Garrison To Sue USTA For Racial Discrimination

Long before Venus and Serena Williams began dominating the world of women’s tennis, the road for African-American female tennis players was being paved by Zina Garrison. Garrison was ranked as high as #4 in the world among women back in 1989, and in 1990 she became the first African-American woman to reach the Wimbledon finals in 1990 where she was defeated by the 1,342nd lesbian to reach the Wimbledon final, Martina Navratilova.

Since she retired in 1996 Zina has spent her time working with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as a coach in the Fed Cup, and then as captain of the Fed Cup team since 2004. She also coached the U.S. Women’s tennis team in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Well, she was recently let go by the USTA as Fed Cup captain and Zina isn’t quite sure what she’d done to be let go from the job aside from being black, so now she’s suing the USTA.

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Blog-O-Rama: A Few Words From Bobby Knight

• In recognition of Bobby Knight’s termination at Texas Tech, AOL FANHOUSE comes across these classic quips from the General:

• Meanwhile, BOILED SPORTS tries to explain why Knight’s leaving Lubbock.

• DAMN I’M CUTE believes Tara Reid was pleased with Sunday’s outcome, since she supposedly said at a Super Bowl party in Italy:,”F— Tom Brady! I hope the Giants win.

• ANGRY BACKHAND grabs a shot of a tennis coach feeling good at the Fed Cup:

Fed Cup tennis coach cops a feel

• THE LEGEND OF CECILIO GUANTE quietly recounts an evening at Madison Square Garden.

• HOME RUN DERBY reminds baseball voters which teams presidential politicos are pulling for.

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