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Althea Gibson
(1927-2003) born on
Aug 25
US tennis player. She was the first Afro-American player to win both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon championships, 1957.
         
   
F
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.

R
Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown.
A
In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are.
N
Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't really consider the amount of work required to stay tops.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "I Always Wanted to Be Somebody," 1958.
R: On retirement from tennis, "So Much To Live For," 1968.
A: In "And I Quote," by Ashton Applewhite, 1992.
N: "So Much To Live For," 1968.
K: "I Always Wanted to Be Somebody," Ch. 9, 1958.
   


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