Helping hand for Taylor Townsend

Updated: August 27, 2013, 2:40 PM ET
By Mackenzie Lobby | Special to espnW.com

Taylor Townsend wasn't always a natural on the tennis court.

"My balance was really off, and I was always falling when I tried to hit the ball," the 17-year-old said. "I was really bad at first. I couldn't even make contact."

But Townsend, who last year became the first American girl in 30 years to hold the year-end No. 1 juniors ranking, found a fast fix.

She switched hands.

The lefty, who is entered in the women's doubles ...

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