PBS News Weekend

Season 10, Episode 16 of 99

It has been 50 years since Arthur Ashe became the first African-American tennis player to win a Grand Slam title. Of the last 364 Grand Slam tennis matches played since 1924, only four have been won by an American minority. Michael Chang was the last non-white American to appear in a Grand Slam final in 1996. And while the list of American men's tennis players who have held the top spot has remained a nearly all-white affair, American men as a whole have struggled to be successful in professional tennis, too, having gone more than a decade without securing a Grand Slam appearance. But in recent years, the United States Tennis Association in conjunction with National Junior Tennis and Learning have been working to expand the game and to bring African-Americans and Latinos to the court. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports.

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