Last Updated on August 4, 2022
It is not surprising to see a young American tennis player in the World Top 50 since there are quite a few on the list. The surprise is having a 21-year-old lady occupying the WTA 21st position on the world’s ranking.
Amanda Anisimova was born on the 31st of August, 2001, in Freehold Township in New Jersey, USA, before her parents relocated to Florida. Her father was Konstantin Anisimova, while her mother was Olga Anisimova, and they both worked as bankers.
Her parents immigrated to the USA from Russia solely because of Amanda’s older sister, Maria, who also plays tennis. Konstantin and his wife believed they could open their older daughter to better opportunities in her chosen career in the US and moved to Florida from New Jersey for the same reason.
Maria introduced Amanda to tennis when she was three, and she will be forever grateful to her.
Amanda has since then developed into one of the finest tennis players of her age, sliding through all junior categories and qualifiers easily.
So far, Amanda has participated in 3 WTA finals and won two of them. She has also recorded several successes in the junior championships, winning the Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano, 1 Copa del Café, 1 Grade A Copa Gerdau, 1 Junior US Open title, and was also part of the team who represented and won the Junior Federation Cup for the US.
With these achievements, she could reach the World’s Top 100 ranking at 17.
Currently, Amanda is without a coach following the resignation of her former coach, Darren Cahill, just before the Indian Wells Tour earlier this year.
After their first training together, Darren informed Amanda of his decision that he could not endure the tournament demands anymore and requested to return to Australia. Amanda continued the tournament with Hleb Maslau and Rob Brandsma as her team.
Amanda started tennis at a very tender age, with her father and mother serving as her first coaches, although some needed assistance from her older sister, Maria. Amanda’s Father and mother do not have any record of being professional tennis players but were great lovers of the game.
Looking at her sibling, her sister is also a veteran player and was outstanding during her college days when she represented the University of Pennsylvania in various college-level tournaments.
Amanda’s training continued with her family until she was 11, after which the youngster had her first professional coach, Nick Saviano.
Amanda started her training with Nick at 11 and developed into the player she is under, the ex-American tennis player. Saviano trained Amanda as a junior player when he resided in Sunrise, Florida.
Saviano was quite an infamous player, although the trainer won a Singles title during his career at the 1983 Lorraine Open. Nick also won Doubles alongside John Lloyd at the Hawaii Open before he retired in 1984.
Nick has worked with two great talents in the tennis game in his coaching career; that is, Eugenie Bouchard and Sloane Stephens. He was able to guide his longtime trainee, Eugenie, to a WTA title before they parted ways in 2014.
However, the pair later went on to go separate ways. It is normal for a junior player to move on after becoming a pro. Besides, Saviano was only a development coach since he worked with some top players during this period.
Fomine has also worked with Amanda as a travelling coach. The young man, who is also an assistant coach to the Bryan Brothers, was a former Mississippi State Tennis player and was quite formidable as a college tennis player.
There is no record of the coach working with any big names, although he has served five years with the Lady Bulldogs (an NCCA female tennis team) as an assistant coach.
Cahill is probably the most popular of all the coaches Amanda has worked with so far. And this was mainly because of the nature of the fallout, which shocked the world of tennis.
Nonetheless, Darren made a name for himself before working with Amanda.
Cahill is an ex-Australian professional tennis player who is now a well-known tennis coach and tennis analyst for ESPN on Grand Slam events. He was also quite successful as a player, winning 2 Singles Career titles and a huge 13 Doubles career titles.
His Doubles career titles include a Grand Slam, Grand Prix, Davis Cup, and ATP Tours. However, he has been more successful as a coach than ever as a player. He has coached several top players, especially Australians, to their successes in tennis.
To mention a few, this exceptional coach had worked with Lleyton Hewitt and was his coach when he became the youngest player to be ranked number 1 in the world. He was also the coach of Andre Agassi, whose achievement was directly opposite to that of Lleyton Hewitt (oldest player to be ranked 1st in the world).
Some other top players he had worked with include the likes of Andy Murray, Ana Ivanovic, Sorana Cirstea, and most recently, World Number 3 Simona Halep. Halep, in particular, described Darren as the most important person in her career development after they ended their relationship last year.
Cahill began working with Amanda as a trial coach in January 2022 but ended the relationship less than three months after he informed her of being unable to cope with the Tour demands. He returned to Australia to get some rest afterwards.
He was her coach when she won her second career Singles title at Melbourne.
Amanda Anisimova’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Amanda Anisimova under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coach||Years of Completion||Titles|
|Darren Cahill||2022-2022||2022 Melbourne Summer Set 2|
Amanda has recorded huge achievements even without a professional coach in most phases of her career. She is admired by many tennis lovers and has shown class so far.
We hope she gets a good coach soon to help her fully fulfil her potential.