Originally Posted by Chemist
There was a recent video showing her workout and she said that she lost 8 lbs in 4 weeks. Nice to see that she has started to work on her fitness. Yes, she is highly talented and sweet. With improved fitness and confidence, she will be a top 50 player in a couple of years.
Townsend's last juniors match was a loss to 15-year-old Ana Konjuh, who was stronger and better conditioned than her. Admittedly Konjuh is a rather good junior - at this moment she's fighting Urszula Radwanska in the 3rd set of a Fed Cup match.
I do wonder if that match was especially motivating. It's one thing to be physically overmatched against a veteran pro, but it's eye opening when a young whippersnapper does it. I'm rooting hard for Townsend to get over that development hump - I like what I've seen of her.