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Zina Lynna Garrison (b. November 16, 1963, in Houston, Texas) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. During her career, she was a women's singles runner-up at Wimbledon in 1990, a three-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion, and a women's doubles Gold Medalist at the 1988 Olympic Games. Subject: The Olympic Rings. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Houston redirects here. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry (R) Official languages None. ... Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In tennis, a Grand Slam is winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments of the year in the... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // The Olympic Games, or Olympics, is an international multi-sport event taking place every two years and alternating between Summer and Winter Games. ...


An African-American and the youngest of seven children, Garrison started playing tennis at the age of 10 and entered her first tournament at the age of 12. Her success as a junior player quickly made the tennis world take notice. At the age of 14 she won the national girls' 18s title. And then in 1981, she won both the Wimbledon and US Open junior titles and was ranked the World No. 1 junior player. African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans, Black Americans, or blacks, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to West Africa. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ...


Garrison turned professional in 1982, and skiped her graduation at Ross Sterling High School to compete in the French Open, her first tournament as a professional, where she reached the quarter-finals before being knocked-out by Martina Navratilova. 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... Navratilova at the 2000 US Open Martina Navrátilová   listen? (b. ...


Despite batting with bulimia during her first few years on the tour, Garrison enjoyed notable success on-court. She reached the Australian Open semi-finals in her first full year on the tour - 1983 - and finished the year ranked the World No. 10. She won her first top-level singles titles in 1984 at the European Indoor Championships in Zurich. She was a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 1985, and in 1986 she won her first tour doubles at the Canadian Open (partnering Gabriela Sabatini). Bulimia nervosa, more commonly known as bulimia, is a psychological condition in which the subject engages in recurrent binge eating followed by intentionally doing one or more of the following in order to compensate for the intake of the food and prevent weight gain: vomiting inappropriate use of laxatives, enemas... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... General view showing Grossmünster church. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canada Masters is one of the Association of Tennis Professionals Tennis Masters Series tennis tournaments. ... Gabriela Sabatini in action Gabriela Sabatini (b. ...


At the Australian Open in 1987, Garrison won the mixed doubles (partnering Sherwood Stewart) and finished runner-up in the women's doubles (partnering Lori McNeil). A year later, Garrison and Stewart captured the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon. 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Garrison teamed with Pam Shriver to win the women's doubles Gold Medal for the United States, defeating Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia in the final 4-6, 6-2, 10-8. And Garrison defeated Shriver in the quarter-finals of the singles event, where she won a Bronze Medal. Seoul (   listen?) is the capital of South Korea. ... Pam Shriver (born July 4, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland), is a former professional tennis player and current sports broadcaster from the United States. ... Novotná at the 1998 US Open Jana Novotná (born October 2, 1968 in Brno, Czech Republic) is a former professional Czech tennis player. ... Helena Sukova (b. ...


In 1989, Garrison defeated Chris Evert 7-6, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the US Open in what proved to be the final match of Evert's career. Garrison subsequently lost to Navratilova in the semi-finals. She finished 1989 ranked a career-high World No. 4 in singles. 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christine Marie Evert (b. ...


The highlight of Garrison's career came in 1990 at Wimbledon. She defeated the French Open champion Monica Seles in the quarter-finals and the defending Wimbeldon champion and World No. 1 Steffi Graf in the semi-finals to reach her first (and only) Grand Slam singles final. There she faced Martina Navratilova who was gunning for a record ninth women's singles title at Wimbledon, and lost 6-4, 6-1. However Garrison claimed her third Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Wimbledon that year (partnering Rick Leach). Monica Seles Monica Seles (born December 2, 1973) is a former World No. ... Steffi Graf honored at the WTA. Stefanie Maria Steffi Graf (born June 14, 1969 in Mannheim, Germany) is a former World No. ... Rick Leach (b. ...


In 1992 Garrison finished runner-up in the Australian Open women's doubles (partnering Mary Joe Fernandez). 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mary Joe Fernández (born August 19, 1971) is a former Dominican Republic-born American professional tennis player. ...


Garrison retired from the professional tour in 1996. During her career, she won 14 top-level singles titles and 20 doubles titles. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Garrison married Willard Jackson in September 1989, however the marriage ended in divorce in 1997. Garrison relapsed into bulimia after her divorce, and spent three days in hospital and one-and-a-half weeks in a treatment centre following an attempted suicide in 1999. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Since retiring from the tour, Garrison has worked as a television commentator and maintained active roles in the community and in tennis. She founded the Zina Garrison Foundation for the Homeless in 1988, and the Zina Garrison All-Court Tennis Program, which supports inner-city tennis in Houston, in 1992. She has also served as a member of the United States President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.


External links

  • WTA Tour profile for Zina Garrison
  • ESPN biography

  Results from FactBites:
 
Zina Garrison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (772 words)
Zina Lynna Garrison (born November 16, 1963 in Houston, Texas) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.
Garrison turned professional in 1982, and skiped her graduation at Ross Sterling High School to compete in the French Open, her first tournament as a professional, where she reached the quarter-finals before being knocked-out by Martina Navrátilová.
Garrison married Willard Jackson in September 1989, however the marriage ended in divorce in 1997.
USTA Names Zina Garrison Captain of 2004 U.S. Fed Cup Team (864 words)
Garrison won mixed doubles titles at the Australian Open in 1987 and Wimbledon in 1988 with partner Sherwood Stewart, and with Rick Leach at Wimbledon in 1990.
A long-time activist for inner-city youth, Garrison achieved a lifelong dream in 1991 with the opening of the Zina Garrison All-Court Tennis Academy in her hometown of Houston; the program continues to be one of the leading youth programs of its kind.
The Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Foundation is dedicated to teaching life skills, promoting community service, providing positive role models, strengthening the educational opportunities and developing the tennis skills of Houston’s diverse youth population.
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