Today in sports history August 28, 1950. Althea Gibson became the first black woman to play in the US Open. She was able to pave the way for other great black tennis stars. It’s hard not to think of Althea Gibson when you think of Serena and Venus Williams and how Althea Gibson paved the way.
Today in sports history August 28, 1950. Althea Wilson became the first black woman to compete in the US Open ? pic.twitter.com/0CF1ugZucT
— George Jarjour (@gjarjour) August 28, 2020
Althea Gibson paved the way.
Today, on what would have been her 93rd birthday, we celebrate this true champion and pioneer of the game.
— USTA (@usta) August 25, 2020