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 (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.
May Sutton Brandy became the first American woman to win the ladies singles tennis championship at Wimbledon in 1905.
Althea Gibson was the first black American to win Wimbledon, on July 6, 1957.
May Sutton became the 1st American woman to win the womens singles championship at Wimbledon in 1905.
Rod Laver won the first open era Wimbledon. :)
The first black person to win both the US national tennis championship and Wimbledon was Althea Gibson in 1957 and 1958.
Evonne Goolagong is the first Aboriginal (Indigenous Australian) woman player who won the Wimbledon singles title in 1971 and 1980.
The last English woman to win the ladies singles final at Wimbledon was Ann Jones in 1969.
Sania Mirza is the first Indian woman to win junior Grand Slam in doubles category of 2003 Wimbledon Championship.
The first to achieve great notoriety was Althea Gibson, who was the first black woman to win Wimbledon singles title (in 1957 and 1958) and to qualify for the LPGA tour (in 1963).
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.
My idol, Serena Williams was the first black woman to win a major tennis championship.
Boris Becker was first to win the Wimbledon as unseeded player in 1985.
Arthur Ash is a tennis player, and the first black man to win Wimbledon.
I believe it was Arthur Ashe.
Anthea Gibson 1958
The first American male to win the Wimbledon singles title was Bill Tilden in 1920.