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Althea Gibson

Awards And Accomplishments

1944-45 American Tennis Association (ATA) junior champion
1947-56 ATA singles champion
1948-50, 1952-55 ATA mixed doubles champion
1949 Eastern Indoor Championships quarter-finalist and first black to play in a USLTA-sanctioned event
1956 French Open singles and doubles champion; Wimbledon doubles champion
1957 U.S. Clay Court singles and doubles champion; Australian doubles champion; Wimbledon singles and doubles champion; U.S. singles and mixed doubles champion; U.S. Wightman Cup team member
1957-58 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
1958 Wimbledon singles and doubles champion; U.S. singles champion; U.S. Wightman Cup member
1959 Pan American Games singles gold medalist
1964 First black to earn a Ladies Professional Golf Association card
1971 Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame
1980 Inducted into International Women's Sports Hall of Fame
1991 First female recipient of NCAA Theodore Roosevelt Award
2002 Inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame

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