American teen Anisimova out of US Open after father's death

August 20, 2019 - 9:10 am

NEW YORK (AP) — American teenager Amanda Anisimova's representatives say she will not play at the U.S. Open because of the recent death of her father.

A statement from her family members issued Tuesday says they are "shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our father."

Anisimova was coached by her father, Konstantin.

She is an up-and-coming star in women's tennis who reached the semifinals at the French Open in June at age 17. She upset defending champion Simona Halep in the quarterfinals, before losing to eventual champion Ash Barty in three sets.

Anisimova is currently ranked 24th and would have been seeded for the U.S. Open.

The year's last Grand Slam tournament begins Monday.


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