Rod Laver won the first open era Wimbledon. :)
Althea Gibson was the first black American to win Wimbledon, on July 6, 1957.
Althea Gibson who won the Ladies Singles in 1957. The first black man was Arthur Ashe in 1975.
Arthur Ashe is an African American and the first and only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon. He is also the only black man to win the singles title at the US Open and the Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova was the winner of Wimbledon Women's Singles in 2004. She defeated Serena Williams in the final. This was Maria Sharapova's first Wimbledon Singles title.
Maria Sharapova won the Wimbledon Women's Singles in 2004. She defeated Serena Williams in the final. This was Maria Sharapova's first Wimbledon Singles title.
Althea Gibson, in 1957. She was also the first black woman to win the U.S. Open. She was the best there was!
Althea Gibson. Althea won the ladies singles championship in 1957.
Her first Wimbledon title was a doubles title with Chris Evert in 1976. Her first Wimbledon singles title came in 1978.
The first American male to win the Wimbledon singles title was Bill Tilden in 1920.
Dorothea Lambert Chambers