Tennis Star, Taylor Townsend, Keynote Speaker On Venture Capital Investing, Body Positivity, and Leadership at the All Ivy League Alumni “Tennis Under The Stars” Event at the 2024 Miami Open

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Charleston, SC • April 3, 2024
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Who: International Tennis Star, Taylor Townsend
What: Taylor Townsend’s Keynote Address At The All Ivy League Alumni “Tennis Under The Stars” Event
When: Wednesday March 27, 2024 and Wednesday April 3, 2024
Where: The Credit One Charleston Open Tennis Tournament • 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29492
Why: Taylor Townsend’s Mission Is To Use Her Own Negative Experience To Promote Body Positivity And To Leverage Her Ascendancy As An Investor and Businesswoman To Inspire Youth In All Communities

International Tennis Star, Taylor Townsend, is currently playing in the Credit One Charleston Open against the world’s very best. Her dominant Round of 64 performance yesterday against 2020 WTA Tour “Player of the Year,” 2020 Australian Open Champion, and 2020 French Open runner up, Sofia Kenin, saw Townsend eliminate her rival in straight sets with an impressive ten aces – including an ace to emphatically close out the first set. “I’m feeling really good right now. I feel that if I’m able to be dominant with my service game, then my complementary game elements, especially on clay here, will position me to have some excellent results this week,” stated the Tour veteran who is also playing doubles in the tournament.

Townsend comes to Charleston from some outstanding performances at last week’s Miami Open where she was similarly impressive in ousting world #25 ranked Elise Mertens in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, among multiple other wins. “Notwithstanding the tennis and the great hospitality the organizers arrange for everyone in Miami, one of the true highlights for me was my getting to keynote the All Ivy League Alumni “Tennis Under The Stars event,” the star emoted. “I got the opportunity to share my venture capital and real estate investment journey and philosophy with alumni from Harvard, Yale, the Wharton School, the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, and Dartmouth,” she enumerated before asking rhetorically “Did I leave anybody out?,” inadvertently omitting Cornell University from the list. Georgetown University, though not a member of the Ivy League, was well represented as well. “I have multiple seed stage, Series A, and Series B level startups in Biotech, AI, logistics, and otherwise that I’ll be sharing with my fans and the many new Ivy League educated investors I had the pleasure of meeting,” she stated excitedly.

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Townsend’s story of having been ostracized and criticized, including by the tennis establishment, for having a body that does not conform to traditional Western ideals of acceptable beauty, especially for a female athlete, is well documented. “I was 16 years old and I was ranked at #1 in the world in both singles AND doubles, yet tennis’ American governing body denied me a trip to Wimbledon because they felt that, because of my body type, I was out of shape and needed to lose weight,” she lamented. “Now I’m a proud, loving mother of a precocious 3 year old son and I’m literally elated that America’s and the world’s public consciousness is now focused on body positivity. If ever there was a poster child for that, I’m it!” she enthused.

See her video on the topic here:

Townsend began her career with one of the sport’s most auspicious starts ever as she was simultaneously the world’s #1 ranked amateur in singles and the world’s #1 ranked amateur in doubles at age 16 just before turning professional.  Now one of the world’s top professional players in both singles and doubles, she is intent on showing the world that her best years – and many of them – lie ahead.  

About Taylor Townsend

Taylor Townsend is arguably sports’ single most ardent advocate for body positivity.   Having faced criticism, especially during her youth, for having a body that was not as petite or as svelte as those of most female professional tennis players, she has turned all related negatives into positives so as to inspire self love in others who face similar circumstances and criticisms.  Seeking to be further inspirational, Townsend has parlayed her tennis stardom into a broad range of business involvements, including but not limited to biotech and venture capital investing, real estate development, philanthropy, and soon-to-be announced entrepreneurial forays into entertainment, fashion, and skin care, all focused on inclusivity and upliftment. Ms. Townsend recently co-starred with international music superstar, Cardi B (168 million Instagram followers), in “Cardi Tries Tennis” (see: and she starred in Goldman Sachs’ promotional campaign for the company’s online banking offering, Marcus. (see: