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Zina Garrison

Full name: Zina Lynna Garrison (-Jackson)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: November 16, 1963 in Houston, Texas, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Zina Garrison played professional tennis from 1982-97, earning a career high world ranking of #4 in November 1989. Garrison won 14 singles titles during her career. She made the finals at Wimbledon in 1990, and the semi-finals of the US Open in 1988 and 1989. Garrison also played doubles, winning 20 career titles, with a career high world ranking of #5, which she reached in May 1988. She made the doubles finals twice at the Australian Open. Garrison played at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, winning gold in women’s doubles in 1988 (with [Pam Shriver]) and a bronze that year in women’s singles.

Garrison was the first great African-American female tennis player after Althea Gibson left the scene in the later 1950s. After leaving the tour she founded the Zina Garrison Foundation for the Homeless in 1988 and started the Zina Garrison All-Court Tennis Program in 1992, which supports inner-city tennis in Houston. She also captained the US Federation Cup team in the early 2000s and served as coach of the US women’s team at the 2008 Olympics. Garrison has also been a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis Women's Singles United States USA 3T Bronze
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis Women's Doubles United States USA 1 Gold
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Tennis Women's Singles United States USA 33T

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1988-09-29 Graf (FRG) 2, Garrison (USA) 0 0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1988-09-27 Garrison (USA) 2, Shriver (USA) 0 2
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis United States USA Round Three Match #4 1 1988-09-25 Garrison (USA) 2, Paulus (AUT) 0 2
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis United States USA Round Two Match #8 1 1988-09-24 Garrison (USA) 2, Hernández (MEX) 0 2
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis United States USA Round One Match #16 AC 1988-09-23 Garrison (USA) bye
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round One Match #28 2 Coetzer (RSA) 2, Garrison (USA) 0 0

Women's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis United States USA Pam Shriver Final Round Match 1/2 1 1988-09-30 USA 2, TCH 1 2
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis United States USA Pam Shriver Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1988-09-28 USA 2, AUS 0 2
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis United States USA Pam Shriver Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1988-09-26 USA 2, FRA 0 2
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Tennis United States USA Pam Shriver Round One Match #1 AC 1988-09-24 USA bye
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