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Leonardo DiCaprio sports beard at quarter finals of U.S. Open

Leonardo DiCaprio sports beard at quarter finals of U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) --A lonely Leonardo DiCaprio was photographed playing with his beard and taking pictures during the U.S. Open tennis quarter finals in New York City on Wednesday.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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Rafael Nadal bests Novak Djokovic to win second U.S. Open title

Rafael Nadal bests Novak Djokovic to win second U.S. Open title

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal captured his second U.S. Open and 13th career Grand Slam title Monday, besting world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in four sets.

No. 1 Novak Djokovic, defending champ Andy Murray breeze at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and third-seeded defending champion Andy Murray each breezed into the round of 16 with wins Sunday at the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams captures late-night match at U.S. Open

Serena Williams captures late-night match at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Serena Williams waited until almost midnight to begin her match Friday and then swept past Yaroslava Shvedova in the third round of the U.S. Open.

Samantha Stosur bounced, Victoria Azarenka advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Unheralded American qualifier Victoria Duval upset No. 11 Samantha Stosur and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka breezed to a first-round win Tuesday at the U.S. Open.
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer advance with first-round U.S. Open wins

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer advance with first-round U.S. Open wins

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, seeking his sixth U.S. Open title, each eased into the second round in Day 2 play at the New York event.
Rafael Nadal breezes, Kei Nishikori upended at U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal breezes, Kei Nishikori upended at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Rafael Nadal stayed on a roll with a first-round win but 11th-seeded Kei Nishikori fell in an upset Monday on the opening day of the U.S. Open.
Serena, Venus Williams among early U.S. Open winners

Serena, Venus Williams among early U.S. Open winners

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded four-time champion Serena Williams and elder sister Venus, a two-time winner herself, each recorded a first-round win Monday at the U.S. Open.
James Blake to retire from ATP after U.S. Open

James Blake to retire from ATP after U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- James Blake, who reached No. 4 in the rankings, said he will retire from competition following the U.S. Open, which began Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 8, 2013.
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Arthur Ashe items being sold online

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles auctioneer is selling numerous items related to tennis great Arthur Ashe, including his wisdom teeth.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
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Mark Indelicato takes part in the Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was a professional tennis player, born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. During his career, he won three Grand Slam titles, putting him among the best ever from the United States. Ashe, an African American, is also remembered for his efforts to further social causes.

Born to parents Arthur Ashe Sr. and Mattie Cordell Cunningham Ashe, Arthur and his younger brother, Johnnie, suffered a tragic loss when their mother died suddenly from heart related complications during routine surgery. Arthur Ashe first attended Maggie L. Walker High School, being coached by Ronald Charity, and later coached by Robert Walter Johnson. Tired of having to travel great distances to play Caucasian youths in segregated Richmond, Ashe accepted an offer from a St. Louis tennis official to move there and attend Sumner High School. Young Ashe was recognized by Sports Illustrated for his playing.

Ashe was awarded a tennis scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1963. That same year, Ashe became the first black player ever selected to the United States Davis Cup team.

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