Sport: She's Not a Kid Any More

She is the U.S. Open's youngest tennis champion ever

Tracy Austin was a day late starting classes last week for her junior year at Rolling Hills High School outside Los Angeles. She had, nonetheless, been doing her homework for part of her academic program, "Work Experience." The Work: playing tennis on the professional tournament circuit. The Experience: winning the United States Open Tennis Championships to become at 16, the youngest American champion in the history of the sport.

With metronomic precision, Austin beat Chris Evert-Lloyd, 24, at her own game, hammering faultlessly from the...

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