​September 8, 1957: Althea Gibson Makes Tennis History

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Althea Gibson becomes the 1st Black athlete to win a U.S. national tennis championship (the precursor to U.S. Open).

The match took place in Forrest Hills, NY, Gibson defeated Louise Brough Clapp 6–3, 6–2.

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