Taylor Townsend

Taylor Townsend is an American professional tennis player, who has competed on the WTA Tour since 2012.

Date of Birth: 16 April 1996
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Residence: Smyrna, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Plays: Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2012

Taylor Townsend is an American professional tennis player who was born on April 16, 1996, in Chicago, United States. Born to parents Gary and Sheila, Taylor was introduced to the sport of tennis at the age of 6. Starting as early as this meant that she had time to develop a flourishing junior career, which saw her lift the girl’s Australian Open singles and doubles titles at the same event.

This promise from a very young age earned her some valuable experience in her early teenage years. At the age of 15, she reached the third round of the US Open women’s doubles tournament. Before long, she was ready for her long-awaited debut in the main draw at a WTA singles tournament.

This came at the 2013 Indian Wells Open, where she, in fact, won her opening match against Lucie Hradecka. On her Grand Slam singles debut at the 2014 French Open, she reached the third round after upsetting home favorite and world number 21 Alize Cornet on her good run.

Following such a surge to the heights of the women’s game, she eventually struggled throughout the mid-2010s. Slowly but surely, Townsend returned to her former self, and by the end of the decade, she had found another talent of hers: doubles.

Despite her knowing she could hack it on the doubles court, it was not until 2020 that she proved that to the world. It was at the COVID-19-hit US Open that she reached the semifinal of the competition, only to go on and better that result, reaching the final at the 2022 edition.

The following year brought more success, with her quickly racking up more WTA doubles titles, as well as reaching the final of the WTA 1000 event in Miami. Fast forward a couple of years, and Townsend is far from thinking about quitting.

Only recently, she broke into the Top 60 in singles and has been firmly inside the Top 20 in the doubles rankings; the American is still enjoying a more-than-successful time on the elite tour.

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