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22/08/1950 The first black competitor in international tennis


Althea Gibson: First Black Tennis Champion - Fast Facts | History


Althea Gibson


1957 Wimbledon Althea Gibson Wins

Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. She became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title. The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals, then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year.
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