Zina Garrison
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    Zina Garrison is one of the best female tennis players in the modern era, with two gold medal Olympic games under her belt, and a bronze medal in singles competition.
    By 1993, Zina became only the 12th women to win 500 professional matches. She earned her 14th career singles title in 1995 at Birmingham, England, defeating good friend and fellow Houstonian Lori McNeil in the final. One of the finest doubles players in the game's recent history, Garrison captured 20 major championships. With Pam Shriver, she earned the 1988 Olympic Gold Medal in Seoul, Korea.

    Garrison continues to live in Houston. Today, as one of the most prominent citizens of Texas' largest city, she heads the Zina Garrison Foundation which provides funds and support for the homeless, youth organizations, anti-drug groups and other charitable organizations. She also founded the Zina Garrison All-Court Tennis program in 1992, providing inner-city children the opportunity to build self-esteem through tennis. She enjoys jogging, softball, and artwork, including designing her own painted T-shirts. Her future hopes include the establishment of a homeless shelter and additional Texas junior tennis programs. In 1997, Zina was inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

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