Tracy Austin inducted into Rogers Cup Hall of Fame

Sunday, Aug 13

American tennis legend Tracy Austin has been inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame! Austin won the women’s tournament in 1981 defeating Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert en-route to her maiden Canadian title. The former world No. 1 was honoured with a ceremony on Centre Court before the final matches of Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. Congratulations Tracy!

Tracy Austin's SI cover, youngest woman to win U.S. Open - 1979

Still holding the record for youngest player to win a US Open, she accomplished the feat at just 16 years of age. During her time on the WTA tour she paved her own path to greatness by defeating established legends of the game and making it look easy. Despite injuries cutting her promising career short, she became the youngest inductee into the International Tennis Federation hall of fame in 1992 at the age of 29.

Austin has been covering Rogers Cup presented by National Bank as a broadcaster since 2004. The multi-talented tennis legend is a mainstay in the WTA and has done immense work for the growth of the game.

The Rogers Cup Hall of Fame recognizes key contributors to Canada’s premier tennis tournament over the years. Austin joins an impressive list of past inductees including Billie Jean King, Stefan Edberg, Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, Justine Henin, Chris Evert, and John McEnroe.

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