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What was Arthur Ashe famous for?

Asked by Dsaitta, Last updated: May 07, 2021

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C. Lopez

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C. Lopez, Chauffer, Chauffer, Watertown

Answered Oct 12, 2020

The first thing that comes to mind, which you often hear people say when they start talking about Arthur Ashe, is that he was the first African-American to be awarded the Grand Slam title, specifically the US Open 1968.

He was a tennis player, and I believe if people would forget his other areas of impact, it would definitely not be his historical impact and achievements as a tennis player. According to history, he was also the only player to ever win both the US Open Championship in 1968 and the US Amateur Championships in 1968 as well. He was also awarded as the first black player to win the South African Open in 1973.

He was also the first African-American to be part of the US squad in the US Davis Cup in 1963. Although he was widely known for his various achievements as a tennis player, he also used his influence to speak against certain societal issues like racism.

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O.Olivia

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Answered Sep 29, 2020

Arthur Ashe was famous for being a tennis player. He is one of the most important African American athletes, because he created a space for African Americans in the field of tennis, which players like Venus and Serena Williams were able to follow. Throughout his career, he was able to make history.

In 1963, he made history for being the first African American to have a selection for the team for the United States Davis Cup. Five years later, he won the open, which was the first feat for an African American.

When it comes to African-American men, he is still the only one to win the US Open, Wimbledon, and Australian Open.

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B. Wright

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B. Wright, Analyst, MCA, Boston

Answered May 17, 2019

The correct answer to this question is Tennis Player. Born on July 10, 1943, Arthur Ashe made history in sports. In 1963, he was the first African-American to be selected for the United States Davis Cup team. In 1968, he was the first African American male to win the US open.

He is the only African-American male to win singles at the Wimbledon, Australian Open, and the US Open. Ashe is also one of two men of African ancestry to win a Grand Slam title. In 1993, Arthur Ashe died from pneumonia, related to his AIDS, at the age of 49.

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Dsaitta

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Answered Jan 28, 2018

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