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On July 5, 1975, five days before his 32nd birthday, Arthur Ashe defeated defending Wimbledon singles champion Jimmy Connors in four sets -- 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.
On July 5, 1975, five days before his 32nd birthday, Arthur Ashe defeated defending Wimbledon singles champion Jimmy Connors in four sets -- 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.

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Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon Women's singles final in 1957 and 1958 and the doubles title in 1956-58.

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Althea Gibson in 1957 was the 1st woman and Arthur Ashe in 1975 was the 1st man.

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