Who are Amanda Anisimova’s parents and where are they from? We find out more about the tennis star’s family and the tragic loss of her father, Konstantin.
Amanda Anisimova is into the quarter-finals at Wimbledon surpassing her best ever run at a Grand Slam tournament. The American beat compatriot Coco Gauff in the third round in an epic match, battling back for a 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-2 victory
In the Round of 16 she beat France’s Harmony Tan in straight sets. She will now face former world no.1 Simona Halep in the quarter-finals.
Who are Amanda Anisimova’s parents?
The rising tennis star was born in Freehold Township, New Jersey, on 31 August 2001. Amanda Anisimova’s parents are mother Olga Anisimova and father Konstantin Anisimov, who are both Russian.
Her parents emigrated from Russia to the US before she was born to give their older daughter, Maria, better opportunities. They worked in the finance and banking industries.
Anisimova began playing tennis at a very young age and was inspired by older sister Anna, who went on to play college tennis for the University of Pennsylvania. The family moved to Florida when Amanda was young to access better training opportunities.
Her father tragically died in 2019
Sadly, Konstantin Anisimova unexpectedly passed away in August 2019, before Amanda had turned 18 years old.
Konstantin was his daughter’s long-time coach and died after an unexpected heart attack, aged 52. He died at home in Aventura, Florida, while Anisimova was in New York preparing for the US Open that year.
Amanda Anisimova’s parents had recently separated, and Amanda left to live with her mother. However, she was reportedly still in regular contact with her father.
Amanda spoke about Konstantin’s passing
Anisimova withdrew from the US Open that year and went back to Miami with mum Olga and older sister Maria Egee. She briefly returned to competition in late September that year but was still in the grieving process.
“It was really hard to, like, leave my house,” Anisimova said (via New York Times).
“This is obviously the hardest thing I’ve had to go through and the hardest thing that’s ever happened to me, and I don’t really talk about it with anyone,” she said. “The only thing that has helped me is just playing tennis and being on the court. That’s what makes me happy, and I know it would make him happy, so that’s the way it is.”
She will no doubt be making Konstantin incredibly proud over her tennis career and for reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals – perhaps beyond?.
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