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President Reagan greets Arthur Ashe (left) in 1982

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.

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