Gibson 1st African American to win Wimbledon
July 6, 1957
Althea Gibson fights back tears as she receives congratulations from England's smiling Queen Elizabeth II after becoming the first African-American to win Wimbledon.
"At last! At last!" the 29-year-old Gibson says as the Queen, who is making her first Wimbledon appearance, presents her with the silver plate.
Gibson earns the award with her strong serve-and-volley performance in beating Darlene Hard, 6-3, 6-2 on the famed center court in the final. ...
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