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New Statue Honors African American Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson

Maria Perez
Aug 31, 2019 - 6:00

A sculpture of tennis icon Althea Gibson was unveiled just before the start of the US Open tournament.

The statue, dedicated to Gibson, is located outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York and was created by sculptor Eric Goulder. The US Open tweeted photos of the statue and its unveiling with the caption, “Forever enshrined and remembered, Althea Gibson.” One Love Tennis, a non-profit organization for children based in Wilmington, North Carolina

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