(CNN) — American teenager Amanda Anisimova has pulled in the US Open after the unexpected death of her dad and trainer Konstantin Anisimov.
This season one of the most talented tennis players in the world — she became the youngest girl to reach the French Open semifinals for 13 years this year — the 17-year-old Anisimova had been expected to take part.
“We’re amazed and stunned by the unexpected passing of our father,” read a statement from the Anisimova family. “We love the outpouring of love and support during this tough period and ask you to respect our privacy. Thank you.”
Tennis world reacts
Anisimov had transferred into the US out of Moscow in 1998. Amanda was born in New Jersey three decades later, less than two weeks before the September 11 terror attacks.
When Anisimova was coached by her father, the family moved to Florida, a tennis . She discusses both Russian and English.
By reaching the last 16 in the Australian Open, before loving her conduct at Roland Garros showing signs of genius Anisimova jumped into the mainstream this year. She is the world No. 24 in the WTA rankings.
Following the terrible news of Monday, the tennis world immediately expressed its sympathy for the Anisimova family, with Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios tweeting messages of assistance.
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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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