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Encyclopedia > Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe
Country Flag of the United States United States
Residence Richmond, Virginia
Date of birth July 10, 1943
Place of birth Richmond, Virginia, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg/11 st)
Turned Pro 1969
Retired 1980
Plays Right
Career Prize Money US$2,584,909
Singles
Career record:
Career titles: 33
Highest ranking: No. 1 (in 1968 and 1975)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open W (1970)
French Open QF (1970, 1971)
Wimbledon W (1975)
US Open W (1968)
Doubles
Career record:
Career titles: 18
Highest ranking:

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Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943February 6, 1993) was a prominent African American tennis player who was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. During his playing career, he won three Grand Slam titles. Ashe is also remembered for his efforts to further social causes. is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Tennis statistics. ...

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Biography

In his youth, Ashe was small and decided to start playing tennis. He was coached by Ronald Charity and later coached by Walter Johnson. Tired of having to travel great distances to play caucasian youths in segregated Richmond, Virginia, Ashe accepted an offer from a Saint Louis, Missouri tennis official to move there and attend Sumner High School.[1] Young Ashe was recognized by Sports Illustrated for his playing.[2] Dr. Robert Walter Johnson (1899 - 1971) was a physician and tennis coach in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Motto: Official website: http://stlouis. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


Ashe was awarded a tennis scholarship to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1963. That same year, Ashe became the first African American ever selected to the United States Davis Cup team. This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The United States Davis Cup Team represents the United States in Davis Cup tennis competition, and is governed by the United States Tennis Association. ...


In 1965, Ashe won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) singles title and contributed to UCLA's winning the team NCAA tennis championship. While at UCLA, Ashe was initiated as a member of the Upsilon chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Kappa Alpha Psi (KAΨ) is the second-oldest collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership and the first black intercollegiate fraternity incorporated as a national body. ...


In 1968, Ashe won the United States Amateur Championships and the inaugural U.S. Open and aided the U.S Davis Cup team to victory. He is the only player to have won both of these amateur and open national championships in the same year.[3] Concerned that tennis professionals were not receiving winnings commensurate with the sport's growing popularity, Ashe supported formation of the Association of Tennis Professionals. That year would prove even more momentous for Ashe when he was denied a visa by the South African government, thereby keeping him out of the South African Open. Ashe used this denial to publicize South Africa's apartheid policies. In the media, Ashe called for South Africa to be expelled from the professional tennis circuit. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in 1972 to protect the interests of male professional tennis players. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ...


In 1969, Ashe turned professional. In 1970, Ashe won his second Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open. Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In tennis, a singles player or doubles team that wins all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam. ... The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. ...


In 1975, Ashe won Wimbledon, unexpectedly defeating Jimmy Connors in the final. He played for several more years, but after being slowed by heart surgery in 1979, Ashe retired in 1980. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as Wimbledon, is the oldest major championship in tennis and is widely considered to be the most prestigious. ... James Scott (Jimmy) Connors (born September 2, 1952 in East St. ... Cardiac surgery is surgery on the heart, typically to treat complications of ischemic heart disease (e. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


Ashe remains the only African American player ever to win the men's singles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, or Australian Open. He is one of only two men of black African ancestry to win a Grand Slam singles title (the other being France's Yannick Noah, who won the French Open in 1983). Though most indigenous Africans possess relatively dark skin, they exhibit much variation in physical appearance. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Yannick Noah (born May 18, 1960, Sedan, Ardennes, France) is a former professional tennis player from France. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ...


In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, ranked Ashe as one of the 21 best players of all time.[4] Jack Kramer as an amateur in 1947 John Albert Kramer (b. ...


After his retirement, Ashe took on many new tasks, including writing for Time magazine, commentating for ABC Sports, founding the National Junior Tennis League, and serving as captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team. In 1983, Ashe underwent a second heart surgery. He was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... [1] ABC Sports is a division of ABC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a non-profit tennis hall of fame and museum at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. // The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining... This article is about the year. ...


Personal life

Ashe served in the U.S. Army from 1966–68, reaching the rank of second lieutenant.

Statue of Arthur Ashe on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.
Statue of Arthur Ashe on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.

On February 20, 1977, Ashe married Jeanne Moutoussamy, a photographer he had met four months earlier. Andrew Young, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, performed the ceremony at the U.N. chapel in New York. Arthur and Jeanne adopted one child together, a daughter, who was born on December 21, 1986. She was named Camera after her mother's profession. Camera was only six years old when her father died. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1040, 691 KB) Summary photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran for Monument Avenue Carptrash 08:25, 14 March 2006 (UTC) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1040, 691 KB) Summary photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran for Monument Avenue Carptrash 08:25, 14 March 2006 (UTC) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... Jefferson Davis monument on Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia Monument Avenue, in Richmond, Virginia, memorializes Virginian native Confederate participants of the Civil War and one 20th century Richmond native. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. ... UN redirects here. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1979, Ashe suffered a heart attack, an event that surprised the public in view of his high level of fitness as an athlete. His condition drew attention to the hereditary aspect of heart disease. Ashe under went a quadruple coronary-bypass operation, performed by Dr. John Hutchinson on December 13, 1979. [5] Ashe reports, Dr. Hutchinson, removed veins from my legs and implanted them in my chest to take over the functions of my clogged arteries.[6] He appeared to have made a full recovery, but was obliged to give up competitive tennis. A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ...


A few months after the operation, Ashe was on the verge of making his return to professional tennis. While on a family trip in Cairo, Egypt, Ashe saw his dreams of returning quickly fade away. He was on a run one afternoon, but was forced to quit when the chest pain struck again. Ashe stop running, and returned to see physician and close friend Douglas Stein who had accompanied the family on the trip. Stein urged Ashe to return to New York so he could be close to his cardiologist and surgeon.[7] For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ...


The story of Ashe's life turned from success to tragedy in 1988, however, when Ashe discovered he had contracted HIV during the blood transfusions he had received during one of his two heart surgeries. He and his wife kept his illness private until April 8, 1992, when reports that the newspaper USA Today was about to publish a story about his condition forced him to make a public announcement that he had the disease. In the last year of his life, Arthur Ashe did much to call attention to AIDS sufferers worldwide. Two months before his death, he founded the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, to help address issues of inadequate health care delivery and was named Sports Illustrated magazine's Sportsman of the Year. He also spent much of the last years of his life writing his memoir Days of Grace, finishing the manuscript less than a week before his death. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... Blood transfusion is the process of transferring blood or blood-based products from one person into the circulatory system of another. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ... As a literary genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire from the Latin memoria, meaning memory), or a reminiscence, forms a subclass of autobiography, although it is an older form of writing. ... A manuscript (Latin manu scriptus, written by hand), strictly speaking, is any written document that is put down by hand, in contrast to being printed or reproduced some other way. ...


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Civil rights leader

Arthur, the first African-American male to win a Grand Slam event, was an active civil rights supporter. He was a member of a delegation of 31 prominent African-Americans who visited South Africa to observe political change in the country as it approached racial integration. In tennis, a singles player or doubles team that wins all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam. ...


He was arrested on January 11, 1985, for protesting outside the South African embassy in Washington D.C during an anti-apartheid rally. He was also arrested again on September 9, 1992, outside the White House for protesting on the recent crackdown on Haitian refugees. is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Quotes

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  • "From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."[citation needed]
  • "For every hour spent on the playing field, two should be spent with a book."[citation needed]
  • "Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke."[citation needed]
  • "True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever the cost."[citation needed]
  • During his battle with AIDS, one of his fans asked: "Why does God have to select you for such a bad disease?" To this Arthur replied: "The world over — 50,000,000 children start playing tennis, 5,000,000 learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5,000 reach the Grand Slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to the semifinals, 2 to the finals, When I was holding a cup I never asked God 'Why me?' And today in pain I should not be asking God, 'Why me?'"[citation needed]
  • "Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance."[citation needed]
  • "You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy."[8]
  • "If one's reputation is a possession, then of all my possessions, my reputation means most to me."[citation needed]
  • "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."[citation needed]

Honors

  • After Ashe's death, his body lay in State at the Governor's Mansion in his home state of Virginia. The last time this was done was for Stonewall Jackson of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
  • The city of Richmond posthumously honored Ashe's life with a statue on Monument Avenue, a place that was traditionally reserved for statues of key figures of the Confederacy. This decision led to some controversy in a city that was the capital of the Confederate States during the American Civil War.
    The Arthur Ashe Stadium in 2005.
    The Arthur Ashe Stadium in 2005.
  • The main stadium at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park, where the U.S. Open is played, is named Arthur Ashe Stadium in his honor. This is also the home of the annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day.
  • UCLA's Student Health and Wellness Center, opened in 1997, is named after Ashe.
  • In 2002, Arthur's achievement at Wimbledon in 1975 was voted 95th in Channel 4's 100 Greatest Sporting Moments.
  • In 2005, the United States Postal Service announced the release of an Arthur Ashe commemorative postal stamp, the first stamp ever to feature the cover of a Sports Illustrated magazine.
  • Also in 2005, TENNIS Magazine put him in 30th place in its list of 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS era.
  • His wife wrote a book, Daddy and Me, a photographic journey told from the perspective of his young daughter. Another book, Arthur Ashe and Me, also gives young readers a chance to learn about his life.
  • ESPN's annual sports awards, the ESPY Awards, hands out the Arthur Ashe for Courage Award to a member of the sports world who best exhibits courage in the face of adversity.
  • Philadelphia's Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center is named for Ashe.

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Notes

  1. ^ "TRAVEL ADVISORY; Black History in St. Louis", The New York Times, May 10, 1992. Accessed December 11, 2007. "Sumner High School, the first school west of the Mississippi for blacks, established in 1875 (among graduates are Grace Bumbry, Arthur Ashe and Tina Turner)..."
  2. ^ Arthur Ashe picture
  3. ^ Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr.
  4. ^ Kramer considered the best ever to have been either Don Budge (for consistent play) or Ellsworth Vines (at the height of his game). The next four best were, chronologically, Bill Tilden, Fred Perry, Bobby Riggs, and Pancho Gonzales. After these six came the "second echelon" of Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Gottfried von Cramm, Ted Schroeder, Jack Crawford, Pancho Segura, Frank Sedgman, Tony Trabert, John Newcombe, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Björn Borg, and Jimmy Connors. He felt unable to rank Henri Cochet and René Lacoste accurately but felt they were among the very best.
  5. ^ ((cite book |title= days of grace: a memoir |last= Rampersad |first= Arnold |coauthors= Arthur Ashe |year= 1993 |publisher= Alfred A. Knopf |location= New York |isbn= ISBN 0-679-42396-6. |page= 35))
  6. ^ ((cite book |title= days of grace: a memoir |last= Rampersad |first= Arnold |coauthors= Arthur Ashe |year= 1993 |publisher= Alfred A. Knopf |location= New York |isbn= ISBN 0-679-42396-6. |page= 35))
  7. ^ ((cite book |title= days of grace: a memoir |last= Rampersad |first= Arnold |coauthors= Arthur Ashe |year= 1993 |publisher= Alfred A. Knopf |location= New York |isbn= ISBN 0-679-42396-6. |page= 36))
  8. ^ The best sports moments of 2007

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Grand Slam singles finals

Wins (3)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1968 U.S. Open Flag of the Netherlands Tom Okker 14–12, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1970 Australian Open Flag of Australia Dick Crealy 6–4, 9–7, 6–2
1975 Wimbledon Flag of the United States Jimmy Connors 6–1, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4

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Runner-ups (4)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1966 Australian Championships Flag of Australia Roy Emerson 6–4, 6–8, 6–2, 6–3
1967 Australian Championships Flag of Australia Roy Emerson 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
1971 Australian Open Flag of Australia Ken Rosewall 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
1972 U.S. Open Flag of Romania Ilie Năstase 3–6, 6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3

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All finals

Singles

Wins (33)

1. 1968 U.S. National Championships, USA
2. 29 August 1968 U.S. Open, New York City, USA Grass Flag of the Netherlands Tom Okker 14–12, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
3. 19 January 1970 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Grass Flag of Australia Dick Crealy 6–4, 9–7, 6–2
4. 1970 Berkeley, California
5. 1970 Paris, France
6. 1971 Charlotte, USA
7. 1971 Paris, France
8. 1971 Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1972 – Louisville WCT, Montreal WCT, Rome WCT, Rotterdam WCT
  • 1973 – Chicago WCT, Washington
  • 1974 – Barcelona WCT, Bologna WCT, Stockholm
  • 1975 – Barcelona WCT, Dallas WCT, Los Angeles, Munich WCT, Rotterdam WCT, San Francisco, Stockholm - WCT, Wimbledon
  • 1976 – Columbus WCT, Indianapolis WCT, Richmond WCT, Rome WCT, Rotterdam WCT
  • 1978 – Colombus, Los Angeles, San Jose

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Further reading

  • Deford, Frank; Ashe, Arthur (1975). Arthur Ashe: Portrait in Motion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-20429-1. 
  • Rampersad, Arnold; Ashe, Arthur (1993). Days of Grace: A Memoir. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0-679-42396-6. 
  • Towle, Mike (2001). I Remember Arthur Ashe: Memories of a True Tennis Pioneer and Champion of Social Causes by the People Who Knew Him. Cumberland House Publishing. ISBN 1-58182-149-2. 

Video

  • Wimbledon 1975 Final: Ashe vs. Connors Standing Room Only, DVD Release Date: October 30, 2007, Run Time: 120 minutes, ASIN: B000V02CTQ.
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NAME Ashe, Arthur Robert
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American tennis player
DATE OF BIRTH July 10, 1943
PLACE OF BIRTH Richmond, Virginia, United States
DATE OF DEATH February 6, 1993
PLACE OF DEATH New York City, New York, United States
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