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Posted on: Saturday, January 30, 2010

On this date: 1993 Monica Seles captures her third straight Australian Open title


Associated Press

Jan. 30

1926 The major league rules committee mandates that pitchers must have access to a rosin bag.

1971 UCLA starts its 88-game winning streak with a 74-61 win over UC Santa Barbara.

1983 John Riggins rushes for a Super Bowl-record 166 yards on 38 carries to spark the Washington Redskins to a come-from-behind, 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins. For Riggins, the game's MVP, it's his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game during the playoffs, also a record.

1993 Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to capture her third straight Australian Open.

1994 The Dallas Cowboys, behind MVP Emmitt Smith and safety James Washington, beat Buffalo 30-13 for their second straight NFL title while giving the Bills four straight Super Bowl losses.

1999 Martina Hingis wins her fifth Grand Slam title and third-straight Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over France's Amelie Mauresmo.

2001 Daron Rahlves wins the super giant slalom, the first American to capture the event at the world championships.

2006 Teemu Selanne scores two goals for his 1,000th career point in Anaheim's 4-3 overtime victory against Los Angeles.

2009 Rafael Nadal holds off Fernando Verdasco in the longest match in Australian Open history. Verdasco double-faults after saving two match points, and Nadal wins 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (1), 6-4 in the 5-hour, 14-minute semifinal between the Spanish left-handers.

2009 Bernard Lagat wins the Wanamaker Mile for the seventh time at the Millrose Games held at New York's Madison Square Garden to tie Eamonn Coghlan's record. Lagat finishes in 3:58.44 to edge Nick Willis by more than a second.