The first black person to win both the US national tennis championship and Wimbledon was Althea Gibson in 1957 and 1958.
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Anthea Gibson 1958
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Althea Gibson (1927-) was not only the first black woman but the first ever black person to win at Wimbledon. She took the title in 1951 and the same year she was the first black woman to be invited to enter the American Lawn Tennis Association Championships. In 1950 she also became the first African American of either sex to compete in the US Open tennis competition.
Althea Gibson who won the Ladies Singles in 1957. The first black man was Arthur Ashe in 1975.
In 1877 the first Lawn Tennis Championship was held by the 'The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club' at Wimbledon
Boris Becker was first to win the Wimbledon as unseeded player in 1985.
Althea Gibson was the first African American to win female single's tennis competition at Wimbledon.