Sports : Francisco Segura (Equador)
Francisco "Pancho" Segura was born in Guayaquil, Equador in 1921 and emigrated to the United States during the 1930s.
Segura often is ranked among the best tennis players of all time and is a member of the Tennis Hall of Fame.
Segura attended the University of Miami on a tennis scholarship and won three consecutive intercollegiate titles in the mid-1940s. He won many championships, including the U.S. Pro Championship in 1950, '51 and '52. In 1952, he enjoyed the No. 1 ranking among professional players.
After retiring as a player, Segura became a teaching pro. Jimmy Connors was among his students.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Contributions
Some familiar names, and perhaps some who are not so well known
Immigrants from Spanish-speaking countries have succeeded in many fields after migrating to the U.S. You've probably heard about many of these people, but some many be new to you.
Law: Judge Sonia Sotomayor
Music: Lalo Schifrin (Argentina)
Education: Jaime Escalanta (Bolivia)
Science: Franklin Chang-Diaz: (Costa Rica)
Entertainment: John Leguizamo: (Colombia)
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