December 29, 2001 - Conan
O'Brien joked during his Thursday monologue, "It was reported today that
in the year 2001, Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova came in first as
the most searched athlete on the internet. Kournikova was very excited
about the honor, because it's the first time she's ever won anything."
27, 2001 - Anna Kournikova is the most popular sports star of 2001 for
the second year in a row, according to searches by Lycos users. Read more.
December 22, 2001 - The New
Zealand Herald is hosting an auction where the high bidder will get to
play tennis with Anna Kournikova and Pavlina Nola. The bidding closes on
12pm midday 24 December 2001. Bidding currently is at $3300.
December 16, 2001 - Anna
Kournikova upset #2 ranked Jennifer Capriati in an exhibition match Friday
night at the Ice Palace 6-4, 7-5. Anna said afterwards, "I've beaten her
before, but obviously she's playing much better now. I'm just real excited
that I played well, that I used a lot of things that I've been working
December 6, 2001 - Craig
Kilborn spoke with Get Real Detroit where he was asked if he preferred
Anna Kournikova or Dido where he answered, " I like Dido; I think she's
very gifted. The Anna Kournikova thing, of course we all found her attractive
a few years ago, I'm a little blasé about her now. But Dido, I really
enjoy her songwriting and she's very down to earth. She's cool."
November 19, 2001 - Skeptics
have dubbed her 'Kourna-Copy' and the 'American Anna' but U.S. tennis officials
confirmed their faith in 16-year-old Ashley Harkleroad this week by inviting
her to an Olympic training camp. Check out her pictures here.
November 18, 2001 - KROQ's
Kevin & Bean talked to Anna Kournikova about her new workout video
but set it up saying that 1/2 the interviewers on the press junket were
kicked out including ESPN. KROQ.com has since removed the audio.
November 12, 2001 - Anna
Kournikova beat Amanda Coetzer 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) victory Friday in an exhibition
match but admitted it was a tough victory saying afterwards, "This was
definitely one of the toughest games I've played since my comeback."
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