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The Astonishing Talent and Courage of Althea Gibson

And How She Shaped This Year’s US Tennis Open

Althea Gibson wins Wimbledon in 1957 accepting award from Queen Elizabeth — Public Domain Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Who was the first African American to win Wimbledon?

Venus Williams

Guess again.

Serena Williams


Oh, you didn’t say women, so it was Arthur Ashe.




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Anne Emerick

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Programmer by day. Author by night. As I put on running tights, I imagine I’m a superhero. Creator of and No-Work Spanish.

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