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Arthur Ashe A Fighting Man By: Jacob Zipperstein
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His Childhood Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. is born in Richmond to Arthur Sr. and Mattie C. Ashe. On July 10, 1943. His mother unfortunatly passed away in 1950 In 1952 he picked up his first tennis racket and started to play
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His tennis career began…. . After learning to play tennis in Richmond's Brookfield Park, Ashe attracts the attention of Ronald Charity, a part- time tennis coach. Charity arranges for Ashe to spend the summer at the Lynchburg home of Dr. Walter Johnson, who coached Althea Gibson. Johnson becomes Ashe's mentor.
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His First Tournament In 1957 he starts to compete in national tournaments. He became the first African- American player named to the U.S. On June 21, 1961 he won his first championship.
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A Big Moment He then gratuated from UCLA with a degree in business administration. South Africa grants him a visa. He becomes the first black pro to play in South Africa's national championships
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2010 for the course ENGLISH 1011 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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