‘I’m so excited’- WTA star announces pregnancy
WTA Player Taylor Townsend has announced on social media that she is expecting her first child.
Townsend, currently ranked 90th on the WTA Rankings, revealed her new with posts on Twitter and Instagram.
The American’s baby is due in March 2021, meaning that she was pregnant when she played at the US Open last month where she reached the last four in the women’s doubles event alongside Asia Muhammad.
Townsend won her maiden WTA alongside Muhammad at the ASB Classic in Auckland earlier this season, and beat Simona Halep on her way to the fourth round at Flushing Meadows in 2019.
“Life has a funny way of putting you exactly where you are supposed to be. I’m so excited to embark on the journey of motherhood,” said Townsend on Twitter.
“Life has a funny way of putting you exactly where you are supposed to be. I’m so excited to embark on the journey of motherhood!! #babytownsend2021
— Taylor Townsend (@TaylorTownsend) October 14, 2020
If she returns to the tour after giving birth, Townsend will join the likes of Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka in playing on tour after starting a family.
Townsend will also benefit from a protected ranking allowing her to enter main draw events if and when she returns to the tour, a relatively new rule that recently saw Tsvetana Pironkova reach the last eight of the US Open in her first event in three years.
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