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Althea Gibson
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Tennis Player
    (August 25, 1927-September 28, 2003)
    Died at seventy six
    Won Wimbledon (1957, 58)
    Won US Open (1957, 58)
    Won French Open (1956)
    Charter Member of the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame (1980)
    Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame (1971)
    She dropped out of high school.
    She retired from tennis at the height of her career because she wasn't making enough money from it.
    She attempted a singing career in the 1960s.
    She tried to become a professional golfer in the late 1960s.
    She now lives in total seclusion.
    She is considered to be the Jackie Robinson of tennis.
    She is the first black woman to play in Wimbledon and the US Open.
    Her first tennis racket was a re-strung second hand racket.

Credit: Eric Hartman

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