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Arthur Ashe
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Arthur Ashe, winning the 1975 ABN World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam
Country  United States
Born (1943-07-10)July 10, 1943
Richmond, Virginia
Died February 6, 1993(1993-02-06) (aged 49)
New York City, New York
Height 6 ft 1 in
Turned pro 1969 (amateur tour from 1959)
Retired 1980
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,584,909 (ATP)
Int. Tennis HOF 1985 (member page)
Singles
Career record 1085–337 (76.3%) in pre Open-Era & Open Era
Career titles 76 (44 listed by ATP)
Highest ranking No. 1 (1968, Harry Hopman)
No. 2 (May 12, 1976) by ATP
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1970)
French Open QF (1970, 1971)
Wimbledon W (1975)
US Open W (1968)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals F (1978)
WCT Finals W (1975)
Doubles
Career record 323–176
Career titles 18 (14 Grand Prix and WCT titles)
Highest ranking No. 15 (August 30, 1977)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1977)
French Open W (1971)
Wimbledon F (1971)
US Open F (1968)
Team Competitions
Davis Cup W (1963, 1968, 1969, 1970)

Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American tennis player. He started playing tennis professionally in 1969. He won three singles Grand Slam titles: the US Open in 1968, the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. He won two Grand Slam doubles titles: the French Open in 1971 and the Australian Open in 1977. He retired in 1980.

Ashe was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He died of AIDS in New York City.

Personal life

On February 20, 1977, Ashe married Jeanne Moutoussamy, a photographer and graphic artist of mixed Indo-Guadeloupean and African-American heritage, and the daughter of architect John Moutoussamy. They met in October 1976 at a United Negro College Fund benefit. Andrew Young, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, performed the wedding ceremony in the United Nations chapel, New York City. During the ceremony Ashe wore a cast on his left foot having had an operation on an injured heel ten days earlier.

In December 1986, Ashe and his wife Jeanne adopted a daughter, and she was named Camera after her mother's profession.

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