REMEMBERING FORMER STAR ANNA KOURNIKOVA

Anna Kournikova was making the raves years back after bursting on to the scenes in 1998.


She was touted to be the next big star in tennis but she never quite match expectations. Unlike Serena Williams who remains very relevant until date, Kournikova has since fizzled out.

She was a teenager when she broke into the upper echelon of female tennis. At the turn of the new millennium she turned 18, reaching the eighth spot in the WTA rankings. From the tender age of 14-15, she was already established as a star. She represented Russia at the Fed Cup and she reached the last four in Wimbledon 1997. It was eventually her best display at a Grand Slam event before she ‘ghosted’ due to fitness concern. Read more »

ANNA KOURNIKOVA REACHES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF RETIREMENT IN MAY

Anna Kournikova was forced to retire from her professional tennis career in May 2007 at the age of 25 after serious spinal and back problems, including a herniated disk made it impossible for her to continue playing.


2007 till 2017 makes it 1o years since she retired from the sport, May to be precise. Yet it seems like just yesterday that she was finding it hard to win singles titles yet still capturing the imagination of the tennis world due to her beauty.

Unfortunately, since 2004, the Russian has not played in the WTA and even though she is widely celebrated in the tennis world, she never won a singles title. The closest she came to winning one was in 1997 when she reached the Wimbledon Semifinals.

Since the days of Kournikova, women’s tennis has been reduced to a race to be Vanna White with a racket. In recent times, a female tennis player’s worth is now tied to how many products she can push and no longer how well she can play. Read more »

ANNA KOURNIKOVA’S LIFE AFTER RETIREMENT

Ever though she retired back in 2007, the former professional tennis star Anna Kournikova had not competed from 2003.


The retiree had earned a much-deserved name for herself in the history of female athletes. To this day, she remains one of the most popular and frequently Googled athletes of all time.

Made more popular by her beautiful physique and her stunning beauty than for her prowess on the court, the former player had engaged in several endeavors even during her time as an active player on the court. Since her retirement, Kournikova has participated in several charity events and fundraisers, appeared as a guest on a popular television series, and has modeled.

Currently a citizen of America, the former player born in Russia made remarkable progress on the court as soon as she picked up her racket. At a tender age of ten, kournikova had moved to Bradenton, FL., to enable her train with nick Bollettieri at the tennis academy. Read more »

Anna Kournikova Hitched With Iglesias?

There are many tennis players who continue to be in the limelight not simply because of their playing talent but for their glamor as well.


Anna Kournikova is one such name for several reasons. Recently there have been talks of her rumored marriage with Enrique Iglesias. The rumors are up again as there was a family snap posted on Instagram. This might have been a few months back, but that is still in the news circuits. She has been secretive about the status of her relationship while her career has been on. Today Anna Kournikova has moved on from her tennis playing career at the age of 34. However, she is not forthcoming as much about her relationship still. There was a snap that appeared a few months back of her with her half brother Allan. She was found to be with a large diamond ring in her hands. The snaps have excited rumors about her relationship with Iglesias. The latter is in his forties and it has been reported that both have been in a relationship on and off since the year 2001. Read more »

Maria Sharapova, has expressed her frustration over the timings of the Fed Cup matches

Anna Kournikova’s countrywoman, Maria Sharapova, has expressed her frustration over the timings of the Fed Cup matches.

According to Sharapova, the Fed Cup matches should not take place straight after the completion of the Slams because that makes it very tough for the players.

Sharapova was actually a part of the Russian squad that had featured in the tie versus Poland earlier this year, but, she then withdrew herself from the next tie because of injury issues.

According to the rules of the World Tennis Association, the female players need to play in the Fed Cup thrice or more if they have to fulfil the criteria for the Olympics qualification.

Speaking about the scheduling of the Fed Cup games in an interview, Sharapova said, “The people who are preparing the schedule must take into account the physical efforts that the players have to put in to reach the back end of the Slams. For them to come out of that and go straight in the Fed Cup, it’s really tough.”

“It’s a great competition and I love taking part in it, but, the scheduling makes it a hassle.”

“If it had been a little better scheduled and maybe there’s a year gap in between, it would have proved to be quite a successful.”

Sharapova has to play against the Australian player Samantha Stosur at Roland Garros tomorrow. Read more »

Maria Sharapova is not someone who panics

Anna Kournikova’s compatriot, Maria Sharapova, is not someone who panics that much after her defeats. She rarely admits that she has lost her form even if that is the case.

Most of the times she would say it’s just a bad day and that’s the way it goes sometimes.

The current circumstances are no different. Sharapova has had some pretty poor outings on the court, but, she is not showing any signs of panic.

But, is she really cool inside too? Does she think everything is alright with her game?

It’s not rocket science to see that Sharapova has suffered a dip in her game. But, isn’t she too egoistic a player to address it and start working on it?

She is in the best position to know what’s wrong. It’s being supposed that she is maybe carrying some sort of niggle.

If it is true, then getting knocked out of Miami at the earlier stages can actually prove to be blessing in disguise as it would give her extra time to rest.

Because of the performances that Sharapova has put up recently, she has reached a stage where her no. 2 Status in the world is in danger now. Read more »