(CNN) — American teenager Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the US Open following the unexpected passing of her dad and coach Konstantin Anisimov.
This month Among the most talented tennis players on the planet — she became the youngest girl to get to the French Open semifinals for 13 years earlier this year — the 17-year-old Anisimova had been expected to take part in her home grand slam.
“We are shocked and saddened by the unexpected passing of our dad,” read an announcement from the Anisimova family. “We love the outpouring of support and love during this tough period and ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you”
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Anisimov had transferred into the US together with eldest daughter Maria and his wife Olga out of Moscow in 1998. Amanda was born in New Jersey three years less than two weeks before the September 11 terror attacks.
When Anisimova had been three, coached by her father, the family moved to Florida, a tennis hotbed. She discusses both English and Russian.
Showing signs of brilliance Anisimova broke this season before loving her streak at Roland Garros by reaching the last 16 at the Australian Open. She is the world No. 24 at the WTA rankings.
Following Monday’s terrible news, the tennis world expressed its sympathy for its Anisimova family, with Nick Kyrgios and Maria Sharapova tweeting messages of service.
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Additionally, her fellow American adolescent Cori”Coco” Gauff tweeted”deepest condolences to the Anisimova family during this tragic moment.”
The US Open begins on August 26.
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