Best known for its plastic for its sports results , Anna Kournikova was nevertheless a promising tennis player , winning several major titles in doubles.
Born June 7, 1981 , the young Russian integrates the famous Nick Bollettieri Academy in Miami and became world junior champion in 1995 , just 14 years. The same year, she is called to play in the Fed Cup with the Russian team , a record early . In 1997, she was only 16 years old when she reached the semis -finals of Wimbledon, beaten by the eventual winner of the tournament, Martina Hingis , who is none other than her doubles partner . The following year , she beat the best players in the tournament, as Steffi Graf and Lindsay Davenport, but without ever reaching the finals of different tournaments in which it participates . In 1999 and 2000 , Anna Kournikova won two Grand Slam titles , two at the Australian Open with Martina Hingis . It also gets all his success in this discipline , occupying first place in the WTA rankings .
But from 99 , his career stalled , she accumulates injuries that away little by little short . But not the media. His physique allows him during his convalescence to try out modeling and photography for various magazine including the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue . It is also elected in 2002, the sexiest woman in the world by FHM … This does not prevent him from being ranked 18th among the biggest flop in the history of the sport since 1979 by ESPN ! Therefore, the media no longer interested only in his athletic career , but also his career, marital say . It lends adventures and even weddings with different personalities, sports or showbiz. She had lived for a time with the famous hockey player Pavel Bure , and would have married with the megastar NHL Sergei Fedorov in 2001, that the environment of the beautiful denied . But the player confirmed in 2003 the marriage and divorce …
Since then, we see regularly alongside Enrique Iglesias, despite rumors that she would have an affair with Mark Wahlberg . In 2003 and 2005 , the tabloids report the marriage of two lovebirds , Anna has always denied this . Or refuse to confirm . But in 2007, the Latin lover stated that he had no intention of marrying Russian , for the simple reason that they were separated . A statement he denied that he had made thereafter. Very clever who can say what it is today .
Still, in July 2005 , the player , who still has not officially retired , did not rule out a return to competition , she always quarrel many charity tournaments worldwide alongside best players and global players .