Amanda Anisimova Her first appearance on the Creation Center Court was a memorable one with a come-from-behind victory over fellow American Coco Gauff to reach the final 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday.
After dropping the tiebreaker in the first set, 20-seeded Anisimova claimed a 6-7 (4) 6-2 6-1 victory in the previous third straight grand slam. You have reached 4 rounds. A packed house.
"It was a very tough match today, but playing on the center court for the first time in my life was very special," Anisimova said.
"I was trying to immerse myself in every moment I had. It was very special."
Anisimova, 20, is a rival. Confronting 18-year-old Gauff, who is developing into a relationship, is also special, and the success of American men and women in previous tournaments has shocked her with patriotic pride.
"It's very exciting that many Americans have done well and are making progress here," she said.
"I think we have a lot of strong players. It's still very exciting for our country, Americans, to play in the center against Coco today.
"I'm proud of the country with a lot of great players."
Gauff keeps his head high after his defeat and becomes an inform Anisimova. I expected a big thing.
"She thinks she has a good shot that went to the final," Gauff said.
"If she plays the last two sets as if she played against me, I think it's the best tennis right there."
Anisimova's next is 7 It is a confrontation with a French woman Harmony Tan on the holiday of American Independence Day on Monday, 4th of July. (Report by Rory Carroll, edited by Jonathan Oatis)