Highly-rated youngster Amanda Anisimova moved into the third-round of the French Open after a sublime 6-4, 6-2 demolition of Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka.
The win sets up a third-round clash on Saturday with Irina-Camelia Begu.
Anisimova has been the name hot on the lips of many American tennis pundits including Lindsay Davenport who believe the 17-year-old has a bright future in the women’s game.
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Back in January, Anisimova hadn’t won a singles match at a Grand Slam. Yet she stormed past the likes of Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine and Sabalenka to reach the last 16 of the Australian Open.
Anisimova also won her maiden WTA Tour title last month in Bogota, Colombia, triumphing Asha Sharma 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final.
That clay-court title at Copa Colsinatas has propelled the 17-year-old into the top 100 as the world No 54. She is officially the youngest player in the top 100.
If Anisimova can get past Begu on Saturday, she could face either Ekaterina Alexandrova or Aliona Bolsova in the fourth-round. On paper, there is a genuine possibility Anisimova could make the quarter-finals.
— TENNIS.com (@Tennis) May 30, 2019
And after yet another Grand Slam victory over the highly fancied Sabalenka on Thursday, Anisimova will certainly fancy her chances of going further into the draw at this year’s French Open.
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