Tracy Austin Gallery
The braces and bangs fooled no-one for long. Tracy Austin was one of the fiercest competitors tennis has seen.
Published September 07, 2010 12:00
Austin was just 14 when she played Chris Evert in the round of 32 at Wimbledon in 1977.
Austin at Eastbourne in 1978.
Austin won the US Open as a 16-year-old in 1979, and as an 18-year-old in 1981.
Though the singles title would elude her, Austin won the Wimbledon mixed with her brother John in 1980.
For many, Austin's groundstrokes were as good as Evert's, but by 1982 injuries had set in.
Austin pictured at the Lipton Championships in 1986. Injuries kept her off the Tour from 1984-88.
Austin posed with a very young Serena and Venus Williams in 1990.
In 2002, Austin played the part of umpire at a charity match in Los Angeles.
In 2007 Austin checked the progress of Lindsay Davenport's pregnancy.
Austin speaking at 'The Billies' in 2008.
Austin with Peachy Kellmeyer and Billie Jean King at a party to mark the WTA's 35th birthday in 2008.
Austin was emcee at the Hit For Haiti fundraiser held at Indian Wells in March, 2010.
Austin played the Wimbledon Invitational event in 2010, still as focused as ever.
Austin at the Tour's European Alumnae Reunion during Wimbledon 2010.
Since retiring, Austin has found new fans as an astute tennis commentator. Here she is at Wimbledon in 1996.