The Open women's final was decided in two sets for the 11th consecutive time.
He went on to win that title three consecutive times between 1951 and 1953.
San Antonio lost for the third consecutive time and 13th in its last 16 games.
The home team in Game 7 has won 20 consecutive times, dating to 1982.
It was the first time a team had won the event three consecutive times.
Another victory would put them in the final a third consecutive time.
He started the season by missing the cut six consecutive times.
The Garden was sold out last night for the 152d consecutive time.
China then won the cup for the consecutive third time 3-0.
He won the prize a record three consecutive times, in 1998, 1999 and 2000, for critical writing.