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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jimmy Connors  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1952 in East St. Louis, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Jimmy Connors was born and raised in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Connors grew up in Belleville, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. He played in his first U.S. Championship, the U.S. boys' 11-and-under of 1961, when he was only eight years old. Connors' mother, Gloria, took him to Southern California to be coached by Pancho Segura, starting at age 16, in 1968. During his career Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

The Outsider: A Memoir
ISBN: 0061242993

Harper. 2013

Hardcover and dust jacket, as pictured

remainder dot (bio)


Awards

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