The most influential female athletes of all time
On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson became the first African American to win the US Open tennis title
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Throughout the history of sports, women have broken down barriers, overcome obstacles, and achieved extraordinary feats. From sports pioneers to record-breaking performances, in this gallery you'll find a list of some of the most successful women in sports, and indeed the world.
You might not have heard about all of them, but you definitely should. So click through and celebrate the achievements of these inspirational sportswomen.
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