Russian former tennis player Anna Kournikova was born on 7th June 1981 in Moscow, Russia.

When she was just 7years old, her father started teaching her how to play tennis. Anna taught every day.

When she was a teenager, she arrived at her first tennis competition. For her looks, Anna became recognized as the Britney Spears of Tennis.

In the year 1998, during the Paris Indoors of 1998, her quick-serve was clocked at 111.2 mph. Her ability for playing tennis got her noticed not just for tennis competitions, but for TV as well.

At the age of 19, she got a small but striking part in Me, Myself & Irene in 2000 playing a Motel Manager. She also seemed and played Enrique’s girlfriend in Antique Iglesias’s music video Escape.

Anna was appointed the Sexiest Woman in the World in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Girls poll for 2002. In the year 2003, September she sustained an injury to her lower back and worked as an on-site reporter for the U.S. networks coverage of the U.S. Open.

But, as of March 2004, she retired from professional tennis due to chronic lower back trouble.

She has never achieved a WTA singles title but accomplished 2 Australian Open doubles titles with Martina Hingis.

It was reported that in 2010, Anna became an American citizen.


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