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Taylor Townsend, a 15-year-old tennis prodigy from Stockbridge, Ga., raises her trophy after winning the girls junior title Saturday at the Australian Open, giving hope to the future of American tennis, which is in major slump right now.

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AUSSIE OPEN NOTEBOOK: Georgia teen wins girls title Down Under; Bryan Bros. fall short of record-setting 12th doubles title

The state of American men’s and women’s professional tennis may be in shambles right now with no U.S. player making it past the Round of 16 this year at the Aussie Open, but don’t tell that to Stockbridge, Ga., teen Taylor Townsend, 15, who not only won the junior title Saturday Down Under, she may have single-handedly given hope to the future of the sport in the United States.

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