Seventeen year-old Tracy Austin upset the top-seeded Martina Navratilova on Sunday (23 March) to win the Avon Women's Tennis Championship in New York 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.
SV INTERIOR ZOOM OUT FROM Umpire TO Tracy Austin serving to Martina Navratilova at far end. Long rally of play and point to Navratilova
SV Scoreboard - Navratilova 2-6 and Austin 6-2
GV Austin serving from far end, long rally, point to Austin and ZOOM INTO Navratilova
SV Scoreboard - Austin leading 4-2 in third set
GV Austin serving to Navratilova at far end, rally and Austin wins point.
GV Austin serves for match point and wins game, runs forward and shakes hands with Navratilova
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Background: Seventeen year-old Tracy Austin upset the top-seeded Martina Navratilova on Sunday (23 March) to win the Avon Women's Tennis Championship in New York 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.
SYNOPSIS: Navratilova and Austin both came through impressive victories on Saturday (22 March) to set up a rematch of last year's (1979) Avon final. Navratilova had downed Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-2, 3-6,6-0 and Austin had humbled Billie Jean King, 19 years her senior, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 and Austin had humbled Billie Jean King, 19 years her senior, 6-3, 6-1. Last year Navratilova beat Austin for the Avon title ... the only one of their thirteen matches in 1979 that went three seats. Twenty-three year old Navratilova, twice a Wimbledon titlist, went into this match holding a thirteen to seven career edge over Austin.
But the defending champion and world's top-ranked female player, in losing only her second match of the year, was far below form, committing fifty-two unforced errors.
In the third set, and the long rallies are all going Austin's way.
Austin, who had lost only two matches out of twenty-five this year (1980) won the Avon Championship 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 ... and one-hundred thousand dollars in prize money.