The spectators had come in the Margaret Court Arena to see the future of Tennis, and that you were able to. If not so, as they had expected.
The last Friday in Melbourne, the third round of the Australian Open delivery, many eyes rested on Aryna Sabalenkas, the 20-year-old white Russian woman, many believe it will have a say in their Sport for years to come. Sabalenka lost. After the Match, but the attention was less this defeat, but the winner, Amanda Anisimova, 17 years. Her appearance was one of the most amazing in this Australian Open, not only because of the surprising success, but also because of the way he was.
Amanda Anisimova after their success on Aryna Sabalenka
There was, for example, this Forehand, from full run in a high arc to Sabalenka struck, mark the “shock of the year”. Anisimova played as if she knew nothing of awe. Anisimova played like she was born for the big stage, as they would belong here, always have been. In the end, they defeated Sabalenka 6:3, 6:2, she is the youngest player in a Grand Slam second round since Tamira, Rainer, 2007, in Wimbledon. So far, Anisimova without losing a set.
early on, Anisimovas moved Russian immigrant family from New Jersey to Florida. In the academies this tennis wonder of the country have burst in the past decades, many dreams. Anisimova has been made to date, however, little wrong. This may also be due to the infrastructure of your athletes life. Although the call of her Manager, Max Eisenbud has suffered in the Doping affair around Marija Sharapova. But he is one that thinks in the long term. Just as it seems the parents Anisimovas ordered.
After the then 16-Year-old had celebrated last March their breakthrough at the most important tennis event outside the Grand Slams, the tournament of Indian Wells, said Anisimovas father Constantine of the New York Times: “We are very happy that your results are better than expected. But we remain calm, Knowing how young she is.” After an injury at the next tournament Anisimova and her Team were also particularly a lot of time with the Comeback. Just don’t rush it, preferring to work every day a bit Better. The results would come. They came.
As you would have the perfect eye
when you look at the game of 17-Year-old, suspects that you will have long-term success. As a potent Serve and good footwork are the Overview, but especially this. It is often said, the great art of Tennis is to not play the Ball exactly where the opponent is. Anisimov seems to be able to but even more: to hit the Ball exactly as hard as it must be. As a beam, the line along, then all of a precise and well-tempered. As you would have the perfect eye for every tennis situation.
How big is the Talent, was last year in Indian Wells, clearer. There defeated Anisimova, the two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, against which it goes in the night to Sunday in the second round of the Australian Open. Also Serena Williams is in the second round of Melbourne. The 37-year-old American had already won her first Grand Slam, Anisimova was born in August 2001.
In the second round should not be for Anisimova but in the end. When she was asked after her victory against Sabalenka in the press conference, what dream would you fulfill, they raised the supported head of the Hand, beamed a little more, knocked on the Desk and said: “I want to win this tournament.”