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Late tennis star who became the first African American woman to win Wimbledon in 1957.
She got married to Sydney Llewellyn in 1983, after ending an 11-year marriage with William Darben in 1976.
How did Althea Gibson die?
Althea Gibson's death was caused by urinary tract infections (utis).
|Cause of death||Urinary Tract Infections (utis)|
|Age of death||76 years|
|Birthday||August 25, 1927|
|Death date||September 28, 2003|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
In sports, you simply aren’t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.Althea Gibson
Being champion is all well and good, but you can’t eat a crown.Althea Gibson
I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it’s half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.Althea Gibson
I think I have done enough for sports and made enough of a name for myself to deserve some sort of backing – most of the other girls have it.Althea Gibson
I don’t want to be put on a pedestal. I just want to be reasonably successful and live a normal life with all the conveniences to make it so.Althea Gibson