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Angela Buxton Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Angela Buxton.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

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Saddened to hear of the passing of British tennis player Angela Buxton, friend and doubles partner of Althea Gibson. It was wonderful to spend time with her and hear her words about Althea at the unveiling of her statue @usopen last year.

Rest In Peace to a true champion.

Very sad news to hear of the loss of Angela Buxton, a great friend of Althea Gibson an important Jewish sporting pioneer who has never received the recognition she deserved… wrote about their partnership in A Contemporary History of Women’s Sport

My condolences to the family and friends of #AngelaBuxton after her passing 8/14/20 She was laid to rest today. Angela was a British tennis player who championed the friendship and support of #AltheaGibson when no one else would, in a racist era in our sport in the ‘50’s. #RIP

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British tennis player Angela Buxton passed away today at 86. Not only was she extraordinary in her own right, she was Althea Gibson’s doubles partner in the 1950s. Then, in 1995, when Gibson was sucidially depressed and called to say goodbye, Buxton saved her life. Being a friend is a tremendous thing.

Angela Buxton, a British tennis player who was the doubles partner of Althea Gibson when the American became the first Black person to win a major title in 1956, has died. She was 85.

British Player, Florida Resident Angela Buxton Dies

Angela Buxton, a British tennis player who was the doubles partner of Althea Gibson when the American became the first Black person to win a major title in 1956, has died. She was 85.
The International Tennis Federation announced the death of Buxton on Monday, describing her as “an early pioneer of equal rights.”
Buxton was a long-time winter resident of Pompano Beach, and she was a contributing writer to Florida Tennis for more than two decades.
Buxton and Gibson won the doubles titles at the French Open and Wimbledon in 1956, with Buxton also reaching the singles final at the All England Club that year. Gibson won the singles title at the French championships in 1956 and went on to win the singles titles at Wimbledon and the US Open in 1957 and 1958.
Lindsey Murphy, a British native who has been a tennis pro in Hollywood, Florida, for more than three decades, lauded Buxton for her involvement in junior tennis.
“She gave a lot of herself to young kids in British tennis the last 20-odd years,” Murphy said in an interview with Florida Tennis. “She wanted to give English kids an opportunity, particularly to come to the Orange Bowl and to earn college scholarships. She didn’t really try to do it as a business.
“Unfortunately she never was made a member of All England Club because she was Jewish. She used to apply every year. It was kind of ridiculous. She gave up trying a few years ago.”
Buxton was forced to retire at the end of the 1957 season, at the age of 22, because of a serious hand injury.
Katrina Adams, a former tennis player who has promoted equal rights in the game, said Buxton “championed the friendship and support of Althea Gibson when no one else would, in a racist era in our sport in the ’50s.”
Buxton faced anti-Semitism throughout her career. She was one of the first to be inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, in 1981, and wrote several tennis books.

Angela Buxton and Althea Gibson receiving the 1956 Wimbledon Ladies Doubles Trophy.

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