The youngsters continue to make a statement on the WTA tour this season as 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova became the first player born in the year 2001 to crack the top-100 this week in the rankings.
Despite missing four months of action due to a foot injury she sustained in Miami in March, Anisimova has managed to climb to a career-high ranking of 95 on Monday, thanks to her runner-up showing in Hiroshima last week.
At 17, Anisimova became the youngest WTA finalist since Donna Vekic, who was runner-up at Birmingham 2013 at 16 years and 11 months, and at Tashkent 2012 at 16 years and two months.
The talented American, who won the US Open junior title last year, is enjoying a rapid rise that saw her claim an impressive top-10 victory over Petra Kvitova en route to the fourth round in Indian Wells earlier this season before making her first WTA final in Japan on Sunday.
Now the youngest player in the top-100, Anisimova boasts fierce groundstrokes off both wings with her backhand standing out as a real weapon.
Born in New Jersey to Russian parents, she moved to Florida when she was three and continues to train there.
We caught up with Anisimova recently in Cincinnati — where she made the third round — to find out more about her. From her favourite player growing up, to her dream mixed doubles partner, the American tells all in her Sport360 Rapid Fire Round (watch above).
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