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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.

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Tiger Woods in 1997. Someone previously said it was Lee Elders in 1975. However, that is wrong. Lee Elders was the first black to play in The Masters, but he did not win.

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Althea Gibson was the first black tennis player to win a Grand Slam title (1956).

Arthur Ashe was the first MALE black tennis player to win a Grand Slam title (1968).

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Arthur ashe

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