Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sometimes U.S./Sometimes Asia
Re: What was good about Zina Garrison's Game?
Agreed. She didn't have huge weapons (aside from her speed), but she had a nice all-around game (very flat forehand that had good power but often started spraying, a biting slice backhand, a good serve for her height, nice touch, and excellent anticipation at the net). She suffered from nerves in a big way but put it all together on a few big occasions (vs. Seles then Graf at Wimbledon in '90, and against Navratilova at the US Open ('88?) as well as Chris Evert's last match at a Slam.
To put it simply, think Jana Novotna but with more speed, less power, and (slightly) better nerves.