Englewood's Townsend Falls in Third Round of French Open

Teen was beaten Friday by Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, 6-2, 6-2.

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    David Vincent, AP
    Taylor Townsend, of the U.S, serves the ball to Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Friday, May 30, 2014.

    The third round of the 20104 French Open was the end for Englewood teen Taylor Townsend.

    The 18-year-old was beaten Friday by Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, 6-2, 6-2. Suarez will face 21-year-old Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia in the next round.

    Tomljanovic, who had never previously played at Roland Garros, is into the fourth round for the first time at a Grand Slam. She is ranked 72nd and has never won a WTA title. Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur, seeded 19th, also advanced to the fourth round after beating No. 9 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-4.

    Townsend went into the third round as the youngest woman to reach that level since 2003. She won the girls singles and doubles titles at the 2012 Australian Open and became the first American since 1982 to hold the year-end No. 1 junior ranking.

    Townsend learned her game at the South Side's XS Tennis program. She was on hand last week when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a $9.8 million tennis facility on the site of the former Robert Taylor Homes.

    The Associated Press' Jerome Pugmire contributed to this report.

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