Captain gets extension; legend no longer a coach


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Zina Garrison was given a one-year
contract to stay on as U.S. Fed Cup captain, while Billie Jean King
retired Tuesday as a coach for the team.

Garrison, the 1990 Wimbledon runner-up, was hired as captain a
year ago. The United States went 1-1 in her debut season, losing at
Austria in the quarterfinals. Garrison will lead the American squad when it hosts Belgium in a quarterfinal in April.

She also coached the U.S. Olympic women's tennis team, which
left Athens without a medal.

U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe, whose team lost to Spain
in the finals this past weekend, got a two-year contract last month.

King stepped aside as captain last year to make way for Garrison
but stayed on as a coach to help. King, 64, led the United States
to four Fed Cup titles in her nine years as captain, and she won
seven titles as a player, going 52-4.

"My wonderful experiences with the U.S. Fed Cup team have
provided me the special opportunity to contribute to the
continued growth of women's sports and international team
tennis," said King, one of the game's greats, in a statement.

"I have been very fortunate to play and work beside so many
great players and coaches, including Zina -- who is certain to
have great success leading the team."

Information from The Associated Press and Reuters was used in this report.