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Taylor Townsend proves why she is the next big thing

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Taylor Townsend, an 18-year-old American, has stirred up some excitement after her success at the French Open, with talks of a wild card being thrown her way ahead of the Wimbledon Championships.

Despite being beaten 6-2, 6-2 yesterday by Carla Suarez Navarro there is no denying that Taylor Townsend has been the surprise of the tournament and certainly a breath of fresh air. 

To gain her place in the third round she come up against some tough competition beating Vania King and France's number one, Alize Cornet. As a result, Townsend has found herself rise to around No. 150 in the worlds rankings. This type of success will undeniably be noticed by the All England Club who have eight wild cards to hand out in the Women's singles. 

She has already already experienced the success of winning a wild card back in the States to earn her place in the Open but nothing would compare to how she would feel if given the opportunity to play at Wimbledon. 

The youngster told reporters: "If I got a wild card into Wimbledon, I would pass out right now."

"I just love the atmosphere. I would, oh my God, I'll probably cry. I'm not a crier either. So that means a lot."

Although she won't be progressing any further in the tournament she has made an impression and isn't looking to be forgotten quickly. She has even found herself a fan in former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray after he complimented her through a tweet. 

Former Wimbledon finalist and coach Zina Garrison has spoken out about her defeat when she said: "She was just a little going for too much way too soon."

"Just be more patient, just a little more patient."

There is no doubting that Townsend has a lot to learn but she is achieving a lot very young and is definitely one to watch, hopefully we will see her grace the grass courts at Wimbledon.


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