NEW YORK (AP) — The WTA Tour says Amanda Anisimova plans to take an indefinite hiatus from tennis, citing exhaustion…
NEW YORK (AP) — The WTA Tour has said Amanda Anisimova plans to take an indefinite hiatus from tennis, citing burnout and concerns for her mental health.
“I have been really struggling with my mental health and my burnout since the summer of 2022,” the former US world number 21 wrote on Instagram on Friday. “It has become unbearable to be in tennis tournaments. At this point, my priority is my mental well-being and taking a break for a while. I worked as hard as I could to get by. I will miss being there, and appreciate all the continued support.
Anisimova, now 21, reached the 2019 French Open semi-finals after beating defending champion Simona Halep at 17 – the youngest woman to go this far at a major tournament since 2006.
But later that year, just before the US Open, his father and longtime coach Konstantin died aged 52 of a heart attack.
Anisimova reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon a year ago, upsetting Coco Gauff. She has reached the fourth round of the Australian Open twice and defeated defending champion Naomi Osaka at the 2022 event in Melbourne.
Anisimova, winner of two WTA singles titles, gave no timetable for her return. Currently ranked No. 46, she lost in the first round of the Madrid Open last week to Arantxa Rus and was 3-8 in match results for the season.
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