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    Born to Win: The Authorized Biography of Althea Gibson

    by Frances Clayton Gray

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    Althea Gibson was as important as Jackie Robinson By Jemele HillPage 2 (Archive Contact) Updated: July 6, 2007, 1:17 PM ET Comment Email Print Share There's been a tribute missing at this year's Wimbledon.We know all about these sports pioneers and barrier breakers: Jackie Robinson, Arthur Ashe, Tiger Woods.But one name doesn't come up nearly enoughMore from espnW.comWhy You Should Watch The Althea Gibson DocumentaryOne Prize Left For Althea Gibson: Presidential Medal Of Freedom That same year, tennis legend Althea Gibson became the first black golfer in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)Today, some 30 percent are minorities, two-thirds of whom are African Americanpresented her with the Bronze Medallion, the city's highest civilian award.[41] A month later she defeated Brough in straight sets to win her first U.SChristian Science Monitor, May 22, 1958^ Gray and Lamb 2004, p.100Volume 7, Issue 10from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

     

    Contents 1 Biography 1.1 Early life and education 1.2 Amateur career 1.3 Professional career 2 Legacy 3 Grand Slam finals 3.1 Singles: 7 (5 titles, 2 runner-ups) 3.2 Doubles: 7 (5 titles, 2 runner-ups) 3.3 Mixed doubles: 4 (1 titles, 3 runner-ups) 4 Grand Slam singles tournament timeline 5 See also 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External links Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Your California Privacy Rights, Children's Online Privacy Policy and Interest-Based Ads are applicable to youSign up to follow, and well e-mail you free updates as theyre publishedDoubles: 7 (5 titles, 2 runner-ups)[edit]Gibson was born on August 25, 1927, in the town of Silver, in Clarendon County, South Carolina, to Daniel and Annie Bell Gibson, who worked as sharecroppers on a cotton farm.[5] The Great Depression hit rural southern farmers sooner than much of the rest of the country,[6] so in 1930 the family moved to Harlem, where Althea's three sisters and brother were born.[7] Their apartment was located on a stretch of 143rd Street (between Lenox Avenue and Seventh Avenue) that had been designated a Police Athletic League play area; during daylight hours it was barricaded so that neighborhood children could play organized sports.[8] Gibson quickly became proficient in paddle tennis, and by 1939, at the age of 12, she was the New York City women's paddle tennis champion.[9][10][11]

     

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