Today In Sports History: Althea Gibson Becomes 1st Black Player to Win Wimbledon Singles Title

Here’s a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, July 6: Althea Gibson becomes the first black to win a title at the All England Lawn Tennis Club by beating Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2 in the women’s singles title match.

Althea Gibson of New York city, holding the large gold plate presented to her as the winner of the Women’s Singles Tennis title at Wimbledon, England, July 6, 1957 is kissed by her finals opponent, Darlene Hard, of Montebello, Calif., (Left). Gibson beat Hard 6-3, 6-2 to become the first African American to win a Wimbledon championship. (AP Photo)

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