Taylor Townsend puts light on racism in tennis, says she gets extra-attention from security at tournaments
Taylor Townsend said the tennis world is not a united place when it comes to racism and she gets extra-attention from security at tournaments while others breeze through.
US Open 2019: Confident teen Bianca Andreescu says she expects to win the tournament after reaching quarter-final
Bianca Andreescu will face Belgian 25th seed Elise Mertens on Wednesday for a berth in Thursday's semi-finals after beating US qualifier Taylor Townsend 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
US Open 2019: Bianca Andreescu's variations and all-court game reiterate her credentials as future of women's tennis
Both Andreescu and Townsend, in their own ways, have brought variation back to the game. Men's and women's games have progressively shifted towards baseline almost completely, and until Townsend herself at this US Open, not many had seen the style making a comeback.
US Open 2019: Bianca Andreescu battles past American qualifier Taylor Townsend to reach first ever Grand Slam quarter-final
The match was billed as a clash of styles with Townsend employing the serve-and-volley game, that baffled the fourth-seeded Halep, against the hard-hitting Canadian
In other action, German sixth seed Alexander Zverev will face Argentine Diego Schwartzman while Russian Andrey Rublev meets Italian Matteo Berrettini.
US Open 2019: Taylor Townsend beats Sorana Cirstea in straight sets to continue 'insane' run at Flushing Meadows
Taylor Townsend defeated Sorana Cirstea to book a fourth-round meeting with Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu for a quarter-final berth.
US Open 2019: 'NextGen is here' — Bianca Andreescu issues warning after ousting Caroline Wozniacki in third round
Andreescu ousted 2018 Australian Open champion and two-time US Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki extending her deepest Grand Slam run.
Townsend hit some seemingly impossible backhands with fluidity, and never really let Halep - who had won the first set - find rhythm, and that proved to be the former World No 1’s undoing.
US Open 2019: Simona Halep says she was 'not inspired at all' in second-round loss to American qualifier Taylor Townsend
Simona Halep said she was 'not inspired at all' in Thursday's US Open loss to American qualifier Taylor Townsend as her miserable run in New York continued.
US Open 2019: Taylor Townsend proves critics wrong after 'monumental' win over Wimbledon champion Simona Halep
Taylor Townsend captured the biggest victory of her career by defeating Simona Halep to reach the third round with her first triumph over a top-10 opponent.
US Open 2019: American qualifier Taylor Townsend stuns Wimbledon champion Simona Halep to reach third round
Taylor Townsend took a nothing-to-lose attitude into her US Open clash with Simona Halep and quickly found her comfort zone to pull off the upset of the week.
French Open 2019: How Angelique Kerber was ousted by 18-year-old Anastasia Potapova; Muguruza survives Round 1 exit scare
What did not help Kerber's cause was the fact that Potapova, standing firm at the baseline, sent shots all over court, and the German, still recovering from her right ankle injury, was not able to chase them all down
Australian Open 2019: Sloane Stephens beats Taylor Townsend in first round to end Melbourne Park jinx
Sloane Stephens, seeded fifth this year, has endured a horror run at Melbourne Park since reaching the semi-final in 2013.
Tournament favourite and two-time winner Petra Kvitova has crashed out of the tournament in the first round after losing to Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
French Open 2018: Maria Sharapova edges closer to Serena Williams clash with win; Simona Halep cruises into third round
Former World No 1 Sharapova, seeded 28 this year, will face Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova for a place in the fourth round.
Wozniacki took less than an hour to dismiss Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 with only a slight blip when she dropped her serve at the start of the second set.
Johanna Konta suffered a painful 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 loss at the hands of Hsieh Su-Wei in the opening round of the claycourt Grand Slam.
Miami Open: Angelique Kerber advances into Round 4, Venus Williams sets up clash against Svetlana Kuznetsova
An upset looked possible when Shelby Rogers won the first three games of the opening set but Kerber recovered to win six of the next seven. It was a similar story in the second set.
Vesnina, seeded 13th, faced the rain delays and wind during her closely fought contest but ended up losing 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 to 594th-ranked Tomljanovic.