15 Facts About Angela Buxton


Angela Buxton won the women's doubles title at both the French Championships and Wimbledon in 1956 with her playing partner, Althea Gibson.


Angela Buxton's father owned a successful cinema chain in northwestern England, which allowed her to attend boarding school at Gloddaeth Hall.


Angela Buxton then reached the 1955 Wimbledon singles quarterfinals and climbed to World No 9 in the rankings.


Angela Buxton played in Wightman Cup competition for the United Kingdom in 1954,1955, and 1956.


Angela Buxton won the women's doubles title and reached the singles final at Wimbledon, the first Briton to do so in 17 years.


Angela Buxton won the English Indoor and London Grass Court singles championships and the English Hard Court doubles crown.


Angela Buxton was ranked World No 5 by World Tennis and World No 6 by Lance Tingay.

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Angela Buxton won the women's singles title at the 1953 Maccabiah Games in Israel.


Angela Buxton repeatedly was refused access to training facilities because of her ethnicity.


Angela Buxton was a guest of the club at the Championships in 2014 with seating in the Royal Box.


In 2009, Angela Buxton remarked that "I wish [tennis] still wasn't such an elite sport", Angela Buxton said.


Angela Buxton was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.


In 2015, the Black Tennis Hall of Fame inducted Angela Buxton, honoring her for her doubles partnership and friendship with Althea Gibson as well as her efforts to raise funds for the ailing Gibson near the end of her life.


Angela Buxton wrote the tennis books Tackle Lawn Tennis This Way, Starting Tennis, and Winning Tennis: Doubles Tactics.


Angela Buxton died on 14 August 2020, two days short of her 86th birthday, at her home in Fort Lauderdale.