The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) reportedly decided not to fund 16-year-old tennis-playing phenom Taylor Townsend’s U.S. Open Juniors trip because they reportedly think she is too heavy, according to Diets In Review.

Apparently, the awe-inspiring talents of the young teen — who is the No. 1 ranked girls junior and won the Australian Open juniors tournament are not enough for the powers-that-be at the USTA. 

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17 thoughts on “Taylor Townsend “Too Fat” for U.S. Open Juniors?

  1. Just want to be free of pain on said:

    redbone1954 you are so right how did she get to be the No. 1 ranked girls junior and won the Australian Open juniors tournament if she is so over weight again where is our black leaders it starts with white people taking these small steps then any thing go’s how many Doctors claims she is over weight…. DAMM THEY GOT US AGAIN.

  2. Just want to be free of pain on said:

    You are right with the way Serene and Venus play its great but white people always have a way of keeping us down,,,what Doctor said she was over weight and lets see what little blond haired blues person wins this,,,,sad for us and where is our black leaders they never step to the forfront WHEN NEEDED BUT THEY GOT A LOT TO SAY AFTER THE FACT,,,,Obama 2012

  3. redbone1954 on said:

    I am again speechless at the lengths that white folks will go to to keep Black folks out of sports that for some reason they think they own. You can see by the expressions on their stupid faces that they always hate giving Serene and Venus their props their trophys and ther money. will the hate ever stop?

  4. aqsartin on said:

    Here we go with the b.s. again. If you’re not skinny-a$$ed and damn near anorexic, then you’re considered fat. Thinness has nothing to do with talent. Ask skinny Azarenka who just got beat by “fatty” Serena. She’ll testify to it.

  5. Glitterlad on said:

    For me it’s domestic…police shooting unarmed people, usually African Americans, racially driven coded political advertisements, espousing policies designed to protect the rich & powerful, half truths and racial hysteria, to create fear and division, and mass killings in  cities across This country…”Domestic Terrorism”

    Obama 2012

  6. africanwarrior on said:

    Performance is what counts .
    She has a good case for a lawsuit based on many criterias including weight.
    The Williams sisters are very well assimilated with White People, both ladies are dating and living with White Husbands/Boyfriends, don’t feel too sorry for them ,they are doing just fine

  7. Just want to be free of pain on said:

    Watch a blond hair blue eyed one of theirs win it all and you know why cause Serene and Venus sat the bar so high that they are not gonna let another one of us up in there………THIS IS THEIR WAY OF STARTING A PROCESS TO LOCK US OUT,.,,

  8. Scrapper on said:

    Serena has already spoke out about this terrible tragedy.I was so proud of Serena for standing up for this young lady,I think they are afraid that Americas next 2 tennis superstars will be 2 black girls again.They still don’t really care for venus and Serena and now here comes Sloane Stephens and Taylor Townsend

  9. DracAttack on said:

    This is seriously a bunch of frickin’ fraggle-knackle-BULLShiggadee!!
    Let that young lady play…….so she can CONTINUE TO KICKBUTT!!

  10. wellsk1959 on said:

    You mean to tell me that a proven champion is being kept out of the U. S. Open Junior Division because of her weight? I can understand it if her ability as a tennis player was questioned, but her weight? And she’s ranked #1 in the junior girls division? I think there’s another reason for her not being in it. All you have to do is look at what Serena Williams did to the #1 ranked tennis player and make your own conclusions.

  11. Just want to be free of pain on said:

    I really feel what you are saying our black leaders have a lack of need to come to the aid of other blacks UNLESS IT PUTS THEM IN THE LIME LIGHT and yes it send word to our youth WHY SHOULD I TRY WHITE PEOLPE ARE GOING TO HOLD ME DOWN,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,EVEN IF I AM THE BEST,,,,

  12. Just want to be free of pain on said:

    OH AND BY THE WAY 1ST OF ALL WE KNOW ITS SOME WHITE PERSON WHO KEEPS ADDING EITHER DONT CARE OR HATE IT TO THIS WE ARE UP ON YOUR GAME CAUSE THIS THAT S**t THAT NO BLACK PERSON WOULD SAY DONT CARE OR HATE IT….. SO HEY WHO EVER YOU ARE STOP IT AND GO BACK TO YOUR SIDE OF TOWN,,,,,,,A** Hole

  13. This really sends a very bad message to the young people that are talented and trying to do the right thing. Here we have a group of all white old people making this kind of decision for a young person’s life, I thought this was suppose to be about talent and not good looks. The public, especially the Africian American community should have an out pouring support for this young lady. This should not be able stand.

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