Anisimova withdraws from US Open following father's death

American star withdraws from US Open after death of her father

American star withdraws from US Open after death of her father

Rising American teenager Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the US Open following the death of her father and longtime coach Konstantin Anisimov, ESPN reported on Monday. She turns 18 on August 31.

A statement from family members, released by Anisimova's representatives, said: "We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our father". The player, who is ranked 24th in the world, has not yet commented on the tragedy. "We appreciate the outpouring of love and support during this hard time and ask that you respect our privacy", the family said in a statement.

Before Anisimova was born, her parents emigrated from Russian Federation to the United States and she has an elder sister named Maria Anisimova.

Konstantin Anisimov, Amanda's father and longtime coach, was found dead Monday, Tennis Life reported.

She is an up-and-coming star in women's tennis who reached the semifinals at the French Open in June at age 17.

Anisimova beat Wimbledon champion Simona Halep on her way to the last four of the French Open, before losing in three sets to eventual victor Ashleigh Barty.

Earlier this year, Anisimova had also won her first ever WTA title, beating Astra Sharma of Australia in the final of the Bogota Open.