Meet Zina Garrison of Hyattsville

premium_article_portraitZina Garrison, of Hyattsville, is a world-renouned tennis celebrity and Olympic gold medalist (1988).  Serving as honorary chairman of the ATA National Championships in 2002, held at the Prince George’s Tennis and Education Foundation, she brought national attention to the roots of an organization that was founded in 1917 as a  forum for African-American tennis talent.  Garrison’s career including the winning of a Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games, a runner-up at Wimbledon, and three time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion.   Her contests with rival Marina Navratilova are legendary; she finally upset her in the 1988 quarter finals of the US Open. She shares her house with emerging tennis star Taylor Townsend, who are often seen training at the College Park facilities.

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