Anna Kournikova Success Story

Anna Kournikova’s full name is Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova was born on 7th June, 1981. She is a retired Russian professional tennis player. At the ages of 13 and 14, Anna Kournikova made headlines in international junior tennis, winning several tournaments including the 1995 Italian Open tennis tournament. She was 14 years old when she ended 1995 as Junior European Champion Under 18 and ITF Junior World Champion Under 18.

Anna Kournikova has started her professional tennis career at the age of 14 in the Fed Cup for Russia, the youngest player ever to participate in the tournament and won the title. At the age of 15, she reached the fourth round of the 1996 U.S. Open, only to be stopped by the then top ranked player, Steffi Graf.

Anna Kournikova was a member of the Russian delegation to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. At the age of 16 years in 1997 she reached the semi finals of Wimbledon, where she lost to the eventual champion, Martina Hingis by a score of 6-3, 6-2. 1998 was her breakthrough year, when she broke into the WTA’s top 20 rankings for the first time and scored impressive victories over Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, and Steffi Graf. Kournikova’s two Grand Slam doubles titles came in 1999 and 2002, both at the Australian Open in the Women’s Doubles event with partner Martina Hingis, with whom she played frequently starting in 1999.

Most of Kournikova’s reputation has come from the publicity surrounding her personal life as well as frequent modeling shoots. During her first appearance in 1996 U.S. Open at the age of 15, Kournikova’s physical beauty was noticed by the world and soon pictures of her appeared in numerous magazines all over the world.

Marital status of Kournikova has been an issue on quite a lot of occasions. There were contradictory rumors about whether or not she was engaged to hockey player Pavel Bure. There were reports that she married NHL hockey star Sergei Fedorov in 2001. Kournikova’s representatives have denied this, but Fedorov stated in 2003 that the couple had married and since divorced. Kournikova currently has a relationship with pop star Enrique Iglesias and rumors that the couple had secretly married appeared in 2003 and again in 2005. Kournikova herself has again and again refused to directly confirm or deny rumors about the status of her personal relationships.