Amanda Anisimova is an American professional tennis player. She has a career-high WTA ranking of No. 21 in the world and has been ranked in the top 100 since shortly after turning 17 years old. Anisimova has won two WTA Tour titles and reached three WTA finals in total.
With her father Konstantin as her longtime coach and her older sister also an accomplished player, Anisimova began playing tennis at a very young age. Her parents decided to move to Florida when Anisimova was very young to give their children better training opportunities.
As a junior, Anisimova was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world. She won the 2017 US Open girls’ singles title, as well as two other Grade-A titles. She also became the first American finalist at the French Open girls’ singles event in 14 years.
On the WTA Tour, Anisimova rose to prominence at the 2018 Indian Wells Open, where she scored her first top-10 victory at age 16 against Petra Kvitová.
She won her first WTA title at the Copa Colsanitas in April 2019 at age 17, and her second title at the Melbourne Summer Set in January 2022 at age 20.
Is Anisimova Russian?
Anisimova is theoretically a Russian, but she was born in Freehold Township, New Jersey to Olga Anisimova and the late Konstantin Anisimov.
She has an older sister, Maria, who played college tennis for the University of Pennsylvania while attending Wharton’s undergraduate business school.
Her parents emigrated from Russia to the United States a few years before she was born to give their older daughter better opportunities. They worked in the finance and banking industries, and neither played competitive tennis while growing up.