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Pioneering Tennis Player Althea Gibson Dies

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Pioneering Tennis Player Althea Gibson Dies

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Pioneering Tennis Player Althea Gibson Dies

Pioneering Tennis Player Althea Gibson Dies

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Two-time U.S. National and Wimbledon winner Althea Gibson dies at the age of 76. Gibson was the first African American to win Wimbledon and the first black woman to play in what became the U.S. Open. She was also the first black player on the Ladies Professional Golfing Association Tour. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards.