TITLE

RISING TENNIS STARS

PUB. DATE
June 1981
SOURCE
Ebony;Jun1981, Vol. 36 Issue 8, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the success of the two African American tennis players in the U.S. tournaments in February 1981. It states that Leslie Allen is the first African American woman to win a major tournament claiming the 125,000 dollars at the Avon Championship. Meanwhile, Yannick Noah wins 200,000 dollars at Richmond Tennis Classic and ranks 15th in the world rankings.
ACCESSION #
48750011

 

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