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Zina Garrison to sue USTA for discrmination

Well this comes as a surprise.. well almost.
I just assumed that she was stepping down because Venus and Serena just were not interested in a full commitment.
It was clear to me she was brought in to help in swaying them.
http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/61117
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wow!

bye, bye Fed Cup for Serena and Venus. They will support Zina, no doubt.
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I wonder if Mary Joe will continue to commentate?
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Oh wow! I will definitely be keeping an eye on this situation. It will be interesting to see everyone's reactions to this whole thing.

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Well this comes as a surprise.. well almost.
I just assumed that she was stepping down because Venus and Serena just were not interested in a full commitment.
It was clear to me she was brought in to help in swaying them.
http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/61117
Wow! What ignorant, racist assumptions!. "It was clear to me she was brought in to help in swaying them." Really? Did it ever occur to you that Venus and Serena actually wanted to play for their country just like their white counterparts? Isn't playing Fed Cup a prerequisite for representing your country in the Olympics, something they have always treasured?

It never ceases to amaze me how disgustingly unfair to the Williams sisters some people, are even after all they have accomplished and done for the popularity of the game. Stupid-ass posts by small minded people just sicken me.
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wow jus proves wat has been thought about the USTA for many years. U go ZIna get all u can from them. Maybe now they will finally learn in the year 2009!
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I fail to see any hint of racism in this situation. Looks like a money grab situation to me. I wonder what "Settlement" Tom Gullickson got when he was replaced as Davis cup captain.
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wow jus proves wat has been thought about the USTA for many years. U go ZIna get all u can from them. Maybe now they will finally learn in the year 2009!
they won't. they'll probably settle, blacklist zina and keep it moving. do you know how many times USTA has been sued? this won't faze them.

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I dont really know went down, but I cannot be completely on Zina's side.

Wasn't she not contacting higher ranked players for Fed Cup participation and retaining lower ranked players such as Vania (excuse me Vania, no intention to drag you into this)

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Wow! What ignorant, racist assumptions!. "It was clear to me she was brought in to help in swaying them." Really? Did it ever occur to you that Venus and Serena actually wanted to play for their country just like their white counterparts? Isn't playing Fed Cup a prerequisite for representing your country in the Olympics, something they have always treasured?

It never ceases to amaze me how disgustingly unfair to the Williams sisters some people, are even after all they have accomplished and done for the popularity of the game. Stupid-ass posts by small minded people just sicken me.
daft...she DID help sway them but it's not due to colour like you assume the OP meant..you bring in the race card for no reason...they love zina so they help support her for fed cup...and while it is a prerequisite to represent your country so that you can be chosen for olympics, you don't have to play a lot of ties...see maria who only played 1 tie in 4 years (??) and still got on the russian olympic team....

so really it is YOU and your daft racist assumptions how ironic

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did she say how she thought it was racism?
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bye, bye Fed Cup for Serena and Venus. They will support Zina, no doubt.
Like they did by not playing for her during her last year as captain, perhaps?

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I am staying faaar away from any racial issues surrounding this case.
I merely echoed as it turns out the exact same sentiment in the original article.
Rest assured Zina would still be on board if she had a full committment from the US No1 and No2 whomever that happen to be, and we had won the Fed Cup.

Im curious to know why she is suing for discrimination and NOT wrongful termination or breach of contract since they claimed they offered her other positions in the USTA.
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Well this comes as a surprise.. well almost.
I just assumed that she was stepping down because Venus and Serena just were not interested in a full commitment.
It was clear to me she was brought in to help in swaying them.
If you're right about that (and I've seen no evidence of it) the USTA are the biggest bunch of fuckups this side of the WTA itself. Venus, especially, is quite close to BJK. Is the color of Garrison's skin supposed to trump that? I always thought they brought in Garrison because she was already an assistant on the team, so that when BJK was ready to leave, they preserved continuity.

I'll go one better though. If V&S think there's anything to this lawsuit, it's goint to increase their already diamond hard resistance to playing IW.

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Re: Zina Garrison to sue USTA for discrmination

Some ignorant people are so redicuous to quickly jump on the Zina bandwagon when the race card is played before even knowing what the discrimination situation really is. No where in the article did it mention anything about Zina's mistreatment as an African American. With such little information given out, how can anyone jump to conclusion and pick a side is beyond me.
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