|Taylor Townsend Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||April 16, 1996|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Taylor Townsend is an American professional tennis player who had come into the spotlight in 2019 when she had reached the 4th round of the US Open in the singles format. The following year, she had reached the semi-final of the same tournament in the doubles format. Adept at both singles and doubles, she has breached the ‘Top 100’ mark in the official WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) rankings in both formats of the sport. At the junior tier, she had won the Australian Open title in the singles format in 2012. That year, she had also won the junior doubles titles at the Australian Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia, United States
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Devin Townsend (High School Administrator)
- Mother – Sheila Townsend (High School Administrator, Former Banker, Former Amateur Tennis Player)
- Siblings – Symone Townsend (Older Sister) (Former College-Level Tennis Player)
She is represented by Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, Sports Talent Management Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
Left-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
77 kg or 169.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
In October 2020, Taylor had revealed that she was pregnant with her first child, due in March 2021. However, she had remained tight-lipped about the identity of the father due to privacy concerns.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Affable smile
- Gleaming face
- Shoulder-length, straight hair
Taylor has been sponsored by –
- Prince Sports
Taylor Townsend Facts
- He had started playing tennis when she was 6 years old, and when she had turned 8, she had moved to Atlanta to train under renowned coach Donald Young Sr. Her mother, Sheila, is a close friend of Donald as they had grown up together in Chicago.
- Her breakthrough year in the junior circuit had come in 2012 when she had finished at number 1 in the year-end girls’ junior rankings. She was the first American player, since Gretchen Rush in 1982, to achieve the feat and was consequently named the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior World Champion for the year.
- When she had won the 2012 Australian Open junior tournament, aged 15, she was just the 2nd American to do so, after Kim Kessaris in 1989. At the same event, she had also won the doubles title which had made her the first American to win both the singles and doubles titles at a junior Grand Slam event since Lindsay Davenport had done the same at the 1992 US Open.
- When she had won the junior doubles titles at the Australian Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon in 2012, it was just the 7th year in history where a player or team had managed to win 3 out of the 4 Grand Slam doubles titles in the same calendar year.
- Her first win against a player ranked in the ‘Top 10’ of the official WTA singles rankings had arrived in 2019 when she had defeated then-world No. 4 Simona Halep in a 3rd-set tiebreaker in the 2nd round of the tournament.
Featured Image by Taylor Townsend / Instagram