Taylor Townsend

Taylor Townsend

Personal Information

Full Name Taylor Townsend
Date of Birth April 16, 1996
Nationality American
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height 1.7 m
Weight 77 kg
Networth $2 million
Rank 3047
Coach John Williams
Children Adyn Aubrey

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Taylor Townsend: A Brief Biography


Taylor Townsend
Taylor Townsend. (Image Credits: Getty Images)



Taylor Townsend is an American professional tennis player, who has been on the WTA tour for around 13 years now. Predominantly a doubles specialist now, Townsend is currently ranked No. 8 in the world in doubles, and she achieved a career-high doubles ranking of No. 5 in June 2023. Meanwhile, her singles ranking stands at No. 101, with a career-high of No. 61 in June 2018.


Townsend was born on April 16, 1996 in Chicago, USA and has won four doubles titles till date. Despite not yet managing to win a Grand Slam title, she is among the most skilful doubles players on the WTA tour.


Taylor Townsend Personal Information


NameTaylor Townsend
Age27 years old
Date of BirthApril 16, 1996
NationalityAmerican
Mother NameSheila Townsend
Father NameGary Townsend
ProfessionProfessional Tennis Player
Net Worth$3 million - $4 million
Height5’ 7”
Weight170 lbs
Relationship StatusSingle


Taylor Townsend Early Life

Taylor Townsend was born on April 16, 1996 in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents are Gary Townsend and Sheila Townsend, both Americans. They are both high school administrative workers, and her mother has also worked as a banker.


Townsend picked up the racket at the tender age of six, and was one of the first junior players who joined the XS Tennis Program by Kamau Murray (famous for being the coach of Sloane Stephens when she won the US Open in 2017). She has reiterated on multiple occasions about how she never came from a rich upbringing, and had a challenging path right from her childhood. Yet, she carved out a scintillating career which started with her becoming the No.1 ranked junior tennis player in the world.


Townsend has an elder sister Symone, who was also a tennis player at the college level.


Taylor Townsend Personal Life

Outside of tennis, Taylor Townsend loves listening to music and dancing. She is a fun-loving individual who has also practiced the violin for two years. Growing up, Taylor’s tennis idol was American legend Martina Navratilova. “I’m a 16-year-old girl from the south side of Chicago. I’m a Wiz Khalifa stan, my favorite athlete is Martina Navratilova, and I like to dance,” she wrote in the Players Tribunal in 2021. Speaking of American legends, Taylor Townsend has previously revealed that the one celebrity she would love to meet is Beyonce.


Townsend also has one son - Adyn Aubrey Johnson, who was born on March 14, 2021. However, no information is available about the father of the child.


Along the way, Townsend has had some struggles - both personally and professionally. In 2012, the USTA decided not to fund the teenager's expenses to compete at the US Open. As a result, a fundraiser had to be held in order to get the finances. On a more personal level, Townsend has previously opened up about the challenges she faced because of being a person of color and someone who didn’t ‘fit the mold’ of a tennis player. “They punished me. They took away something I’d earned. I was fat, and I was black, so they took away my dream. Or at least they tried,” she debriefed to The Players Tribune in 2022.


Townsend’s playing style includes her powerful forehand and vicious slice shots. However, her biggest asset is the finesse and accuracy of her net game.


Taylor Townsend Family

Taylor Townsend’s parents are Gary Townsend and Sheila Townsend. Both work as high-school administrators. Her parents got divorced when she was 12-years-old. “I did have kids reach out to me saying that they’ve had issues with their parents or that their parents are going through a divorce,” Townsend revealed to Tennis.com back in 2020.


In addition to this, Taylor Townsend also unveiled how her mother used to steal her prize money as well as endorsements. “This situation also taught me to never let my guard down when it comes to me and my business,” she said in 2020.


Taylor Townsend Husband/Boyfriend

Taylor Townsend does not have a husband or a boyfriend as of 2023. There are several rumors going around, but nothing is concrete or official at the moment. She has chosen to keep her dating life private. Townsend has a two-year-old son, but she hasn’t revealed any pertinent details about the father of the child.


Taylor Townsend Kids


Taylor Townsend
Taylor Townsend. (Image Credits: Taylor Townsend Instagram)


Taylor Townsend has one child as of 2023. Her only son Adyn Aubrey Johnson was born on March 14, 2021.


Taylor Townsend Social Media

Instagram: @tay_taytownsend

Twitter: @TaylorTownsend

TikTok: @_ttownsend_



Taylor Townsend Net Worth

According to multiple online sources, Taylor Townsend’s net worth is estimated between $3 million - $4 million. Her primary source of income is the prize money earned from tennis and partnerships with several prominent brands.


YEARNET WORTH
2023$3 million - $4 million
2022$3 million
2021$2 million


Taylor Townsend Prize Money

According to the WTA website, Townsend has won over $3.7 million in prize money till date, including over $980k so far in 2023.


Taylor Townsend Endorsements and Sponsorships

According to online sources, Townsend has struggled to attract big sponsors in recent seasons. While she has been associated with brands like Nike, New Balance, Dunlop and TennisFlex in the past, it is unclear if she still has partnerships with them.


Taylor Townsend Investments

Despite being a household name on the tour for over a decade, there is not much information regarding Taylor Townsend’s investments. As of 2023, she has no noteworthy investments.


Taylor Townsend Grand Slam Record


Singles:

Australian Open - R2 (2020, 2023)

Roland Garros - R3 (2014)

Wimbledon - R2 (2018, 2019)

US Open - R4 (2019)


Doubles:

Australian Open - R3 (2019)

Roland Garros - F (2023)

Wimbledon - R2 (2023)

US Open - F (2022)


Taylor Townsend Achievements and Accolades

Taylor Townsend has a career doubles win-loss record of 205-78. She has won four trophies on the doubles circuit so far. Some of her most prominent achievements are:


  • 4x WTA doubles titles (Cincinnati w. Parks, Adelaide 1 w. Muhammad, Adelaide 2 w. Stefani, Auckland w. Muhammad)

  • 2x WTA 125 doubles titles (Indian Wells w. Muhammad and w. Wickmayer)

  • 2x Grand Slam finalist (US Open 2022 and Roland Garros 2023)


Taylor Townsend
Taylor Townsend. (Image Credits: Getty Images)


Taylor Townsend Coaching Staff

Taylor Townsend is currently being coached by John Williams. According to Digital Journal, Williams has been working on addressing Townsend’s specific fitness components and rehabilitation, along with her on-court game.


“I think his vast experience and non-traditional way of coaching is a huge asset. Right away he shows me why what we are doing is better, more efficient, and will protect my body,” Townsend said. Prior to Williams, she was coached by Donald Young Sr.


Taylor Townsend Diet

The details of Taylor Townsend’s exact diet are not known as of now. However, she has been on a strict plan to regulate what she consumes, which has resulted in her weight loss and great fitness. Reports suggest that she is on a low/no carb diet, and stays very focused to ensure that her body is in the best possible shape for tournament play. In early 2023, she spoke about her strict diet and joked about easing the restrictions while in Rome. “I’m actually putting together a petition to have people to sign so I can have carbs in Italy. That’s my petition,” she said.


Taylor Townsend House

Taylor Townsend currently resides in Smyrna, Georgia. Besides this, there is not much information available about the details of her residence.


Taylor Townsend Cars

No information is available about Townsend’s car collection as of 2023.


Taylor Townsend Charity/Philanthropy

There is no available information regarding Taylor Townsend’s charity work as of 2023.

FAQ's on Taylor Townsend

A. Yes, Taylor Townsend has a two-year-old son Adyn Aubrey Johnson.

A. No, there is no relevance to rumors surrounding Taylor Townsend and Ben Shelton.

A. No, Taylor Townsend is yet to win a Grand Slam title as of 2023. However, she has made the finals on two occasions.

A. Yes, Taylor Townsend has pets. She has a dog named Sochi as well as a cat named Gilligan.

A. Taylor Townsend is known for her brilliant net game and court coverage. She is one of the best doubles players on the WTA tour.

A. No, Taylor Townsend is still active in singles. In fact, she performed well at the 2023 US Open, upsetting No. 19 seed Beatriz Haddad Maia in the second round.

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