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Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova


Famous as :

Tennis player

Birth Name :

Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova

Birth Date :

June 07, 1981

Birth Place :

Moscow, Russia

Claim to fame :

Broke into WTA's Top 20 rangkings in 1998


Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova is probably the only tennis player who has successfully developed her career beyond tennis court by establishing herself in the entertainment industry. This appealing young athlete has turned to be the first Russian beauty to conquer the tennis world, gaining a large fans with her dazzling look, along with photographers behind who follow her dynamic activities either on the court or beyond. She is one of the tennis stars who has been signed by major sport brands, like Adidas, and wonderfully made herself as a celebrity. Thus, it is reasonable to state that she is perhaps the best-known tennis player among people who aren't fans of this kind of sport.

Being encouraged to be involved in sport, Anna's interest in playing tennis has grown since she was merely a child, supported by her father, Sergei Kournikov, who was a tennis instructor and a professor at the University of Physical Culture and Sport in Moscow. Born on June 7, 1981, in Moscow, Russia, she entered Spartak Tennis Club at 7 after starting to swing her tennis racket at Soklniki Park Tennis Club. Her talent was noticed by a notable Russian trainer, Larissa Preobrazhenskaya, who later coached her. "In our first group of children, Anna was the one who didn't give up at once." Preobrazhenskaya recalled, "Some of the other girls ran and jumped better than she did, but little Anna couldn't stay in second place. When I saw that, I offered to train her."

Latest News

Anna Kournikova Will Not Return to 'Biggest Loser'

November 14, 2011 18:45:34 GMT

's stint on "" is apparently short-lived. The tennis ace has confirmed to THR via her representative that she is leaving her post as a trainer on the NBC reality show after one season only.

Anna Kournikova to Join New Season of 'Biggest Loser' as Trainer

May 21, 2011 05:58:07 GMT

has reportedly signed up to join "" as a new trainer in upcoming season. The Russia-born tennis player is said being set to lend her athletic training skills, replacing longtime show trainer Jillian Michaels who is leaving after this season.

Enrique Iglesias Denies Breaking Up With Anna Kournikova

October 23, 2010 03:09:47 GMT

A representative for has dismissed rumors the pop star has split from his longterm girlfriend . The singer has been dating the former tennis star since 2002 but despite their eight-year relationship, the couple has consistently denied having any plans to marry.

Anna Kournikova Sees 'No Point' in Marrying Enrique Iglesias

June 29, 2010 10:01:43 GMT

Singer will never marry his longterm girlfriend - because they can't see "the point" in walking down the aisle. The couple, which has been dating since 2002, sparked rumors of a possible engagement last year when the tennis ace was snapped with a sparkler on her left hand.

Anna Kournikova's Mom Arrested for Allegedlly Neglecting Her Child

January 20, 2010 09:44:48 GMT

Tennis ace and model 's mother has been arrested and charged with child neglect after her five-year-old son fell from a second storey window while she was running errands. Allan, Anna's half-brother, was left bloodied and bruised after falling onto rocks.

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