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Number One Junior Tennis Player Told To Lose Weight

This is Taylor Townsend. She’s won the Junior Australian Open in both junior women’s singles and doubles. She took Wimbledon in doubles. She is the top seed in her class in the US Open. In short, she is better at tennis than most of humanity will ever be.

And the United States Tennis Association has told her she’s too fat to compete.

Until Townsend is a weight they like, the USTA will not be paying any of her travel expenses for her to go to tournaments. You know, because it makes total sense to keep your best player on the bench.

The USTA claims that they’re concerned about Townsend’s health. On the other hand, Townsend showed up for the US Open on her own dime on Thursday… and won two rounds. So somehow we doubt she’s unhealthy.

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