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Arthur Ashe

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Arthur Ashe (July 10, 1943, Richmond, VA – February 6, 1993, New York) was an American tennis player and social advocate.[1] The center stadium at the USTA National Tennis Center is named Arthur Ashe Stadium.


He graduated first in his class in high school. He attended University of California, Los Angeles, with a full scholarship.

Most significant tennis results

Grand Slam Tournament wins:

  • US Open:
    • Men's Singles champion 1968
  • Australian Open:
    • Men's Singles champion 1970
  • Wimbledon:
    • Men's Singles champion 1975


After retiring from tennis, he wrote two autobiographies.[2][3]


  1. Life Story. Retrieved on 2008-08-05.
  2. Deford, Frank; Ashe, Arthur (1993). Arthur Ashe: Portrait in Motion. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers. ISBN 0-7867-0050-5. 
  3. Rampersad, Arnold; Ashe, Arthur (1994). Days of Grace. [New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-38681-7.