|Full Name||Amanda Anisimova|
|Date of Birth||August 31, 2001|
Amanda is a Russian-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. Her first two breakthroughs at Grand Slam events came in 2019. At the Australian Open, she defeated No. 11 Aryna Sabalenka, one of the leading contenders for the title, to reach the fourth round. At the French Open, she upset Simona Halep, the defending champion and world No. 3, to become the youngest semifinalist at the tournament in over a decade.
Australian Open: 4R (2019,2022)
French Open: SF (2019)
Wimbledon: QF (2022)
US Open: 3R (2020)
Anisimova is an aggressive baseliner, with powerful groundstrokes from both wings. Her two-handed backhand is her most potent weapon, and is hit consistently with depth, speed, and power; she produces many winners with her backhand down-the-line. Her forehand is also strong, and is hit flat with a condensed swing, allowing her to generate sharp angles with this stroke. She can hit her forehand effectively at any ball height, rendering her forehand deadly on any surface. She is fast around the court, and her footwork is quick and intricate, allowing her to extend rallies until she can create an opportunity to hit a winner. One of her greatest strengths is her return of serve, especially when returning second serves, neutralising powerful serves with a crosscourt inside-out forehand or a backhand down-the-line, making her one of the most effective returners on the WTA Tour.
Amanda Anisimova was born in Freehold Township, New Jersey to Olga Anisimova and 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. Anisimova started playing tennis at age five. Her family moved to Florida when she was very young, so Amanda and her sister would have more opportunities to train and find other coaches. Her father long acted as her primary coach while she was a junior, and her mother has also helped coach her. Anisimova is currently dating Tyler Roos, a former The Amazing Race Australia contestant and the son of Australian rules football legend Paul Roos.