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Murray advances into Metz last eight

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Teichmann fells Kerber in Ostrava

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Murray ends run of defeats

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Raducanu becomes a Tiffany ambassador

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Townsend is Pregnant 

Taylor Townsend, the 24-year old American, is planning to join the growing ranks of tennis mothers on tour after announcing on Instagram that she is pregnant and expecting her baby in March.

My entire life, my entire career, I’ve heard ‘You can’t. You won’t,’ and I’ve used it as a reason to fight hard, and as motivation to keep playing. I’m sure this won’t be any different, so I’ll have to prove them all wrong again, Taylor Townsend

“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!!” Townsend wrote on Instagram.

“My entire life, my entire career, I’ve heard ‘You can’t. You won’t,’ and I’ve used it as a reason to fight hard, and as motivation to keep playing. I’m sure this won’t be any different, so I’ll have to prove them all wrong again,” Townsend added.

The World No 90 broke the news on her Instagram profile on Wednesday, posting a long an emotional video showing her baby bump to announce the news, and adding that she plans to return to tennis as a mother.

Townsend is a former World No 61 who defeated Simona Halep at last year’s US Open en route to a career-best 4th-round performance.

The American was notably absent from the clay-court swing after a great run to the semi-finals of the US Open with Asia Muhammad, who paired with Jessica Pegula instead at Roland Garros, where they reached the quarter-finals.

Townsend, who reached the fourth round of the US Open in singles last year with an upset of Simona Halep, fell in the first round to Sachia Vickery.

Townsend will benefit from a protected ranking allowing her to enter main draw events when she returns to the WTA tour, a relatively new rule that recently saw Tsvetana Pironkova reach the last 8 of the US Open in her first event in three years after giving birth to her first child.






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