Tennis: Former world No. 1 Tracy Austin to play at WTA Finals Legends in Singapore

(From left) Former tennis world No. 1 Tracy Austin with former tennis players Lindsay Davenport and Justin Gimelstob in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 12, 2014.  Austin will play in the Legends Event at the BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association
(From left) Former tennis world No. 1 Tracy Austin with former tennis players Lindsay Davenport and Justin Gimelstob in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 12, 2014.  Austin will play in the Legends Event at the BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Singapore this October. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Former world No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam winner Tracy Austin will play in the Legends Event at the BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Singapore this October.

Austin, who became the youngest winner of the US Open women's singles in 1979 at the age of 16 years, 8 months, and 28 days, joins 18-time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova in the four-women field.

The competition will be played during the Oct 17-26 WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Two other tennis legends will be unveiled shortly.

Austin, 51, said: "Singapore is going to take the WTA Finals to a whole new level of spectacle and I'm so happy to be a part of it... I have no doubt the Singapore Sports Hub will provide an iconic new stage for our phenomenal athletes."