Taylor Townsend aiming to go all the way and finally fulfil promise

American Taylor Townsend is aiming to go all the way at the US Open after reaching the fourth round where she will face Bianca Andreescu Taylor Townsend may be the most articulate player in tennis, certainly a poetic one, and she made the most eloquent statement about her rise from the depths by beating the Romanian Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 6-2, to join a bunch of interesting young Americans in the fourth round. I wouldnt change anything, said the world No 116, because I appreciate so much where I am, because I know where I came from. And I think its easy for people to forget where they came from. I remember when I was grinding quallies at 25s [$25,000 tournaments], …

15-year-old Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff extends remarkable run at Wimbledon

Wimbledon (CNN)Even a late change of location Wednesday couldn’t halt the momentum of Cori Gauff, the teenager making history virtually every time she steps onto Wimbledon’s fabled grass. The 30-year-old Slovak’s ranking might have slipped to 139th in the world, but in 2017, she found herself in the last four at Wimbledon. “I don’t even know how I played, if I played better or not,” Gauff said. “I like to say maybe I played a little better.” “Amazing” was how the USTA’s general manager of player development, Martin Blackman, summed up her performance. “After she had a huge win like she had in the first round, to come back with that much poise against a woman who got to the …