About Submit. She was the first black athlete to break the color line in international tennis, winning the French Open in , followed by the Wimbledon and what would ultimately become the U. Open in —a feat she repeated in The Associated Press named her the Female Athlete of the year in both and In addition to her work on the tennis court, Gibson also played golf professionally. After retiring from the sports world, Gibson had a brief stint as a singer and actor then later became the Athletic Commissioner of New Jersey.
Women's sports have come a long way in the past century. That's an obvious statement, but it remains hard to believe that, just over years ago in the Olympics, women weren't allowed to compete. Four years later, women's events were added to the Olympic program, but it still took as many as years for women to have full equality with men at the Olympics.
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