Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was a World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the US. Ashe was the first black player ever selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. In 1975, he defeated Jimmy Connors for the Wimbledon title.

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"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." - Arthur Ashe Learn how life coaching can help you prepare for the challenges of life! www.ipcoaching.net

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One of the best sports biographies ever written – by the graceful tennis champion Arthur Ashe

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@Sports_Greats: You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself... and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. -Arthur Ashe

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Today In History We Honor Arthur Ashe ‘Arthur Ashe was a top ranked tennis player in the 1960s and 70s. Raised in the segregated South, he was the first African-American male tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament. He was much more than an athlete though. His commitment to social justice, health and humanitarian issues left a mark on the world as indelible as his tennis was on the court.’ (photo: Arthur Ashe) - CARTER Magazine

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Arthur Ashe.

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