Townsend smashing stereotypes amid her French Open success

Friday May 30th, 2014
Taylor Townsend became the youngest player to reach the third round of the French Open since 2003.
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"Just don't go there," one producer was overheard telling an announcer.

Taylor Townsend knocked out top French player Alize Cornet in straight sets in round two.
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For now, though, the grass awaits and Townsend will continue on, winning matches and fans in comparable proportion. And if we're being honest, she is taxing the weight and straining the girth of this old axiom: no cheering in the press box.

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