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Symone Townsend, 5 Facts About Taylor Townsend's Sister Who Is Also A College Tennis Player


Taylor Townsend, a professional Tennis player from America have a family of Tennis lover
Taylor Townsend, a professional Tennis player from America have a family of Tennis lover( Source : gossipgist )

Symone Townsend, an older sister of an American professional Tennis Player, Taylor Townsends. Symone used to play tennis in college life and has some good stats.

Taylor Townsend was born on April 16, 1996, to her parents, Gary and Sheila Townsend. She was born and raised in Chicago, US, with her older sister, Symone, by her parents. Taylor started playing tennis at six and became the first youngest athlete to play in the XS Tennis Program.

Moreover, her mother and sister also played tennis which helped her to get motivation and inspiration to achieve her career in Tennis. Her mother, Sheila, played second-division tennis during her college time.

Quick facts about Taylor Townsend

Full NameTaylor Townsend
Date of BirthApril 16, 1996
Birth PlaceChicago, U.S.
Father NameGary Townsend
Mother NameSheila Townsend
Sister NameSymone Townsend
Children1

1. Symone Townsend Is Also A Tennis Player

A famous and well-known Tennis player's sister, Symone Townsend, is also a tennis player. 

Taylor sister, Symone is also a tennis lover and a no.1 tennis player during her college time
Taylor sister, Symone is also a tennis lover and a no.1 tennis player during her college time ( Source : static01 )

Taylor and her sister, Symone, know about tennis at an early age from her mother. Her mother was a tennis player and used to play at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. Her friend Donald Young Sr. was a coach, and she asked him to coach her daughter. Donald accepted her request and started to train the two sisters together.

Symone Townsend used to play tennis at her college, Florida A&M. She came from Chicago to Florida for her higher education and became the No.1 lady Rattlers of Florida A&M.

2. Symone Has A Knee Injury And Left To Play Tennis

Symone Townsend got a serious knee injury while practicing tennis with her sister, Taylor.

Taylor Townsend have a very supportive mother and sister
Taylor Townsend have a very supportive mother and sister ( Source : static01 )

Due to her knee injury, she stops to play tennis but still motivates her sister to maintain her consistency in the game. During her injury, her mother, Shelia said," It was like a Williams sisters things. Symone was actually better than Taylor."

However, Taylor did not stop her training with Young, but young's son continued on the pro tour and gave less time to Taylor, and the improvement in Taylor became slow. Because of less improvement, her family sends her to the U.S.T.A Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla., to make it easier to take an online class, train, and live during school life.

3. Symone Sister Taylor Started Playing Tennis At Six

Taylor Townsend, a younger sister of Symone, started playing tennis at age six and became the first player who participated in XS Tennis.

Her mother, Sheila, introduced Tennis to both sisters at an early age. She sent her daughters to coach Donald Young, as Donald Young and Sheila grew up in the south side of Chicago and went to the same tennis class together.

Taylor Townsend's mother plays a great role to make Taylor successful in present time
Taylor Townsend's mother plays a great role to make Taylor successful in present time ( Source : si )

Due to less improvement with Donald, Sheila decided to send Taylor to the U.S.T.A. Training Center. Sheila said they knew they could provide the finances Taylor needed to get the opportunities, experience, and training.

She made her debut at the Open in August 2010, but she lost in the first round of the girls' singles qualifying tournaments. After the year, she got a wild-card entry from U.S.T.A for the women's qualifying tournament and successfully won a match against Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain and became the second youngest player to qualify.

4. Symone's Sister Is The Mother Of One Kid

Taylor Townsend was blessed with one child in 2021, but the child's father is not yet revealed.

 On August 14, 2020, she announced her pregnancy through social media and gave birth to her son, Adyn Aubrey, on March 14, 2021.

Taylor give a birth to his son but has not revealed about his father yet
Taylor give a birth to his son but has not revealed about his father yet ( Source : instagram )

During the first week of World TeamTennis, Taylor's health condition was not good, and she had been struggling with stomach discomfort and nausea. She thought about testing her pregnancy, and she got a positive result. After knowing the result, she posted a video about her pregnancy on her Instagram.

She said in the video, In her entire life and entire career, she has heard "you cannot, you would not," and she takes it as the reason to fight hard and motivate herself to play. Furthermore, she added she is sure there will be no change, and she has to prove wrong to them again because she has the best reason to play. And what she has done so far is impressive; just wait until what she does next.

5. Taylor Started Her Professional Career at 14

Taylor started playing tennis at six, and as a professional, she started at 14. She debuted in October 2010 and won her first career match.

At the age of 15, she won the title of the junior Australian Open in 2012 and became the second American to win Australian Open and also won the doubles title at the same event and became the first American to win both titles at a Junior Slam event.

Taylor Townsend playing on 2012 US Open
Taylor Townsend playing on 2012 US Open ( Source : upload )

She became the no.1 player in the ITF junior ranking after winning the title of Easter Bowl.

In 2014, she won both a single and double title of USTA pro and earned the wildcard entry in French Open. In the French Open, she wins the match against American no.65, Vania King.

In 2015, she made it into the top 100 of the WTA at the starting of the season, but she finished the year ranked outside of the top 300. In 2017, she won an $80,000 event, the biggest title of her career, and also made it into the top 100. 

In 2018, she made her career-high ranking of no.73 in the world after winning the French Open Wildcard Challenge and two other title of $80,000 events.

In 2022, she reaches the semifinal of the French Open for the first time in her career with Madison Keys as a protected ranking pair on her debut.

Some FAQs

Is Taylor Townsend Married?

Taylor Townsend have not revealed about her husband, however, she has one child.

Who is the sister of Taylor Townsend?

Symone Townsend is the loving and supportive sister of Taylor Townsend.