Amanda Anisimova will not participate in the US Open next week. The American top talent has opted out of the Grand Slam tournament due to the sudden death of her father and coach Konstantin Anisimova.
It is not yet known why Anisimova's father died. The American manager only confirms to ESPN that due to his death she will not be able to attend Flushing Meadows next week.
The only seventeen-year-old Anisimova, who was always accompanied by her father in her early career, made her final breakthrough with senior citizens this year by reaching the semi-finals of Roland Garros out of the blue.
Anisimova settled in the quarterfinals with title defender Simona Halep and then lost in the half-final battle of the Australian Ashleigh Barty. Two months earlier, she had won her first WTA title in Bogota, Colombia.
Anisimova number 24 of the world
After her stunt at Roland Garros, Anisimova also participated in Wimbledon, but she could not surprise her again. The top talent went down in the second round of the prestigious grass tournament against the Polish Magda Linette.
Thanks to her strong performance this year, Anisimova made a big leap on the world ranking. The currently youngest player in the top 100 of the WTA ranking started the year as global number 87 and can currently call herself the number 24 in the world.
The US Open will start in New York on Monday 26 August. Naomi Osaka defends her title with the women and Novak Djokovic won the Grand Slam tournament on hardcourt last year.