Althea Gibson

August 25, 1927 -September 28, 2003

Silver, South Carolina

Williston High School (NC)

Florida A&M University 53

10 consecutive ATA National titles

First African-American woman to compete on the world tennis tour

First Black woman to win a Grand Slam,

1956

2-time French Open, Wimbledon

2-time US National Championships

 

 

 

 

International Tennis Hall of Fame