To this day, no woman has ever done what Tracy Austin did at the US Open.
Austin won the US Open women’s singles title in 1979, when she was just 16, making her the youngest ever to win that title.
During her professional career, Austin won 30 tennis titles.
But by age 21, her career was all but ended by a series of injuries. That led to speculationand rumor about what was really going on with Tracy Austin.
In 1992 she set out to put those rumors to rest, and tell her story in her own words. Her book was called Beyond Center Court. And that’s when I met her.
So here now, from 1992, Tracy Austin.
Tracy Austin is 60 now. She works as a metwork TV tennis commentator.
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