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Tracy Austin

Tracy Austin

Former world No.1, 2–time grand slam champion

Tracy Austin is a former world No. 1, with two grand slam titles to her name. Austin’s mature game, exceedingly advanced for a player so young, led her to win two US Opens over the game’s premier legends – Chris Evert in 1979 and Martina Navratilova in 1981. At 16 years, 8 months and 28 days, Austin became the youngest male or female champion in US Open history, a distinction that still remains today. In 1980, Austin teamed with her brother John to win the 1980 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Championship, the first brother-sister combination to achieve that feat.

Over the course of her tennis career, Austin was ranked in the top 10 six times between 1978 and 1983 and captured 35 professional titles. In 1992, she became the youngest person (29 years old) inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Following her playing days, Austin has developed an astute broadcasting career, becoming a premier analyst with several networks, including ESPN, USA Network, Fox Sports, and the Tennis Channel. In 1992 she published her autobiography Beyond Center Court.