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Tracy Austin is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States who won the women’s singles title at the US Open in 1979 and 1981 and the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1980, which she won with her brother.

At just 14 Tracy she became the youngest player ever to win a professional tournament by triumphing at the 1977 Avon Futures and by 17 she was ranked number 1 in the world. Since then she has achieved 30 singles titles, been named WTA player of the Year in 1980 and Associated Press Athlete of the Year in both 1979 and 1981. Her impressive career has earned Tracy a place in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Tracy now works as a commentator providing play-by-play commentary on a variety of tennis tournaments. She has covered events such as Wimbledon and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens for the BBC.