Ora Belle Washington
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Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
An athlete widely regarded as the first African American to famously achieve success in two sports, tennis and basketball. Excelling in both, Washington was the ATA’s women’s tennis singles champion seven years in a row and was known to have successfully played tennis undefeated during a 12 year period. Helen Wills Moody and 31 time grand slam winner publicly refused to play Washington in a tennis match.