Althea Gibson
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Althea Gibson

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Birthday
25, 1927
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Sep 28, 2003 (76)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1927
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Sep 28, 2003 (76)

About

Late tennis star who became the first African American woman to win Wimbledon in 1957.

Before Fame

She graduated from Floria A&M University in 1953.

Trivia

She won seven total Grand Slam Titles, including four Doubles championships.

Family Life

She got married to Sydney Llewellyn in 1983, after ending an 11-year marriage with William Darben in 1976.

Associated With

She paved the way for future African American tennis stars like Venus Williams.