People, Sep. 19, 1977

Tracy Austin's pigtails were disheveled as she rushed from the locker room to the telephone. "Tracy, this is Jimmy Carter," said the voice on the other end. "I just watched you on television, and you were wonderful." Jimmy even invited the high school freshman from Rolling Hills, Calif., to the White House if she finds herself in Washington. It was only her due. As the youngest tennis player ever to play at the U.S. Open at Forest Hills, the 14-year-old with the wide grin and mouthful of braces was everybody's favorite. She easily overpowered her first three opponents, but finally lost...

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