(CNN) — American teenager Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn in the US Open following the unexpected passing of her father and trainer Konstantin Anisimov.
One of the tennis players on the planet — she became the youngest woman to attain the French Open semifinals this year — that the Anisimova had been expected to take part after this month.
“We’re amazed and stunned by the sudden departure of our father,” read a statement from the Anisimova family. “We love the outpouring of support and love during this challenging period and ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you.”
Tennis world responds
Anisimov had transferred into the US with eldest daughter Maria and his wife Olga out of Moscow in 1998. Amanda was born in New Jersey three decades afterwards, less than fourteen days prior to the September 11 terror attacks.
When Anisimova had been three, coached by her father, the family moved to Florida, a tennis . She speaks English and Russian.
Showing signs of genius in 2018, Anisimova jumped this year before enjoying her conduct, by reaching the final 16 in the Australian Open. She is the planet No. 24 at the WTA rankings.
The tennis world immediately expressed its sympathy for its Anisimova family, with Nick Kyrgios and Maria Sharapova tweeting messages of service.
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Moreover, her fellow American teenager 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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