Too fit or too fat?
September 10, 2012 2:08 PM Subscribe
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16 year-old Taylor Townsend
, currently the top ranked junior American tennis player, was recently bested
by Anett Kontaveit in the quarter-finals of the US Open 2012, but won in the doubles tournament. However, she spent most of the week answering interview questions about her weight.
USTA coaches earlier in the summer told Townsend stop competing until she got into better shape. A controversy had ensued about whether or not Townsend's travel expenses
would be paid for, if she chose not to lose some weight.
USTA director Patrick McEnroe says, "“It has nothing to do with weight; it has nothing to do with body type,” McEnroe said. “It has to do with overall fitness, over all what her game is.”
Taylor Townsend is 5-foot-6 and weights 170 pounds, her mother told ABC News.