August 4, 1989 |
Two-time U.S. Open singles champion Tracy Austin, who plays for the New Jersey Stars of TeamTennis, suffered minor injuries Thursday morning when her car was struck by another car at an intersection in Short Hills, N.J. According to Jeff Austin, her brother, the accident occurred when she was attempting to make a left turn on a green light and was struck by the other car. She was the only person in her car and had her seat belt fastened, he said.
August 3, 1989 |
Two-time U.S. Open singles champion Tracy Austin was injured in an automobile accident today, police and hospital officials said. Austin, 26, was taken to the emergency room of Overlook Hospital in Summit at 11 a.m., hospital President Michael Sniffen said. Millburn Police Officer Paul A. Cuomo said Austin was involved in an accident about 10 a.m., but he could not provide details of the accident or of her injuries. He said no one else was injured. Sniffen said Austin was being X-rayed.
July 19, 1989 |
In 1979, when she was 16, Tracy Austin wore her hair in pigtails--and won the U.S. Open. But 10 years later, Austin's left foot is sore and bothering her again, she has played tournament singles only once in more than five years and she is still thinking about coming back. Where? It has been nine years since Austin was the No. 1 player in the world and the women's game has changed greatly in her absence. And the name game?
July 18, 1989
The Los Angeles Strings make their 1989 home debut at 7:30 tonight in the Forum against the New Jersey Stars in a TeamTennis match. Two-time U.S. Open champion Tracy Austin, who hasn't played in Southern California for four months, leads the Stars. Austin, 26, of Rolling Hills, played in the Virginia Slims of Indian Wells in March, the first time she played tournament singles in five years because of injuries.
March 8, 1989 |
Tracy Austin bounded onto the court Tuesday, her blonde hair in a ponytail, a gold chain around her neck and gold loops in her ears. She had a comeback on her mind. After a five-year absence, the one-time pigtailed kid from Rolling Hills returned to tournament singles as a 26-year-old bringing her familiar two-fisted backhand into unfamiliar territory. Perhaps surprisingly, she discovered this: "The fires are still there."
February 28, 1989 |
Tracy Austin has entered the $250,000 Virginia Slims of Indian Wells, which will mark her return to playing tournament singles for the first time since 1983. Austin, 26, is a wild-card entry into the 32-player field for the first-year tournament, which begins Monday at Hyatt Grand Champions. "It's time to test the waters a little bit," said Jeff Austin, who is his sister's agent at Advantage International. The two-time U.S.
December 9, 1988
Two-time U.S. Open tennis champion Tracy Austin will make her first singles appearance in 5 1/2 years tonight in the KISS-100 Invitational at Haverford, Pa., with a match against Kathy Rinaldi.
August 8, 1988 |
If the 1987 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles was remembered as the final step of Steffi Graf's ascendancy to the No. 1 spot in women's tennis, then this year's event may well be known as the second step of a comeback. Tracy Austin's. "This is the biggest story in women's tennis right now," said Ted Tinling, international liaison for Virginia Slims. That is, except for Graf's quest for the Grand Slam and Olympic gold.