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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears have a conversation with tennis trailblazers Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison, the podcast hosts of “The GOAT: Serena” which takes a deep dive into the life and career of one of the greatest of all time, Serena Williams. They discuss their tennis careers. They also share details about their 12-part podcast series in partnership with Diversion Podcasts and iHeartMedia which features archival material and never-before-heard interviews. #KeepItSporty
About Zina Garrison
Born in Houston, Texas, Zina Garrison is a philanthropist and a former professional tennis player. She started her tennis career at 10 years old, eventually becoming the number one ranked junior player in the world. Turning pro in 1982, she reached a career high number four ranking. In 1990, Garrison also became the first African American woman to play in a Grand Slam final since 1958. Garrison is a three-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion and a 1988 Olympic women's doubles gold and singles bronze medalist. After retiring from tennis in 1997, she went on to coaching, including the US women’s team in the 2008 Olympics, where she coached Serena Williams. Garrison is also involved in philanthropic work. 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 continues to be a prominent voice in the tennis community to this day. Stay connected on Twitter @beyondthegold and Instagram @garrisonzina.
About Chanda Rubin
Chanda Rubin is a tennis commentator and former top 10 professional tennis player from Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1992, she won the girls' singles title at Wimbledon, and reached a peak ranking of world number two in the ITF Junior rankings. Throughout her career, she won 7 singles and 10 doubles WTA titles. She won the women’s doubles and was a women’s single semi-finalist at the 1996 Australian Open. That same year she achieved a number 6 ranking. She reached the quarterfinals of the French Open three times. In the 1999 US Open doubles, her team was runner-up. After retiring from tennis, Rubin became a tennis commentator, providing commentary for the Athens 2004 Olympics, the US Open, the French Open, the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and more. Stay connected on Twitter @Chanda_Rubin and Instagram @thechandarubin.
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The GOAT: Serena - https://www.diversionpodcasts.com/podcast/the-goat-serena/
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