Anna Kournikova Biography
Birth name - Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova
Date of birth - June 7, 1981
Moscow, USSR [now Russia]
Nickname - Murzik ("my little pet" in Russian)
Height - 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Anna Kournikova was born on 7 June 1981 in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 7 years old, 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 2000s 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.
Trade mark - Long blonde hair
More information on Anna Kournikova
Is an only child
Named one of "People" magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 1998
Graduated from a Russian high school in 1997, and has attended Physical Culture Russian University since 1997
Dated Pavel Bure and childhood sweetheart Sergei Fedorov at the same time. Fedorov told The Hockey News that he and Kournikova had secretly married in July 2001, but were divorced shortly thereafter; Kournikova has never confirmed this.
2002: Appears in the new Enrique Iglesias video "Escape".
Her fastest serve was clocked at 111.2 mph during the Paris Indoors of 1998.
May 2002: has been voted "sexiest woman in the world" in the magazine "FHM" (Australian version).
Has never won a major tennis tournament, as of January 2004.
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]
Knocked out of Wimbledon in the first round. [June 2002]
Ranked 299th in the world (as of October 2003).
Has a tattoo of a sun design on her lower back, which made its "debut" at the 2003 Australian Open. Oddly, she denied having it, telling reporters that it was actually a heat patch to treat back pain.
Sold her Miami Beach condo at Portofino Tower to Sergei Fedorov for $1.63 million (December 2003).
In February 2001, the Anna Kournikova Virus was released. Within a few hours of its distribution anti-virus vendors received thousands of reports. However, investigators were only able to list 55 incidents of infection, causing just $166,827 worth of damage. On 27 September 2001, a Dutch court gave the virus's author, Jan De Wit, the choice of 150 hours community service or 75 days in jail.
Her favorite food is Sushi
Voted as #9 on the Top 100 Sexiest Women 2004 in FHM [DK]
Her best ranking in tennis was number 8 in the world (2000)
Career best Grand Slam tournament singles results: Australian Open quarterfinals in 2001, French Open 4th round in 1998 and 1999, Wimbledon semifinals in 1997, U.S. Open 4th round in 1996 and 1998.
Named #29 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Ranked as #62 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Measurements at 2004: 32B - 24 - 34
Personal quotes from Anna Kournikova
"I'm like a menu at an expensive restaurant, you can look at me, but you can't afford me"
"I'm beautiful, famous and gorgeous."
Anna Kournikova Filmography
Actress - filmography
- Anna Kournikova (2003) TV Episode
Me, Myself & Irene (2000) .... Motel Manager
Filmography as: Actress, Herself, Archive Footage
Herself - filmography
- Stars for Stars (2006) TV Episode .... Herself
- Charities (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
- Miami (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
... aka NBC News Today (USA: promotional title)
... aka The Today Show (USA)
- Episode dated 24 February 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself
The 2005 World Music Awards (2005) (TV) .... Herself/Presenter
The Teen Choice Awards 2005 (2005) (TV) .... Herself - Attendee
- Episode dated 15 April 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself - Guest-Host
- Episode dated 14 April 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Co-Host
"Beyond the Glory"
- Sex and Sports (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
- Anna Kournikova (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
Serving for Tsunami Relief (2005) (TV) .... Herself
... aka The Apprentice 2 (USA: second season title)
... aka The Apprentice USA (UK)
- Lights! Camera! Transaction! (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Swimsuit Special: American Beauty (2004) (V) .... Model
The GQ Men of the Year Awards (2003) (TV) .... Herself
She Got Game (2003) .... Herself
A Date with Anna (2002) (TV) .... Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 2002 (2002) (TV) .... Herself
... aka VMAs 2002 (USA: short title)
"Driven" (2002) TV Series .... Herself
Anna Kournikova - Basic Elements: My Complete Fitness Guide (2001) (V) .... Herself
Anna Kournikova Smash Court Tennis (1999) (VG) .... Herself
"Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad" (1996) (mini) TV Series .... Herself
Filmography as: Actress, Herself, Archive Footage
- Episode #1.15 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
"The E! True Hollywood Story"
- Anna Kournikova (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
Cleavage (2002) (TV) .... Herself
- Anna Kournikova (2002) TV Episode .... Herself