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Tracy Austin

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Tracy Austin, 16, beat Chris Evert to win the 1979 U.S. Open singles title, becoming the youngest champ -- then headed back to Palos Verdes (Calif.) High to begin her junior year. The straight-A student skipped the French Open the next year to study.