Her Career Was Groundbreaking
In 1971, Gibson was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame for her groundbreaking accolades. In 1975, she still was involved with sports, acting as the commissioner of athletics for New Jersey state and serving as a member of the governor’s council on physical fitness.
Her Legacy Is Iconic
Gibson paved the way for Black women in the world of tennis by being steadfast and extremely talented. She won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, including six doubles titles, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She became one of the first six women to be part of International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame. In 2013, Gibson was commemorated with her own U.S Postal Stamp. She also has numerous tennis courts named after her around the country.