Arthur Ashe

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Birthday
10, 1943
Birthplace
Richmond, VA
Death Date
Feb 6, 1993 (49)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1943
Birthplace
Richmond, VA
Death Date
Feb 6, 1993 (49)

About

Tennis star who was the first African-American member of the Davis Cup tennis team. He won three Grand Slams during his career: the 1968 US Open, the 1970 Australian Open, and the 1975 Wimbledon tournament. He contracted HIV from a blood transfusion and passed away from AIDS in 1993. 

Before Fame

His father didn't allow him to play football while he was growing up because he was too small.

Trivia

He reached the quarterfinals of the French Open in 1970 and 1971, but it remained the only Grand Slam he never won during his career.

Family Life

He married Jeanne Moutoussamy in February of 1977. The couple adopted a daughter, Camera, in 1986. 

Associated With

He beat Jimmy Connors in the 1975 Wimbledon final match.