Althea Gibson Statue at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center



Tennis trailblazer Althea Gibson honored on first day of U.S. Open

As the U.S. Open got underway Monday, a tennis pioneer received an honor that was long overdue. In the 1960s, Althea Gibson became the first black player to win a major championship. But as her friend Angela Buxton explains, it wasn't always easy. Maurice DuBois has their story.

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