One of the proficient tennis gamers on the earth — she turned the youngest lady to achieve the French Open semifinals for 13 years earlier this season — the 17-year-old Anisimova had been anticipated to participate in her dwelling grand slam later this month.
“We’re shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our father,” learn an announcement from the Anisimova household. “We respect the outpouring of affection and help throughout this troublesome time and ask that you simply respect our privateness. Thanks.”
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Anisimov had moved to the US from Moscow in 1998 along with his spouse Olga and eldest daughter Maria. Amanda was born in New Jersey three years later, lower than two weeks earlier than the September 11 terror assaults.
Coached by her father, the household moved to Florida, a tennis hotbed, when Anisimova was three. She speaks each Russian and English.
Exhibiting indicators of brilliance in 2018, Anisimova broke into the mainstream this 12 months by reaching the final 16 on the Australian Open, earlier than having fun with her heroic run at Roland Garros. She is the world No. 24 within the WTA rankings.
The US Open begins on August 26.