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Quotes : Althea Gibson

By June 7, 2010One Comment

I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it’s half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.

– Althea Gibson

(1927-2003), American tennis player. Althea was the first African American player on the tennis tour. She won five Grand Slam singles titles: the French Open (1956), Wimbledon (1957, 1958) and the U.S. Open (1957, 1958) as well as six Grand Slam doubles titles.


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