Bad news from Amanda Anisimova as she will not be able to face Maria Sharapova at the upcoming exhibition at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
Amanda was meant to face her childhood idol Sharapova in Abu Dhabi on the 19th of December. However, the organization broke the news that the American was not fit to play/
This was the statement on social media.
“Due to injury, Amanda Anisimova has had to withdraw from #MWTC. Ajla Tomljanovic, the star who just led Australia to the Fed Cup Final, will replace her and play against Maria Sharapova on Day 1. We wish Amanda a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming Ajla #InAbuDhabi!”
The schedule of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship
This will be the schedule
Thursday Dec 19 – 16:00 start
Monfils v Tsitsipas
Chung v Medvedev
Sharapova v Anisimova
Friday Dec 20 15:00 start
5th place play-off
Djokovic v Tsitsipas/Monfils
Nadal v Chung/Medvedev
Saturday Dec 21 17:00 start
3rd place play-off
Amanda Anisimova’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.24, Anisimova played her last match on the 30th of September when she lost to Jennifer Brady 6-74 7-62 6-3 in the 1st round in Beijing.
This year Amanda has a 24-15 win-loss record. Amanda conquered 1 title in Bogota. Amanda won her maiden career title in Bogota.
Maria Sharapova’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.131, Sharapova played her last match on the 26th of August when she was overcome by Serena Williams 6-1 6-1 in the 1st round in U.S. Open.
Amanda Anisimova and Maria Sharapova have never played each other.
Ajla Tomljanovic’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.51, the Croatian played her last match on the 15th of October when she lost to Varvara Gracheva 6-3 6-2 in the 1st round in Moscow.
Ajla Tomljanovic’s best performance of this season was getting to the final in Hua Hin.