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Rising tennis star Amanda Anisimova withdraws from U.S. Open after father’s death: report

2019-08-20

Amanda Anisimova withdraws from U.S. Open following her father's death. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/Getty)

Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the U.S. Open after Konstantin Anisimova, her father and coach, was found dead Monday, according to ESPN.

No public comments have been released by the family.

The Freehold, New Jersey-born Anisimova made headlines back in June after defeating the No. 4 ranked Simona Halep for a spot in the French Open semifinals. At 17 years old, she is the youngest player in the WTA top 100 at No. 24.

It would have been Anisimova’s fourth singles appearance at the U.S. Open, and likely would have been her first seeded. In 2017 she was the U.S. Open junior singles champion.

The Anisimova family moved from Russia to the U.S. in 1998.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.