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Arthur Ashe

The USTA celebrates the life of Arthur Ashe.

Arthur Ashe was one of tennis’ greatest ambassadors both on and off the court.

He was the first African-American man to win the US Open in 1968 and went on to win 33 titles in his career, including the Australian Open in 1970.

Off the court, Ashe worked tirelessly to eliminate racism and poverty around the world, especially in segregated South Africa. He also devoted countless time and effort to creating tennis opportunities for youngsters from all backgrounds.

Learn more about Arthur Ashe, his success on the court and his accomplishments in life.


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