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Pictures of Caitlyn Jenner who chose to wear Atelier Versace while accepting the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards held on July 15th 2015 in Los Angeles. The former Olympic athlete was a vision, in a white long-sleeved, silk cady gown with delicate ruched detailing at the waist and subtle train.

Pictures of Caitlyn Jenner who chose to wear Atelier Versace while accepting the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards held on July 15th 2015 in Los Angeles. The former Olympic athlete was a vision, in a white long-sleeved, silk cady gown with delicate ruched detailing at the waist and subtle train.

Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was a World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the US. Ashe was the first black player ever selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. In 1975, he defeated Jimmy Connors for the Wimbledon title.

Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was a World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the US. Ashe was the first black player ever selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. In 1975, he defeated Jimmy Connors for the Wimbledon title.

Arthur Ashe, great player, and a greater man.

Arthur Ashe: In Praise of a Calm, Cool Tennis Champion

famous black athletes in history | Arthur Ashe one of the great american tennis players in history

famous black athletes in history | Arthur Ashe one of the great american tennis players in history

Great Black Men in History  Arthur Ashe     The first black man to reach the top ranks of international tennis, Arthur Ashe is the very personification of the educated gentleman- athlete Ashe's talents on the tennis courts not only secured his personal fame, they also opened the sport to greater black participation--both on a professional and recreational basis

Great Black Men in History Arthur Ashe The first black man to reach the top ranks of international tennis, Arthur Ashe is the very personification of the educated gentleman- athlete Ashe's talents on the tennis courts not only secured his personal fame, they also opened the sport to greater black participation--both on a professional and recreational basis

Minnie Riperton and tennis legend Arthur Ashe at the Arthur Ashe Roast at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 1976. Photo by EBONY photographer Isaac Sutton.

Minnie Riperton and tennis legend Arthur Ashe at the Arthur Ashe Roast at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 1976. Photo by EBONY photographer Isaac Sutton.

Arthur Ashe, born on July 10,1943, in Richmond, Virginia, became the first, and still only, black player to win the men's singles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, or the Australian Open. Always an activist, when Ashe learned that he had contracted AIDS via a blood transfusion, he turned his efforts to raising awareness of the disease, before finally succumbing to it in 1993.

Arthur Ashe, born on July 10,1943, in Richmond, Virginia, became the first, and still only, black player to win the men's singles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, or the Australian Open. Always an activist, when Ashe learned that he had contracted AIDS via a blood transfusion, he turned his efforts to raising awareness of the disease, before finally succumbing to it in 1993.

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." - Arthur Ashe  Learn how life coaching can help you prepare for the challenges of life! www.ipcoaching.net

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." - Arthur Ashe Learn how life coaching can help you prepare for the challenges of life! www.ipcoaching.net

Portrait of American tennis legend Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993) and his wife, photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, October 1977.

Portrait of American tennis legend Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993) and his wife, photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, October 1977.

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