"There is no teenager who would win the first round against Niculescu except Amanda," said Agent Max Eisenbod. "This game, until today's game, was her most impressive victory. The way Niculescu cuts and throws everything on you becomes more and more tight, and she can do it. A cunning, experienced girl who casts everything in it and still wins in a straight run.
Eisenhower also represents the player most often compared to Anisimova: Maria Sharapova. While he says the comparisons between the two – Russian and Russian roots that have invaded tennis at an early age – are unfair to both of them, he noted that Anisimova and Sharapova share a diligent work ethic and the ability not to be disturbed at the greatest moments.
"It's like a veteran," Thiafo said. "She's coming out here, and Saballenka's playing great tennis," she said. It was a barbecue chicken for her. It's unbelievable. "
At her press conference on Friday, Anisimova said her confidence was on the rise.
"I believe in myself so much more than ever in this tournament," she said. – I just trust you. That's why I'm also playing very well. "
This confidence makes her hope she can follow Sharapova's footsteps in another way: by becoming a Grand Slam champion as a teenager. Asked about her dream of her career, Anisimova expressed her desire for immediate satisfaction.
"I want to win this tournament – right now," she said with a smile.
Anissimova, who junior at the junior level by winning the United States Open 2017 girls, complements her desire for immediacy with unusual curiosity about the past, expressing her admiration by pioneering female tennis player Billy Jean King, who plays the role of professional tennis.