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Feb 5th, 2016 11:00 AM
Saraya!
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikireturns View Post
If Taylor truly wants to make any mark at all, she needs to do a few obvious things:

1. Get the HELL rid of her mother. Completely. It's not such a stunning thing: most kids, at age 18, take control of their own affairs. Her mother is an enabler and is slowing her down. The mother has no claim on her tennis. Her mother's legal and moral responsibility was to simply raise her to the age of adulthood. Tell Mother to kindly get a new hobby.

2. Do NOT go back to Zina Garrison. Zina could give some nifty tactics, here and there, but Zina's game has been alienated from modern women's tennis for 30 years. She didn't do anything special for Taylor -- she just coached her at a lucky time, for a six-month period before the others knew how to handle Taylor and dismiss her. Plus, Zina is MORBIDLY obese, and has little business coaching any current pro. She is like a second "Mother Enabler."

3. Get away from the Young family. Especially Donald "Fat Frog" Sr. They have ruined their own son's career with their enabling crap.

4. Grow-up, lose the chunk, and hire a coach who knows no one in your family and who can help you blend your big, flat drives with your superb net skills.

Other than this, she's DONE. She'll be lucky to play for an elite college team (and get a scholarship) or else end-up a perpetual weirdo/nutjob like Alexandra Stevenson.

She's not going to suddenly "rise" from the crap-350-400 rankings again unless she takes full, determined control of her own fitness and career as an adult. Ain't gonna happen.

If she doesn't get a grip soon, at best she'll end-up on some cheap 2am sports-channel "Whatever Happened To ...?" show, and she'll be a poodle-groomer at a Petco in Topanga, California.

It's sad, but Taylor needs to start making some strong, informed adult decisions on her own.
sent her a mail with exactly that.
Feb 5th, 2016 05:58 AM
mikireturns
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoparound View Post
apparently we are the only ones that see that, as everyone else thinks she's fine as long as she gets in better shape.
If Taylor truly wants to make any mark at all, she needs to do a few obvious things:

1. Get the HELL rid of her mother. Completely. It's not such a stunning thing: most kids, at age 18, take control of their own affairs. Her mother is an enabler and is slowing her down. The mother has no claim on her tennis. Her mother's legal and moral responsibility was to simply raise her to the age of adulthood. Tell Mother to kindly get a new hobby.

2. Do NOT go back to Zina Garrison. Zina could give some nifty tactics, here and there, but Zina's game has been alienated from modern women's tennis for 30 years. She didn't do anything special for Taylor -- she just coached her at a lucky time, for a six-month period before the others knew how to handle Taylor and dismiss her. Plus, Zina is MORBIDLY obese, and has little business coaching any current pro. She is like a second "Mother Enabler."

3. Get away from the Young family. Especially Donald "Fat Frog" Sr. They have ruined their own son's career with their enabling crap.

4. Grow-up, lose the chunk, and hire a coach who knows no one in your family and who can help you blend your big, flat drives with your superb net skills.

Other than this, she's DONE. She'll be lucky to play for an elite college team (and get a scholarship) or else end-up a perpetual weirdo/nutjob like Alexandra Stevenson.

She's not going to suddenly "rise" from the crap-350-400 rankings again unless she takes full, determined control of her own fitness and career as an adult. Ain't gonna happen.

If she doesn't get a grip soon, at best she'll end-up on some cheap 2am sports-channel "Whatever Happened To ...?" show, and she'll be a poodle-groomer at a Petco in Topanga, California.

It's sad, but Taylor needs to start making some strong, informed adult decisions on her own.
Feb 4th, 2016 04:32 AM
shoparound
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

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Originally Posted by Trey View Post
At this point she really need to make some changes in her team, IMO she should just go back too Zina Garrison & Kamau Murray, they both was helping her improve her game as well as her fitness & mental side
apparently we are the only ones that see that, as everyone else thinks she's fine as long as she gets in better shape.
Feb 4th, 2016 03:27 AM
Trey
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

At this point she really need to make some changes in her team, IMO she should just go back too Zina Garrison & Kamau Murray, they both was helping her improve her game as well as her fitness & mental side
Feb 2nd, 2016 08:51 PM
shoparound
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

Another tournament, another loss for Taylor. Lost to VCR in 3 sets.
Jan 29th, 2016 09:10 PM
shoparound
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

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Originally Posted by CTSEMT View Post
Watched most of her match today on the USTA stream. She lost 63 36 61 to Crawford.

You could say it's a somewhat encouraging scoreline considering how these two's fortunes have diverged in the past 18 months, but in reality Sam was just a hot mess in that 2nd set.

It seems like Taylor is probably ranked appropriately based on her current level, sad to say. Tactically she doesn't even look like the same player from a year ago with tons of mid-to-low pace loopy shots and of course her footwork and movement continue to go in the wrong direction. For those wondering, the commentator mentioned that DY, Sr was in Maui with her.

Well, she still has doubles here and of course, she got another WC into 100k Midland MD next week. Not sure what she'll do when she's used all of her ITF wildcard allotment by the end of February...
I saw her play at the US Open last fall and saw the same thing.
It sounds like those are the tactics/spins that DY Sr wanted her game to be like, which is why she switched to him. Apparently she likes the game where you can use more spin and junkballs.
Very strange move career wise, considering I even heard her mom tell her that this wasn't juniors anymore and these things don't work on the tour.
Jan 29th, 2016 06:25 PM
Saraya!
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

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Jan 29th, 2016 05:36 PM
mikireturns
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rex59 View Post
Watched the same match (all of it) and I didn't see a thing encouraging from Taylor. She was only in this match due to the excessive amount of mindless gifts from Samantha, who had to be +60 in this dept. Taylor had nothing to offer, save for Sam' keeping her in the match due to errors, especially the 2nd set. She should have lost with bagels in 2 sets and in the 3rd she would have eaten a bagel, save for Sam' donating 3 returns with bad misses during her service game.

Physically, Taylor looked in bad shape. Couldn't see her neck she was so heavy and her legs looked like tree stumps. She had nothing to offer tennis-wise, neither serves, groundies nor net play. Now, I understand why Taylor has been losing in the lst round of 25ks, including last year. Imo, her year will be uneventful. If she reaches top-200 by the end of this year, she'll be lucky and call it a success for her. A disappointment, not only for Taylor but also for Sam'. The plethora of errors from her racquet were way beyond absurd. To think that I like both players.......smh.

DY's dad was visible in the stands. One could see him sitting by himself to the right in the bleachers. When he stood up once to move....please. He has a gut on him that would envy the Buddha, plus he's got a wide derrier. Wonder why Taylor remains overweight? Look to her coach. One can tell fitness is not something they've addressed during their time together.

Yeah, Taylor has a MDWC to the Midland, along with some other Stateside players. Understandable.... However, Taylor should not get any WCs for Tour events in the States given her poor ranking, which is near 400. Yet, if she does get those WCs (IW, Miami, Charleston, Stanford, Cincy, etc). then she's the Ashleigh Barty for the States, for Barty got tons of underserved WCs to the Slams, sponsored by TA.
Her career is dead in the water. Sad to hear of it. Until her fitness issues are properly handled, it seems pointless to even play -- she's just begging for a serious injury, with the kind of fat she's carrying. Such a shame, because she's truly a lovely young woman with an otherwise good attitude. Cheerful. But at this point, with her body a disaster and her game a complete mess under the tutelage of the highly questionable DY Sr., it doesn't look like she'll have a career worth mentioning.

Oh well, she's hardly the first potential "phenom" to vanish into obscurity due to mismanagement of her life and skills.

Bring on the next hopeful, already.

(Thanks for the report, btw.)
Jan 28th, 2016 09:32 PM
Rex59
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by CTSEMT View Post
Watched most of her match today on the USTA stream. She lost 63 36 61 to Crawford.

You could say it's a somewhat encouraging scoreline considering how these two's fortunes have diverged in the past 18 months, but in reality Sam was just a hot mess in that 2nd set.

It seems like Taylor is probably ranked appropriately based on her current level, sad to say. Tactically she doesn't even look like the same player from a year ago with tons of mid-to-low pace loopy shots and of course her footwork and movement continue to go in the wrong direction. For those wondering, the commentator mentioned that DY, Sr was in Maui with her.

Well, she still has doubles here and of course, she got another WC into 100k Midland MD next week. Not sure what she'll do when she's used all of her ITF wildcard allotment by the end of February...
Watched the same match (all of it) and I didn't see a thing encouraging from Taylor. She was only in this match due to the excessive amount of mindless gifts from Samantha, who had to be +60 in this dept. Taylor had nothing to offer, save for Sam' keeping her in the match due to errors, especially the 2nd set. She should have lost with bagels in 2 sets and in the 3rd she would have eaten a bagel, save for Sam' donating 3 returns with bad misses during her service game.

Physically, Taylor looked in bad shape. Couldn't see her neck she was so heavy and her legs looked like tree stumps. She had nothing to offer tennis-wise, neither serves, groundies nor net play. Now, I understand why Taylor has been losing in the lst round of 25ks, including last year. Imo, her year will be uneventful. If she reaches top-200 by the end of this year, she'll be lucky and call it a success for her. A disappointment, not only for Taylor but also for Sam'. The plethora of errors from her racquet were way beyond absurd. To think that I like both players.......smh.

DY's dad was visible in the stands. One could see him sitting by himself to the right in the bleachers. When he stood up once to move....please. He has a gut on him that would envy the Buddha, plus he's got a wide derrier. Wonder why Taylor remains overweight? Look to her coach. One can tell fitness is not something they've addressed during their time together.

Yeah, Taylor has a MDWC to the Midland, along with some other Stateside players. Understandable.... However, Taylor should not get any WCs for Tour events in the States given her poor ranking, which is near 400. Yet, if she does get those WCs (IW, Miami, Charleston, Stanford, Cincy, etc). then she's the Ashleigh Barty for the States, for Barty got tons of underserved WCs to the Slams, sponsored by TA.
Jan 28th, 2016 08:48 PM
CTSEMT
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

Watched most of her match today on the USTA stream. She lost 63 36 61 to Crawford.

You could say it's a somewhat encouraging scoreline considering how these two's fortunes have diverged in the past 18 months, but in reality Sam was just a hot mess in that 2nd set.

It seems like Taylor is probably ranked appropriately based on her current level, sad to say. Tactically she doesn't even look like the same player from a year ago with tons of mid-to-low pace loopy shots and of course her footwork and movement continue to go in the wrong direction. For those wondering, the commentator mentioned that DY, Sr was in Maui with her.

Well, she still has doubles here and of course, she got another WC into 100k Midland MD next week. Not sure what she'll do when she's used all of her ITF wildcard allotment by the end of February...
Jan 28th, 2016 07:32 AM
mikireturns
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

Glad to see Taylor got the win! I worry about her future. She needs to climb out of the rankings pit because it's very easy for any player to get caught there and never really return. Go, Taylor! Win this event.
Jan 28th, 2016 12:50 AM
Rex59
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

Taylor wins in 2, faces Sam' next. Hope they put the match on one of the 2 show courts.
Jan 27th, 2016 10:41 AM
Markus
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

Taylor is playing 50K Maui, first round:

Taylor Townsend (USA) v Mayo Hibi (JPN)

Good luck, I guess she will need it.
Jan 20th, 2016 01:56 AM
Trey
Re: Taylor Townsend Thread

^ I thinking the same I wonder how long it gonna take for her drop Donald young Sr. As her coach. And find another coach, hopefully she can turn her season/career around this yr
Jan 19th, 2016 10:57 PM
shoparound Taylor needs to drop DY Sr, now.
Something tells me her game has been ruined from all the different spins they were working on. What Taylor needed was to polish and strengthen her weapons, not to play yin and yang tennis like Wozniacki.
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