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Tennis: Anisimova tests positive for COVID-19 – report

/ 02:07 PM January 10, 2021
Amanda Anisimova

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – September 16, 2020 Amanda Anisimova of the U.S in action during her second round match against Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill/File Photo

American world number 30 Amanda Anisimova has tested positive for COVID-19, Tennis Channel reported on Friday.

The 19-year-old has not confirmed the result but she is not competing at the WTA tournament in Abu Dhabi.

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In an Instagram post on Friday which included a crying emoji, she wrote: “I want to play.”

The hard-hitting Anisimova is among a crop of rising American women making waves in the sport, a group that includes Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, 22, and 16-year-old Coco Gauff.

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Anisimova won her maiden tour-level title on the Bogota clay in April 2019 and reached a career-high ranking of 21 six months later.

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