Arthur Ashe's teeth up for auction; Li Na's childhood photos surface

by: Jonathan Scott February 02, 2013

Tags: Na Li

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In this week's tennis-centric news of the weird, items from Arthur Ashe's estate are up for grabs in an auction to be conducted next week, timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of his death. The three-time Grand Slam singles champion died on Feb. 6, 1993, due to receiving HIV by way of a blood transfusion. Among the artifacts from his life that will be auctioned are a day planner with his handwritten notes (from his "very last days," reportedly), programs from his funeral, and two wisdom teeth. Read it and weep? But the Ashe family is behind the auction, and supports it. Thankfully, the items will raise funds for a worthy cause, the Arthur Ashe Learning Center, a nonprofit foundation that seeks to promote Ashe's outsized legacy.

To come up for air from the gravity of that situation, and the thought of how a true gentleman like Ashe is missed in our world today, here are cute infant and childhood photos of Li Na, baby double-chin and all.

—Jonathan Scott (@jonscott9)

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