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Althea Gibson's 1957 Wimbledon Win

Althea Gibson became the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon in 1957. Her strength and speed allowed her to dominate the courts. Gibson's journey from pioneer to champion began in 1956 when she won the French Open. She won both Wimbledon and a U.S. National Championship two years in a row.

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