July 30, 2001 - Anna's long
layoff from the tennis circuit is scheduled to end later this week as she'll
return for the $750,000 Acura Classic in San Diego. Anna said in a released
statement, "I am so excited to be back playing and competing every day.
I love playing tennis. This is what I do and I can't wait to get back on
28, 2001 - In an abstracts.net poll asking if you thought Anna and Martina
Hingis now hate each other which caused their doubles break-up, 53.2% said
yes while 46.8% said no, with 444 total votes cast.
July 24, 2001 - Anna Kournikova’s
father is denying reports that her daughter and Sergei Federov recently
married. Sergei Kournikov told Reuters, "To be honest with you I am sick
and tired with the calls about her marriage, last year it was (Pavel) Bure,
now it's Fedorov."
July 24, 2001 - The Sun is
reporting Sergei Federov and Anna Kournikova wed in a secret Moscow ceremony,
with a pal saying, "It was a very quiet ceremony — only both sets of parents
and Sergei’s brother attended."
July 22, 2001 - Anna Kournikova's
agent Phil De Picciotto tells Reuters there is no rush to get Anna back
on the tennis court saying, "She's only 20 years old and there's no reason
to start playing again before she's completely healthy. She does not want
to risk a recurrence of the injury."
July 22, 2001 - Variety reports
Anna Kournikova's workout video, Basic Elements: My Complete Fitness Guide
-- The Workout, will be released Sept. 25 on DVD and VHS.
July 15, 2001 - ABCNews.com
is focusing on women's tennis, noteably Anna Kournikova, raking in money
for endorsement deals. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated focused on Anna's
popularity despite never winning a Grand Slam event saying, "I think it's
embarrassing when far and away your most visible player has never won a
[Grand Slam] tournament."
July 15, 2001 - Reuters reports
Barbara Schett, preparing to defend her Uniqa Grand Prix title on Tuesday,
said she regretted signing a sponsorship deal with the Daily Mirror during
July 4, 2001 - The UK Star
reports Anna Kournikova has been spotted getting into a car in her hometown
of Miami, as the desparate Brits search for any Anna news during Wimbledon.
July 1, 2001 - Anna Kournikova
has been missed at Wimbledon by both the fans and media. The Sun tabloid
has had to sacrifice its ``Kourna-corner'' section this year which used
to give readers a new picture of the Russian every day.
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