Amanda Anisimova, 17, withdraws from US Open after her father’s death

(CNN) — American teenager Amanda Anisimova has pulled from the US Open after the sudden passing of her father and trainer Konstantin Anisimov.
After this season one of the very talented tennis players in the world — she became the youngest girl to achieve the French Open semifinals for 13 years before this season — the Anisimova had been expected to take part in her home grand slam.
“We are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of our father,” read a statement from the Anisimova household. “We appreciate the outpouring of love and support during this challenging period and ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you”
Tennis world responds
Anisimov had moved with his wife Olga and eldest daughter Maria out of Moscow in 1998 to the US. Amanda was born in New Jersey three decades later, less than two weeks prior to the September 11 terror strikes.
When Anisimova was , coached by her father, the family moved to Florida, a tennis hotbed. She discusses Russian and English.
Showing signs of brilliance in 2018, Anisimova fell into the mainstream this year before enjoying her heroic run by reaching the final 16 in the Australian Open. She’s the world No. 24 in the WTA rankings.
The tennis world expressed its sympathy for the Anisimova household, together with Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios tweeting messages of service.
Furthermore, her fellow American adolescent Cori”Coco” Gauff tweeted”deepest condolences to the Anisimova family in this tragic time.”
The US Open starts on August 26.

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