Amanda Anisimova‘s father and tennis coach, Konstantin Anisimov, has died suddenly. Anisimova withdrew from next week’s U.S. Open.
“We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our father,” Anisimova’s family said in a statement. “We appreciate the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time and ask that you respect our privacy.”
Anisimova, 17, is the daughter of Russian-born parents. She was born in New Jersey, after the family left Russia, and moved to Florida at age 3.
Anisimova, the 2017 U.S. Open junior champion, is in a breakout year. She reached the French Open semifinals and the Australian Open fourth round and ranks No. 24 in the world. She withdrew from recent tournaments with a back injury.