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Taylor Townsend getting a taste

American prospect hopes junior success will pay off in the near future

Updated: July 5, 2013, 6:42 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPN.com

LONDON -- Taylor Townsend can hardly help herself.

The 17-year-old Chicago native and Boca Raton resident has a chance to become the first American to win Wimbledon's junior girls' title since Chanda Rubin in 1992. She has taken more than a peek around the various Grand Slam junior tournaments in which she has played and imagines what it might feel like to be in the main draw one day.

"That's one of the reasons why it's so nice to play the junior Slams because it gives you a little ...

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