Leslie Allen

Tennis Pro + Knight Bachelor + Teacher
Born Mar 12, 1957

Leslie Allen is a retired American professional tennis player. Allen was a member of the University of Southern California national championship team and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications. She joined the WTA Tour in 1977 and went on to reach a career high ranking on #17 in the world.… Read More

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1957 Birth Born on March 12, 1957.


1977 20 Years Old She joined the WTA Tour in 1977 and went on to reach a career high ranking of #17 in the world.
1981 24 Years Old In 1981, Allen became the first African American woman to win a major pro tennis tournament since Althea Gibson when she won the Avon Championships of Detroit, although Renee Blount is also credited with this feat because she won the Futures of Columbus in 1979.
1983 26 Years Old Allen was also a mixed doubles finalist at the 1983 French Open. … Read More
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