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Career

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Grand Slam Record

Grand Slams

Best Grand Slam Result

Highest Finish

F x1
W/L
128/55
1990

Australian Open

SF x1
1983

Roland Garros

QF x1
1982

Wimbledon

F x1
1990

US Open

SF x2
1989, 1988

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Personal

Began playing tennis at age 10...Coached by Angel Lopez...Married Willard Jackson September 21, 1989 (became engaged day before departure to 1989 Australian Open)...Both parents are deceased; youngest of seven children...Middle name is Lynna...Likes jogging and softball; played in high school (pitcher and shortstop)...Likes artwork, especially making her own painted T-shirts...Often makes appearances at schools to give motivational talks to youngsters; in 1988, founded the Zina Garrison Foundation to provide funds and support for the homeless, youth organizations, anti-drug groups and other charitable groups; started Zina Garrison All-Court Tennis program in summer of 1992 to give inner-city children the opportunity to build self-esteem and learn about themselves through tennis; after she retires, wants to open a homeless shelter and start junior tennis programs around Texas...Received a dog, Gizmo, on her birthday at the 1995 WTA Tour Championships.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (14): 1995 - Birmingham; 1993 - Oklahoma City, Budapest; 1992 - Oklahoma City; 1990 - Birmingham; 1989 - Oakland, Chicago, Newport; 1987 - Sydney, San Francisco; 1986 - Indianapolis; 1985 - Amelia Island, European Indoors; 1984 - European Indoors.

DOUBLES
Winner (20): 1994 - Birmingham (w/Neiland); 1993 - Chicago (w/K. Adams), Oklahoma City (w/Fendick), Zurich (w/Navratilova); 1991 - Miami (w/MJ Fernandez); 1990 - Washington, DC (w/Navratilova), San Diego (w/Fendick), Filderstadt (w/MJ Fernandez); 1989 - Houston (w/K. Adams), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/K. Adams), Eastbourne (w/K. Adams); 1988 - Tokyo Doubles Championships (w/K. Adams), Boca Raton (w/K. Adams), Houston (w/K. Adams), Amelia Island (w/Pfaff), Olympics (w/Shriver); 1987 - Canadian Open (w/McNeil), New Orleans (w/McNeil); 1986 - Canadian Open (w/Sabatini), Indianapolis (w/McNeil).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (3): 1990 - Wimbledon (w/Leach); 1988 - Wimbledon (w/Stewart); 1987 - Australian Open (w/Stewart).

ADDITIONAL
United States Fed Cup Team 1984-87, 1989-91, 1994. United States Wightman Cup Team 1987-88. United States Olympic Team 1988, 1992.

Career in Review

ò Considered ret. at end of 1995 season but decided against it with advice from Billie Jean King; played a limited WTA Tour schedule in 1996; participated on the Virginia Slims Legends Tour; retired in 1997
ò Won 14th career singles title at 1995 Birmingham; d. McNeil in final
ò Upset world No. 9 Davenport in 2r of 1995 US Open and went on to reach 4r before l. to No. 4 seed C. Martinez 76 75
ò Unseeded, reached SF at 1995 Philadelphia; upset No. 3 seed Pierce in 2r, Pierce's opening match (had 1r bye) ò Won 500th match, only 12th woman to reach that mark, with 1r win against Jenny Byrne at 1993 Oklahoma City; went on to win title in both singles and doubles, her first singles-doubles sweep since 1986 ò Qualified for and competed in season-ending singles championships 12 consecutive times from 1983-1993 (includes two in 1986); has also qualified five times in doubles ò Earned $15,609 playing for 1995 WORLD TEAMTENNIS runner-up Atlanta Thunder; earned $22,798 as member of 1994 Newport Beach Dukes; teamed with Larisa Neiland, finished season in first place for women s doubles; earned $7,017 in 1993 season ò At 1990 Wimbledon, defeated Seles 36 63 97 and Graf 63 36 64 back-to-back to reach final; l. to Navratilova 64 61; became first black female to reach final of a Grand Slam event since Althea Gibson won Wimbledon in 1957 and 1958; signed three major endorsements after appearance, with Reebok (clothes and shoes), Yonex racquets and Bike Athletic Company (compression performance shorts) ò D. Evert 76(1) 62 in 1989 US Open QF in what was Evert's last career match on the tour ò Won European Indoors title in Zurich in Nov. 1984, becoming the first black woman to win a major event since Les. Allen won Detroit in February 1981; defended title in 1985 by d. Mandlikova ò Has other career wins over C. Martinez and MJ Fernandez ò Learned tennis in John Wilkerson's public parks program in Houston, Texas, USA; first drew attention in 1978 by reaching final of US National 14s (d. Pam Casale and Susan Mascarin) and last 16 of US 14s Clay Courts ò Made first appearance on rankings in 1982 at No. 29 ò Was first black female to be ranked No. 1 in Texas region

Best Grand Slam Result

Highest Finish

F x1
W/L
128/55
1990

Australian Open

SF x1
1983

Roland Garros

QF x1
1982

Wimbledon

F x1
1990

US Open

SF x2
1989, 1988
W/L 29/13 15/12 38/13 46/17
1996
-
-
-
R128
1995
R32
R128
R32
R16
1994
R128
R128
QF
R16
1993
R32
R128
R16
R32
1992
R16
-
R16
R16
1991
R16
R128
QF
R16
1990
QF
R128
F
QF
1989
QF
R32
R64
SF
1988
R64
R16
QF
SF
1987
QF
-
-
R16
1986
-
R32
R64
R16
1985
QF
R64
SF
QF
1984
R64
R16
R64
R32
1983
SF
R128
R64
R16
1982
R64
QF
R16
R16
1981
-
-
-
R128
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Singles Career High Ranking
Highest Singles
4
Nov 20, 1989
Doubles Career High Ranking
Highest Doubles
5
May 23, 1988
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1988 9 9
1987 7 9
1986 7 11
1985 5 8
1984 5 9
1983 11 11
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1992 9 10
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1990 8 13
1989 6 9
1988 5 7
1987 7 7
1986 18
1985 0
1984 0
1983 0
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Oct 27, 1997 318
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Sep 29, 1997 315
Sep 22, 1997 313
Sep 15, 1997 306
Sep 8, 1997 314
Aug 25, 1997 306
Aug 18, 1997 305
Aug 11, 1997 298
Aug 4, 1997 300
Jul 28, 1997 288
Jul 21, 1997 284
Jul 14, 1997 280
Jul 7, 1997 280
Jun 23, 1997 277
Jun 16, 1997 277
Jun 9, 1997 283
May 26, 1997 282
May 19, 1997 281
May 12, 1997 281
May 5, 1997 282
Apr 28, 1997 285
Apr 21, 1997 280
Apr 14, 1997 278
Apr 7, 1997 278
Mar 31, 1997 275
Mar 17, 1997 269
Mar 3, 1997 268
Feb 24, 1997 266
Feb 17, 1997 268
Feb 10, 1997 270
Feb 3, 1997 270
Jan 27, 1997 267
Jan 13, 1997 272
Jan 6, 1997 272
Dec 30, 1996 273
Dec 23, 1996 273
Dec 16, 1996 251
Dec 9, 1996 250
Dec 2, 1996 252
Nov 25, 1996 255
Nov 18, 1996 254
Nov 11, 1996 604
Nov 4, 1996 100
Oct 28, 1996 80
Oct 21, 1996 78
Oct 14, 1996 79
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Sep 30, 1996 63
Sep 23, 1996 65
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Aug 26, 1996 45
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Jul 29, 1996 47
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Jun 24, 1996 39
Jun 17, 1996 34
Jun 10, 1996 25
May 27, 1996 23
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Apr 29, 1996 23
Apr 22, 1996 24
Apr 15, 1996 23
Apr 8, 1996 24
Apr 1, 1996 22
Mar 18, 1996 22
Mar 4, 1996 20
Feb 26, 1996 22
Feb 19, 1996