Pancho Segura

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Segura in 1961

Pancho "Segoo" Segura (Francisco Olegario Segura; June 20, 1921 – November 18, 2017) was a leading Ecuadorian-American tennis player of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1950 and 1952, as a professional, he was the World Co-No. 1 player. He was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, but moved to the United States in the late 1930s. He was the only player to have won the US Pro title on three different surfaces (which he did consecutively from 1950–1952).

In later years, Segura became a tennis coach and was known for coaching Jimmy Connors.

Segura died on November 18, 2017 at the age of 96 at his home in Carlsbad, California from complications of Parkinson's disease.[1][2]

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  1. "Muere Pancho Segura Cano, leyenda del tenis ecuatoriano". El Universo. 19 November 2017.
  2. Goldstein, Richard (19 November 2017). "Pancho Segura, Tennis Great of the '40s and '50s, Dies at 96". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 November 2017.