James Blake

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Birth Name: James Riley Blake

Place of Birth: Yonkers, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 28, 1979

*African-American (father)
*English (mother)

James Blake is an American professional tennis player. His father was African-American. His mother, who is white, is British.

James is the first tennis player of African-American ancestry since Arthur Ashe to break into the top ten rankings.

James is married to publicist Emily Snider, with whom he has two children.

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Curious about ethnicity

5 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    wouldn’t be more accurate to change to “James Black (tennis)”? there’s another James Blake (musician).

    • follers says:

      I’m not a supporter of adding “profession” to page titles. Wikipedia has to do it because their system can’t have two pages with the exact same title.

  2. phaedra says:

    Sexy. Can easily pass as Middle Eastern.

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