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Australian tennis ace Ashley Cooper mourned

Australian tennis is mourning the passing of four-time grand slam singles champion and Davis Cup star Ashley Cooper AO.

Cooper died on Friday, aged 83, after a long battle with illness.

Ashley Cooper at the Australian Open in 1958.

Ashley Cooper at the Australian Open in 1958.Credit:Fairfax

Competing in Australia’s halcyon days against legends like Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall and Neale Fraser, Cooper won three of the four slams in 1958 – the Australian, Wimbledon and US championships. He collected two Australian titles, as well as four grand slam doubles crowns.

In 1957, he led Australia’s Davis Cup team that included Mal Anderson and Merv Rose, which defeated the United States in the challenge round at Kooyong.

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