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post #6 of (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 2009, 06:43 PM
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Re: The much-maligned Miss Tracy Austin

Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
A light bulb went on in my head after reading you post Andy. Did Austin's young start age and the surface she played on contribute to her injuries?
Evert grew up on clay, a kinder surface and didn't go full throttle like Tracy did at 14. Anyway, it's a thought.

As for the French: I wish Austin had competed in 1979 or 1980. After all it was Austin who broke that 125 match win streak.
Rollo, I particularly feel that in 79 she could have won the French Open- look at how Evert struggled so badly against Fromholtz in the Federation Cup and Madruga in Paris??
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