Showing 1 - 10 of 107 Stories for Arthur Ashe
Martina Hingis and Patrick Rafter reigned at the U.S. Open, but the play of Venus Williams was the bigger story, much to her peers' dismay
Raised by Women to Conquer Men
Cosseted by his grandmother, coached by his mother, Jimmy Connors bestrode the world of tennis in 1974. Although he has slipped since, he refuses to alter his game
The Eternal Example
Arthur Ashe epitomizes good works, devotion to family and unwavering grace under pressure
Soul on Ice
A growing number of black players are making their mark in a league that until recently has been known for its insensitivity.
Father Knew Best
With her galvanizing win at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams proved Dad right—he predicted that she, not older sister Venus, would be the better player—but may have created family tension
He Got Down and Did It
Despite his antique racket, Jimmy Connors—who's a bit of an antique himself—was unbending in pursuit of his fifth U.S. Open
Hello, America, We Came Back
Three of the biggest reasons to look forward to the 1980-81 season are the young men waving their greetings on the opposite page: Mark Aguirre, Ralph Sampson and Albert King. They could be rich right now, but last spring they decided to forestall the start of their pro careers and stay in school at least another year. By not going "hardship" themselves, they spared college fans the pain of having to get by without seeing them in action. Surely, there could be no finer way to start the season than to have them tell us...
A CENTRE COURT CASE
Their pending lawsuits were moot when Arthur Ashe and Jimmy Connors went to trial at Wimbledon, and the surprising verdict went to Ashe.
His Earth, His Realm, His England
John McEnroe drew censure—but also gained admiration—as he stopped Bjorn Borg at Wimbledon