Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati
[CR125] Taylor Townsend (USA) could not duplicate her feat of two days ago. She was denied her revenge against [CR14] Flavia Pennetta (ITA). Though she gave a valiant effort, it was all in vain as she lost once again in the 2nd round to the Italian. Unlike their last encounter, this was a straight sets loss, 4-6, 3-6.
I am still encouraged by her performance despite the loss; the desire to win is palpable. I hope she remains focused, it would be fascinating to see how far her game will take her.