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Arthur Ashe (1943–1993)


Arthur Ashe grew up in segregated Richmond, Virgina where he decided to make a career out of tennis where he won his first U.S. Open in 1968, the first ever won by a black player. Ashe firmly established his stardom in 1975 after beating Jimmy Connors to take the Wimbledon title. As a tennis professional, he won three Grand Slam singles titles and... See full bio »

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Other Works:

Print ad for Adidas' ATP Collection line of warm-ups and work out clothes (1978).

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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It's very tough to tell a young black kid that the Christian religion is for him. He just doesn't believe it when you start going to church and you look up at this picture of Christ with blond hair and blue eyes. You wonder if he's on your side. See more »

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Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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