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Today In Sports History August 28 Althea Gibson Became First Black Woman To Play In The US Open

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.

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