Originally Posted by kme5150
Her mother and P-Mac both commented to the press, stupid on both parts.
Taylor and her mother should have waited until she was out of the tournament to talk to the press. It is hard enough for the #1 seed to compete with the pressure as it is, let alone with this kind of thing hanging out there.
As much as I am no fan of P-Mac or the USTA PD system, I don't think for one minute that the USTA told her that she has a few weeks to get into shape or she isn't going.
Weight was never brought up once in the article. With muscle weighing more than fat it would be a fitness issue, not weight.
Read the article - it refers to her need to slim down.. Coaching 101 says you don't discuss weight with a teenage girl - this something they could have taken up discreetly with her parents - not in the Wall Street Journal - private organization or not if the girls end up with even the slightest traces of an eating disorder the USTA and PMac will have a lawsuit on their hands!