(CNN) — American adolescent Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the US Open after the unexpected death of her dad and trainer Konstantin Anisimov.
Later this month, one of the tennis players on the planet — she became the youngest woman to get to the French Open semifinals before this year — that the Anisimova was expected to take part.
“We’re shocked and stunned by the unexpected death of our dad,” read an announcement by the Anisimova family. “We love the outpouring of support and love during this tough time and ask you to respect our privacy. Thank you.”
Tennis world responds
Anisimov had moved to the US together with eldest daughter Maria and his wife Olga from Moscow in 1998. Amanda was born in New Jersey three years later, less than fourteen days before the September 11 terror attacks.
When Anisimova was coached by her father, the family moved to Florida, a tennis . She discusses English and Russian.
By reaching the last 16 at the Australian Open, before enjoying her conduct at Roland Garros showing signs of brilliance in 2018, Anisimova fell into the mainstream this season. She is the world No. 24 in the WTA rankings.
After the dreadful news of Monday, the tennis world quickly expressed its sympathy for the Anisimova household, with Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios tweeting messages of service.
In addition, her fellow American adolescent Cori”Coco” Gauff tweeted”deepest condolences to the Anisimova family during this tragic time.”
The US Open starts on August 26.
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