|Born||in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]|
|Birth Name||Anna Sergeevna Kurnikova|
|Height||5' 7½" (1.71 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Anna Kournikova is a Russian former professional tennis player and American television personality. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide.
Despite never winning a singles title, she reached No. 8 in the world in 2000. She achieved greater success playing doubles, where she was at times the world No. 1 player. 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. Her pro career doubles record was 200-71. Her singles record is 209-129.
Kournikova retired at the age of 21 due to serious back and spinal problems. She was a new trainer for season 12 of the television show The Biggest Loser, replacing Jillian Michaels, but did not return for season 13. In addition to her tennis and television work, Kournikova serves as a Global Ambassador for Population Services International's "Five & Alive" program, which addresses health crises facing children under the age of five and their families.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tango Papa