Zina Garrison has settled her lawsuit with the USTA. Garrison filed a racial discrimination lawsuit earlier in the year, claiming that she was wrongly dismissed as U.S. Fed Cup captain. She also alleged that she was paid less than U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe, and was held to a higher standard than McEnroe. Details of the settlement have not been disclosed.
Larisa Preobrazhenskaya, Anna Kournikova's coach at the Spartak Tennis Club in Moscow, died this week at the age of 79. She was the most honored coach in Russian tennis history.
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Vera Zvonareva was fined $1,500 for her use of profanity at the U.S. Open.
For the first time, when the USA plays Italy in the final, the official Fed Cup website will feature live streaming of matches (Thanks to On the Baseline for this news.)