By: Cassie Hirschfield
She began playing tennis at a young age and won he first tournament in 1942 sponsored by ATA. She was the first African American player to win the French(1956), Wimbledon(1957-58), and U.S. Open(1957-58) single championships.
She only played Golf for a short time, and made history as the first African American to go compete on the Pro tour.
- First African American to go compete on the Pro tour.
- First African American to win at Wimbledon French, and U.S. Opens Championship tournaments.
- First African American to Gibson was a top 10 player in the US.
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- "Althea Gibson | Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.