Arthur Ashe

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Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, or the Australian Open. He retired in 1980. He was ranked World No. 1 by Harry Hopman in 1968 and by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and World Tennis Magazine in 1975. In the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No. 2 in May 1976. In the early 1980s, Ashe is believed to have contracted HIV from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery. Ashe publicly announced his illness in April 1992 and began working to educate others about HIV and AIDS. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS ... More

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Arthur Ashe #Attitude

Photo of Arthur Ashe The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
Arthur Ashe #Equality #History

Photo of Arthur Ashe You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
Arthur Ashe #Happiness

Photo of Arthur Ashe When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.
Arthur Ashe #Home #Strength

Photo of Arthur Ashe I have always drawn strength from being close to home.
Arthur Ashe #Hope

Photo of Arthur Ashe I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.
Arthur Ashe #Sports

Photo of Arthur Ashe There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.'
Arthur Ashe #Success

Photo of Arthur Ashe One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Arthur Ashe #Time #Trust

Photo of Arthur Ashe Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.
Arthur Ashe #Best

Photo of Arthur Ashe I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
Arthur Ashe #God #Good #Life

Photo of Arthur Ashe If I were to say, 'God, why me?' about the bad things, then I should have said, 'God, why me?' about the good things that happened in my life.
Arthur Ashe #Education #Respect

Photo of Arthur Ashe We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.
Arthur Ashe #Success

Photo of Arthur Ashe Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Arthur Ashe #Friendship

Photo of Arthur Ashe We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.