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Serena taken to 3 sets, wins 5th Wimbledon

Serena Williams ties sister Venus with her 5th Wimbledon title while hitting a tournament-record 102 aces. A true champion. Never giving up no matter what people say

Congratulation To Ms. Serena Williams Making History Today With Her 5th U.S. Open Title! And Becoming The Richest & Greatest Female Tennis Player To Date!!! #TeamSerena #USOpen #Female #Tennis #Champion DarnellM1 Designs © 2013

Althea Gibson (August 25th 1927 - September 28th 2003) was an American tennis player. Gibson turned pro at the age of 31 and was the first black tennis player to win Wimbledon (in 1957) and the U.S. Open (in 1958). Aside from her success, she is most remembered for breaking the color barrier in professional tennis. She won a total of five Grand Slam titles. (Mmmm me da que no es ella pero bueno, pal caso patates).

Thursday Reblog | | cartermagazine: Today In History We Honor Arthur Ashe ‘Arthur Ashe was a top ranked tennis player in the 1960s and 70s. Raised in the segregated South, he was the first African-American male tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament. He was much more than an athlete though. His commitment to social justice, health and humanitarian issues left a mark on the world as indelible as his tennis was on the court.’ (photo: Arthur Ashe)

Emmett Littleton Ashford (November 23, 1914 – March 1, 1980), nicknamed "Ash", was the first African American umpire in Major League Baseball, working in the American League from 1966 to 1970.