Wednesday, August 25, 2010

In Memoriam: Althea Gibson

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketNot content to break the colour barrier in women's singles tennis, Althea Gibson - who was born on this day in 1925 - later teamed up with Angela Buxton (who is Jewish) and kicked some serious bigot butt in doubles as well.

Over the course of her career, Gibson won five Grand Slam singles titles, including Wimbledon in 1957 and again in 1958, and 11 doubles, again including Wimbledon three years running (1956-8) paired with Buxton.

Proof that on centre court, the only thing that need be all-white is the uniform.
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