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Watch: Anisimova on Vizualization, Sushi Skills


Amanda Anisimova immerses herself in visualizing everything—including the crowd—before she steps on court.

The Roland Garros champion discusses diet, nutrition and the mental game in a chat with actor James Davis as part of Nike's Athlete's Cookbook series.

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Top athletes share their nutritional secrets and favorite meals in the series. In this case, Davis shares sushi wrapping skills with Anisimova, who says she eats largely a "plant-based diet" but also enjoys fish and chicken.



Last June, a then 17-year-old Anisimova become the first player, male or female, born in the 2000s to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal at Roland Garros. There, the teenager rilled 25 winners deconstructing defending Roland Garros champion Simona Halep, 6-2, 6-4, rolling into her first Grand Slam semifinal in Paris.

Anisimova says visualization is part of her pre-match preparation.

"I definitely try to visualize everything, including the atmosphere in the crowd," Anisimova said. "Because they're all little moments that you might be affected by. So I just try to picture out how everything's going to turn out."

Photo credit: Getty


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