taylor townsend*Many years ago, the tennis world was rocked by two young, bead-rockin, bionic backhanding, young girls from Compton, California, by the name of Serena and Venus Williams.

Venus has always been slender, but Serena was a bit thicker and her muscular body has gotten even bigger. But, she is the poster child of fitness and she knows all about being scrutinized and discriminated against on the court.

Now a new tennis powerhouse has hit the scene with the same body image issues Serena experienced.

Taylor Townsend is 16 years old and is the number one junior women’s tennis player in the world. She rocked the 2012 Australian Open and three junior grand slam doubles titles, but then the United States Tennis Association refused to allow her to participate in the U.S. Open citing (more…)