Why Did Russia-Born Amanda Anisimova Move to America? All You Need to Know About Her Parents’ Realistic Decision

Published 01/20/2024, 10:05 PM EST

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Migration is a common phenomenon in sports, isn’t it? There are a host of players across different sports that have switched borders. Obtaining greater opportunities is one big reason that contributes to this factor. Tennis is no exception. Many players in this sport have moved away from their native country to pursue their dreams. American tennis star, Amanda Anisimova, is one such player who switched nationalities.

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Anisimova excelled at a very young age on the tennis tour. At just 17, she made it to the semifinals of the French Open in 2019. Let’s find out why Anisimova moved to the United States from Russia.

Amanda Anisimova and her family moved to America was due to her sister

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While many will think that the family switched nationalities due to Amanda, it was in fact her elder sister who was behind this move. Anisimova’s father, Konstantin Anisimov, once said that they moved to the United States in 1998 in the hope of providing more opportunities to their older daughter Maria. She was just 10 at that time and the family wanted her to grow in her tennis journey.

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The family eventually made the move to Florida. Maria went on to play tennis collegiately at Pennsylvania. However, her journey was restricted till there as she didn’t make it big in her career.

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On the other hand, it was Anisimova who made the most of the opportunities and facilities available there. While she received early coaching from her parents, she soon became a tennis prodigy and began working with elite coaches.

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While Anisimova is sweating it out on the tennis court, her family has always been her top preference. Last year, she celebrated a big moment with her sister with a heartfelt message.

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Anisimova cherishes a special moment

The American sensation took a mental health break in the middle of the 2023 season. Anisimova was going through a rough patch and decided to get back to studies after taking a break from the sport. Amid this, her sister delivered some wonderful news.

She gave birth to twin sons, Kylo and Zayn. Subsequently, Amanda Anisimova took to her official Instagram handle and shared glimpses of them. Further, she wrote, “ Kylo Zayn. My sister blessed us with the two most precious boys ever, my heart is so full.”

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She made a comeback earlier this year and has reached the fourth round of the Australian Open. She is up against Aryna Sabalenka tomorrow and their match will be played at the Margaret Court Arena during the afternoon session.

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Vatsal Shah

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Being a die-hard fan of tennis and an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal, tennis has been a part of my life even before I ventured into sports journalism. If I have learned anything from the incredible career of the ?King of Clay?, it is to constantly enhance your skill sets, no matter at what stage you are in your career. This motivated me to complete an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management while pursuing my career as a sports writer.
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Ananya Giri

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