Amanda Anisimova

Amanda Anisimova is an American professional tennis player, who competes on the WTA Tour since 2016.

Date of Birth: 31 August 2001
Birthplace: Freehold Township, United States
Residence: Aventura, Florida, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2016

Amanda Anisimova was born on August 31, 2001, in Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States, to Olga Anisimova and Konstantin Anisimov. She has an older sister named Maria, who played college tennis for the University of Pennsylvania. Her parents emigrated from Russia a year before she was born to provide better opportunities for her older sister.

Anisimova was a very accomplished junior player, winning the junior US Open title by defeating future US Open women's singles champion Coco Gauff. Her junior ranking peaked at No. 2. The American was just 15 years old when she made her Grand Slam debut as a wildcard at the 2017 US Open, where she lost a close match to Kurumi Nara.

Anisimova made her WTA Tour debut a few months earlier as a wildcard at the Miami Open, losing to Taylor Townsend. She began generating some attention at the 2018 Indian Wells Open. As a wildcard, she progressed to the fourth round, a run that included a win against two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, but her tournament was ended by Karolina Pliskova.

Anisimova reached her first WTA Tour final as a 17-year-old at the Japan Women's Open, not dropping a set in her four matches to make that stage. Unfortunately, she was defeated 2-6, 2-6 by Hsieh Su-wei in the final. 2019 was even more successful for Anisimova as she claimed her maiden WTA title on the clay courts at the Bogota Open, recovering from a set down in the final against Astra Sharma to prevail 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Weeks later, at the 2019 Roland Garros, Anisimova reached her first Grand Slam semifinal without dropping a set, including a win against Aryna Sabalenka, but narrowly missed out on the final by losing the semifinal 7-6, 3-6, 3-6 to Ashleigh Barty.

After two less successful years in 2020 and 2021, Anisimova won her second WTA title at the Melbourne Summer Set in January 2022 by beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich. This was followed by runs to the fourth round at the Australian Open and the French Open.

Anisimova then made the quarterfinal at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, including a third-round triumph against Coco Gauff, before exiting to Simona Halep. After a difficult start to the 2023 season, Anisimova announced she was taking a hiatus from tennis. The American returned at the start of the 2024 season and made the fourth round of the Australian Open.

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