Who is Althea Gibson?

  • (noun): United States tennis player who was the first Black woman player to win all the major world singles titles (born in 1927).
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Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was a champion tennis competitor and the first African-American woman to be on the world tennis tour, as well as the first to win a Grand Slam title (in 1956). She was a World No. 1 and is sometimes referred to as "the Jackie Robinson of tennis" for breaking the color barrier. Gibson was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

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1956 French Championships – Women's Singles - Draw - Finals
... Kormoczy 3 ... Ilse Buding 5 ... Zsuzsi Kormoczy 1 ... Angela Mortimer 3 ... Althea Gibson 6 ... Shirley Bloomer 3 ... Althea Gibson 3 ... Althea Gibson 15 ... Angela Buxton 6 0 ...
Althea Gibson - Grand Slam Singles Tournament Timeline
... SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played. ...
1958 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles - Draw - Finals
... Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals 1 Althea Gibson 5 ... Shirley Bloomer 1 ... Althea Gibson 6 ... Adrianne Haydon 4 ... Maria Bueno 5 ... Adrianne Haydon 1 ... Althea Gibson 8 6 ...
List Of Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champions - Finalists
... Morea Louise Brough Clapp 8–6, 2–6, 6–3 1956 Vic Seixas Shirley Fry Irvin Gardnar Mulloy Althea Gibson 2–6, 6–2, 7–5 1957 Mervyn Rose Darlene Hard Neale Fraser Althea Gibson ...
Winifred Mc Nair - Grand Slam Singles Final - Runner-up (1)
... Osborne duPont (1955) Angela Mortimer Barrett / Anne Shilcock (1956) Angela Buxton / Althea Gibson (1957) Althea Gibson / Darlene Hard (1958) Maria Bueno / Althea ...

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