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Unformatted text preview: achieve equality. After years of lackluster tennis Arthur had his next best year in 1975, at age 31. He won Wimbledon and was ranked #1 in the entire world. He retired from the game in 1980, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985. He had a daughter, Camera, in 1986. But, in 1988, he tested positive for HIV. Doctors told him he most certainly contracted the virus by getting an infected blood transfusion in during a 1983 heart operation. Ashe died in 1993, leaving behind a wife, daughter, and many saddened fans. He had over 800 career victories, yet, even more than that, he was a crusader for equality and for awareness. He showed every young tennis player that obstacles can be toppled. It's a shame that someone with such a good heart and such good intentions died so tragically....
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