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Former Tennis Player


Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was a professional tennis player, born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. During his career, he won three Grand Slam titles, putting him among the best ever from the U.S. Ashe, an African American, is also remembered for his efforts to further social causes.

Arthur Ashe Info

Date of BirthJuly 10, 1943
Place of BirthRichmond, Virginia, USA
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
ResidencePetersburg, Virginia
CountryUnited States
Turned pro1969
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Date of deathFebruary 6, 1993
Place of deathNew York City, New York, USA
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 To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. 
— Arthur Ashe
 You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing. 
— Arthur Ashe