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USTA: Junior #1 Townsend too fat to play on our dime

She won 2 matches today to reach the girls QF.

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thats disgusting really

this is a 16 year old girl and they are telling her she's to fat to get funding. You need to be in shape to play this sport but its way to early to be talking like this about her
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in the long run, she's probably going to have to lose some weight, but at this stage she is the best junior in the world and deserves the same treatment as any other american junior in the draw. i'm sure she'll be encouraged to slim down if she wants to make it later on tour.

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yeah but she's 16 and the point is she's got time, she doesnt need these people coming after her calling her fat
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That's really awful. The USTA and Pat McEnroe should be ashamed of themselves. I understand she needs to get in shape, but cutting off funding, denying wildcards etc. to the number one junior in the world? I hope Taylor wins this title and shoves it down their throat.

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The White Californian Coco Vandeweghe isn't the fittest player out there but who many, many WCs?
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"Our concern is her long-term health, number one, and her long-term development as a player," said Patrick McEnroe, the general manager of the USTA's player development program. "We have one goal in mind: For her to be playing in [Arthur Ashe Stadium] in the main draw and competing for major titles when it's time. That's how we make every decision, based on that."


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The White Californian Coco Vandeweghe isn't the fittest player out there but who many, many WCs?
I don't want to bring race into this, I really don't, but I seriously doubt that a number one ranked in the world white junior player that was in similar shape would be denied the ability to play at the U.S. Open qualifying. It's just so shocking that they did this, I don't know what to say.

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The USTA is full of shit....the end.

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This is totally disgusting. Patrick McEnroe is a jerk, a closeted racist, and the USTA deserved to be sued over this travesty.
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Fuck them! She's a 16 year old girl. She will be losing that weight as she grows.

She needs to win this tournament and tell them to go hang.

This really pisses me off.

Did they tell Melanie Oudin this and cut off her funding?
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You see why Richard Williams did not want to be beholding to those motherfuckers.

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Eating disorder time.
She might already have an eating disorder.
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Sure she's hefty, but it may be "baby fat" that she'll lose in the course of things. Besides, Serena won Oz one year with such a huge butt that she was (then) built like an offensive lineman in the NFL. Its results that count, and Taylor is producing them. To paraphrase Dawn Marie, Patrick McEnroe needs fired!
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