|Date of Birth||April 16, 1996|
|Place of Birth||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Height||5ft and 7inches (170cm)|
|Occupation||Professional Tennis Player|
|Famous for||2012 Australian Open Champion, 2014 Australian Open Champion, Philadelphia Freedoms|
|Relatives||Gary Townsend (father); Sheila Townsend (mother); Symone Townsend (sister)|
|Updated on||Sep 2019|
Life, Family, Work
Taylor Townsend made a living out of professional tennis. She started training when she was six and has moved from state to state, in Atlanta, Boston and Florida, to train in tennis development programs.
She was ranked 61st in the best tennis players in the world ranking by the Women’s Tennis Association. She also broke the record for being ranked first in the girl’s junior rankings in the ITF Junior World Championship of 2012. This was a special moment in her tennis career as she was not allowed by her management to contend that year because of her weight.
With this, she was hailed as the first African-American to achieve such a feat since 1982. She gained more popularity in professional tennis when she won three junior grand slam titles from 2012-2015.
She was only 15 years old when she won her first grand slam. One of her personal mentors and coaches was three-time grand slam champion and former Olympic gold medalist Zina Garrison. In 2016, she was offered to play for the Philadelphia Freedoms in the World Team Tennis league. In that year, she was awarded as the season’s MVP but lost in the finals.
Taylor Townsend’s Parents
- Her father: Gary Townsend
- Mother: Sheila Townsend
Taylor Townsend’s Partner
Taylor is currently single and information about her past relationships and dating timelines are private.
- Amelia Cup of 2010 ($10,000)
- 2012 Australian Open ($20,000)
- 2014 Australian Open ($50,000)
- ITF Junior World Championship (2012-2015) ($400,000)
- Philadelphia Freedoms (2016) ($40,000/month)
- Product endorsement (Dunlop Sports)
Net worth from 2010-2019
Success lessons from Taylor Townsend
1. Success does not have an age limit.
One is never too young or too old when it comes to establishing a career. Taylor knew she wanted a career path in sports so she took all opportunities that came her way to train under the best mentors and the best tennis development programs in the state to hone her talent. At 24, she has already established a name in the tennis world.
2. Nothing can stop you from the things that you want to do.
People’s judgments will not get you anywhere and Taylor learned this when she was supposed to be barred from the 2012 Australian Open because of her weight. She fought for her place in it and she won a championship to prove her detractors wrong. At 24, she is now one of the youngest junior grand slam champions in the United States.