Thats according to former female tennis champion Tracy Austin, who says shes worried that Americans are no longer bringing top-notch youngsters into the game like they have with Jennifer Capriati, and Venus and Serena Williams.
Instead, the Russians are now the ones filling that gap and, as she puts it, It just seems right now the Russians are beating us to the punch.
Although the two-time U.S. Open winner does believe American prodigies are out there, she thinks they just dont have the hunger that Russian kiddie players have right now.
Still, Austin will keep her eye out for young American talent when she works as an analyst for the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, which begins Monday (Aug. 29) and airs on CBS and the USA Network.
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