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Download The Match Althea Gibson and a Portrait of a Friendship ePub ã Althea Gibson and a Portrait of a Friendship Ø [Reading] ➽ The Match: Althea Gibson and a Portrait of a Friendship By Bruce Schoenfeld – Danpashley.co.uk The incredible story of whaThe incredible story of what happened when two outsiders―one an emerging champion who happens to be Jewish the other the first black player to win Wimbledon―pair up not only to form a winning team but also an enduring friendship Althea Gibson first met Angela Buxton at an exhibition match in India On the surface the two women couldn’t bedifferent The daughter of sharecroppers and fiercely competitive Althea Gibson was born in the American South and turned to athletics in an effort to belong to a community that would welcome her Angela Buxton the granddaughter of Russian Jews grew up in Liverpool England where her father ran a successful business But they both faced their share of prejudice particularly on the tennis circuit where they were excluded from tournaments and clubs because of race and religionAt the 1956 Wimbledon despite their athletic prowess both were shunned by the other female players and found themselves without doubles partners Undaunted they decided to play together And though they had never so much as practiced together―they triumphed In Nobody’s Darlings Bruce Schoenfeld delivers an unexpected story of two underdogs who refused to let bigotry stop them both on the court and off Here too is the story of a remarkable friendship The author does a great job of weaving the separate stories of Althea and her contemporary the South African Angela Buxton As Althea struggled to break into the white bastions of US womens singles dominated by Louise Brough and Darlene Hart their unlikely pairing as a double partnership gave them sufficient success to survive on what was then 'the circuit' By sheer persistence Althea finally won the Wimbledon singles having started playing with an improvised racket on the street

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The incredible story of what happened when two outsiders―one an emerging champion who happens to be Jewish the other the first black player to win Wimbledon―pair up not only to form a winning team but also an enduring friendship Althea Gibson first met Angela Buxton at an exhibition match in India On the surface the two women couldn’t bedifferent The daughter of sharecroppers and fiercely competitive Althea Gibson was born in the American South and turned to athletics in an effort to belong to a community that would welcome her Angela Buxton the granddaughter of Russian Jews grew up in Liverpool England where her father ran a successful business But they both faced their share of prejudice particularly on the tennis circuit where they were excluded from tournaments and clubs because of race and religionAt the 1956 Wimbledon despite their athletic prowess both were shunned by the other female players and found themselves without doubles partners Undaunted they decided to play together And though they had never so much as practiced together―they triumphed In Nobody’s Darlings Bruce Schoenfeld delivers an unexpected story of two underdogs who refused to let bigotry stop them both on the court and off Here too is the story of a remarkable friendship Fantasic bookwell written a must for all Tennis fans

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The Match Althea Gibson and a Portrait of a FriendshipThe incredible story of what happened when two outsiders―one an emerging champion who happens to be Jewish the other the first black player to win Wimbledon―pair up not only to form a winning team but also an enduring friendship Althea Gibson first met Angela Buxton at an exhibition match in India On the surface the two women couldn’t bedifferent The daughter of sharecroppers and fiercely competitive Althea Gibson was born in the American South and turned to athletics in an effort to belong to a community that would welcome her Angela Buxton the granddaughter of Russian Jews grew up in Liverpool England where her father ran a successful business But they both faced their share of prejudice particularly on the tennis circuit where they were excluded from tournaments and clubs because of race and religionAt the 1956 Wimbledon despite their athletic prowess both were shunned by the other female players and found themselves without doubles partners Undaunted they decided to play together And though they had never so much as practiced together―they triumphed In Nobody’s Darlings Bruce Schoenfeld delivers an unexpected story of two underdogs who refused to let bigotry stop them both on the court and off Here too is the story of a remarkable friendship Beyond tennis it is the story of a lasting friendship between an unorthodox Black tennis player from Harlem and an young Jewish tennis player from England