe wins 16½-11½ to win Cup for 3rd consecutive time

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 2 Norman Gordon, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 20 wickets; Transvaal), dies at 103
  • Sep 29 Dan Goossen, American boxing promoter (Michael Nunn, Terry Norris, James Toney), dies of liver cancer at 64