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Serena Williams says ‘countdown has begun’ to retirement
August 11, 2022
Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, ... read more »
July 6: Tennis legend Althea Gibson won the women’s Wimbledon singles championship, 1957
July 6, 2021
July 6: Tennis legend Althea Gibson won the women's Wimbledon singles championship, 1957 ... read more »
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Black Fact of the Day: July 6, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
July 6, 2020
Tennis legend Althea Gibson won the women’s Wimbledon singles championship, 1957.   Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
The Peters Sisters Dominated Black Tennis
February 28, 2019
In 1916, the American Tennis Association (ATA) was founded when Black people were being banned from USLTA-sanctioned events. They began an annual national championship tournament a year later. Around Margaret Peters and Matilda Roumania Peters were born, Margaret in 1915 and Matilda in 1917. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (July 6th – July 12th)
July 13, 2017
She served as New Jersey's commissioner of athletics from 1975 to 1985. ... read more / view gallery »
Black Females in Sports Leave Lasting Legacy
February 24, 2016
Lucy Diggs Slowe Lucy Diggs Slowe entered in the American Tennis Association’s first national tournament in 1917. She won the tournament title, becoming the first African American women to win a major sports title. ... read more »
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