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Anna Kournikova was born on 7 June 1981 in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 7, her father began teaching her how to play tennis. Anna practiced everyday. When she was a teenager, she was entered in her first tennis competition. For her looks, Anna became known as the “Britney Spears of Tennis”. In 1998, during the Paris Indoors of 1998, her fastest serve was clocked at 111.2 mph. Anna’s talent for playing tennis got her noticed not just for tennis competitions, but for TV as well. When she was 19 years old, she got a small, but noticeable part in Me, Myself & Irene (2000) playing a Motel Manager. She also appeared and played Enrique’s girlfriend in Enrique Iglesias’s music video “Escape”. Anna was voted the Sexiest Woman in the World in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Girls poll for 2002. In September of 2003, she sustained an injury to her lower back and worked as an on-site reporter for the U.S. networks coverage of the U.S. Open. But, as of March 2004, Anna retired from professional tennis due to chronic lower back trouble. She has never won a WTA singles title but did win 2 Australian Open doubles titles with Martina Hingis.
Interesting Facts about Anna Kournikova
- It is announced that Kournikova was voted the Sexiest Woman in the World in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Girls poll for 2002, American edition. [May 2002]
- In Australia with Enrique Iglesias for his “Seven” tour. [March 2004]
- Ranked 299th in the world (as of October 2003).
- Graduated from a Russian high school in 1997, and has attended Russian University of Physical Culture since 1997.
- May 2002: has been voted “the sexiest woman in the world” in the magazine “FHM” (Australian version).
- Named one of “People” magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People of 1998.
- Her younger half-brother, Allan Kournikova, won the World Championship of Golf, for 6-year-olds, in 2011. See The Short Game (2013) for his performance at the 2012 championships.
- Her fastest serve was clocked at 111.2 mph during the Paris Indoors of 1998.
- 2002: Appears in the new Enrique Iglesias video “Escape”.
- Has been in a relationship with Enrique Iglesias since late 2001. They have three children together: twins, son Nicholas Iglesias and daughter Lucy Iglesias (b. December 16, 2017), and another daughter, Mary Iglesias (b. January 30, 2020).
- Ranked as #62 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005” special supplement. (2005)
- Sold her Miami Beach condo at Portofino Tower to Sergei Fedorov for $1.63 million (December 2003).
Personal Quotes by Anna Kournikova
Like any young person, I do what I want.- Anna Kournikova
My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want to dress like a teenager.- Anna Kournikova
I’m like an expensive menu… you can look but you can’t afford!- Anna Kournikova
It’s that I have a good personality and am a good tennis player.- Anna Kournikova
I think that tennis is a lady’s sport, so we should look out there like ladies.- Anna Kournikova