Amanda Anisimova Thread [insert hype & puns of choice]

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Talented player, big-time game with some decent touch as well, modern forehand. Carries herself well.

I reckon she'll make a steep climb this year, establishing herself among the tour level players and making some noise on the big stage.

Currently ranked 96 and into the quarterfinals of Auckland, having routined the solid Strycova in the previous round.

Feel free to follow and/or chronicle her journey toward the top here.

Disclaimer: Could not think of worthwhile/lame puns and hype words in the title, which are of course obligatory in player threads, so you will have to imagine them.

 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
^^

I do like a glass of anisette every now and then on a sultry summer night.

Thread off to a topical start.

Here are some anagrams:

Vain Maasai Nomad (not usually known for being stuck-up)

Nada Asimov mania (not a sci-fi fan, I guess)

Avid NASA ammonia

and so on. Enough As to fill a few batteries, amirite.
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
^^

I do like a glass of anisette every now and then on a sultry summer night.

Thread off to a topical start.

Here are some anagrams:

Vain Maasai Nomad (not usually known for being stuck-up)

Nada Asimov mania (not a sci-fi fan, I guess)

Avid NASA ammonia

and so on. Enough As to fill a few batteries, amirite.
“A mova amid NASA” describes the crawler-transporter required to move rockets from the assembly building to the launch pad area.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Wowzer, into the third round after absolutely leathering the solid Tsurenko.

Will play an in-form Sabalenka next, clear underdog there.
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
Wowzer, into the third round after absolutely leathering the solid Tsurenko.

Will play an in-form Sabalenka next, clear underdog there.
The performance against Tsurenko (who wasn't pieced together with tape for once) was impressive. It will be interesting to see how well she absorbs power. At 17 she's still a bit lightweight, so heavy hitting might rattle her. Still, if she stays healthy she'll be a force to reckon with!
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
dayum, another dazzling performance, well done.

Is now:
- youngest murican to make a 4th round at a major since Serena in 1998
- youngest murican to make the Oz 4th round since Capriati in 1993
- first player (man or woman) born in the 2000s to make a 4th round at a major.


– Getty
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
If the big game and calm and collected attitude wasn't enuff, there's also something undeniably satisfying about seeing a silent killer muffle a gratuitous shrieker.

good shot

 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
That was quite a beatdown. She got completely outplayed, and that certainly didn't help her calm down. She looked composed from the outside, but some of her errors made it seem like she was very nervous. Example: one serve almost hit the baseline. I'm sure she'll get used to the big stage though, she seemed very composed in the previous two matches. Looking forward to see more of her in the future!

Suggested thread title: "Anisimova - Nomoreanonymous". Or inspired by @PrinceMoron: "Anisomova - An easy mover"

 
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Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
I saw the complete match and it was so one sided affair! Kvitova kept hitting these sharp angle ground stroke that ?Afar is known for and that was the match!
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
I like the licorice like flavor of the anise. Anisette is a great liqueur with which to spike your after dinner coffee. Can’t wait for her to be a regular seed.

Until then:

Have we yet forgiven Alanis Morissette for confusing us all about the true meaning of "ironic"? Or did Oxford & Webster eventually cave on this and change its meaning in their dictionaries?
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flyingboris

Hall of Fame
Amanda through to the final of Bogota. She has some knee issue, hopefully not too bad. From what I saw she is not comfortable. Not sure if it's the wind or just the surface, but she hit a ton of unforced errors. She also had an impressively low breakpoint conversion rate, I think she was one for thirteen at some point. She somehow managed to get past Haddad Maia. Lost the first set, was a break behind for a good part of the second set, managed to bring it to a tie break, and took the tie break convincingly. Very close call and it wasn't pretty, but I like that she doesn't give up.
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
All hail the new queen of Bogota!

Anisimova came back from 4-6 3-4 to win it 4-6 6-4 6-1 against Sharma. I missed the comeback, so I have no idea how she did it. The number of UE at the start of the match was worrisome, but apparently she again managed to turn it around. She's a fighter!
 
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Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Whoa, she destroyed Sabalenka again, did not expect:whistle:

Planned watching some, but it was over before I got around to it.

Not bad from the youngest girl left in the draw. Live ranking now #43.

Next, winner og Begu and MuchoMasova.

Clearly, the hard practice court work with clay guru Nick is paying off:

 

Gorecki

G.O.A.T.
she is Among an Isim over....

yeah... i suck at puns. But still not as bad as DIaRRea in life... that is a whole new level of sucking
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Whoa, she destroyed Sabalenka again, did not expect:whistle:

Planned watching some, but it was over before I got around to it.

Not bad from the youngest girl left in the draw. Live ranking now #43.

Next, winner og Begu and MuchoMasova.

Clearly, the hard practice court work with clay guru Nick is paying off:

Did Nick coach her and hit with her in the practice ? that might be why. Monfils is doing wonders for Svitolina's game.... albeit, Nick's motives maybe more questionable.......?? lol
 

TennisHound

Legend
After slaying the giant, Question is not will she win a major,, but just How many majors will she win ?

So you think she’s better than Federer? Nadal? Do you think she’s good enough to beat them both. Or should we say, Hie many times will she beat them?
 

EloQuent

G.O.A.T.
wow so until this week wta had two top 100 players aged 17. (iga turned 18.) and still a bunch of 18 year olds. meanwhile atp has only one 18 year old who is top 100 but never finished a slam match.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Give it up for Anisimova, who has reached the fourth round in back-to-back majors after battling past Irina Begu in a tight match. Talk about establishing yourself on tour at the age of 17.

Must admit that I didn't expect her to back up her AO success at the RG, seeing as the clay poses some challenges for her uncompromising shotmaking game. Can't stress enough how big a fan I am of that technique.

Next up, a winnable match against Bolsova Zadoinov.
 

Mark-Touch

Professional
Big Anis fan here too! Just checked her Wiki.
Great momentum in her slam progress.
Anything further at the F.O. is icing on the cake right now for her.
Hard to believe she is still just 17!
 

Bhagi Katbamna

Hall of Fame
Just as I think Shapavolov should have to change his name to Shaplov, she has to change her name to Animova. For the good of the world.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
lookin' good in her bid for a maiden slam quarterfinal, wins the first set 6–3 against Bolsova. An abundance of winners, confident play behind serve, but much like yesterday the glaring weakness is her erraticism on return.

edit: 3–0 in the second set as well now, 25 winners to 8. Savage.
 
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