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Zina Lynna Garrison (Houston (Texas)16 november 1963) is an American former tennis player.

Won Wimbledon and the Garrison In 1981 US Open for juniors. A year later, she was professional, and obtained during her first participation in the Roland Garros quarter-final. In 1983 she reached the semifinal of the Australian Open and finished the year in the top ten.

At the 1988 Summer Olympics she won the gold medal together with Pam Shriver in the women's doubles game, in the final to Jana Novotná and Helena Suková to beat.They also knew the bronze medal in the singles to claim for itself. In 1989 the Garrison reached semifinal at the u.s. Open, where she lost to Martina Navratilova. She finished 1989 with her highest ranking on the WTA Tour, the 4th place.

The highlight of her career came at Wimbledon in 1990. She defeated Monica Seles in the quarterfinals and defending champion Steffi Graf a round later, making her first and only Grand Slam singles final Garrison reached. This she lost by Navratilova in two sets. Garisson was after Althea Gibson in 1958 the second black woman who took out the final of Wimbledon.

Garrison retired from the professional tour in 1996. During her career, she won 14 singles tournaments and 20 doubles titles. Today, Garrison zelfopgezette to her charities. Since 2004 she is also captain of the u.s. Fed Cup team.

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Grand Slam Singles Finals[Edit]Edit

Singles[Edit]Edit

Finalist

Year Tournament Opponent Score
1990 [1]

Wimbledon

[2]

Martina Navratilova

4-6, 1-6

Vrouwendubbel Game[Edit]Edit

Finalist (2)

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
1987 [3]

Australian Open

[4]

Lori McNeil

[5]

Martina Navratilova [6]Pam Shriver

1-6, 0-6
1992 [7]

Australian Open

[8]

Mary Joe Fernandez

[9]

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario [10]Helena Suková

4-6,3-6 7

Mixed doubles[Edit]Edit

Winner (3)

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
1987 [11]

Australian Open

[12]

Sherwood Stewart

[13]

Andrew Castle [14]Anne Hobbs

3 – 6, 7 – 65, 6 – 3
1988 [15]

Wimbledon

[16]

Sherwood Stewart

[17]

Kelly Jones [18]Gretchen Magers

6 – 1, 7 – 63
1990 [19]

Wimbledon

[20]

Rick Leach

[21]

John Fitzgerald [22]Elizabeth Smylie

7-5, 6-2

Finalist (3)

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
1987 [23]

Australian Open

[24]

Jim Pugh

[25]

Andrew Castle [26]Natalia Zvereva

6-4, 2-6, 3-6
1989 [27]

Australian Open

[28]

Sherwood Stewart

[29]

Jana Novotná [30]Jim Pugh

3-6, 4-6
1993 [31]

Australian Open

[32]

Rick Leach

[33]

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario [34]Todd Woodbridge

5-7, 4-6

Performance Table[Edit]Edit

Grand slam singles[Edit]Edit

Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
[35]

Australian Open

- - 2R HF 2R KF g.t. KF 2R KF KF 4R 4R 3R 1R 3R -
[36]

Roland Garros

- - KF 1R 4R 2R 3R - 4R 3R 1R 1R - 1R 1R 1R -
[37]

Wimbledon

- - 4R 2R 2R HF 2R - KF 2R F KF 4R 4R KF 3R -
[38]

US Open

2R 1R 4R 4R 3R KF 4R 4R HF HF KF 4R 4R 3R 4R 4R 1R

Grand slam doubles[Edit]Edit

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
[39]

Australian Open

- 2R 3R KF KF g.t. F HF 3R 1R 2R F KF KF 1R - -
[40]

Roland Garros

- 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R - KF KF 1R KF 1R 3R 3R KF - -
[41]

Wimbledon

- 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R - HF KF HF HF KF HF 1R 3R - -
[42]

US Open

2R 1R 3R 1R HF KF KF 2R 3R 3R HF KF - - 3R 1R 1R

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