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Tennis

Wade Wins Wimbledon

Virginia Wade, the British tennis player wins the Wimbledon singles title in her 16 appearance in the tournament. At the finals wade faced Betty Stove (Dutch tennis player) and took the game in 3 sets.

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Bill Tilden

Big Bill

Bill Tilden, Tennis hero in action- the American tennis player and hero, wins the singles title at the Wimbledon tournament. ‘Big Bill’ dominated men tennis, on a world level, throughout the 1920s.

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Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson wins

The Afro-American tennis player, Althea Gibson, beats Darlene Hard at Wimbledon finals and becomes the first black to win the Wimbledon title. Gibson had to withstand hostile comments from the audience.

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