Beijing time October 15th, the 24-year-old American female player Townsend announced the good news of her pregnancy, and Clijsters and others sent their blessings.
Townsend, who was born in 1996, ranked 61st. She defeated Halep at the US Open last year and reached the top 16 of the Grand Slam for the first time. As a teenager, Townsend once came to the world's number one position. She won the 2012 Australian Open youth women's singles championship and three youth women's doubles championships (2012 Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open).
At the US Open last month, she teamed up with Muhammad to reach the semi-finals of the women's doubles, losing to No. 3 seeds Xu Yifan/Merichal.
It is reported that Townsend’s expected delivery date is March next year.