Anna Kournikova

Tennis Player and Model

Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova is a Russian retired professional tennis player. Her beauty and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide, despite her never winning a WTA singles title. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the most common search strings on Google Search. Although reaching No. 8 in the world in 2000, she never won a WTA Title in singles.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Kournikova.


1981 Birth Anna Kournikova was born in Moscow, Russia, on 7 June 1981. … Read More
Kournikova received her first tennis racquet as a New Year gift in 1986 at age 5. … Read More
1989 8 Years Old In 1989, at the age of eight, Kournikova began appearing in junior tournaments, and by the following year, was attracting attention from tennis scouts across the world. … Read More


1994 13 Years Old In 1994, Kournikova received a wild card into ITF tournament in Moscow qualifications, but lost to third seeded Sabine Appelmans. … Read More
1995 14 Years Old In 1995, she turned pro, and won two ITF titles, in Midland, Michigan and Rockford, Illinois. The same year Kournikova reached her first WTA Tour doubles final at the Kremlin Cup. Partnering with 1995 Wimbledon girls' champion in both singles and doubles Aleksandra Olsza, they lost to Meredith McGrath and Larisa Neiland.
In 1996, she started playing under a new coach, Ed Nagel. … Read More
Kournikova entered the 1997 Australian Open as World No. 67, where she lost in the first round to World No. 12 Amanda Coetzer. … Read More
In 1998, Kournikova broke into the WTA's top 20 rankings for the first time, when she was ranked No. 16.
…  With Martina Hingis as her partner, she won Grand Slam titles in Australia in 1999 and 2002, and the WTA Championships in 1999 and 2000. … Read More
Kournikova opened her 2000 season winning the Gold Coast Open doubles tournament partnering with Julie Halard. … Read More


Her 2001 season was dominated by injury, including a left foot stress fracture which forced her withdrawal from twelve tournaments, including the French Open and Wimbledon. … Read More
2002 - 2005 7 More Events
In June 2008, Iglesias was quoted by the Daily Star as having married Kournikova the previous year and subsequently separated. … Read More
2009 28 Years Old After slipping from first to sixth among athletes in 2009, she moved back up to third place among athletes in terms of search popularity in 2010.
2010 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2010, Kournikova headed to NBC's The Biggest Loser where she led the contestants in a tennis-workout challenge.


2011 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2011, it was announced that Kournikova would join The Biggest Loser as a regular celebrity trainer in season 12. … Read More
2013 32 Years Old Her younger brother, Allan, is a youth golf world champion who was featured in the 2013 documentary film The Short Game. … Read More
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