A tennis player who wins the tennis Grand Slam and an Olympics gold medal in the same calendar year would be referred to as having won a "Golden Slam".
American Athea Gibson was the first black professional tennis player. She won her first Grand Slam tennis title in 1956.
In professional tennis, the first black male to win a Grand Slam event in singles was Arthur Ashe in 1968 at the U.S. Open.
Early in her tennis career, Althea Gibson faced prejudice as a black woman in an era when few blacks played the game of tennis at all, much less professionally. However, she prevailed with grace and dignity to overcome those challenges, to become the first black woman to win a Grand Slam event, and go on to win many tennis tournaments during her career as a professional tennis player. For further information, refer to the "Althea Gibson" official website link, below.
She probaly started after her first tennis match a year later after she took her first tennis lessons.
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Tennis Mixed Double
Events in the 1896 Games were in athletics, wrestling, cycling, gymnastics, fencing, weightlifting, tennis, swimming, and shooting.
the events were Cycling Athletics Fencing Gymastics Weightlifting Swimming Tennis Shooting
There seven athletes will be in athletes, Swimming, and Table Tennis events
The first events in the modern Olympics were Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Shooting, Swimming, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
Rafael Nadal the mens Number 1 tennis player
1956 Melbourne Olympics 2000 Sydney Olympics Various cricket, rugby, football, tennis and golf world ranking events and tournaments too numerous to list.
At the 1900 Games in Paris, women competed for the first time. The events women competed in were golf, tennis, and croquet.
Table tennis was introduced to the olympics in 1988.
Athletes from India will participate in the following sports at the 2008 Summer Olympics: Archery Athletics Badminton Boxing Judo Rowing Sailing Shooting Swimming Table tennis Tennis Weightlifting Wrestling