July 21, 2005 |
When Mrs. Scott Holt of Rolling Hills Estates steps up to be inducted into the Southern California Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the Riviera Country Club, she will be more than 20 years removed from her days of athletic glory. For Tracy Austin, they have been a good 20 years. She is a wife and mom now. She and husband Scott, a successful businessman in commercial real estate, have three boys.
August 24, 2001 |
Tracy Austin, who won the U.S. Open as a 16-year-old tennis phenom and again as an 18-year-old, is 38. It has been 20 years since her second Open title. "I know that's scary to people who think of me as a 16-year-old kid," she said. "What's scary to me is that in another 20 years I'll be 58." At this year's Open, which begins Monday, she'll again serve as a commentator on the USA network's weekday coverage. This will be the 12th Open she has worked for USA.
April 26, 1999 |
Saddleback High sophomore Kim Nguyen knew the Ojai tennis tournament had some prestige. But she didn't know how prestigious it was until the presenter of her girls' 16 division trophy announced that Billie Jean King and Tracy Austin were past champions. "That shocked me," Nguyen said. "I mean it really shocked me. It made me proud to win." And relieved. Nguyen had spent six to eight hours a day training for this tournament with her tennis coach and her taekwondo instructor.
January 19, 1998 |
One of Denise Austin's biggest fans lives in San Pedro and was probably pacing around in her pajamas waiting for this week's column to land. So, Rita, this one's for you. Fans have to be up and at 'em promptly at 7:30 weekday mornings to follow "Denise Austin's Daily Workout" on Lifetime TV. The fitness pro puts in her own 30 minutes of exercise every morning, usually around 6:30 a.m., before daughters Kelly, 7, and Katie, 4, wake up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1996
Two-time U.S. Open tennis champion Tracy Austin will compete against local tennis players today to help the South Bay Children's Health Center, which expects to raise about $50,000 to treat children from low-income families. The Tracy Austin Charity Tennis Tournament has raised about $1 million for the center since it started 19 years ago.
October 20, 1995 |
Pete Sampras, bidding for a fourth title in the Lyon Open in France, routed Ronald Agenor of Haiti, 6-4, 6-1, and advanced to the quarterfinals. . . . Mark Philippoussis, 18, of Australia, defeated Richey Reneberg, 6-1, 6-4, and advanced to the semifinals of the Marlboro tournament in Hong Kong. Philippoussis was joined by defending champion Stefan Edberg, who defeated Paul Haarhuis of the Netherlands, 6-7 (6-2), 6-3, 6-3. . . .