Zina Garrison is an American former top five professional tennis player. At 14, she won the national girls' 18s title. In 1981, she won both the Wimbledon and US Open junior titles and was ranked the world No. 1 junior player.
Garrison began suffering from the eating disorder Bulimia when she was 19, following the death of her mother. Garrison turned professional in 1982, and skipped her high school graduation to compete in the French Open, her first tournament as a professional, where she reached the quarterfinals. She reached the Australian Open semifinals in 1983, her first full year on the tour, and finished the year ranked world No. 10. In 1985, Garrison beat world no. 3 Hana Mandlíková and world no. 2 Chris Evert on her way wo winning the Amelia Island Championships. She was the women's singles runner-up at Wimbledon in 1990, a three-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion, and a women's doubles gold medalist, as well as a singles bronze medalist in Seoul at the 1988 Olympic Games.
Since retiring from the tour, Garrison has worked as a television commentator and maintained active roles in the community and in tennis. She founded the Zina Garrison Foundation for the Homeless in 1988, and the Zina Garrison All-Court Tennis Program, which supports inner-city tennis in Houston, in 1992. She has also served as a member of the United States President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.