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Arthur Ashe Life, Career, Death and Biography

July 1968: American tennis champion Arthur Robert Ashe Jnr (1943 - 1993), the first black player to win a major men's tennis tournament, on court at Wimbledon. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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Arthur Ashe was the first African American to win individual men’s titles at Wimbledon and the US Open. UU., And the # 1 African American man in the world.

Who was Arthur Ashe?
Born July 10, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia, Arthur Ashe became the first (and still is) African American tennis player to win individual titles at the US Open and Wimbledon. He was also the first African American man to be the first in the world and the first to enter the Tennis Hall of Fame. Still, an activist, when Ashe learned that she had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion, she concentrated her efforts on raising awareness of the disease, before submitting to the virus on February 6, 1993.

Death
Arthur Ashe died in New York City on February 6, 1993, of AIDS-associated pneumonia. He was buried four days later in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. About 6,000 people attended the service.

Wife and Daughter
Ashe met the famous photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy in 1976 for the benefit of the United Black College Fund, and he married a year later. Andrew Young, UN ambassador, presided over the wedding. The couple stayed together until Ashe died.
In 1986, Ashe and Moutoussamy adopted a little girl they called Camera, because of their work.

The first African-Americans earn the US Open UU title. 1968
In 1963, Ashe became the first African American to recruit an American Davis Cup team. UU. He continued to refine the game, drawing the attention of his tennis idol, Pancha Gonzales, who helped Ashe perfect the assault on serve and volley. The training took place in 1968 when the still beloved Ashe shocked the world by winning the US Open title. UU., Becoming the first African American man (and even then only one) to do so. Two years later, he won the Australian title.

Wimbledon winner
He became number 1 in tennis in 1975
In 1975, Ashe recorded another lousy situation by defeating Jimmy Connors in the Wimbledon Finals, marking another pioneering achievement in the African American community, becoming the first African American man to win Wimbledon, which amounts to winning the EE Open. UU., Remains unmatched. That same year, Ashe became the first African American man to be No. 1 in the world. Ten years later, in 1985, he became the first African American to be admitted to the International Tennis Hall.



Health problems and AIDS diagnosis
Ashe, who retired from competition in 1980, has been plagued by health problems for the last 14 years of his life. After bypass surgery four times in 1979, he underwent second bypass surgery in 1983. In 1988, he underwent emergency brain surgery after suffering paralysis of his right arm. A biopsy taken during hospitalization revealed that Ashe had AIDS. Doctors quickly discovered that Ashe had infected HIV, a virus that causes AIDS during a blood transfusion given to him during another heart operation.
At first, he hid the news from the public. But in 1992, Ashe made the headlines after learning that USA Today was working on the story of her battle for health.

Early Life
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. was born on July 10, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia. Arthur Ashe Jr., the oldest Arthur Ashe Sr. and Mattie Cunningham’s two sons, combined softness and power to create an innovative game of tennis.
Ashe’s childhood was a mixture of difficulties and opportunities. Under the direction of his mother, Ashe read at the age of four. But his life changed the other way around two years later when Mattie died.
Ash’s father, terrified of seeing his children in trouble without his mother’s discipline, started driving a harder boat home. Ashe and her younger brother Johnnie went to church every Sunday, and after school, they were asked to go straight home, and Arthur, the eldest, watched the time closely: “My father kept me at home, no problem, precisely 12 minutes to get back from school, and I followed that rule until high school. ”

Early career in tennis
About a year after the death of his mother, Arthur discovered a game of tennis, picking up a racket at the age of seven in a park not far from his home. After the match, Ashe finally caught the eye of Dr. Robert Walter Johnson Jr., a tennis coach from Lynchburg, Virginia, who was active in the black tennis community. Under Johnson’s leadership, Ashe stood out.
In his first tournament, Ashe reached the national junior championships. Driven by excellence, he eventually moved to St. Louis will work closely with another coach, winning the junior state title in 1960 and again in 1961. Ashe accepted as the fifth-best junior player in the State, received a scholarship to the University of California at Los Angeles, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Ashe’ Legacy
Aside from his pioneering career in tennis, Ashe is known as an inspiring character. He once said, “True heroism is incredibly sober, very unsophisticated. It is not the need to outdo everyone at all costs, but the need to serve others at all costs.” He also offered words on how to be successful: “The key to success is confidence. Preparation is the key to self-confidence.”


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