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Milestones Oct. 13, 2003

DIED. ALTHEA GIBSON, 76, tennis trailblazer; of respiratory failure; in East Orange, N.J. Before the Civil Rights Act, she spoke volumes by playing an...

Althea Gibson: THE WOMAN WHO WAS SOMEBODY

The well-kept garden apartment in East Orange, N.J., is home to a woman who shook hands with the Queen of England at Centre Court in Wimbledon, a woman who was a...

Sport: That Gibson Girl

(See Cover) Trapped on a swarming sector of Long Island where the backwash of Suburbia blurs into the edge of New York City, the West Side Tennis Club at...

Sport: Light-Foot Favorite

Winning tournaments was getting to be old hat with the long-legged, light-footed girl from the U.S. Ever since November she had traipsed across Europe and...

Sport: New Honors

When lanky Althea Gibson, Negro women's tennis champion, cracked the tennis color line in 1950, she soon proved that she could hold her own with the nation's...

Spotlight

ROAD SHOW On his first trip as U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell dashed through six countries in four days. Despite high-level meetings (with...

Her Serena Highness

What am I doing here? Serena Williams asked herself in the middle of the championship tie breaker that would help her make history, allow her to fulfill her...

Milestones: Dec. 17, 1965

Marriage Revealed. Althea Gibson, 38, former top-ranked U.S. women's tennis star (TIME cover, Aug. 26, 1957), now trying it as a pro golfer (33rd on the...

Letters, Sep. 9, 1957

Backhand, Forehand Sir: I must protest your Aug. 26 issue of TIME with Althea Gibson on the cover. We have enough trouble with these people without paying for...

Sport: The Power Game

Australia's Lew Hoad, 22, and Harlem's Althea Gibson, 29, are the power hitters of amateur tennis. Despite his occasional lapses, mostly charged to a...

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