Amanda Anisimova shares she picked injury while on mental health break from tennis

Anisimova, 22, hasn't played since late April.

by Dzevad Mesic
Amanda Anisimova shares she picked injury while on mental health break from tennis
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Amanda Anisimova revealed through an Instagram Story that she injured herself during a training session last week. Anisimova, 22, hasn't played in a while after taking an indefinite break from tennis in early May to address her mental health.

During her extended break from tennis, former world No 21 Anisimova has been using her time to spend quality time with her friends and enjoy fun activities. In August, Anisimova also revealed that she enrolled as a student athlete at NSU Florida.

"I got injured training last week so back to calm Monday mornings," Anisimova captioned her Instagram post.

Anisimova took a break from tennis to address her mental health

Anisimova last played in late April, when she lost in the Madrid first round and picked up her fourth consecutive defeat.

A couple of days later, Anisimova made an important announcement. "Hey guys. I thought I’d make a post explaining what’s been going on and my plans. I’ve really been struggling with my mental health and burnout since the summer of 2022.

It’s become unbearable being at tennis tournaments. At this point my priority is my mental well-being and taking a break for some time. I’ve worked as hard as I could to push through it. I will miss being out there, and I appreciate all the continuous support," Anisimova wrote on Instagram in early May.

After taking some time off, Anisimova shared a message, in which she reflected on her path to becoming a pro tennis player. "Missing this part of me. Stepping away from the game has really made me realize how much work, sweat, tears, pain I’ve experienced for this sport.

With that being said, I am so proud of myself," Anisimova wrote on Instagram in late May. Considering that the 2023 season is close to an end, it is safe to say Anisimova won't play again this year. It remains to be seen if Anisimova will return to tennis at the start of the 2024 season.

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