1949 - Althea Gibson

Timeline created by dbloom
  • Eastern Indoor Tennis Championship - New York

    Women singles:
    1. unk
    2. AG d. Carmen Lampe: 6-2, 6-2.
    Q. AG d. Sylvia Knowles; 1-6, 6-3, 8-6
    S. Betty Rosenquest d. AG; 8-6, 6-0. Doubles:
    1. AG/Helen Germaine d. Mrs. H. McClintock/Mrs. Grinnell Morris; 6-1, 6-1.
    S.AG/HG d. Louise Ganzenmulier/Sylvia Knowles; 7-5, 6-1.
    F. Betty Rosenquest/Nina Irwin d. AG/HG; 6-3, 6-1.
    Hartford Courant, Daily News, Post Standard (Syracuse, NY)
  • National Indoor Tennis Tournament, 46th annual - 7th Regiment Armory (first A/A woman to play) USLTA

    Women singles:
    1. AG d. Ann Drye; 6-0, 6-1
    2. AG d. Sylvia Knowles; 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
    Q. Nancy Chaffee d. AG; 6-2, 6-3
    Mixed Doubles:
    Weir/Gibson vs. Moran/Gonzales doubles: score unk
    A/A March 26; Atlanta Daily World March 30
  • AG graduates from Williston Industrial School

    Graduates after moving to the Eaton's residence in Wilmington, NC (see graduation program in Eaton Collection)
  • Gussie Moran pantie scandal June 20 at Wimbledon

    Gussie Moran causes scandal when she wears a pair of Tingling lace panties at Wimbledon which starts June 20
  • AG accepts scholarship to Florida A&M College

    AT FAMC in Tallahasse, FL AG is coached by Walter Austin & Jake Gaither.
  • Tri-State Tournament-Florida A&M

    AG is playing. Scores unknown. Tournament starts July 12. AG is seeded #1 and Margaret Peters #2.
    Tampa Bay Times 13 July.
  • Groveland Four

    The Groveland Four (or the Groveland Boys) were four young African-American men, Ernest Thomas, Charles Greenlee (then a minor at age 16), Samuel Shepherd, and Walter Irvin, who in 1949 were wrongfully accused of raping 17-year-old Norma Padgett and assaulting her husband on July 16, 1949,[1] in Lake County, Florida. (wikipedia)
  • Pennsylvania Open-Germantown

    Singles:
    S. AG d. Dorothy Davis; 6-1, 6-1
    Philadelphia Inquirer July 31.
  • Eastern Open - Scotch Plains Shady Rest Country Club

    Singles:
    2. AG d. Grace Clarke; 6-1, 6-1.
    Q. AG d. Delores M. Davis; 6-0, 6-1.
    S. AG d. Dorothy Davis (Nana's sister); 6-2, 6-1.
    F. AG d. Nana Davis; 6-0, 6-0.
    Mixed Doubles:
    F. AG/William E. Jones d. Eleese Thornton/Daniel Kean; 6-1, 8-6.
    Courier News Aug 2, 5, 8
  • NY Open, 31st annual-Cosmopolitan Tennis Club

    Singles:
    1. Bye
    2. AG d. Beatrice Feaster; 6-0, 6-2
    3. AG d. Lillian Ford; 6-0, 6-2
    F. AG d. Nana Davis; 6-0, 6-0
    New York Age Aug 20; Atlanta Daily World Aug 14
  • Southeastern Tournament - NC State College

    AG plays. Scores unknown. August 15-20.
    Atlanta Daily World 11 August
  • American Tennis Association Tournament, 32nd - Wilberforce

    Women singles:
    Q. AG d. Doris Perkins; 6-2, 6-1.
    S. AG d. Margaret Peters; 6-2, 6-3
    F. AG d. Mary Etta Fine; 6-2, 6-2
    Mixed doubles:
    AG/Whirlwind d. Fine/Fine (Leo); 6-4, 6-3
    Atlanta Daily World, 28 and 31; New Journal and Guide Sep 3