Taylor Townsend is an American professional tennis player. She reached a career-best Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of No. 61 in the world in July 2018. She was named the ITF Junior World Champion in 2012 for finishing the year No. 1 in the girls’ junior rankings, making her the first American to do so since 1982. In that year, she won the junior Australian Open titles in both singles and doubles, and three out of the four junior grand slam doubles titles in total. Today, let’s find more information about the tennis player.
Where did Taylor Townsend grow up?
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Recalling her early life, Taylor was born in Chicago to Gary and Sheila Townsend. Her parents are both high school administrators, and her mother used to work as a banker. Taylor also has an older sister Symone who played college tennis at Florida A&M.
Townsend started playing tennis at the age of six and was one of the first junior players to participate in the XS Tennis program run by Kamau Murray. When she was eight years old, she moved to Atlanta to continue training. At the age of 14, Townsend moved to Boca Raton, Florida to join the USTA development program. The information regarding her education is yet to be revealed.
When did Taylor Townsend pursue her tennis career?
Talking about her profession, Taylor Townsend won the 2012 Australian Open junior grand slam at the age of 15 to become only the second American to ever win that title after Kim Kessaris in 1989.
Taylor Townsend also won the doubles title at the same event to become the first American to win both the singles and doubles titles at a junior grand slam event since Lindsay Davenport accomplished the feat at the 1992 US Open. A few months later, Townsend won the Easter Bowl to help complete her rise to No. 1 in the ITF junior rankings before the end of April.
Taylor Townsend finished the season as the No. 1 ranked junior in the world, for which she was named the 2012 ITF Junior World Champion. She became the first American girl to hold this honor since Gretchen Rush in 1982.
Townsend continued to play on the junior tour in 2013 and reached another grand slam singles final at Wimbledon, this time losing to Belinda Bencic. She also competed in the USTA Junior National Championship as the No. 4 seed and was knocked out in the semifinals by No. 2 Allie Kiick.
Taylor Townsend entered her first professional-level tournament in October 2010 at the age of 14 and was able to win her first career match. She also played in the doubles event at the 2011 US Open when she was 15 years old and reached the third round with her compatriot Jessica Pegula.
Taylor Townsend also received a wild card into the singles qualifying draw and defeated world No. 122 Arantxa Parra Santonja in the first round. The following year, Townsend requested another wild card into the 2012 US Open and was declined due to the USTA’s concerns about Townsend’s fitness. The USTA received widespread criticism for this decision.
Taylor Townsend made her WTA Tour debut in singles at the 2013 Indian Wells Masters, where she defeated Lucie Hradecká for her first tour-level match win. Her next WTA main draw appearance came at the 2013 Citi Open. Although Townsend lost in singles, she also competed in the doubles event with Genie Bouchard, her doubles partner from their Wimbledon girls’ doubles title the previous summer. The duo made it to the final, the first career WTA final for either player.
In the spring, Townsend delivered an exemplary performance during the American ITF clay-court season. Taylor Townsend reached the semifinals at two out of the four events (Indian Harbour Beach and Charlottesville) and won the title at the other two tournaments (Dothan and Charleston), both of which were ITF $80K events. Taylor Townsend also easily won the French Open Wild Card Challenge for the third time in her career. At the end of this stretch of events, Townsend reached a career-high ranking of No. 73 in the world.
Taylor Townsend played for the Philadelphia Freedoms in the World TeamTennis league, where she was awarded the season’s Female MVP. The team lost in the WTT Finals.
Is Taylor Townsend married or not?
Reflecting her personal life, Taylor Townsend prefers living a low key personal life, there is no information regarding his past and present relationship, but once we get any information regarding this will update it.
How much does Taylor Townsend earn?
Taylor Townsend earned a total of $883,598 from competition according to Wikipedia, but that’s not all of Townsend’s earnings, which may include sponsorships, businesses, and promotions. Our estimate for Taylor Townsend’s net worth in 2019 is above or slightly 2 Million Dollars.
How tall is Taylor Townsend?
Observing her body physics, Taylor stands a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs is unknown. Similarly, she has brown eyes and brown hair color. Further, her dress size is 4 (US) and shoe size is 8 (US).
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