Tag: Tennis

Althea Gibson

Women’s History Month Profiles: Althea Gibson, Professional Tennis Player

During Black History Month, DiversityInc is honoring a series of Black innovators and history makers such as Althea Gibson who are often overlooked in mainstream media coverage and history books. Check back throughout February to learn about more important figures.   Born: August 25, 1927, Clarendon County, South Carolina Died:…

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Wealthy White Student Poses As ‘African American Tennis Whiz’, Scores Entrance To Three Universities by Lying

The college cheating scandal continues with the latest deplorable installment in the egregious saga. A wealthy white female high school student gained admission into three prominent universities by posing as a Black tennis prodigy. Her parents, Amy and Adam Bass, colluded with Rick Singer, the mastermind behind the college admissions…

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Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff Keeps Making History at Wimbledon

Cori “Coco” Gauff advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon on Friday after a three-set win against 28-year-old Polona Hercog. The 15-year-old Atlanta native, currently living in Delray Beach, Fla., came back from a 6-3, 5-2 deficit and saved two match points to defeat Hercog of Slovenia. In a press conference…