1952 - Althea Gibson

Timeline created by dbloom
  • George Henry Redding

    is sworn in as NYC first black captain.
  • National Indoor Tennis Championship-Seventh Regiment Armory, NYC

    Women's singles:
    1. AG d. Carolyn Liguori; 6-3, 6-1
    2. AG d. Helen Fletcher; 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
    S. Nancy Chaffee Kiner d. AG; 6-4, 6-4
    New Journal and Guide 01 March
  • St. Andrews Club Tournament - Kingston Jamaica

    Women's singles:
    1. AG d. Andreina Drewbear; 6-0, 6-1
    S. AG d. Patricia Canning Dodd; 6-3, 6-4
    F. Betty Rosenquest Pratt d. AG; 6-2, 6-4
    Philadelphia Tribune 11 March; Montreal Gazette 01 & 05 March; Daily News 03 March
  • Caribbean Tennis Championship - Montego Bay

    Women's singles:
    1. AG d. Martha Barnett; 6-4, 6-1
    S. Patricia Canning Todd d. AG; 6-3, 6-4
    Mixed Doubles:
    F. AG/Nils Rohlsson d. Lorne Main/Pat Ward; 6-3, 6-4
    Philadelphia Inquirer 06 & 07 March; Chicago Tribune 10 March
  • Good Neighbor Tournament - Flamingo Park, Miami, FL

    Women's singles:
    1. unk
    2. unk
    3. AG d. Olga Garcia Rangel; 6-2, 6-0
    Q. AG d. Metilda Ramirez; 6-0, 6-2
    S. Magda Rurac d. AG; 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
    Women's doubles:
    S. AG/Gladys Heldman d. Rhoda Hopkins/Marta Barnett; 8-6, 6-1
    F. Magda Rurac/Lois Miller d. AG/GH; 7-5, 6-3
    Miami News 11 Apr
  • Charity event for tennis youngsters - Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL

    Women's singles exhibition game:
    Maureen Connelly d. AG; 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
    Mixed doubles exhibition game:
    AG/Billy Talbert d. MC/Victor Seixas
  • Exhibition event_Port au Prince, Haiti

    no additional info
  • Bermuda International Tennis Tournament - Hamilton, Bermuda; Somers Isles Lawn and Tennis Association

    Singles:
    F. AG d. Mrs. Q. Martin; 6-1, 6-1
    Mixed doubles:
    F. AG/Russell Dismount d. Miss Seaton/Clarence Corbin; 6-1, 6-1
    AG plays exhibition game with Bermuda tennis champ, Alex Romeo. AG wins.
  • Pennsylvania Open Tennis Tournament_Germantown YMCA

    Women's singles:
    1. AG d. Louise Jones; score unk
    2. AG d. Geneva Lee; 6-1, 6-1
    S. AG d. Doris Harrison; 6-1, 6-2
    F. AG d. Jane Hudlin; 6-1, 6-0
    Mixed doubles:
    3. AG/Whirlwind d. DH/Everett Walton; 6-4, 6-4
    F. Jane Hudlin/Dan Keene d. AG/Whirlwind, score unk but they lost all three sets
    Philadelphia Inquirer 26, 27 July; Philadelphia Tribune 29 July
  • Eastern Open - Scotch Plains, NJ Shady Rest Country Club

    Women's singles:
    Q. AG d. Mary Radcliffe; 6-0, 6-0
    S. AG d. Rosemary Darben, 6-2, 6-2
    F. AG d. Dorothy Johnson; by default
    Mixed doubles:
    Q (?).AG/John Chandler d. Cecil & Dorothy Johnston; 6-1, 6-1
    S (?). G/JC d. Nana Vaughan/Bernie Davis by default
    Courier News Aug 1,2,4
  • Ruby McCollum arrest, Live Oak FL

    The sensational story of Ruby McCollum who is arrested for killing Dr. C. Leroy Adams, a white doctor, in Live Oak FL. Ruby accused Adams of repeatedly raping her and forcing her to bear his children. She was convicted by an all white jury.
  • Eastern Grass Courts Tennis Tournament - S. Orange, NJ

    Women's singles:
    1. Anita Kantor d. AG; 6-4, 6-1
  • American Tennis Association Tournament, 35th - Wilberforce

    Women's singles (AG sixth consecutive win)
    S. AG d. Nana Davis Vaughan (ADW 29 Aug 1953)
    F. AG d. Mary Etta Fine; 6-3, 6-1
    Mixed doubles
    F. AG/Whirlwind d. Doris Harrison/Edgar Lee; 6-4, 6-2
    (4th title in five years for AG/Whirlwind)
    Atlanta Daily World, 27 Aug; Afro American 30 Aug; Pittsburgh Courier 30 Aug
  • National Championships at Forest Hills (AG, Weir and Stewart FIRST BLACK MEN to play there))

    Women's singles:
    1-AG d. Bonnie Mackay; 6-0, 6-4
    2-AG d. Anne Gray; 6-0, 6-2
    3-Doris Hart d. AG; 7-5, 6-1
    Mens singles:
    1. Bill Stucki d. Reginald Weir; 11-9, 5-7, 8-6, 6-1 (Aug 29)
    1. Bernard Bartzen d. George Stewart; 6-3, 9-7, 6-0 (Aug 30)
  • DD Eisenhower elected president

    Richard Nixon is VP.