About Alice Marble

Alice Marble
Alice Marble was a World No. 1 American tennis player who won 18 Grand Slam championships: 5 in Singles, 6 in Women's Doubles, and 7 in Mixed Doubles. Wikipedia
September 28, 1913, Beckwith, California
December 13, 1990, Palm Desert, California

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Gibson in 1956

Alice Marble Quotes

If tennis is a game for ladies and gentlemen, it's also time we acted a little more like gentlepeople and less like sanctimonious hypocrites. If Althea Gibson represents a challenge to the present crop of women players, it's only fair that they should meet that challenge on the courts.
Editorial in American Lawn Tennis magazine on July 1, 1950. She was addressing segregation policy in the sport of tennis that excluded African-Americans. Finally, Althea Gibson became the first black to complete in United States national tennis championship on August 28, 1950, years before Jackie Robinson.