Anna Kournikova

full name: Anna Kournikova
bio: She played in a club near her place until age 11. Afterwards she moved to Bradenton, Florida (USA) to train with Nick Bollitierri at the Bollitierri Tennis Academy. At 14, she represented Russia in a Federation Cup match and at this became the youngest player ever to win a fed cup match. She has been mock due to her success off the court without on court success, though is now making a name for herself as a double player.
also known as: blonde superstar
family: her parents are Alla and Sergei Kournikov
born: 7 June 1981, in Moscow, Russia
physical attributes: height: 5' 8
weight: 123 lbs.
shoe size: she wears size 9 in US (40 for Europeans)
sport: Tennis
rep. country: Russia
lives: Miami, Florida, USA
coach: previously Pavel Slozil, now her mother
achievements:
  • She played in the women's team event Federation Cup at age 14 and won her first professional title at 15 years.
  • She won her first professional title in 1999 at Midland, Michigan, an ITF tournament.
  • In 1999, she won her first Grand Slam title, a doubles victory with Martina Hingis at the Australian Open.
what you may not know:
  • Her father,Sergei, is a former Greco-Roman wrestling champion, had earned a PhD and was a professor at the University of Physical Culture and Sport in Moscow.
  • Her mother Alla, was 18 when Anna was born, and had been a 400-meter runner.
  • She received her first tennis racket at 5 years old when her parents sold their TV to buy her it for christmas.
  • People magazine named her one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" of 1998.

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