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USTA paying tribute to Gibson

...Scoville Jenkins first heard about Althea Gibson a few years ago, back when Serena...tournaments. "They'd say on TV that Althea Gibson was the first African-American...though I'm not. Obviously, Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, Zina Garrison...
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Serena Williams wins U.S. Open

...the first black woman to win a Grand Slam title since Althea Gibson in 1958. "It's just too exciting to compute opportunity to be compared to a player as great as Althea Gibson. One of her best friends told me she wanted to see...
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USGA honors African-American icons

...African-American athletes ? Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson ? with a special exhibit at the USGA Museum." As one of the top tennis players of her era, Althea Gibson won 11 Grand Slam titles ? five singles and six doubles...
Play postponed at Family Circle Cup

...Play began around 6:30 p.m. with ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic facing American qualifier Jessica Pegula on the Althea Gibson court by the clubhouse. Crews were drying off the main Billie Jean King Court for a pair of matches featuring 10th-seeded...
Trailblazing sisters finally getting their due

...Riggs Mosley, who is co-writing "Outside the Lines," a history of black tennis players. While greats such as Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, Zina Garrison and the Williamses have been recognized for years, the Peters sisters are just now getting...
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Same tournament, new stadium

...arrival at the U.S. Open, appropriately enough, came amid the birthday celebration of another black tennis pioneer, Althea Gibson, who turned 70 and won the first of her two straight national singles titles 40 years ago. A few months ago, Williams...
Federer, Henin advance easily

...made an early exit. Sisters Venus and Serena Williams were to play evening matches at center court after a tribute to Althea Gibson, the first black player to win the U.S. National Championships, which later became the Open.
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TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

...the New York Times Magazine's annual tribute issue. Among those remembered are Katherine Hepburn; Johnny Cash; Althea Gibson and laugh-track inventor Charles Douglas. - American Indian culture and the bond between generations are at the...
Dedication reflects history South Carolinians who have excelled in law, sports, entertainment and other fields. They include tennis great Althea Gibson, basketball star Alex English, jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and astronaut Robert McNair. Mr. Dwight said he took...
Williams sisters win Wimbledon doubles

...Lindsay Davenport in Saturday's singles final, Venus became the first black women's champion at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson in 1957-58. Venus was playing in only her fourth tournament this year after being sidelined for six months with...
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