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July 5, 1975: Arthur Ashe Wins Wimbledon

TennisArthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles title on July 5, 1975, handily beating his opponent Jimmy Connors in three sets. Connors was the world's top-ranked male tennis player at the time. Click here to see a full-page PDF of the Courant's coverage.