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Althea Gibson Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Althea Gibson Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other
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This Biography is about one of the best Tennis player Althea Gibson including her Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Althea Gibson
Real Name Althea Gibson
Profession Tennis Players
Famous as Tennis player
Nationality American
Personal life of  Althea Gibson
Born on 25 August 1927
Birthday 25th August
Died At Age 76
Sun Sign Virgo
Born in Clarendon County
Died on 28 September 2003
Place of death East Orange
Grouping of People African American Athletes, African American Women
Father Daniel Gibson
Mother Annie Bell Gibson
Spouses/Partners Sydney Llewellyn, Will Darben
Education Florida A&M University
Awards Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
Personal Fact of Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson was born in a poor family, but her financial conditions didn’t deter her from excelling in the world of tennis. Despite being a person of black origin, she stood out as a role model for women and sportspersons of African-American origin all over the world. At a time when black sportspersons were still in the novices, she stormed the tennis world. She started playing at a tender age and continued to do so till the world was forced to accept her.

She became the first tennis player hailing from the African-American community to win a Grand Slam title. She has been touted as one of the greatest players by former tennis greats such as Robert Ryland and Billie Jean King. She battled apartheid her entire life and struggled to make a difference in such conditions.

At one point of time, she even contemplated leaving amateur tennis and joining the US Army. However, she changed her decision after being nominated for the US peace delegation for Asian nations. The tour greatly boosted her morale and she went on to register her win in the US Open  and  Wimbledon tournaments. The country still coming to terms with bigotry, received her with open arms on her victory. She later became an inspiration for players like Venus and Serena Williams.

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