African American tennis star, Althea Gibson, wins Wimbledon, defeating Darlene Hard, 6-3, 6-2, on July 6, 1957.
United Kingdom Date:1957, July 6 Duration:30 sec Sound:Yes
Tennis star,Althea Gibson, from New York City, USA, is seen in the final seconds of her contest with Darlene Hard, in the Ladies' singles final at Wimbleton, England,on July 6, 1957. She is the first African American to win at Wimbleton. After shaking hands with Hard, she is seen receiving the ladies' Wimbleton tropy "Rosewater Dish," from Queen Elizabeth, II. Althea Gibson displays the sterling silver salver, as she poses next to Darlene Hard.
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