Meet Symone Townsend: Taylor Townsend’s Sister

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Symone Townsend is the sister of Taylor Townsend who has been ranked as high as world No. 61 in singles by the WTA. She is the older sister of Taylor. She played college tennis at Florida A&M. Her sister, Taylor often draws comparisons to Serena Williams, a 15-time major singles champion.

During her college career, Symone Townsend use to show her playing skills and effort to the sport earning numerous accolades and leading her team to victory in several important matches. Her work ethic and passion for tennis were evident in every match she played, making her a formidable opponent on the court. She is not popular as her sister but she is doing good in her career. She gained experience and honed her abilities preparing her for the next chapter in her tennis journey. Her sister said in an interview with NY Times,

“I’m getting ready to watch Taylor Townsend. She’s the girl who looks like Serena.”

Symone Townsend Parents

Symone Townsend was born to Gary and Sheila (née Jones). Her parents are both high school administrators, and her mother used to work as a banker. Sheila played Division II tennis at Lincoln University in Missouri. She is black and has a sturdy 5-foot-6 physique and strong ground strokes.

Symone Townsend Biography

Symone Townsend began playing tennis at the age of six with her sister. When Townsend was eight years old, she moved to Atlanta to continue training with Donald Young’s father. Her mother is a close friend of Donald Young Sr., as they grew up together on the South Side of Chicago, where they trained at the same tennis center.

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Few Facts About Symone Townsend’s Sister

  • Her sister, Taylor Townsend attained her career-high doubles ranking of world No. 5 in June 2023.
  • She was named the ITF’s Junior World Champion in 2012 for finishing the year No. 1, as a Junior.
  • She made her top 100 singles debut in 2015.
  • She moved to Boca Raton, Florida, to join the USTA development program, at the age of 14.
  • She continued her major success in doubles that year by winning the Junior Wimbledon title.
  • In 2013, she continued to play on the junior tour.
  • In June 2023, she moved to a new career-high ranking of world No. 5 in doubles.


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