Tracy Austin

December 12, 1962
Place of Birth:
Palos Verdes, California
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

As a precocious teenager wielding her racquet with unshakable poise and precision, Tracy Austin ascended swiftly in the women’s game, winning a pair of US Open singles titles, achieving the coveted No. 1 world ranking, displaying a perspicacity seldom seen in such a young player. Austin seemed destined to earn all of her sport’s highest honors over and over again because her ground strokes were so deep and unerring and her desire to win was so insatiable. Injuries forced Austin into an early retirement, but she later became one of the premier tennis commentators.

Grand Slam Record


  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1980

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1979, 1981

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1978-79, 1981
  • Fed Cup Team Member 1978-80