Originally Posted by Soianka
Looks like she won't be 17 until April 2013, but what's your point?
Obviously, she is now preparing now for a pro career. That's the whole point of her being in training.
I guess some of us just don't think that humiliating a teenage girl about her "weight issues" is ethical or the best way to help her prepare to be a pro tennis player.
And certainly no explanation has been given thus far about how holding her out from the US Open would help her get in better shape.
It's a punishment, pure and simple. Let's at least be honest about that.
Three Grand Slam wild cards are to be considered when considering dropping the USTA support
I do NOT think you know the pro system very well but I could be wrong.
Read the quote about TT below
I assume that you know who Alexa Glatch and Alexis King are
Townsend reached two ITF Circuit semifinals:
One $50,000 event in Carson, CA, in May, losing to Alexa Glatch, 6–7(1), 2–6
One $10,000 event in Atlanta, GA, in July, losing to Alexis King, 4–6, 3–6
In June, she lost in the first round of a $50,000 event in Boston, MA, to Yasmin Schnack, 4–6, 3–6.
Townsend was granted a wildcard into the main draw of the U.S. women's doubles tournament, where she was paired with Jessica Pegula. The pair reached the third round.