‘You can’t beat having tea and finger sandwiches in the royal box’: Former tennis star and TV commentator Tracy Austin recalls her best and worst holidays
- Tracy is commentating on this year’s Wimbledon Championships for the BBC
- Here she talks about her favourite hotel in Antigua and must-have travel item
- The former tennis star also reveals what she’s got planned for her next trip
So which destination does former tennis star and TV commentator think is ace?
Here she talks about her favourite hotel in Antigua, must-have travel item and more…
Game, set, match: Tracy Austin (above)
EARLIEST HOLIDAY MEMORY?
Flying down to San Diego from Los Angeles aged eight with a friend — my first ever flight.
We wanted to sit together because we were nervous but there were only single seats left, so we squeezed into one together.
WHERE DID YOU LAST VISIT?
Paris — I was commentating on the French Open. My husband Scott and I hired a scooter to get around. My favourite restaurant is Le Coupe-Chou.
WHAT ABOUT WIMBLEDON?
I first played there aged 14, and I’ve probably been back 30-odd times either as a player or a commentator, so London truly is a second home to me. You can’t beat having tea and finger sandwiches in the royal box.
Curtain Bluff, Antigua. There are no phones or TVs, so you can really switch off.
CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT?
An umbrella . . . just in case the heavens open. I also keep a little cashmere blanket in my handbag because a plane can sometimes get very cold.
Jet-setter: Tracy is looking forward to a relaxing break in Hawaii later this year
Hawaii for ten days in October to relax — I’ll have a stack of books to read on the beach while Scott will be hitting the surf and snorkelling.
- Tracy is commentating on this year’s Wimbledon Championships for the BBC.