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21/07/1957 The first black wins a major US tennis tournament


Forest Hills - Singles Make History (1957)


AMERICAN MASTERS | Althea Gibson - Preview | PBS

Althea Gibson won the tournament US Nationals as the 1st person of color to win a US-based tennis competition. In that same year, she also won Wimbledon. Just a year prior, she became the 1st non-white person to win a Grand Slam title - the French Championship. In the next year, she was voted Female Athlete of the Year.
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