John Austin (born July 31, 1957) is an American former professional tennis player born in Long Beach, California. He won the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship with his sister, Tracy Austin, in 1980, becoming the first brother and sister team to win a Grand Slam title together.

John Austin
Country (sports) United States
Born (1957-07-31) July 31, 1957 (age 66)
Long Beach, California
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Career record50–83
Highest rankingNo. 40 (August 10, 1981)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (1980)
Wimbledon2R (1979, 1980)
US Open2R (1979, 1981)
Career record85–96
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 52 (January 4, 1981)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (1983)
Wimbledon2R (1981)
US Open2R (1977, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
WimbledonW (1980)
US Open2R (1977)

Austin reached a career high singles ranking of world No. 40. He now resides in Los Angeles with his son, Reed, and his wife, Karen. He is the brother of former professional tennis players Tracy, Pam, Jeff, and Doug Austin, and the brother-in-law of fitness expert Denise Austin.

According to a July 31, 2006 press release,

  • He is currently the head pro of the Mulholland Tennis Club in Los Angeles
  • He was the national NCAA doubles champ in 1978 while at UCLA
  • He was a Davis Cup team member.

Grand Slam finals edit

Mixed doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up) edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1980 Wimbledon Grass   Tracy Austin   Dianne Fromholtz
  Mark Edmondson
4–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–3
Loss 1981 Wimbledon Grass   Tracy Austin   Betty Stöve
  Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–7(2–7), 3–6

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