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Old 10-03-2012, 10:24 AM   #45
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Default Three Grand Slam wild cards

Originally Posted by Soianka View Post
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.

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