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Overview (4)

Born in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]
Birth NameAnna Sergeevna Kurnikova
Nickname Murzik
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anna Kournikova was born on 7 June 1981 in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 7, her father began teaching her how to play tennis. Anna practiced everyday. When she was a teenager, she was entered in her first tennis competition. For her looks, Anna became known as the "Britney Spears of Tennis". In 1998, during the Paris Indoors of 1998, her fastest serve was clocked at 111.2 mph. Anna's talent for playing tennis got her noticed not just for tennis competitions, but for TV as well. When she was 19 years old, she got a small, but noticeable part in Me, Myself & Irene (2000) playing a Motel Manager. She also appeared and played Enrique's girlfriend in Enrique Iglesias's music video "Escape". Anna was voted the Sexiest Woman in the World in FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls poll for 2002. In September of 2003, 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, Anna retired from professional tennis due to chronic lower back trouble. She has never won a WTA singles title but did win 2 Australian Open doubles titles with Martina Hingis.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Stephanie Koston

Trade Mark (1)

Long blonde hair

Trivia (25)

Is an only child.
Ex-tennis player.
Named one of "People" magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 1998.
Graduated from a Russian high school in 1997, and has attended Russian University of Physical Culture since 1997.
2002: Appears in the new Enrique Iglesias video "Escape".
Her fastest serve was clocked at 111.2 mph during the Paris Indoors of 1998.
May 2002: has been voted "the sexiest woman in the world" in the magazine "FHM" (Australian version).
Has never won a major tennis tournament, as of January 2004.
It is announced that Kournikova was voted the Sexiest Woman in the World in FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls poll for 2002, American edition. [May 2002]
Knocked out of Wimbledon in the first round. [June 2002]
Ranked 299th in the world (as of October 2003).
Has a tattoo of a sun design on her lower back, which made its "debut" at the 2003 Australian Open. Oddly, she denied having it, telling reporters that it was actually a heat patch to treat back pain.
Sold her Miami Beach condo at Portofino Tower to Sergei Fedorov for $1.63 million (December 2003).
In February 2001, the Anna Kournikova Virus was released. Within a few hours of its distribution anti-virus vendors received thousands of reports. However, investigators were only able to list 55 incidents of infection, causing just $166,827 worth of damage. On 27 September 2001, a Dutch court gave the virus's author, Jan De Wit, the choice of 150 hours community service or 75 days in jail.
Voted as #9 on the Top 100 Sexiest Women 2004 in FHM [DK].
Her best ranking in tennis was number 8 in the world (2000).
Career best Grand Slam tournament singles results: Australian Open quarterfinals in 2001, French Open 4th round in 1998 and 1999, Wimbledon semifinals in 1997, U.S. Open 4th round in 1996 and 1998.
Named #29 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Ranked as #62 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Voted No. 19 on the 2011 Maxim list "Hot 100" women.
Working as an on-site reporter for the U.S. networks coverage of the U.S. Open. [September 2003]
In Australia with Enrique Iglesias for his "Seven" tour. [March 2004]
Retired from professional tennis due to chronic lower back trouble. Kournikova never won a WTA singles title but did win 2 Australian Open doubles titles with Martina Hingis. [2004]
Her younger half-brother, Allan Kournikova, won the World Championship of Golf, for 6-year-olds, in 2011. See The Short Game (2013) for his performance at the 2012 championships.
In a long-term relationship with Enrique Iglesias since late 2001. They have twins together, a son Nicholas and a daughter Lucy (b. December 16, 2017 in Miami).

Personal Quotes (24)

I'm like a menu at an expensive restaurant, you can look at me, but you can't afford me.
I'm beautiful, famous and gorgeous.
My smoking has nothing to do with my tennis. It is absolutely my business when I smoke cigarettes. And I like to have a few cigarettes, especially in the evening after a hard day.
Why are people afraid of getting older? You feel wiser. You feel more mature. You feel like you know yourself better. You would trade that for softer skin? Not me!
I think it's really important for me not to forget where I came from.
Do I consider myself sexy? It all depends on the way I'm feeling. When I'm happy inside, that's when I feel most sexy.
I have a lot of boyfriends, I want you to write that. Every country I visit, I have a different boyfriend. And I kiss them all.
It's that I have a good personality and am a good tennis player.
There are a lot of pretty girls. I am a tennis player first of all, that is why I am here, and if I wasn't producing results no one would notice me.
My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want to dress like a teenager.
The world believes all blondes are stupid and brunettes are smarter. Well, I disagree.
I believe in commitment. I believe in being open and trusting each other and respecting each other completely.
I grew up a little girl in the Soviet Union playing at a small sports club. Tennis gave me my life.
I don't know what better teenage life you could get than going around the world doing what you love to do.
It's true I always try to be as seductive as possible but I wouldn't be here if I couldn't play tennis.
You don't think people would go on about my looks if I was No. 500 in the world instead of No. 12, do you? Anyway, as I keep telling everyone, you can't blame me for looking like this on purpose.
I think that tennis is a lady's sport, so we should look out there like ladies.
I've just done a commercial in the U.S. in which I talk about stocks, shares and bonds. Everyone is amazed. They ask me: 'You really know about that stuff or did you just learn it for the commercial?' I tell them I wouldn't do it unless I understood and had an interest.
When I was 12, every little girl in Russia was trying to wear her hair like mine and playing tennis.
At 16, 17, you have no fear. You don't think or analyze. You just play on automatic. You can get smarter as you get older, but in sports you can be too smart, you know?
Judgment is judgment, whether you're obese, or too skinny, or not athletic enough.
I've been judged my whole life. People always expected amazing things from me.
I absolutely want to have children, whether I have my own or adopt.
God gives all to those who get up early.

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