Althea Gibson. Althea won the ladies singles championship in 1957.
Althea Gibson, in 1957. She was also the first black woman to win the U.S. Open. She was the best there was!
May Sutton became the 1st American woman to win the womens singles championship at Wimbledon in 1905.
Maud Watson won the first Ladies' Singles Championship in 1884.
The first black person to win both the US national tennis championship and Wimbledon was Althea Gibson in 1957 and 1958.
May Sutton Brandy became the first American woman to win the ladies singles tennis championship at Wimbledon in 1905.
The final of the men's singles at Wimbledon is always on the afternoon of the first Sunday in July, with the first week of the tournament beginning towards the end of June.
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.