This Biography is about one of the best Tennis Player Arthur Ashe including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…
|Biography Of Arthur Ashe|
|Real Name||Arthur Ashe|
|Nick Name||Arthur Robert Ashe|
|Personal life of Arthur Ashe|
|Born on||10 July 1943|
|Died At Age||49|
|Died on||06 February 1993|
|Place of death||New York City|
|Cause of Death||AIDS|
|Grouping of People||African American Athletes, African American Men|
|Family Background of Arthur Ashe|
|Father||Arthur Ashe Sr.|
|Mother||Mattie Cordell Cunningham Ashe|
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles, Sumner High School, Maggie L. WalkerGovernor’s School for Government and International Studies,|
|Awards||1993 – Presidential Medal of Freedom ESPY Award|
|Personal Fact of Arthur Ashe|
Arthur Ashe, Jr. was one of the most prominent tennis players of his time, ranked among the best players to have ever graced the game. An African American, he was the first black to be ranked No.1 in the world. He started playing tennis from the age of six and received coaching from the legendary Robert Walter Johnson who founded the American Tennis Association Junior Development Program for African American youths.
After graduating from high school, he earned a tennis scholarship to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was the first African American to be selected to play for United States Davis Cup Team. He also became the first black to win the United States Amateur Championship. He went on to win many more titles over the next few years and created several new world records.
Unfortunately, health issues forced him to take an early retirement but still he was not disheartened. He used his celebrity status to campaign for various social causes, notably the fight against apartheid. He contracted HIV from a blood transfusion and started educating people about HIV and AIDS in spite of his own struggles with the condition. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS shortly before his death.
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