Amanda Anisimova announces break from tennis to address mental health issues

Anisimova will be out for an indefinite period of time.

by Dzevad Mesic
Amanda Anisimova announces break from tennis to address mental health issues

Amanda Anisimova has announced that she is taking an indefinite break to address her mental health. Anisimova, 21, made several notable results in the first half of the 2022 season. Since then, Anisimova has been struggling a lot with her form and results.

Now, Anisimova reveals she is dealing with mental health issues and burnout. "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.

Anisimova hasn't had much success since last summer

In 2023, Anisimova has just three wins and eight losses.

Anisimova last played in Madrid, where she suffered a 7-5 6-2 loss to Arantxa Rus in her opener. For Anisimova, it was her fourth consecutive defeat. In late April, Anisimova took to social media to address certain rumors as she defended her team and revealed her poor form was caused by personal reasons.

"My tennis has been a struggle this year due to personal reasons and my team who has been there for me Rob, Hleb, and Andis want the best for me, and have shown how much they care. I'm very fortunate to have them in my life and tennis through the ups and downs," Anisimova said.

In 2021, Naomi Osaka famously opened up about her battle with depression and anxiety. Since then, more WTA players have come out and opened up about their own mental health issues. It remains to be seen when Anisimova will be ready to return to action.

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