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Arthur Ashe
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Tennis Player
    (July 10, 1943-February 6, 1993)
    Won U.S. Open Singles Title (September 9, 1968)
    Won Australian Open Singles Title (January 26, 1970)
    Won Wimbledon Singles Title (July 5, 1975)
    Played on Davis Cup team (1963-1970, 75, 76 and 78)
    Voted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI (March 21, 1985)
    Named Sports Illustrated's 'Sportsman of the Year' (1992)
    Authored 'A Hard Road to Glory'
    He publicly protested South Africa's apartheid government, but yet requested a visa to travel to South Africa (1970). He did travel to South Africa (1973).
    He was arrested outside the South African embassy in Washington during an anti-apartheid protest (January 11, 1985).
    He married, 4 months after meeting, Jeanne Moutoussamy (February 20, 1977).
    He was arrested for protesting the U.S. crackdown on Haitian refugees (September 9, 1992).
    He suffered a heart attack (July 31, 1979) and had quadruple-bypass (Dec. 13, 1979).
    He was spokesman for the American Heart Association.
    During surgery he was given a blood transfusion tainted with the HIV virus (June 21, 1983).
    His mother died after surgery when he was seven.
    He was the first African-American on the U.S. Davis Cup team (August 1, 1963).
    He helped create the USTA National Junior Tennis League (1968).
    He is the first African-American to win both the U.S. Open & Wimbledon.
    He addressed the UN on World AIDS Day (December 1, 1992).
    He died of AIDS related pneumonia at forty-nine.
    The National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY is named in his honor - Arthur Ashe Stadium (1997).
    Research: Tim Howard
    In 2018, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 12 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 111 Votes: 57.66% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 38 Votes: 31.58% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 29 Votes: 34.48% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 97 Votes: 49.48% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 173 Votes: 68.79% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 104 Votes: 35.58% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 401 Votes: 57.61% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 155 Votes: 46.45% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 264 Votes: 42.80% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1204 Votes: 62.38% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 626 Votes: 50.96% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1437 Votes: 47.53% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 5839 Votes: 35.30% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 647 Votes: 25.97% Annoying
 
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