|Name: Tracy Austin||Find on Amazon India: Link|
|Nationality: American||Find on Amazon: Link|
I started tennis around age 2.
I was planning to remain an amateur for a while.
I won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 1980.
Mary Joe Fernandez rarely has a bad loss. She never tries for stupid shots.
I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships.
To meet my goals, I couldn’t let up when I was playing tennis.
From one match to the next, I kept on winning.
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.
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.
The prize money for first place was $2,800, but I didn’t take it because I was still an amateur.
My brother Jeff is now my agent at Advantage International in Washington, D.C.
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.
When I was 11, I won my first nationals at Savannah, defeating Kelly Henry in the finals.
I didn’t want to just rally at the baseline, even though that happened a lot.
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.
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.