Biography - A Short Wiki
Late tennis star who became the first African American woman to win Wimbledon in 1957.
She got married to Sydney Llewellyn in 1983, after ending an 11-year marriage with William Darben in 1976.
How did Althea Gibson die?
|Cause of death||Urinary Tract Infections (utis)|
|Age of death||76 years|
|Birthday||August 25, 1927|
|Death date||September 28, 2003|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.Althea Gibson
Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.Althea Gibson
I think I have done enough for sports and made enough of a name for myself to deserve some sort of backing – most of the other girls have it.Althea Gibson
In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are.Althea Gibson
In sports, you simply aren’t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.Althea Gibson