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Born Tracy Ann Austin on the 12th December 1962 in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California USA, she is a retired tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles, and spent 21 weeks as No. 1 ranked player on the WTA list. Her career was active from 1978 until 1994.
Have you ever wondered how rich Tracy Austin is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Austin’s net worth is as high as $8 million, an amount earned partly through her successful career in sports, as after retirement, she became a tennis commentator for several networks, including NBC, USA Network, BBC, Tennis Channel and for Canadian television, which also improved her wealth.
Tracy Austin Net Worth $6 Million
Little is known of Tracy’s life before she became a professional tennis player, except that she has an older sister, Pam and brother Jeff, who both became tennis players.
Tracy became a professional tennis player in 1978, and almost immediately won her first title, at Filderstadt, West Germany. The following year she reached the semifinals of Wimbledon, in which he lost to Martina Navratilova, however she got her revenge in semifinals of the US Open, when she defeated Navratilova, and continued into final, clashing against Chris Evert, with Tracy winning and becoming the youngest Grand Slam and so US Open champion, at just 16 years and nine months old. The same year she won several more titles, including at Hilton Head Island, Rome, San Diego, Tokyo and Filderstadt again. In 1980 she reached the No. 1 spot on the WTA list, holding it for two weeks from 7th April until 20th April, and then reemerging again as the best woman tennis player on the 7th July, and holding the position for the next 19 weeks, until 17th November. In 1981, although playing with injuries, she captured her second US Open title, defeating Navratilova in three sets.
She also had success in other tournaments, which include Landover, where she defeated Andrea Jaeger, San Diego, where she was better than Pam Shriver, and Atlanta, defeating Mary-Lou Piatek.
Tracy’s last singles title came in 1982 in San Diego, where she defeated Kathy Rinaldi in straight sets. After that, her career began to decline, mostly due to injuries, but she played in three more finals without winning one, until her eventual retirement in 1994. Between the mid- ‘80s until the end of her career, Tracy had several problems with injuries that kept her sidelined for long periods. Furthermore, in 1989 she was involved in a motor vehicle accident, which almost killed her. However, she won an impressive 30 titles despite her problems, and had a 75% winning record in singles; she also won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 1980.
Thanks to her successful career, Tracy was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1992, becoming the youngest inductee at only 29 years old.
Regarding her personal life, Tracy has been married to Scott Holt since 1993; the couple has three children.