A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 26, 1957

ALTHEA GIBSON does not belong to the clubs that will run the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association matches in Forest Hills next week, but the tournament is her big chance. The lanky Negro girl, who went from paddle tennis in Harlem to victory at Wimbledon (and is this week's TIME cover subject), is by all odds the leading contender. Shy by nature, wary of her turbulent success, the champ was a closemouthed subject for Reporter Serrell Hillman, dropped her guard only when Hillman spent a week at her side, trailed her to Chicago for the...

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