Roumania (left) and Margaret (right) Peters with tennis racquets. (Photo courtesy of Fannie Walker Weekes)

Roumania (left) and Margaret (right) Peters dominated the American Tennis Association in the 1940s. (Photo courtesy of Fannie Walker Weekes)

Tennis's Original Sister Act: Margaret and Roumania Peters

Decades before Venus and Serena Williams dominated women’s tennis on the WTA tour, the Peters Sisters — Margaret Peters, a.k.a. “Pete", and Roumania Peters, a.k.a. “Repeat” — from Georgetown, were unstoppable champions in the all-black American Tennis Association.

Last Updated: May 18, 2022