5 votes You ain’t never been no little girl, Taylor Townsend Posted June 13, 2021 by DMBuce Tags: tennis, usa, athletes, women, race, african americans, author.taylor townsend, long read https://www.theplayerstribune.com/posts/you-ain-t-never-been-no-little-girl-taylor-townsend-01f76vbvt43y Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Word count 6809 words 1 comment Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK DMBuce (OP) June 13, 2021 Link Sixteen years old, and getting to No. 1 in juniors as a Black girl from the South Side? I was so proud of that. I was so proud of who I was, and what I’d achieved. And I think I had it in my head, like, alright — I know I might be an outsider in this sport. I know I might not be like all these other tennis kids. But once I got to No. 1?? Once I climbed that mountain?? Now they'll be proud to have me. Now I'll be treated like a part of American tennis. Now I'll be one of them. Doesn’t exactly work that way, though, does it. As a matter of fact….. it worked pretty much exactly the opposite. It worked the way things usually work in a country that hates fat Black women.