The GOAT: Serena

The GOAT: Serena

The GOAT: Serena Family-woman. Philanthropist. Beloved friend. Record-breaking tennis champion. In the second season of the series THE GOAT: Serena takes on the remarkable life of Serena Williams and her journey to becoming one of the greatest athletes of all time. THE GOAT: Serena runs 12-episodes and is hosted by tennis legends and Williams’ close friends Zina Garrison and Chanda Rubin. Garrison and Rubin, along with other prominent figures in Serena’s life, recount the triumphs and tribulations of the making of an icon.


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Chanda Rubin
Chanda Rubin

Chanda Rubin is a tennis commentator and former top 10 professional tennis player from Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1992, she won the girls’ singles title at Wimbledon, and reached a peak ranking of world number two in the ITF Junior rankings. Throughout her career, she won 7 singles and 10 doubles WTA titles. She won the women’s doubles and was a women’s single semi-finalist at the 1996 Australian Open. That same year she achieved a number 6 ranking. She reached the quarterfinals of the French Open three times. In the 1999 US Open doubles, her team was runner-up. After retiring from tennis, Rubin became a tennis commentator, providing commentary for the Athens 2004 Olympics, the US Open, the French Open, the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and more.

Zina Garrison
Zina Garrison

Born in Houston, Texas, Zina Garrison is a philanthropist and a former professional tennis player. She started her tennis career at 10 years old, eventually becoming the number one ranked junior player in the world. Turning pro in 1982, she reached a career high number four ranking. In 1990, Garrison also became the first African American woman to play in a Grand Slam final since 1958. Garrison is a three-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion and a 1988 Olympic women’s doubles gold and singles bronze medalist. After retiring from tennis in 1997, she went on to coaching, including the US women’s team in the 2008 Olympics, where she coached Serena Williams. Garrison is also involved in philanthropic work. She founded the Zina Garrison Foundation for the Homeless in 1988 and the Zina Garrison All-Court Tennis Program, which supports inner-city tennis in Houston, in 1992. She continues to be a prominent voice in the tennis community to this day.