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Tracy Austin

Tracy Austin
  • Residence: n/a
  • Date of Birth: 12 Dec 1962
  • Birthplace: Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, USA
  • 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

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Tracy Austin 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.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 30
WTA Doubles Titles - 4
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 7
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 0
Prize Money $0 $1,992,380
W/L - Singles - - - 335 - 90
W/L - Doubles - - - 13 - 16
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Results

EASTBOURNE

WTA // GREAT BRITAIN // 13-Jun-1994 // $400,000 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/0Q/32D // Rank: 81 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss Kristine Kunce (AUS) 72 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,300
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
17-Jan-1983 (4) 14-Aug-1989 (41)
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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) ù male or female ù 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 ù 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
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.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 30
WTA Doubles Titles - 4
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 7
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 0
Prize Money $0 $1,992,380
W/L - Singles - - - 335 - 90
W/L - Doubles - - - 13 - 16

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987
4 / 2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r - - - - - - -
8 / 3 FRENCH OPEN 1r - - - - - - -
23 / 6 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - - -
31 / 4 US OPEN - - - - - - - -
W/L   1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980
4 / 2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - QF -
8 / 3 FRENCH OPEN - - - QF QF - -
23 / 6 WIMBLEDON - - - - QF QF -
31 / 4 US OPEN - - - - QF W -
W/L   1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973
4 / 2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
8 / 3 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
23 / 6 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - -
31 / 4 US OPEN - - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987
1 / 1 US OPEN - - - - - - 2r -

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Tracy Austin Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

EASTBOURNE

WTA // GREAT BRITAIN // 13-Jun-1994 // $400,000 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/0Q/32D // Rank: 81 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss Kristine Kunce (AUS) 72 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,300

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 23-May-1994 // $3,535,650 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/0Q/64D // Rank: 78 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Marketa Kochta (GER) 55 6-0 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$5,996

LUCERNE

WTA // SWITZERLAND // 16-May-1994 // $150,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/0D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [W] Geraldine Dondit (SUI) 342 6-4 6-0
R16 Loss [1] Lindsay Davenport (USA) 9 6-1 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+21

Prize Money

$1,875

HILTON HEAD

WTA // USA // 28-Mar-1994 // $750,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/0Q/32D // Rank: 101 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Win [L] Maria Jose Gaidano (ARG) 98 6-1 6-7 (5) 6-3
R32 Loss [9] Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 16 6-4 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+22

Prize Money

$4,125

INDIAN WELLS

WTA // USA // 21-Feb-1994 // $400,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: 86 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Radka Zrubakova (SVK) 123 6-2 5-7 6-3
R16 Loss [1] Steffi Graf (GER) 1 6-0 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+27

Prize Money

$5,050

OKLAHOMA CITY

WTA // USA // 14-Feb-1994 // $150,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: 93 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Monique Javer (GBR) 195 1-6 6-0 6-3
R16 Loss [1] Zina Garrison (USA) 13 6-1 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+21

Prize Money

$1,775

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 17-Jan-1994 // $2,425,858 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/0Q/64D // Rank: 116 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Elna Reinach (RSA) 57 6-1 7-5
R64 Loss Sabine Hack (GER) 25 6-1 5-7 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+26

Prize Money

$7,543

HOBART

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 10-Jan-1994 // $100,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: 115 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [3] Ann Wunderlich (USA) 35 6-4 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$700

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 27
23/05/1983 FRENCH OPEN Q 0
30/08/1982 US OPEN Q 0
21/06/1982 WIMBLEDON Q 0
24/05/1982 FRENCH OPEN Q 0
30/11/1981 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 0
01/09/1981 US OPEN W 0
22/06/1981 WIMBLEDON Q 0
26/08/1980 US OPEN S 0
Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/1980 WIMBLEDON S 0
28/08/1979 US OPEN W 0
25/06/1979 WIMBLEDON S 0
28/08/1978 US OPEN Q 0
26/06/1978 WIMBLEDON R16 0
31/08/1977 US OPEN Q 0
20/06/1977 WIMBLEDON R32 0
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Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
1993 115 0
1983 4 0
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
17-Jan-1983 (4) 14-Aug-1989 (41)

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Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 27
23/05/1983 FRENCH OPEN Q 0
30/08/1982 US OPEN Q 0
21/06/1982 WIMBLEDON Q 0
24/05/1982 FRENCH OPEN Q 0
30/11/1981 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 0
01/09/1981 US OPEN W 0
22/06/1981 WIMBLEDON Q 0
26/08/1980 US OPEN S 0
Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/1980 WIMBLEDON S 0
28/08/1979 US OPEN W 0
25/06/1979 WIMBLEDON S 0
28/08/1978 US OPEN Q 0
26/06/1978 WIMBLEDON R16 0
31/08/1977 US OPEN Q 0
20/06/1977 WIMBLEDON R32 0

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points
23/03/1983 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS Q 0
17/03/1980 AVON CHAMPIONSHIPS W 0
21/03/1979 AVON CHAMPIONSHIPS F 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
13/06/1994 EASTBOURNE R64 9
16/05/1994 LUCERNE R16 20
28/03/1994 HILTON HEAD R32 28
21/02/1994 INDIAN WELLS R16 35
14/02/1994 OKLAHOMA CITY R16 20
10/01/1994 HOBART R32 6
08/11/1993 PHILADELPHIA R32 28
01/11/1993 OAKLAND R16 35
16/08/1993 TORONTO R32 28
09/08/1993 LOS ANGELES R16 35
Date Tournament Round Points
15/03/1993 MIAMI R128 8
22/02/1993 INDIAN WELLS R16 35
17/04/1989 TAMPA R32 14
06/03/1989 INDIAN WELLS R32 18

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