(New York) The WTA Tour has announced that American Amanda Anisimova plans to take an indefinite hiatus from tennis, citing exhaustion and concerns about her mental health.

The former 21st ranked player in the world shared her struggles in an Instagram post on Friday.

“It’s become unbearable to participate in tennis tournaments. My priority right now is my mental well-being and taking a break for a while, she wrote. I worked as hard as I could to keep going. I will miss being on the court and am grateful for your continued support. »

Now 21, Anisimova reached the French Open semi-finals aged 17 in 2019 after knocking out defending champion Simone Halep. She became the youngest player since 2006 to make it this far in a major tournament.

However, just before the 2019 U.S. Open, his father and longtime coach Konstantin died aged 52 of a heart attack.

Anisimova reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year. She has reached the Australian Open quarter-finals twice, beating defending champion Naomi Osaka in 2022 in Melbourne.

Holder of two WTA singles titles, Anisimova did not give a potential return date to the tennis courts. Currently ranked No. 46 in the world, she recently lost in the first round of the Madrid Open to Arantxa Rus. She is 3-8 this season.