Former tennis pro MaliVai Washington was born on June 20, 1969 in Glen Cove, New York.
In 1993 he became the first black since Arthur Ashe to be selected for the U.S. Davis Cup Team.
In 1996, he became the first black man since Ashe to reach the Wimbledon singles final. Also that year, he became the first African American man to be named to the U.S. Olympic Tennis Team.
Washington retired from the ATP tour in 1999.