Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sometimes U.S./Sometimes Asia
Tracy actually didn't do TOO badly, considering how long she had been away. In her first comeback tournament in Indian Wells, she beat Katerina Maleevan, who was a top 20 player at that time. She then lost to a Belgian, Stephanie Rottier. Then she lost to Rottier again in Miami. Later that year, she reached the 3rd round of Manhattan Beach, beating Gigi Fernandez, a pretty good player.
On a side note, after Steffi's double bageling of Tracy, Tracy talked a lot about how great Steffi was and how much respect she had for Steffi. When Steffi heard about it, she feigned surprise and said something like, "Really? That's not what she said before." That was clearly a reference to what happened in the 80's when Tracy was a top player and Steffi was just a gangly teenager. They played an exhibition in Germany, and Tracy won 6-4,6-0. Afterwards, the German press asked Tracy about Steffi's prospects and Tracy dismissed her by saying, "There are a thousand like her in the States." Well, Steffi obviously remembered the remark all those years later. Steffi tried to take back what she said by saying, "Forget it, I shouldn't have said anything," but it seems fair to say Steffi won't be asking Tracy out to lunch anytime soon.