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Tracy Austin

United States

D.O.B.
Dec 12
1962
Height
5'5"
1.65 m
Weight
120 lbs.
54.4 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro Oct. 23, 1978
Retired July 1994
Biography
Member of tennis family which produced three professional players in addition to Tracy: Pam, Jeff, and John; brother Doug was a top college player; mother, Jeanne, is a travel agent and plays tennis daily; father, George, is a retired nuclear physicist...Married Scott Holt on April 17, 1993...Has three sons: Dylan, born April 15, 1996, Brandon, born April 6, 1998, and Sean, born March 23, 2001...Enjoys reading and gardening...Keeps a journal of all experiences...Likes to attend sporting events, especially Los Angeles Lakers basketball games...Has had annual charity pro/celebrity event for underprivileged children since 1978...Does tennis commentary for USA Network and Fox Sports; has done commentary for NBC-TV and ABC-TV...Published autobiography titled Beyond Center Court in 1992...Gives numerous speeches and clinics.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (30): 1982 - San Diego; 1981 - US Open, Colgate Championships [NJ], Filderstadt, Canadian Open, Eastbourne, Atlanta, San Diego; 1980 - Avon Championships [New York], Colgate Championships [Washington, DC], Hilton Head, US Indoors, La Costa, Eastbourne, Cincinnati, Seattle, Boston, Tucson, San Diego, Filderstadt; 1979 - US Open, Washington, Rome, Hilton Head, San Diego, Tokyo [Emerson Cup], Filderstadt; 1978 - Filderstadt, Tokyo [Gunze]; 1977 - Portland.

DOUBLES
Winner (4): 1979 - Hollywood (w/Stove), Mahwah (w/Stove); 1978 - Phoenix (w/Stove), Filderstadt (w/Stove).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (1): 1980 - Wimbledon (w/John Austin).

ADDITIONAL
United States Fed Cup Team 1978-80. United States Wightman Cup Team 1978-79, 81.
Career Review
1977 - Won first title at Avon Futures of Portland at 14 yrs., 28 days in 1977
1979 - Won first major title at 1979 Rome, defeating Sylvia Hanika in final; defeated Chris Evert 64 26 76 in SF to end Evert's record 125-match clay court win streak; led career head-to-head against Evert 9-8; defeated Chris Evert 64 63 in 1979 to become youngest player to win US Open at age 16 years, nine months
1980 - Became youngest No. 1-ranked player in the Open Era (at the time) at 17 years, 3 months and 26 days, on April 7, 1980; was first to break Evert-Navratilova stranglehold on the No. 1 spot since 1975; part of first brother/sister team (with John Austin) to win Wimbledon mixed doubles; earned $2 million in prize money; reached $1 million in career earnings at Wells Fargo Open in San Diego (August 1980), becoming the youngest athlete (then) — male or female — at 17 years, 8 months to reach that mark in a career
1981 - Defeated Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova back-to-back four times (1979 US Open and Filderstadt, and 1981 Canadian Open and Toyota Championships); won 1981 US Open, defeating Martina Navratilova 76 in the third set, the first US Open title decided by a tie-break; won three season-ending championships titles — the 1980 Avon Championships, the 1981 Toyota Championships and the 1980 Colgate Championships
1983-1984 - Played limited schedule from June 1983 to February 1984 due to back injury, then was off the tour more than four years
1988 - Returned to Tour in August 1988 at San Diego to play selected doubles events for remainder of year
1989-1993 - On March 7, 1989, played first singles match in a sanctioned tournament (Indian Wells) since February 1984; involved in car accident August 3, 1989, which resulted in broken leg that required surgery, injury forced her off the Tour until February 1993 1994 - Retired in July 1994
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