Kournikova was born in Moscow, Russia on June 7, 1981. Her parents
Alla and Sergei always travel with her, following closely her successful
The young girl started to play tennis relatively early. When she was
nine years old, she took part in the Moscow tennis tournament for
the Kremlin Cup, where she was noticed and received the exceptional
opportunity to travel and study at Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Academy
in Bradenton, Florida.
At 13, the young Russian reached the finals of the Rolex Orange Bowl
Tournament, where she unfortunately lost to her Spanish opponent,
the 18-year old Marion Ramon. On the next year, Anna played with Ramon
again, won and reached the finals of the tournament where she won
over Sandra Nacuk from Yugoslavia. In 1999, Anna won the Grand Slam
title with Martina Hingis and immediately after this, she won the
Australian Open. The young girl quickly climbed to the top 10 tennis
players’ chart. With time, her play became better and more serious,
but Anna herself grew more attractive as well. Anna became a dream
for millions of men around the world and quickly turned into a sex
symbol. Her gracious body, athletic figure and long blond hair made
her the reporters’ favorite. Anna takes part in many photo sessions,
which reveal her talent as a model.
Anna admits that she wants to become an actress. Like any young girl,
her interests are perfectly normal and down to earth. Anna loves to
read books, to listen to music, to watch TV, to dance, to party and
to watch ice hockey.
Anna has a hobby. She collects dolls.
Anna Kournikova draws the attention of the public not only with her
attractive appearance, but with her nonstandard behavior as well.
In 2000, her name was among the most highly sought names of athletes
on the Internet. Currently, Anna Kournikova is one of the most famous
women athletes of our time. Her face was used to advertise different
sporting and other product brands, including Adidas, Yonex, Berlei
(the famous sports bra), Omega and Lycos.
In 1999, the wealth of Anna Kournikova was worth $11 million and by
now, it has certainly increased several times. All this makes her
one of the most highly paid tennis players in the world. Anna’s face
gives a new idea of the contemporary notion of female beauty.
Hard working sports-girl and at the same time a model, she captivates
the hearts of millions and makes men dream of her.