Tracy Austin Quotes


23 Tracy Austin quotes:



"Venus hasn't been to the semis for a couple of years in a Grand Slam - she's been coming back from injury."
"By the time I was 9, I was frequently asked to play exhibitions at grand openings, fund-raisers for charities, and other special events."
"From one match to the next, I kept on winning."
"I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships."
"I didn't want to just rally at the baseline, even though that happened a lot."
"I knew I needed to take balls out of the air if I could put them away. I wanted to end the points a little sooner and be more aggressive."
"I realized that this was a professional tour stop - the event was called the Avon Futures, a satellite tour of the Virginia Slims."
"I started tennis around age 2."
"I was 5 when I began semiprivate lessons."
"I was planning to remain an amateur for a while."
"I won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 1980."
"Lindsay Davenport was saying 12 months ago that this might be her last Wimbledon, but things have completely changed because she's healthy."
"My brother Jeff is now my agent at Advantage International in Washington, D.C."
"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."
"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."
"Robert became the most important force in my life for my young tennis career. He was part father, part brother, part tyrant. The perfect coach."
"The prize money for first place was $2,800, but I didn't take it because I was still an amateur."
"We've gotta give Richard Williams a lot of credit - to give us two number one champions is a phenomenal feat."



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