"Zina ended my pro career by beating me in the 1989 U.S. Open quarter-finals. You know what? I can't think of anyone else I would have wanted standing across the net at that moment. Zina doesn't have a mean bone in her body. She's a terrific competitor, a caring person, and a great friend, with an intriguing story to tell."
"In overcoming and achieving, Zina Garrison—riding an extraordinary heart to golden moments—has lived and is living a life worth knowing."
—Bud Collins, Boston Globe/NBC
About the Author
At Wimbledon in 1990, Zina Garrison became the first African-American woman to reach a Grand Slam final since Althea Gibson in 1958. Zina is an Olympic gold medalist and three-time Grand Slam champion for mixed doubles.