Garrison will lead U.S. against Germany in April

Updated: September 28, 2005, 12:31 PM ET
Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Zina Garrison will remain captain of the U.S. Fed Cup team through 2006, the USTA announced Wednesday.

The United States will face Germany at the Fed Cup World Group I quarterfinal on April 22 to 23.

"It is a great honor for me to continue as captain of the U.S. Fed Cup team," Garrison said. "I am committed to working with our country's top players to field the best team possible and with one singular purpose -- winning the Fed Cup in 2006."

The United States lost to Russia in July without injured stars Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport. Russia defeated France in the Fed Cup championship on Sept. 18.

The United States has won the competition 17 times, more than any other nation, but not since 2000.

"We believe in Zina's abilities as a leader and are thrilled to have her continue as captain," said Franklin Johnson, USTA chairman and president.

Garrison debuted as the U.S. Fed Cup captain in 2003, succeeding Billie Jean King. Garrison is 2-2 as captain. She competed in the Fed Cup for eight years from 1984-94, posting a 22-5 record.

The site of the matches against Germany has not been determined.

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