Arthur Ashe

About Arthur Ashe

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Born on July 10, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia, Arthur Ashe was an American professional tennis player. He became the first, and only, African-American male to win the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. He is also remembered for raising awareness about AIDS. Ashe died in New York City on February 6, 1993.

1st African-American man to be ranked as the No. 1 tennis player in the world

1985 – inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame

1st black player ever selected for the United States Davis Cup team

33 career titles

$1,584,909 earned in prize money

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