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Ashe upsets Connors to take first Wimbledon

Updated: June 30, 2002, 9:04 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

July 5, 1975

Two weeks ago Jimmy Connors announced a $5 million libel suit against Arthur Ashe for having criticized Connors' refusal to join the U.S. Davis Cup team. Connors had previously filed three other suits for a total of $20 million against the Association of Tennis Professionals, of which Ashe is president.

So there's no love lost when the fiery Connors and cool Ashe meet in today's Wimbledon final. Connors, the defending champion who hasn't lost a set in the tournament, ...

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