Excellent point! We view Mandlikova in terms of her overall career, but what if, like Tracy she was all but finished by '82? People would probably hold her in even higher regard than Austin seeing as how she made 4 GS finals in a row winning two of them.
Hana was never pulling down multiple titles the way Austin did. Tracy won 7 titles in 1979, 12 in 1980, 7 more in 1981-a year she played an abbreviated schedule.
Hana's largest haul was 7 titles in 1980,two of them at smaller events, which no doubt hurt her on the computer.
Career-wise Austin won 35 singles titles to Hana's 27.
At any rate, much as I love Martina and Chris, tis a pity for the 80s that Austin and Mandlikova both were beset by injuries. After Austin's 3 year "tornado" Martina and Chris were left with an undisturbed field to mine except for the off dust storm kicked up by Hana in 1985.
That's why I love 1981-four women at the top, and you Pam, keeping it real!