The Torch is passing on the Tennis Court among African-American Females, from the Williams Sisters to 18 Year-Old Taylor Townsend!

After SURPRISINGLY making it to the 3rd Round of the French Open and being catapulted to # 20 in the WORLD... the 18 Year-Old will now see her 1st Professional Appearance at Wimbledon!!!!  It's bitter-sweet because Townsend was snubbed by the USTA in 2012 when they refused to pay for her travel to the U.S. Open until she got "in better shape"... in other words.... LOSE WEIGHT!!!!  That only motivated the teenager to work harder and prove them wrong...which she successfully accomplished by winning the U.S. Open Doubles Junior Title in 2012, ranking her #1 in the World among Juniors!!!

Taylor Townsend is a GEM working with very young children consistently while sending the message out to all young women as well that "Body Image" is something to embrace no matter how you "look"!!!!

MEET TENNIS' NEWEST AFRICAN-AMERICAN, FEMALE TENNIS STAR - TAYLOR TOWNSEND:

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