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Fernandez to coach U.S. team in '08, take over as captain in '09

Updated: December 17, 2007, 2:53 PM ET
Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- U.S. Fed Cup captain Zina Garrison will be joined next year by coach Mary Joe Fernandez, who will take over as captain in 2009.

The U.S. Tennis Association announced the pairing of the former doubles partners on Monday. The U.S. will play Germany in the Fed Cup quarterfinals Feb. 2-3 at La Jolla, Calif.

"Fed Cup was one of the most important and memorable times of my career," said Fernandez, who played on the winning 1996 U.S. team.

The 36-year-old ...

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