(CNN) — American teenager Amanda Anisimova has pulled in the US Open following the sudden death of her dad and coach Konstantin Anisimov.
Among the tennis players on the planet — she became the youngest woman to achieve the French Open semifinals before this year — the Anisimova had been expected to take part in her house grand slam after this month.
“We are amazed and stunned by the sudden departure of our dad,” read an announcement in the Anisimova household. “We love the outpouring of support and love in this challenging period and ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you”
Tennis world reacts
Anisimov had transferred into the US out of Moscow in 1998 with his wife Olga and eldest daughter Maria. Amanda was born in New Jersey three decades less than two weeks before the September 11 terror attacks.
When Anisimova had been three, the family moved to Florida, a tennis . She discusses English and Russian.
Showing signs of genius Anisimova jumped this season by reaching the final 16 at the Australian Open. She is the world No. 24 at the WTA rankings.
After the dreadful news of Monday, the tennis world expressed its sympathy for its Anisimova household, together with Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios tweeting messages of support.
Moreover, her fellow American teenager Cori”Coco” Gauff tweeted”deepest condolences to the Anisimova family in this tragic moment.”
The US Open starts on August 26.
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