Martina Navratilova def. Chris Evert Lloyd
4-6, 6-4, 6-4
From 1975 to 1984, Evert, under one name or another, won six US Opens and made the finals of four others.
But in 1983, Martina Navratilova had taken the title from her in a quick 6-1, 6-3 decision and was poised to begin her own run of dominance.
At the time of the 1984 title match, neither Loyd nor Navratilova had lost a set in the tournament, and their all-time rivalry stood tied 30-30.
Navratilova was on a 54-match win streak, one short of Evert’s Open Era record. Evert took first blood, but Navratilova overwhelmed her to take the crown.
Evert, perhaps realizing her time was growing short atop the hill, lamented, “It’s just not enough to play a good match against her anymore.”