Ashe vs. Connors
Peter Bodo’s Ashe vs. Connors chronicles Arthur Ashe’s legendary defeat of rival Jimmy Connors at Wimbledon 1975. Ashe became the first Black man to win the historic tournament, and memorably wore his U.S. Davis Cup team warm-up jacket during the trophy presentation — a nod to Connors’ refusal to play for the team himself. Said Ashe: “It was not foremost about beating Jimmy Connors. The primary thing is that I won Wimbledon.”
By Peter Bodo. Published 2015 by Aurum Press. Hardcover. 272 pages.