American teen Anisimova out of US Open after father’s death

NEW YORK (AP) – American teenager Amanda Anisimova’s representatives said she will not play at the United States (US) Open because of the recent death of her father.

A statement from her family members issued on Tuesday said they are “shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our father.”

Anisimova was coached by her father, Konstantin.

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

She upset defending champion Simona Halep in the quarter-finals before losing to eventual champion Ash Barty in three sets.

Anisimova is currently ranked 24th and would have been seeded for the US Open.

The year’s last Grand Slam tournament begins next Monday.

United State’s Amanda Anisimova. PHOTO: AP