Interview with Tracy Austin about US Open 2010


Jim from KEF Media that arranged me two interviews with Lindsay Davenport and one with Chris Evert, provided me with another high-profile interview, with tennis great Tracy Austin.

The two-time US Open champion (1979, 1981) and former world No.1 answered a couple of my questions that are of course related to the current Grand Slam event and there is also the third question that I have to note was inserted by them, basically so that Tracy would advertise a product she is using for her injuries. Oh well, I’m fine with it.

My questions:

1. Can you name three players, in order, that you think are most likely to win the US Open women’s title?

2. Ivanovic has shown good form so far, what do you think her chances are?

All in all, Tracy was right with her predictions (the interview took place September 3). Actually, this US Open turned out not to be so difficult to predict, no earth-shaking surprises have occurred.

More or less irrelevant note: I want to say one more thing, I didn’t get to talk on the phone with the person I was interviewing yet again, because I was at work at the time the interview was scheduled for. Next time…


  1. Wow, Maria, you are really building a career here
    On topic, I agree with Tracy except for Maria Sharapova, who, I think is no longer a great competitor she used to be. Still good, but the “magic” of her game is not there anymore. Is she future Ana Ivanovic? Hopefully not.
    I think Vera Zvonareva should be in a final 3 pick. She handles her emotions a bit better than in the past (although it’s still not ideal -Wimbly doubles, oh my :-/…). She is a big challenge especially for Clijsters, if she makes it through.

  2. Marine, haha seems so. 😛 About Zvonareva, I could hardly pick her for any Grand Slam if I should name only three players, because she’s not that reliable, that’s my feeling at least. I could name her, but after a lot of other players. 🙂 Clijsters and Wozniacki, it’s a different story.


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