CHICAGO (CBS) — After pulling off a stunning upset in the French Open, a tennis player from Englewood gets another shot at making a splash in a major tournament, when she plays her first match at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports 18-year-old Taylor Townsend shocked everyone with her upset victory over the world’s No. 21 women’s player, Alize Cornet, becoming the youngest player to reach the third round at Roland Garros since 2003.
Townsend, who trains at XS Tennis in the Hyde Park neighborhood, stopped by the facility before leaving for Wimbledon.
“She came in and just hung out, and helped out,” said Aaron Mabra, director of junior development at XS Tennis. “She helped out with lunch, and just hung out with the kids. It just showed how she really is just a part of what’s going on. She does not put herself on this pedestal.”