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Doing It My Way

Closed Doors Don’t Stop Taylor Townsend

The tennis player who shined at this year’s U.S. Open talks about acceptance, caring for herself, and trusting the timing of her life

A photo of Taylor Townsend celebrating her victory.
Taylor Townsend of the United States celebrates her victory over Sorana Cirstea of Romania in the third round at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2019 in New York City. Photo: TPN/Getty Images

Doing It My Way is a candid ZORA Q&A series with newsmakers and changemakers in our community who are charting their own




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Rule breaker, champion of women and education, and recovering sports journalist.

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