Amanda Anisimova hogged the limelight after she defeated defending champion Simona Halep in the 2019 French Open semi-finals at the age of 17. But she recently revealed her mental health struggles since the summer of 2022.
On May 5, Anisimova took to social media to announce her decision to take a mental health break because it has become “unbearable” for her at the 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,” she said.
Also Read: “She’s More Soft-Spoken. Yet When Iga Speaks, People Will Listen,” Chris Evert Lavishes Praise On Iga Swiatak For Not Yelling At Top Of Mountain
Chris Evert points out that tennis life isn’t glamorous
After her announcement, tennis journalist Christopher Clarey took to Twitter to show his support by writing: “This is troubling and sad: one of tennis’s great talents who has been through a great deal in her young life.”
Chris Evert retweeted Clarey’s post and by sharing her own opinion and advice with Anisimova. Evert said that it’s difficult for teenagers to take up everything the tennis world has to provide. She also pointed out that praise and criticism from social media fans also affect mental well-being.
Also Read: Why Andy Roddick Rates Carlos Alcaraz Above Federer And Nadal At 19?
“It seems like a glamorous life, but it isn’t. For a teenager, it is not a normal life. Every day, you’re either a winner or a loser. You’re put on a pedestal or you’re shamed on social media. The highs and lows provide no balance. There is a price. Take your time Amanda…..,” Evert tweeted.
Amanda was last seen at the 2023 Madrid Open where she was knocked out by Arantxa Rus in the Round of 128 5-7, 2-6.
Also Read: Serena Williams’ Former Coach Patrick Mouratoglou Feels Rafael Nadal And Novak Djokovic Are In A ‘Strange’ Situation For Roland-Garros
Thank you for reading it. Leave us a comment if you liked it.
Do follow us on: Google News | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | LinkedIn
Have a good day ahead 🙂