Amanda Anisimova conquered her maiden tournament in Bogota’ to become the youngest American woman to win a WTA since Serena Williams did it in Indian Wells back in 1999.
The 17-year-old achieved this feat after a tough week after she won 4 3-setters while she was 1-set down on 3 occasions (see stats).
It’s a huge deal for me. ANISIMOVA
Soon after winning the final against Astra Sharma, the American commented
“It’s a huge deal. I think this was a pretty big goal because I overcame so many challenges this week. I’m really happy and proud of myself for how I got through them, and winning my first WTA title means so much.
I definitely got a lot of confidence from it, and hopefully, it will bring me more experience ahead of the clay court season this year.”
Amanda Anisimova’s coach
Amanda is coached by her father Konstantin Anisimov and Jamie Cortes from Colombia that was probably instrumental in convincing Anisimova to compete in Bogota’. That was a great move!
— WTA (@WTA) April 14, 2019
What a crazy week 🤭 so grateful for my first wta title, thank you to everyone who helped me this week 💪🏼 I had an unreal experience 💖 hasta luegoo pic.twitter.com/jhwyqpCvkf
— Amanda Anisimova (@AnisimovaAmanda) April 15, 2019