Quotes by Althea Gibson

About Althea Gibson:

Althea Gibson is one of the greatest players who ever lived," said Robert Ryland, a tennis contemporary and former coach of Venus and Serena Williams. "Martina couldn't touch her. I think she'd beat the Williams sisters." In the early 1960s she also became the first black player to compete on the women's professional golf tour.

Author Bio

  • NameAlthea Gibson
  • DescriptionUS tennis player
  • BornAugust 25, 1927
  • DiedSeptember 28, 2003
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionTennis Player; Tennis Coach; Golfer; Autobiographer
  • AwardsNational Women's Hall Of Fame