Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati
Less than two months ago, [CR36] Klara Koukalova (CZE) defeated Townsend in the 1st round at Wimbledon. Fast forward to 8.11.2014 and Townsend gets her revenge, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in the 1st round of the Western & Southern Open.
She may get another opportunity to also exact revenge in the 2nd round against [CR14] Flavia Pennetta (ITA). Pennetta took her out five months ago, also in the 2nd round, at Indian Wells.
[CR125] Taylor Townsend (USA) has steadily been climbing her way up the ranks, contrary to all the naysayers. Despite her non-athletic appearance, she believes that she belongs and she is determined to prove just what she is capable of. It would be interesting to see how far she can go as she continues to develop. Does she have enough of what it takes to get to the top ranks of her profession?
Wimbledon 2014: (31) Koukalova d Townsend 7-5, 6-2
Indian Wells 2014: (20) Pennetta d Townsend 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3