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taylor townsend and coco gauff are serving up #blackgirlmagic on the court

August 31, 2019

We are SO HERE for the #BlackGirlMagic tennis takeover!

Taylor Townsend sure knows how to shut up her haters. The Chicago native made it to the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, dominating Sorana Cirstea in an epic win during the US Open. She’s currently ranked 116th in the world. Her victory comes after years of sexist, racist body shaming including the US Tennis Association cutting her funding and refusing to pay for her travel to games until she lost weight when she was just 16. And she faced these attacks even as she was the top-ranked junior girl in the world

Taylor isn’t the only one showing out on the court. At only 15, Coco Gauff is two years younger than any of her competition at the US Open. But don’t let her age fool you! She’s still serving up fierceness on the court serving balls at 118 mph! After a show stopping performance at Wimbledon earlier this year, today she’s facing off against Naomi Osaka in the US Open’s third round.

Now this is #BlackGirlMagic times two!

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