Tracy Austin Best Quotes

Tracy Ann Austin Holt (born December 12, 1962) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States and holds three Grand Slam titles, winning the women’s singles title at the US Open in 1979 and 1981, and the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1980. Additionally, she won the WTA Tour Championships in 1980 and the 1981 year end Toyota Championships, both in singles, before a series of injuries cut her career short. Since 1979, she has held the record as youngest ever US Open female singles champion and is the youngest inductee of all time in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Austin won singles titles on all playing surfaces: clay (both red clay and green clay), indoor carpet, grass, and hard courts. Enjoy Tracy Austin’s best quotes below.

Tracy Austin
“My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year.”
“My sister and I are opposites in many ways. She is six feet tall, while I’m five feet four.”
“My mind started wandering. I started playing carefully, instead of playing the way that had gotten me to that point. I had to force myself to keep driving the ball.”
“Winning that first game was so important; my mother always said that the first game of the second set was the chance to keep it going if you were ahead or change things if you were behind.”
“From one match to the next, I kept on winning.”
“Mary Joe Fernandez rarely has a bad loss. She never tries for stupid shots.”
“The prize money for first place was $2,800, but I didn’t take it because I was still an amateur.”
“Venus hasn’t been to the semis for a couple of years in a Grand Slam – she’s been coming back from injury.”
“We’ve gotta give Richard Williams a lot of credit – to give us two number one champions is a phenomenal feat.”
“I didn’t want to just rally at the baseline, even though that happened a lot.”
“I started tennis around age 2.”
“I was planning to remain an amateur for a while.”
“My brother Jeff is now my agent at Advantage International in Washington, D.C.”
“To meet my goals, I couldn’t let up when I was playing tennis.”
“I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships.”
“I won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 1980.”
“When I was 11, I won my first nationals at Savannah, defeating Kelly Henry in the finals.”
“Pam has always been my glamorous big sister – 13 years older than I. She played on the women’s circuit for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France, Japan.”

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