Individual Author Record
Name: Jimmy ConnorsPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1952 in East St. Louis, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionJimmy Connors was born and raised in Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationConnors grew up in Belleville, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. He played in his first U.S. Championship, the U.S. boys' 11-and-under of 1961, when he was only eight years old. Connors' mother, Gloria, took him to Southern California to be coached by Pancho Segura, starting at age 16, in 1968. During his career Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles.
*''The Outsider: A Memoir '', Harper, 2013