The first black competitor in international tennis

The first black competitor in international tennis

Auto-curated

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.

Discover in context

This site is not available in the landscape mode.
Please rotate your phone or install our app.